Welcome parents and friends of St. Joseph,
My name is Mr. Slusser and I am the math and science teacher for grades 6, 7, and 8. I am looking forward to a fun and exciting year in both math and science. My goal is to integrate these classes as much as possible so that students can see the value of math in the scientific world and they can see the need to learn the math to progress in the field of science.
For science, we have started into our module on magnetics and electricity. We visited the Burlington wood chip electrical plant, where wood chips are burned in order to generate electricity. The building is nine stories high and the top story was at a temperature of 106 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks to Mike Maher for arranging this trip.
In math the students in grade 6/7 have begun working with multiplying and dividing fractions. Grade 8 students have been learning about rational numbers and using greatest common fraction and least common multiple calculations to work with rational numbers. Soon, we will be working with square roots.
If you have any questions, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.