A big congrats are in order for an extremely successful Semester 1. You have far exceeded my expectations for an AP Biology class. I am proud of each of you for working so hard.
Now as we move into Q3 we are going to be changing our pacing. We will start to use the text book as supplementary reading. I do not want you to stop reading the book, it will undoubtedly be a valuable resources when trying to get a level 5 on the AP test. What we will do is switch to using packages from two different guides, using more Prezi and working on more labs. The notes style remains but they will be on packages, not chapters. This means less tests but the style stays the same. We have, by my count, 9 units to cover.
I am going to be trying a few new things and it may seem a little weird at first. I wouldn't be able to try these things if I didn't have complete faith in your ability to handle a great deal on your own.
I am hoping this will help cover the material and take a great deal of pressure of you as students. Cross your fingers!