Bachelors in Industrial Chemistry (From India), Bachelors in Computer Science (SJSU)
Masters in Computer Management
5th year as a teacher (2nd at Ida Price)
Taught 4th grade, 8th grade and even college!
Taught after school science at Oster Elementary.
8th GRADE SCIENCE CURRICULUM
Asking questions and defining problems.
Developing and using models.
Planning and carrying out investigations.
Using mathematics and computational thinking.
Analyzing and interpreting data.
Engaging in argument from evidence.
Obtaining, evaluating and communicating information.
Focus on Physical science
A DAY IN THE LIFE
Work in groups
Binder with tabs
Be on time!
Be prepared for class.
Be willing to participate in class and group discussions.
Respect others and their work.
Respect all materials.
Be responsible. (Absent days!)
Abide by lab safety contract.
Clean up after yourself.
HOMEWORK and TEST POLICY
If homework is missing for any reason, it will receive a zero.
Late homework will receive half credit AT BEST.
Students are responsible for collecting the homework for days they were absent.
Assignments and projects cannot be late.
Makeup tests will not be given.
Cheating and plagiarizing will not be tolerated.
These rules apply baring any valid exceptions (with prior approval from me).
HOW CAN YOU HELP
Check your child's grades regularly to support him/her.
Check my website to see what is happening in class.
Let me know in advance if your child will be missing school for a couple of days.
Contact me if needed!
Do you have any special skills or collections related to science such as rocks, minerals, fossils etc that you would be willing to share with the class?
Scientists and engineers are always in need of supplies. Please help us with any of the following -
Target/Safeway gift cards for consumables such as vinegar, baking soda, sugar cubes..
Junk drawer chemistry (book)
Junk drawer engineering(book)
Please save some milk cartons, wood planks, styrofoam, 1/2 liter bottles, glass etc for science projects - Let your child have a variety of materials to choose from for his/her project. Please don't send these items to school until they are requested.