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Welcome to the 2020-2021 school year. There isn't a soul involved who doesn't know that we are in for one of the most challenging years ever. Personally, I am extremely excited to spend one more year with the class of 2025. The energy level with this class is dynamic with so many possessing outstanding creative thoughts. I ask that we all have many patience, be diligent on keeping up with all work, and make sure whenever an issue arises, we communicate immediately.
I start out the year by moving from 7th to 8th grade. This will be my 6th year of teaching 8th grade curriculum. By far, 8th grade is my favorite grade to teach. The majority of students have started to regulate their emotions thus, this age group becomes extremely fun to work with. I will teach three sections of chemistry/physics, definitely my specialty. I love to allow students the opportunity to experience these two awesome subjects through "Hands-On" activities. Hopefully we can instill a curiosity for physical science as well as start to develop strong skills on proper techniques of writing lab reports. I will also continue to teach math, having two sections this year. I hope to continue to build the math skills your child will need for high school. Yes, we will once again work with Mathia. If your child has any issues with Mathia, please let me know immediately. Don't let them work on any one task for too long of a period.
Starting the year in Phase 1 Covid is far from ideal. All I can provide is some basic advice based on failures from last spring. The most important thing is for your child to complete their required work every day, regardless if they are on a virtual day or in-class day. They must be involved daily or they will fail. No other way to state the obvious. The second most important thing is to continually be involved as a parent by knowing your child's work completion record for each and every day. With each class rotation only lasting 12 days, any missed work will become darned near impossible to make up. Stay on task each and every day or a poor grade will be the result.
I am always available for help. The best way to connect is via my school email, email@example.com . I constantly monitor it where I am quite poor monitoring the phone. Once we make contact, I am more than willing to meet face to face or chat on the phone. Many thanks for your patience, Mr. Griffith.