Dear Parents and Students,
CCUSD schools remain closed. There are supplemental education resources for all students, however, teachers are not in the schools and will not be available through March 27th. We are working with the Arizona Department of Education to understand more about school closures and our next steps. In the meantime, you may want to visit the two web pages linked below, one for COVID 19 updates, and one for at-home supplemental education resources. We will continue to provide updates as often as possible. We appreciate your patience during this unprecedented time.
Welcome to 8th Grade Science!
I am so excited to share the journey of the 2019-20 school year with you. This year brings us all so many opportunities to grow and learn. We are all being challenged to have high expectations for ourselves. As your teacher, I will expect you to set goals for yourselves and work very hard to reach them. I promise to set high goals for myself as well.
In this class you will be held to high academic and social standards. Above all else, students are expected to treat everyone with respect. Many of the laboratory activities will involve student collaboration and cooperation; the nature of science is collaboration with other scientists. Students will be encouraged to interact and share new ideas. Each student will be expected to contribute and work as a team.
Please see the calendar for upcoming assignments.
If you would like to contribute to the labs and classroom:
Please consider bringing in items such as frozen pizza boxes, cereal boxes, or other cardboard packaging and paper towel and toilet paper rolls for stem challenges that do not contain peanuts, tree nuts or sesame seeds.
Durable goods and single use materials for the classroom can be found on the wish list. Games and books that teach logic, science, or math skills are great for when students want enrichment activities. Games should be playable in under 30 minutes and faster is better, with 10-20 minutes being optimum.
Please do not feel obligated in any way to purchase anything, just know that it is very appreciated if you do.
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