Anna Marie Salzo
School Year 2015-2016
Welcome Back to another school year! This letter is informational for the supplies your child will need for Middle School/Junior High classes this year.
8th Grade: 6 single subject notebooks and 1 accordion style folder only
7th Grade: 6 single subject notebooks and 1 accordion style folder only
6th Grade: 6 single subject notebooks and 1 accordion style folder only
¨ All students will need Agenda Planners that will be purchased at school for $6.00.
¨ All hard cover books need covering *Brown Paper Bags Can Be Used
¨ 1 pen/pencil case holder *Please No Pencil Boxes
¨ Regular blue/black pens for daily work (can be erasable)*Please No Roller Or Marker Like Pens
¨ Pencils…#2 or mechanical are fine
¨ Red/other colored pens for correction *No White-Out Liquid, Pens, Or Strips
¨ Loose-leaf or theme tablet paper
¨ Personal earphones for lab work…PLEASE NO BEATS HEADPHONES OF ANY KIND.
¨ 4 Composition Book Notebooks
¨ Sketchbook *Incoming 7th and 8th Graders May Use Last Year’s Sketchbook
¨ Highlighters, Colored Pencils and Basic Art Supplies *Will Be Kept In Separate Soft Pen /Pencil Case Holder In Student Locker
¨ *SOFT/HARD COVER BINDERS-1 INCH –Will be needed for Spanish and Science.
¨ Additional supplies may be required during school year
¨ Extra supplies to be left at home/or in school locker
All of this information will be explained thoroughly to your child, and organization is the key for any student who now has a departmental schedule.
Please do not go crazy buying the most expensive supplies, as you know there are school sales every where!! Stock up now for the school year!!!
Thank you for your cooperation and attention, we are looking forward to a great school year!
Throughout each day, the 7 Social Teachings of the Church are part of daily discussion whether my students are in their class of Religion, Algebra,
Pre-Algebra, Mathematics, U.S. History, World Geography or working with technology, they learn how each person is responsible to and for another human being.
Life and Dignity of the Human Person, Call To Family and Community, Solidarity, Dignity at Work, Rights and Responsibilities, Options for the Poor and Vulnerable or Care for God's Creations. These social teachings and the Nine Values of Jackie Robinson become a part of each student every day within my classes.
**Religion class for 8th grade will incorporate journal and prayer time, use of our Blest Are We textbook that educates each student on the Catholic Church but also allows them to learn and appreciate other faiths practiced in our world. Through Visions, a pamphlet that I use once a week, my students are introduced to cultures and people from various parts of the world. My goal is to guide my children to understand and appreciate differences among people and how we can learn from their challenges and successes in their lives.
**Algebra, Pre-Algebra and Mathematics teach strategies on how to think in a step by step process. My hope is that each child learns that math is everywhere in their lives and that numbers tell a story of relationships. Numbers interact and figuring out these 'stories' everyday can be fun!!!
With the addition of my technology cart, classes have become more interactive and students are able to work on whiteboard and activity sheets at the same time. Terrific videos also add to the learning process for each class. IPAD's, websites/apps, classwork conversation and hard work each day will bring success in a challenging subject.
**U.S. History and World Geography are subjects that compliment one another and with Junior Scholastic as a supplemental magazine, 7th and 8th graders will learn of important men and women who helped create our amazing country and our world. It is important to stay in touch with current events by watching the evening news, reading newspapers, asking questions and having conversations at home not just at school.
Throughout the school year, History and Geography classes will incorporate the thoughts and belief of Pope Francis, in his address to the U.S. Congress in September, in which he detailed the importance of Abraham Lincoln, Martin Luther King Jr., Dorothy Day, and Thomas Merton. My goal, is to expand the thinking of my children and to see the value of life through the eyes and thoughts of these 4 amazing Americans.
Websites/apps, class conversation and the importance of good solid work will bring an appreciation of our country's history.
I am excited to begin each day and enjoy my time with my middle school and junior high students. They show a tremendous energy and willingness to learn and share with each other. Each group challenges me to be better and their talent and creativity is amazing to be around!
I encourage my students to work on math sites that will continue to keep their minds in mathematics. The following are sites that I know they will enjoy: