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Physical Science - Ford

Welcome to Physical Science! 


Teaching is an absolute passion of mines and I look forward to teaching you this upcoming school year!  My name is Kamela Ford and I am a product of the Richmond County School System.  I attended and graduated from A.R. Johnson Health Science and Engineering Magnet High School.  I obtained a Bachelor's of Science in Biology from South Carolina State University and a Master's Degree of Education in Curriculum and Instruction from Liberty University. 


This is my 9th year in education as I have previously taught Science at Glenn Hills High School, Butler (Summer School) and the Alternative School; I also bring knowledge and experience from higher education as a former full time educator at Miller Motte Technical College and Virginia College. 


In my spare time I enjoy working out, reading, shopping, dancing, playing the piano, football and just enjoying family time.


I am looking forward to an exciting year and I am delighted to have your child in my class!  This year we will have some fun and challenging tasks to help us reach our goals. Our class goal will be to work together towards a fantastic and successful school year! I have high expectations for all my students and I am committed to assisting them with the expectations required of the course. If you have questions or concerns, please don't hesitate to contact me by email ( kford@burke.k12.ga.us or by phone (706-871-4203).


Pretty Good

by Charles Osgood


There once was a pretty good student,

Who sat in a pretty good class

And was taught by a pretty good teacher,

Who always let pretty good pass.


He wasn't terrific at reading;

He wasn't a whiz-bang at math;

But for him education was leading

Straight down a pretty good path.


He didn't find school too exciting,

But he wanted to do pretty well,

And he did have some trouble with writing,

And nobody had taught him to spell.


When doing arithmetic problems,

Pretty good was regarded as fine;

Five and five needn't always add up to be ten,

A pretty good answer was nine.


The pretty good student was happy

With the standards that were in effect,

And nobody thought it was sappy

If his answers were not quite correct.


The pretty good class that he sat in

Was part of a pretty good school,

And the student was not an exception;

On the contrary, he was the rule.


The pretty good school that he went to

Was right there in a pretty good town.

And nobody there ever noticed

He could not tell a verb from a noun.


The pretty good student, in fact,

was part of a pretty good mob,

And the first time he knew what he lacked was

When he looked for a pretty good job.


It was then, when he sought a position,

He discovered that a life can be tough,

And he soon had a sneaky suspicion

Pretty good might not be good enough. 


The pretty good town in our story

Was part of a pretty good state

Which had pretty good aspirations

And prayed for a pretty good fate.


There was once a pretty good nation,

Pretty proud of the greatness it had,

But which learned much too late,

If you want to be great,

Pretty good is, in fact, pretty bad.

Notebook with paper for notes 
(3 Ring binder, spiral, etc. will be fine)
Pens and Pencils
Scientific calculator 
Daily Schedule: 
1st Semester
Block 1 - Planning (7:50 AM - 9:30 AM)
Block 2 - Physical Science (9:34 AM - 11:05 AM)
Block 3 - Physical Science (11:09 AM - 1:10 PM)
2nd LUNCH 12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Block 4 - Physical Science (1:14 PM - 2:55 PM)
2nd Semester
Block 1 - Planning (7:50 AM - 9:30 AM)
Block 2 - Physical Science (9:34 AM - 11:05 AM)
Block 3 - Physical Science (11:09 AM - 1:10 PM)
2nd LUNCH 12:40 PM - 1:10 PM
Block 4 - Physical Science (1:14 PM - 2:55 PM)