I have lived in the Bay Area my entire life. I grew up in San Bruno and attending St. Robert School. I graduated from Mills High School and received my undergrad from San Francisco State University. After my first son Zach was born, I went back to school and received my teaching credential from San Jose State and my Masters in Educational Technology from Notre Dame de Namur University in Belmont.
This is my 18th year teaching in Catholic School. I have taught 6th Grade at St. Pius School in Redwood City and Math and Technology at St. Robert School in San Bruno.
I currently live in San Carlos with my husband and two boys, Zach and Nathan. Zach is a Senior at Serra High School and Nathan is in the 7th Grade at Tierra Linda Middle School.
I LOVE the San Francisco Giants - I have been a fan my entire life! I also enjoy gardening, cooking, watching my boys play sports and going to Clear Lake with my family.
CLASSROOM BEHAVIOR: We have a limited amount of time to learn a lot of content, to develop skills in all subjects, and to complete various assignments and projects. Students must be on task and focused on the activities in order to learn. Students should have an enjoyable time, but to ensure that everyone has some fun and that learning takes place, there are certain behaviors that students are expected to exhibit.
o Be respectful of yourself and others
o Always be prepared and on task
o Have class materials ready to use
o Follow instructions for turning in assignments
o Be ready to think–participate–learn!
ACADEMIC GRADES: Grades are based on total points accumulated on quizzes, tests, homework, class assignments, class participation, and projects over the course of the semester.
Please see the attached math homework rubric below.Math HW Rubric
Late work: Late work will be accepted with a reduction of 10% for every day that the paper is late.
Makeup work: Students have one school day for each day absent to turn in all makeup work (unless arrangements are made with the instructor for more time). It is the student's responsibility to get his/her makeup work in a timely fashion (please see the Parent/Student Handbook for more information).
HOMEWORK: Homework is written on the whiteboard every afternoon. Students are responsible for writing down their homework in their agendas each day.
CATHOLIC SOCIAL TEACHING:
CALL TO FAMILY, COMMUNITY, AND PARTICIPATION
The person is not only sacred but also social. How we organize our society - in economics and politics, in law and policy - directly affects human dignity and the capacity of individuals to grow in community. Marriage and family are the central social institutions that must be supported and strengthened, not undermined. We believe people have a right and a duty to participate in society, seeking together the common good and well-being of all, especially the poor and vulnerable.
You may have wondered about homeless people - how they became homeless, what it must be like to be homeless, what happens to those who have no home. There is a lot of misinformation surrounding the issue of homelessness. Read the questions below and answer as thoughtfully as possible.
1. What does "home" mean to me?
2. What is homelessness?
3. What are some of the reasons people become homeless?
4. Why don't homeless people just live with family members?
5. About how many people in the US are homeless?
6. Why don't homeless people just get jobs and earn money to pay for a place to live?
7. How can I help the homeless?
English: (Spanish and Science)
Holt Literature and Language Arts
Students will be writing in multiple genres beginning with basic paragraph writing and developing more complex writing techniques through short stories, persuasive essays and poetry.
Wordly Wise 3000 – Systematic Sequential Vocabulary Development
www.wordlywise3000.com (Book 7)
Pre-Algebra Course that offers ample skill practice so that students can master the important mathematical processes taught in 7th grade. Students will engage in error analysis and mathematical reasoning to build critical thinking skills and to construct logical arguments.
Finding God, Following Jesus
Students will open the hearts and minds to the work of the Holy Spirit through prayer, Scripture, Catholic Social Teaching, and liturgy.
December 13, 2013
Social Studies -
Math (Z) -
Science - Test Monday, Science Fair due Tuesday
Religion - Test Tuesday, Finish Questions (above)
Vocabulary - Lesson 7 Flash Cards due