Welcome & Classroom Information
7th First day letter sign off (parent): https://goo.gl/forms/IUOdEVP1Xadh3aM93
8th First day letter sign off (parent): https://goo.gl/forms/Fe0jDwP1IkkCnQbg2
Student sign off (7th and 8th): https://goo.gl/Et8cas
In science, students should have and bring to class every day, a spiral notebook which they use for science only. This notebook will contain all non-handed in assignments and will be checked periodically and given a grade. This notebook may be left in class!
Classwork that is not finished during class is expected to be finished for homework. Not finishing classwork assignments is the number one reason for students receiving lower than acceptable grades in science!
Students who are absent (or just forgot what we did in class) should be sure to check the assignments listing and Classroom feed to find out what they missed. (See choices on the left margin) Most worksheets handed out in class can be accessed on the same page so you can print them at home and complete!
8th Graders: You do NOT need to bring your science book to school! We have a class set so put it in your home study area and keep it there all year!
7th Graders: You DO need your science book at school; however, if you have internet access at home, you can sign up for an account at Classzone that will give you access to the online version of the book! You will need the ISBN number on the back of the book to do this! Here is a link to the site.
Both 7th and 8th Graders: You MUST bring a spiral lab notebook, your laptop and a pencil to class EVERY DAY.
Students (and parents): Get in the habit of checking your grades on "Q" (formerly Zangle) every day during homeroom! If you don't have a Q parent account, contact the front office. Bookmark the link to Q Parent Connect: https://pvsd.vcoe.org/parentconnect/
I act as the teacher representative of the California Junior Scholarship Federation on our campus. It is open to 7th and 8th grade students who qualify each trimester by having a 3.5 GPA in their 4 "core" subjects. See the file library for a complete description of CJSF. 8th graders who maintain CJSF grades for 5/6 trimesters in 7th and 8th grade, receive the CJSF gold seal on their report cards and wear gold cords with their graduation gowns.
Teaching is my passion! This will be my tenth year teaching 7th and 8th grade science. I am moving up from a 2 year stint as the 6th grade math and science teacher, and prior to that I taught first and fifth grade. I received my bachelor's degree in Science from the University of California at Irvine, with a minor in French Literature and obtained my teaching credential from Cal State Northridge. I have a 31 year old daughter and a 21 year old son who will be a senior at UCSB this fall. Outside of school my hobbies are cooking (and trying new restaurants), working out, reading, travel, and writing--who knows, maybe a novel someday?