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***SIGN UP ON REMIND...FOLLOW DIRECTIONS ON CONTACT ME TAB ABOVE!!

***QUIZLET IS A VERY HELPFUL SITE WITH MUCH ASSESSMENT PRACTICE...SIGN UP IS FREE-MY USER NAME IS KATMAN 3...
THIS IS A ZERO TOLERANCE CELLPHONE CLASS...
Anatomy and Physiology-This will be one of your most relevant and rigorous courses -we will explore all 11 Human Body systems and I will not only engage you, but integrate all your body activities, structures, functions and disease processes into this year! This will prepare you for college coursework and/or a career in Arts and Sciences, Health and Medicine, or anyone who is interested in knowing how their body works.. WELCOME to my class...
***All assessments will NOT be given early...They must be taken the day you return back to class...All work is posted on my webpage and the text as a back-up and notes from class!

***Anatomy is the branch of science of that deals with the structure of the body and 
***Physiology deals with the functions of these structures.
***Below is an article on how to cope with the rigors of this A & P class!...
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 Major Class/School Rules...
1. You must be in your assigned seat by the bell or you will be marked tardy...entering the room at the bell or after is considered tardy-DO NOT stay and talk with teachers placing you tardy for my class..
2. There will be no talking without permission or sidebar conversations with students
3. No cell phones are ever allowed in my class at any times, unless specified for an emergency...Referrals will be written if phones go off or they are seen on a test. They will be placed in the class cell phone holder and withholding results in discipline.
4. Safety is paramount...Dissections and activities predispose students to accidents and  horseplay, or not adhering to directions results in loss of lab privileges.
5. Grades will not be discussed in e-mails and ALL grades are earned...non-negotiable.
6. You must raise your hand to ask a question-never to shout in the room as this disturbs other students requiring quiet environments.
7. You are never allowed to leave your seat without permission-to throw something away, etc...it is disrespectful and non-conducive to other students learning.
8. Any work not completed as instructed, or absenteeism will result in a zero-students are accountable to work per teacher's timeline...
***Any assessment scheduled but missed, FOR ANY REASON, must be made up the day you return to class...If you are ill, a medical note needs to be provided...any other reason  as with school testing or activity such as sports,-'the student must make-up the assessment either before school, in pd 5 lunch B-C, or D, or after school per class protocol the day they returned. Students will not decide when they are ready to take the assessment and a zero will be given that is non-negotiable.
9. Any student defiance, offensive gestures, or disrespect towards a sub, teacher, or student will result in immediate discipline referral and is non-negotiable.
10. Dress codes will be adhered to per school policy...
11. Cheating will result in automatic zero on assessment and referral-this includes wandering eyes, talking, and/or using cell phones or notes...
12. No eating or drinking without professional courtesy: only capped bottles, closed containers, etc...If I reward you, respect the privilege...
13. Tutoring is available in mornings by appt only,  or some days after school, by appt...Remind texts are acceptable but you must have a written pass from me due to School security policies...to be discussed in class...
14. Disrespect, bullying, or defiance in my classroom will not be tolerated...All students
must earn respect and treat others as young adults in this learning environment.
15. All students are accountable for class preparation as quizzes may be given daily without warning...the webpage is MANDATORY for success with textbook as backup.
No test corrections will be allowed at the Honors level.


No E-mails REGARDING GRADES will be responded to per county policy.
Any e-mail after 5:00 p.m. will be responded to within 48 hours...NEVER ON HOLIDAYS OR WEEKENDS...
***Questions are to be asked in class or arrange for tutoring by appointment only: Every morning 6:45-7:00 A.M. and after school certain days-you must notify me and may not just 'drop-by' to hang out...Tutoring is for test remediation, questions, or help in general...

The Syllabus and Lab Safety Contract are below that will be distributed to all my classes on the first days of school-8/14. Forms will always be on this page so you never have a reason to be behind-especially if absent!



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Image result for remind badgeThis is what I use to communicate with students and parents...

