Farewell 2019-2020

Farewell. Hard to digest. I guess I should express my emotion in writing –things I hoped to have said in person. Here it goes.

Thank you all for bringing me so much joy. I haven’t laughed as much with any cohort of students as I have with you guys this year. Honestly, every day I would drive home with a silly smirk on my face thinking of the fun we had during the day. With that said- I want to tell you how proud I am of each and every single one of you. You have all showed growth academically and socially this year and guess what –next year you will show and achieve more. Life is not an easy ride. There will be days you want to scream into a pillow –or simply rip that pillow apart. And, other days where you wish you could pause time-because everything in that moment seems perfect. It’s full of currents of up and down—but don’t ever be afraid to ride the wave. They say the hardest part of life is not dying—it’s living. Take care of your lives, your families, your friends, your neighbors. Be kind to yourself and to others. Learn to enjoy each moment. Learn to take risks.

And, remember-a flower does not get the most water from a thunderstorm—it gets the most from a funnel. I hope you when you run—your spirit runs faster than your feet and when you dream—it takes you to the corners of your smile. Goodbye students. And, thank you for the best year ever.

5/11 Week

Hey guys please complete the ilearn assignments posted for this week and watch the EdPuzzle update–the questions are embedded and I have really enjoyed reading your questions and thoughts about last week’s lesson. Please take notes on the phases of Mitosis because it will ease you into the Mitosis project you have next week! Email me if you have any questions!




Updates 5/4

Hey guys,

Please watch the video posted for this week. There is a question that you must answer in the exit ticket [your exit ticket will be used as participation for this week]. I am also using this exit ticket to gauge if I should continue with pre-recorded videos or live weekly Meets (ones we did before-except in Blue Button). The video will explain this weeks assignment and how to access big blue button. If you do not watch the video or complete the exit ticket you will not get credit for participation and that will harm your chances of earning an A this semester.

The exit ticket is posted in Google Classroom–next week, my videos will incorporate questions that are embedded (learned that new trick this week)! 😉

So please just relax, ignore my kids, and listen to my updates :..)



Week [April 27]

Hey guys,

I have attached a screenshot of what you must complete in iLearn this week. I am so proud of all of you working hard to earn an A this semester. I regret to inform you that this week I will not be running a google meet. Unfortunately, some students decided to hack into meets and they will be facing severe consequences. I will be looking into another more secure platform and I will send you the details once I figure it out. I truly enjoyed seeing all of you it brightened my week 🙁

So, I will do my best to secure another platform. Please have your work submitted at 10 am Friday. Failure to submit at that time will hurt your grade. 

I hope you are all doing well and staying home. I miss you all to the moon and back. Feel free to shoot me a message if you are having any trouble with the material. <3

Happy Earth Day

Hey guys! It was so great to see all of you safe and well this week! <3

Reminder, iLearn assignments are due Friday and 10 am. To earn an A for the semester you must achieve a 50% and above on those assignments and attend ALL virtual sessions. A pass will we earned if one of the two criteria are met. Failure to complete assignments and meet virtually will result in a NO PASS. I highly doubt any of you would receive this. Proud to announce I had over 94% attendance this week!

I think you will enjoy exploring epidemiology this week -it is very relevant during these times… Look forward to seeing you next week! Please email me with any questions or concerns during office hours.

The link for Google Meets are located in the Google Classroom banner – please click that link during you hours assigned slot.

Love and miss you all.


Etiquette in Google Hangout

I am more than certain I will not have any issues — but let’s establish some norms. Below are some pointers on how to conduct yourself in the Hangout sessions:

  1. Take a Look at your video BEFORE joining the Hangout. Make sure that everything in the video (especially the background) is appropriate. 
  2. When you enter the Meet/Hangout, mute yourself (If you are already not muted.)
  3. When you have a question, type in the textbox and wait for your teacher to call on you.
  4. When you have something to contribute to what is being said, but it is not your turn, use the chat feature in the right-hand corner. 
  5. Wait for the teacher to call on you to unmute yourself. 
  6. Only one student should contribute/talk at a time
  7. Look into the camera when you are talking.
  8. Stay attentive. Pay attention to your teacher or other students who are speaking. 

Google Hangout Schedule

Hey Guys,

We will be meeting on Google Hangouts on a weekly basis starting this Monday. I will post the Room Code here one hour prior to the meeting, you will also get a email with the code. The schedule from now until the end of the year will be as follows: 

Mon 1-1:40 1st Hour Hangout
Mon 1:40-2:20 2nd Hour Hangout
Tues 1-1:40 4th Hour Hangout
Tues 1:40-2:20 5th Hour Hangout
Tues 2:20-3:00 6th Hour Hangout

Look forward to seeing you guys!!!! We will discuss norms during the meeting and I will explain how graded assignments will be processed. Failure to meet during our hangout sessions will result in a no credit for the semester. Mr. Martin will send out an announcement about how grades will be issued and how the rest of the year will be conducted on Sunday. I just figured I would give you a heads up now so you can mark it in your calendar. Please let your families know now-so you can organize any necessary adjustments. 

In addition, office hours will be Wednesday, Thursday, Friday 8am-3pm in google class with a question forum.


See you Monday or Tuesday! <3

4/13-4/17 Week Assignment

Hey guys,

I hope we are all doing well and staying home <3 I think we need a break. SO. I have a movie called GATTACA that I want you to watch. It is one of my favorites and, I think you will like it. After watching GATTACA, reflect on the movie by responding to some of the questions below. If you didn’t piece it together the film’s title is based on the letters G, A, T, and C, which stand for guanine, adenine, thymine, and cytosine, the four nucleobases of DNA. 😉

Just relax, grab a popcorn, and blanket! Love you all!!! I miss you so much <3 Questions I want you to answer below!

  • Did you like the movie?
  • Did you learn anything from the movie? If so, what was it?
  • Was there something you didn’t understand about the film? What was that?
  • Would you recommend this movie to a friend? Explain why you would or wouldn’t.
  • If you had a chance to ask a character in the movie, what would you ask?
  • What were you thinking as you finished watching the film?

Feel free to add any other thoughts you have about the movie.

Grab a blanket, popcorn, and enjoy!

I would like responses completed in Google Class this week –be sure to type your answers there!!

Spring Break

Hey guys!

I hope you are all enjoying your break. Take time to enjoy special moments with your family and loved ones- and learn something new! I have been baking bread 🙂 I was always intimidated by it…but I gave it a go and it is really fun! Anyways, if you find yourself bored and want a video that I personally LOVE about GENETICS…here you go<3



Week 3/30

Hey guys,

I hope you are all doing well. I entered the grades for the week. I am so proud to see all of you are on task and showing such amazing perseverance!

UPDATE: all CFAs/Tests will have no password and can be attempted twice.

For those of you that are not committed in getting your weekly work done —all I can say is – what a tragic shame. The rest of your age cohort across the World are working on sharpening their minds—and you …if you keep this up will be dusty and VERY behind. You will regret it . ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. One day, you will understand my “your mind is your ultimate weapon” regurgitated statement and…. it will dawn on you.

They also say learning helps prevent neurodegenerative diseases as you age–win win in my book 😉

I am arranging a way to perhaps conduct a google hangout with you guys after spring break to touch base and get some input. Stay tuned with date and time.

I love you all to the moon and back. Miss you a ton.

Again, please feel free to call me to reach me for a faster response:


Weekly assignments are posted below!