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Science rocks!!!     Welcome to the 2013-2014 school year.    
We study the natural world, both Life Sciences for 7th grade classes and many sciences except life sciences for the 6th graders I will be teaching.  We try to use the process of science.   This process lets us ask and sometimes answer questions about the fascinating natural world around us.  The key thing is to do so with a zest that can stay with us for as long as we live.  Both the study and zest for learning ideally extends beyond the student and teacher.  For we are a community of learners sharing both in the wonders of the natural world and the lerning struggles and joys.   Yes, there will be struggles.  When we learn something cool about the natural world, it's great to pay it forward by sharing that learning with others.  Parents, sometimes you might be the partner in that sharing process; I hope that your doing so gives you a better appreciation both of the natural world and of your child.
Students (and parents), I am usually in well before the start of school, and 7:45 is a good time to meet.  email appreciated beforehand in case it's a rare day when that won't work.   2nd block and 6th block are available to meet as well.  The Gale Curriculum info is new this year, and is a great way to study an online resource covering the grade-level material.