Last modified Sep 8

Life Science

  • 7th Grade
Hello! The 2018-19 school year will be my first year teaching. I am delighted to begin my career here at Notre Dame of De Pere and I look forward to working with the students and staff, as well as meeting the wonderful families that support this school. After living in the De Pere community for five years, it has become evident to me that Notre Dame of De Pere develops exceptional character in students and I am grateful to now contribute to this school. I have always wanted a career that focused on serving others. Over the years, I have explored different ways in which I could achieve that goal. Eventually, I realized that teaching allowed me to serve others while also integrating my science interests and passion for working with young adults. I decided to pursue a secondary science teaching certification from UW-Green Bay because teaching gives me a sense of having made a difference in the lives of others. I find teaching to be a rewarding career and I do not believe there are many other professions that could give me as much satisfaction. Outside of school, I enjoy spending as much time as possible with my husband and our families. I especially enjoy spending time outside and attending my brother’s and sister’s sporting events.
Ashley Brocker

Homework

Each student will be using the MyHomework app instead of a paper planner this year.  Please check the app daily for any homework assignments and due dates. All  middle school staff will be concentrating on the MyHomework app at the start of the school year to help each student develop a daily routine of checking for upcoming assignments.  

Students are also required to check their emails at a minimum of twice each day for additional homework details and reminders.

Important Documents & Handouts

Learning Links

Discovery Education Techbook Login

Science World Online Magazine   *Click on “Student Sign In” then enter class code

DOGO News (a great resource for finding an article to be used for your Current Science assignment)

Create-a-Graph

Lemmings  (an online video game requiring creative thinking and problem-solving skills and featuring the character used in the heredity project)

Reminders

  • SAFETY GOGGLES – Every student is expected to use safety goggles in the lab when the materials used require this safety precaution.  I keep extra pairs of goggles in the lab but ask students to purchase their own pair for sanitary reasons.  If students use a pair from the lab, they are responsible for cleaning and returning them.  Where can you purchase your own pair?   The School House and Wal-Mart are two stores that I know carry the correct type of safety goggles.  If you are at Wal-Mart, you will find them in the back area of the store by the painting supplies section.  It important that the goggles protect the area around the eye completely, so make sure to purchase a pair that is coded ANSI-Z87.  A pair will cost about $4 at Wal-Mart.
  • NEED HELP STUDYING?  Download “FLASHCARDS+”   This is an app for smartphones like i-Phone or Droid that gives you access to tons of pre-made flashcard sets. Best of all, the app is FREE!  Download it on your smartphone (or your parents’ with permission) and start studying!

Wish List

  • Wisconsin Fast Plant growing light houses