Coming from all walks of life - and over a hundred area elementary schools - my seventh grade students are socially and culturally diverse! They love the arts and the arts education opportunities that abound in their school, and like seventh graders the world over, they are natural scientists. They are curious and have questions about everything under the sun - including the sun - and look at the world with the wonder and awe that is unique to children everywhere.
My students inspire me every day to give them the desire to be life long learners, to find answers, and meet curiosity head on!
My seventh grade students get to sing and dance, write plays and stories, paint pictures and make art. They also get to learn about the world and how it works through Math and Science, Civics and Language Arts. It is here that they have the opportunity to sing about Science, use dance to master quadratic equations, paint the stories they read, and perform their country's history. Visual learners, mathematical and musical thinkers, quick on their feet and eager to learn, these students are what keep me on my toes & where I want to be!
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