***Here is a great link to a memorization review for my class...it is called Quizlet and I can be found in the Search
 button by typing katman 3. This is excellent practice and it's free...

https://quizlet.com/
copy and paste address below to learn how to sign up...This is great learning fun involving flashcards, vocab, etc and may greatly help on my assessments...


***Here is a great learning site I use for extra credit from time to time...
***ALL HONOR STUDENTS...UNLESS YOU HAVE A SPECIFIC ACCOMMODATION SUCH AS EXTRA TIME, PRIORITY SEATING, ETC.  ALL TESTS HAVE A TIME LIMIT TO PREPARE YOU FOR THE RIGORS OF  COLLEGE TESTING...IF YOU DON'T FINISH IN YOUR ALLOTTED CLASS TIME FRAME, YOU MAY NOT GET AN EXTENSION UNLESS YOU HAVE SAID ACCOMMODATION...
*** All students...set-up your notebook as outlined below using 5 colored dividers,

 ...or if you are creative, make your own...You may share your notebook with other courses but I will collect it at various times.

Class Notebook set-up as followed: 5 tabs...1-1.5 inch binder.

***In front of binder sections is Syllabus signed and Lab Safety contract signed.

1. Bellwork

2. Notes 

3. Homework (worksheets, etc)

4. Labs/Projects/Extras

5. Tests/Quizzes (returned)
Notebook checks may happen at any time...Stay Organized!
***ALL STUDENTS.....GRADES ARE NOT TO BE DISCUSSED IN E-MAILS AS THEY ARE 
CONFIDENTIAL AND E-MAILS ARE PUBLIC RECORDS...DO NOT DISCUSS GRADES THIS WAY...I WILL NOT RESPOND..APPOINTMENTS BEFORE OR AFTER SCHOOL ARE FOR THIS DISCUSSION!

**Any make-up work not attempted  by the student(s) upon their return to class after absence will result in a zero for the assignment, unless medical excuse was given..All students are accountable. 

Is anatomy and physiology a difficult course to take in college?

'Not if you have the rigorous foundation from a demanding high school teacher like Katman'-no pain...no gain...

04-15-2015 at 8:29 am  in College Life

Next semester I am taking anatomy and physiology and my academic advisor told me that it is the most difficult course to take. Is this true? What do the topics consist of? I go to a community college.

04-15-2015 at 8:42 am

So much depends on the school and teacher, but generally A&P is indeed a very difficult subject that requires a tremendous amount of brute memorization. In many cases you will dissect an animal (a cat or fetal pig) and be required to find and name virtually every part of the anatomy on sight. Generally they will start by going through each of the body's systems and learning the parts of the body and the functions of each. It is quite a difficult task for some...others who have had really good life science classes find it a bit easier, but almost all feel a bit overwhelmed with learning so many different terms.

'It must be taught correctly! If it seems too easy, it's not being taught correctly.

jlsstudent96jlsstudent96Registered UserPosts: 12New Member

04-20-2015 at 5:51 pm

I'm hopefully going to major in Nursing and it's a required course also for the program, and I'm at a four year school. I am taking it over the summer at my local community college because my academic advisor said although it is a hard class to take anywhere, I'm better off taking it at a community college. It's generally a hard class I've been told, no matter where you take it, but it may be more rigorous and challenging at a four year. Just make sure you register for a class with a good professor that will explain the material throughly and just study a lot. That's the advice my sister gave me when she took the class. Good luck!

NewBeginnings3NewBeginnings3Registered UserPosts: 387Member

04-21-2015 at 10:04 am

My cousin took anatomy and physiology a while back, and she told me that it was hard. Most of the course deals with memorization, so if you are not good at memorization, then it could be a bumpy ride. Like the others have said, the level of difficulty depends on the professor and you. The professor could make the class easier or harder. You have to be willing to devote time to memorizing all the material repeatedly. What may benefit you is if you form a study group with fellow classmates.

MandalorianMandalorianRegistered UserPosts: 1,186Senior Member

04-21-2015 at 2:11 pm

It's mostly memorization, but you get to use your body as a cheat sheet on the exams.