Life Science- Christina Tucker

NOTE: ALL 7th grade Life Science Students need a unused composition note book by August 18, 2017. Thank you!

School Supply for 2017-2018 
GRADE 7 Life Science ONLY
 2 Composition books (Life Science 2: S1 and S2
  colored pencils
 clear tape several throughout the year
pencils (replenished throughout the year)
 Pencil sharpener
 Ruler that fits in binder (metric/standard)
 Large pink eraser
 4 Highlighters of different colors
 2 reams of college ruled loose leaf paper (replenished throughout the year)
 Graph paper

 Facial Tissue
 Hand Sanitizer
 Copy paper
 Paper Towels
 Disinfecting Wipes

Ms. Tucker-7th Life Science

Thank you for not sending children to school sick, 2 year and 4 months ago I had a heart transplant, I have a very compromised immune system and can not be around students that are actively sick. Thank you so much for understanding and working with me to stay healthy so I can be here for your wonderful children!  

A student may be considered a candidate for exclusion from school or from the school bus at the discretion of the health room staff. Reasons for exclusion from school or bus may include, but are not limited to: vomiting, diarrhea, fever of 100 degrees or greater, significant injury, or symptoms not responding to treatment. 

Children may not return to school until they are free of the above symptoms for 24 hours without the aid of symptom reducing medications such as Tylenol or Ibuprofen. Students who are placed on antibiotics by their physician must remain at home for the first 24 hours of therapy.

Staying Healthy During the Cold and Flu Season 

Now that the cold weather season is upon us it is important to use measures to keep ourselves and our families healthy. Staying home when sick, covering coughs and sneezes, and avoiding touching our eyes, nose and mouth are some ways to reduce contracting illness. One of the easiest and most important steps we can take to avoid getting sick and spreading germs to others is keeping our hands clean.
When should you wash your hands?
  • Before, during, and after preparing food
  • Before eating food
  • Before and after caring for someone who is sick
  • Before and after treating a cut or wound
  • After using the toilet
  • After changing diapers or cleaning up a child who has used the toilet
  • After blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing
  • After touching an animal or animal waste
  • After touching garbage
What is the right way to wash your hands?
  • Wet your hands with clean, running water (warm or cold) and apply soap.
  • Rub your hands together to make a lather and scrub them well; be sure to scrub the backs of your hands, between your fingers, and under your nails.
  • Continue rubbing your hands for at least 20 seconds. Need a timer? Hum the “Happy Birthday” song from beginning to end twice.
  • Rinse your hands well under running water.
  • Dry your hands using a clean towel or air dry them.
What if I don’t have soap and clean, running water?
Washing hands with soap and water is the best way to reduce the number of germs on them. If soap and water are not available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Alcohol-based hand sanitizers can quickly reduce the number of germs on hands in some situations, but sanitizers do not eliminate all types of germs. Hand sanitizers are not effective when hands are visibly dirty.
How do you use hand sanitizers?
  • Apply the product to the palm of one hand.
  • Rub your hands together.
  • Rub the product over all surfaces of your hands and fingers until your ands are dry.