Mrs. Kristan Norris
About the Teacher/Welcome Msg
I grew up in Tennessee but my heart lies in Pennsylvania (GO STEELERS!) I love all things family, football, and friends. My husband is Mike, and have been blessed with three kids: Christopher, Maclain, and Irby. I stay busy with school, sports, and projects.
My teaching license says, "University of Mississippi", yet I wore my Alabama gear the whole time (ROLL TIDE!).
I have been at OGCE since 2005. I have had the privilege to have been a teacher assistant, a computer teacher, a 5th-grade math and science teacher, a 4th-grade math and science teacher, and a 4th-grade science and social studies teacher in a pod, and now I get the joy of teaching music. I look forward to our time together this year!
SEE YOU IN AUGUST!
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Please email any comments or questions to: firstname.lastname@example.org
All Science and Math material, current & review, is located on Schoology
VISIT THE HOW TO VIDEOS ON MY SCHOOLOGY PAGE.
THESE ARE A FEW OF MY FAVORITE THINGS...
GO TO AMAZON.COM to get ideas for classroom needs although items can be purchased anywhere.
STUDY SKILLS BY USING YOUR BINDER, AN ADULT, YOUR FRIENDS, OR SUGGESTED WEBSITES BELOW. PRACTICE PRACTICE PRACTICE!!!
Activities and Games:
The Genius of Play has fun indoor activities: https://www.thegeniusofplay.org/genius/expert-advice/articles/top-20-indoor-activities-to-get-kids-up-and-moving.aspx#.XrGJxEF7nIU
- I Was Wondering: Women's Adventures in Science
This project of the National Academy of Sciences showcases the accomplishments of contemporary women in science and highlights the varied and intriguing careers of some of today's most prominent scientists.
- Identifying and Controlling Tree Diseases
URL: www.treeremoval.comDescription: Common tree diseases for trees in the United States
- Calflora: A Botanical Resource For California On The Internet
Search plants found in California. Nonnatives are included here, too.
- Engineering Games
This site provides links to a variety of engineering games, culled from different sites.
- Environmental Defense Fund/Scorecard
Find out how your community rates on the pollution scorecard. All you need to know is your zip code and you will get a report of the major polluters that affect your area.
- Exploratorium: Engineering and Tinkering
View engineering and tinkering websites, projects, and videos on the Exploratorium website.
- Try Engineering Games
Games to get students interested in engineering.