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Hello, my name is Anne Stein. I am the 6th and 7th Grade Homeroom Teacher. I teach Math to Grades 4-8 and Science to Grades 6-8. I have teaching certifications in Elementary Grades 1-8, Math Grades 5-9, and Deaf Education Grades K-12.
For 4th-8th Grade Math, we will be using the Saxon Math series, which utilizes a spiral approach. Each lesson introduces a new concept and builds on material that was previously learned. This allows concepts to be reinforced on a regular basis. Algebraic thinking is included throughout the curriculum to help students gain confidence with the skills needed as they advance in math. The Saxon Math curriculum will be enhanced with the Renaissance Math Program, which provides individualized practice.
The Science program is very hands on and inquiry based. We want the students to see science as something they do, not just content to be learned. We will use the Five E's: Engage, Explore, Explain, Extend, and Evaluate. By doing this, the students are asked to assume more responsibility for their learning. My role is to guide the students through the process of constructing their knowledge. We will utilize the Science Lab to investigate a variety of subjects relating to Physical Science, Earth Science, and Life Science. Each year the 6th and 7th Grades participate in Science Fair. This provides the students with the opportunity to use inquiry to investigate topics that they choose. Many students go on to compete at the Greater St. Louis Science Fair.