AUGUST 22, 2014:
looking forward to the new year and meeting all of my
students on the first day of school, Tuesday, September
2. I would love to hear from you before then;
just send me an e-mail
introduce yourself. Parents: Feel free as
well to check in with me via e-mail
any time you have a question or concern.
This year - as I did 4 years ago - I will have two groups of
students for both English Language Arts
(ELA) and Social Studies (WCG: World Culture and
Geography). Having students for two periods and two
subjects will allow me to get to know students better and
make connections between the subjects. Mrs. Campbell,
who has most of these students for Math and Science, and I
have been looking forward to working together again, and
will be collaborating to help each student be successful.
This will be the first time I will be teaching 8th grade
Social Studies - United States History.
will cover the time from before the American Revolution
through the Civil War, with the more recent 150 years being
taught in high school. We will be looking at
Current Events on a regular basis as well, as we explore the
roots of American culture and government policy. Many
teachers have mentioned over the years that I would enjoy
not only the curriculum (Social Studies was my major at the
University of Michigan) but also the high level discussions
and increased maturity of the students at this level.