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About the teacher

* Graduated  McKeesport Area High School in 1987 
 
* Graduated  Slippery Rock University in 1991   

* Hired Sign Language Interpreter   Hopewell Area School District   1991-1993

* Hired Teaching Staff        Hopewell Area School District     1993- present
Math Periods 1 and 2
During this year we will study all the Mathematics concepts and skills that continue in the district's mathematics program of Everyday Math.   The students will use a variety of tools to accomplish mastering the skills necessary to be successful in the fifth grade and on the PSSA tests.   We will be using Khan Academy for personalized learning.  The  NWEA will be used for monitoring growth of the students throughtout the year.  
 
The grade for this class will be calculated on total points.  
 
Math Periods 3 and 4
During this year we will study all the Mathematics concepts and skills that continue in the district's mathematics program of Everyday Math. The students will use a variety of tools to accomplish mastering the skills necessary to be successful in the fifth grade and on the PSSA tests. We will be using Kahn Academy for personalized learning. The NWEA will be used for monitoring growth of the students throughtout the year.

The grade for this class will be calculated on total points.
Social Studies Period 6 and Science Period 7
In Social Studies , we will be studying the period of time from Christopher Columbus in 1492 up until the beginnings of our country  after the Revolutionary War.  It is a wide range of time with so much history that involves the area in which we live. There will be projects for the Native American groups. There will be a  Project Based Learning on the American Colonies.  Later in the year, we will have a French and Indian War day.  
 
In Science this year,  I will be instructing students in Animal Diversity for one semester. During the Second semester, students will switch to Ms. Kostial for instruction in Changing Surface of the Earth and a hands-on kit for Variables.  Ms. Kostial's students will report to me for the Animal Diversity unit for the Second Semester of the year.
 
The grade for these classes will be calculated on total points. 
Classroom Rules and Expectations
Students must be prepared for the class.  This means having all their materials, homework and a pencil.  Students must be treat other students and staff with respect.

It is the responsibility of the student to make up any missed work. If the student is in school and will be missing class due to early dismissal or some other activity, and/or arrives to school late, the student is required to see me to receive the assignments and classwork from that day.

  
Contact Information
I can be reach by email at antonellal@hopewellarea.org.  Also by voicemail at 724-375-6691 ext 106.  I will return either your email or voicemail as soon as possible.
 
I also have a REMIND app so that you can keep up easily with updates from me.  I am associated with Hopewell Junior High and I can be found at Antonella.  

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