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About Me

When I first went to college, I thought I wanted to be a doctor.  After an Anatomy class, where I worked with a cadaver, I realized that medicine was not for me.  I wanted to work with kids, but the healthy ones, not the sick ones.  I changed my major, and graduated from Azusa Pacific University in 2005.  After one year of teaching I realized that it was my niche and I went back to school and got my credential and Master’s of Education from APU.  In 2013 I cleared my credential at UCR.

I first started my career as an elementary teacher.  I taught fourth grade for four years, and third grade for two years, before moving up to middle school.  I then taught sixth through eighth grade math and science for five years before moving to the SAE.  This is my second year at the SAE and I’m very excited to spend the year with you exploring Science.

 

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Week of 5/28/18

Monday
  • No school due to Memorial Day.
Tuesday
  • Work on Synthetic Pros and Cons slide show.
Wednesday
  • Work on Synthetic Pros and Cons slide show.
Thursday
  • Present Synthetic Pros and Cons slide show.
Friday
  • Finish presentations.
  • Last day to turn in all work for Unit 7.

5/21/18

Monday
  • Household pHun Lab Report
Tuesday
  • Household pHun Lab Report
Wednesday (Periods 2 and 3)
  • Synthetic materials impact on the environment readings and discussion.
Thursday (Periods 4 and 6)
  • Synthetic materials impact on the environment readings and discussion.
Friday
  • Synthetic Material Project Description
  • Begin working on slide show

Week of 5/14/18

 
Monday
  • No School Teacher-in-Service Day
Tuesday
Wednesday (Periods 2 and 3)
  • Make cabbage chart, make predictions about chemicals, choose which solutions your group is testing.
Thursday (Periods 4 and 6)
  • Make cabbage chart, make predictions about chemicals, choose which solutions your group is testing.
Friday
  • Testing pH of common household items lab

Week of 5/7/18

Monday
  • Lab Demonstration modeling how to write qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Homework: Complete lab sheet
Tuesday
  • Chemical Reaction Labs
  • Homework: Complete lab sheet
Wednesday
  • More Chemical Reaction Labs
  • Homework: Complete lab sheet
Thursday
  • CER paragraph on one of the chemical reactions from this week.
  • Homework: Complete CER paragraph.
Friday

Week of 4/30/18

Monday (Periods 2&3 due to testing)
  • Physical and Chemical Changes Lab
  • Homework: Complete Lab Sheet
Tuesday (Periods 4&6 due to testing)
  • Physical and Chemical Changes Lab
  • Homework: Complete Lab Sheet
Wednesday (Periods 2&3 due to testing)
  • Discuss if the changes were physical or chemical, CER Paragraph on one reaction.
  • Homework: Complete CER Paragraph
Thursday (Periods 4&6 due to testing)
  • Discuss if the changes were physical or chemical, CER Paragraph on one reaction.
  • Homework: Complete CER Paragraph
Friday (normal schedule :)
  • Physical or Chemical Reaction Group Activity

 

Week of 4/23/18

Monday
  • Complete CER Chart and begin drafting paragraph.
  • Unit 5/6 Notebook Check is today!
Tuesday
  • Write and type CER paragraph for Unit 6 Assessment.
Wednesday
  • Unit 7 Phenomenon Demonstration
  • Homework: Complete phenomenon observation sheet.
Thursday
Friday
  • Physical or Chemical Reaction Group Activity

Week of 4/16/18

Monday
Tuesday
  • Dr K. visits from Pomona Valley to speak about STD's, and birth control.
Wednesday
  • Growth and development of babies, partner read p 656-663 Cornell Notes

     

Thursday
  • Complete partner read with Cornell notes on p 656-663.
  • Notebook check on Monday
Friday
  • Open note and open book assessment on the reproduction system
  • Notebook check on Monday

Week of 3/26/18

Monday
  • Complete Character Guide and Disaster Graphic Novel Planner
  • Begin Creating the Disaster Graphic Novel.
  • Graphic novel is due on Thursday.
Tuesday
  • Work on Disaster Graphic Novel.
  • Graphic novel is due on Thursday.
Wednesday
  • Complete Disaster Graphic Novel.
  • Homework: Work on graphic novel if not completed, it is due tomorrow.
Thursday
  • Share Disaster Graphic Novels.
Friday

Week of 3/19/18

Monday
  • Play Emergency Lingo and Fire Safety Jeopardy
  • Homework: Complete Disaster Vocabulary Sheet
Tuesday
  • Discuss Preparedness
  • What items belong in an emergency kit?
  • Homework: Extra Credit: Take a picture of an emergency kit with the items we discussed at your house.
Wednesday
  • Complete study guide: 3 ways to prepare for each disaster (homework if not completed)
  • Play a review game
  • Quiz on Thursday
Thursday
  • Emergency Preparedness Quiz
  • Reflection on unit 5
Friday
  • Introduce Disaster Graphic Novel
  • Begin character development and plot development

Week of 3/12/18

Monday
  • Disaster News Report Presentations
Tuesday
  • Natural History Museum Field Trip
Wednesday
  • Math and Language Arts Benchmark Testing
Thursday
  • Complete Disaster News Report Presentations
Friday
  • Emergency Lingo Game

Week of 3/5/18

Monday
  • Share Earthquake Stories
Tuesday
  • Introduce Natural Disaster Preparedness Unit
Wednesday
  • Research for "Breaking News" Disaster Project
Thursday
  • Write Script for "Breaking News" Disaster Project
Friday
  • Complete Script and Practice
  • "Breaking News" Presentations on Monday

Week of 2/26/18

Monday
  • Complete earthquake research and narrative.
  • Homework: Complete earthquake research and narrative if not completed in class.
  • Unit 4 Notebook Check: Wednesday
  • Unit 4 Test: Friday
Tuesday
  • Share Earthquake Stories
  • Unit 4 Notebook Check: Wednesday
  • Unit 4 Test: Friday
Wednesday
  • Unit 4 Notebook Check
  • Unit 4 Study Guide
  • Homework: Complete study guide if not completed in class.
  • Unit 4 Test: Friday
Thursday
  • Review Unit 4
  • Homework: Study for unit 4 test tomorrow!
Friday
  • Unit 4 Test

Week of 2/19/18

Monday
  • No school due to President's Day.
Tuesday
  • No school due to teacher professional development.
Wednesday
  • Earthquake research google assignment.
Thursday
  • Complete earthquake research assignment.
Friday
  • Write a story about one of the earthquakes you researched, from the perspective of someone who experienced the earthquake.