Grades 6-7-8 Math and Science

WELCOME TO THE MIDDLE SCHOOL!

MATH, PRE-ALGEBRA, ALGEBRA, SCIENCE

MISS SISKO

mathandscience@sttheresaotcj.org

phone: (610) 838-8161 ext. 20

BIOGRAPHY

I have been teaching in the Diocese of Allentown for 32 years. This is my 11th year teaching at St. Theresa School. Before this I taught for 21 years at Holy Spirit School in Allentown. I also taught one year of Pre-School at Holy Infancy School in Bethlehem. I taught 2nd grade for 10 years, 5th grade for 1 year and the rest of my time has been spend in the middle school teaching math and science. I am proud to be a Catholic School teacher because I believe that my faith in God is always first in my life. My students are gifts given to me from God and it is my responsibility to build them into successful life-long learners. I am so very proud of all of the students that I have taught over the years. The best feeling is a student returning and thanking me for being his/her teacher.

IMPORTANT MIDDLE SCHOOL POLICIES

Click on the link below for Middle School Expectations

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REMINDERS

Please check your child's planner each day to see what homework is assigned for that day. In the middle school, homework is assigned daily and not weekly. Lessons sometimes take longer than the planned time so homework is assigned as lessons are completed.

Click on the links below to read about expectations for the math and science classroom and requirements for homework.

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MATH MAINTENANCE is very important in middle school math. Every week we will complete maintenance sheets - students must make sure they are making corrections and asking questions when I ask, "Any questions?" At the end of the week, there will be a quiz on the maintenance sheets. PLEASE encourage your child(ren) to study these sheets because maintaining math skills is essential in order for the students to do higher level math problems. We do go over EVERY problem!

**REMEMBER MATH MAINTENANCE QUIZZES USUALLY WILL BE EVERY WEEK

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WEBSITES FOR MATH/ALGEBRA PRACTICE

www.AAAmath.com

www.easymaths.org

www.coolmath.com

www.figurethis.org

MATHCOUNTS INFORMATION

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SEPTEMBER 19, 2019 BACK TO SCHOOL NIGHT!! 6:30 PM

IMPORTANT DATES:

MIDDLE SCHOOL GRADES 6, 7, 8

SCIENCE RESEARCH PLAN INFORMATION

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DUE DATE CHANGED TO FRIDAY, 11-8-19 instead of Wed. 11-6-19

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On the link below, there is a copy of the invitation letter for the Lehigh Valley Science & Engineering Research Fair. I encourage you to discuss this with your child(ren) because it is a great opportunity. There is link for the papers that need to be filled out to participate in the fair. They cannot be filled out online but you can print them and then fill them out: print neatly and clearly please. If you cannot print the pages, have your child ask me and I will make copies. Thank you for your continued support!

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Online_Science_Resources **science journals, science experts online, YouTube science channels

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