Team Website: https://sites.google.com/parklandsd.net/phoenixteam/home
Our Core Team:
Math: Mrs. Gina Orr
ELA: Ms. Jess Reitnauer
Social Studies: Mr. Mike Heimbach
Science: Mrs. Jenn Karetsky (Team Leader)
Teachers who Overlap with other Teams:
Social Studies: Mrs. Gackenbach, Ms. Sensinger
Science: Mrs. Wimmer
ELA: Mrs. Knowlton
Math: Ms. Myers, Mr. Pizzuto
Materials for 7th grade
As a team, we highly recommend the use of individual folders or two smaller binders (morning/ afternoon) rather than 1 large binder for staying organized. By 7th grade, students will have 13 different classes (including specials). That is a lot of papers in one binder and most kids have a hard time keeping all of that material organized!
Recommended Materials for All Classes:
- Silent Reading Book (you can borrow from the library!)
- Agenda Book (Mandatory- provided by the school)
- Pencil case to hold materials
- Lots of pencils- the wooden kind! Mechanical pencils are ok, but lead often becomes an issue
- Pack of lined notebook paper
- Calculator (highly recommended but not mandatory): Label it with your name! Calculator TI-30XIIS Amazon Purchase
- Earphones (clearly labeled)
- Box of colored pencils, markers or crayons
- Other craft supplies (kid scissors)
Recommended for Specific Classes:
- Science - Mrs. Karetsky - binder with lined notebook paper and/or a folder for worksheets and a separate composition (spiral) notebook. In addition, G/HP students will need an additional composition "log book" for their science fair project.
- Science - Mrs. Adamson - Students will need a folder of his or her choice in which to keep any handouts.
- Social Studies - Mr. Heimbach - SMALL (1" or less) 3 ring binder WITH pockets OR a pocket folder with prongs
- Social Studies - Mrs. Gackenbach - Students need a DEDICATED social studies binder (1") and 5-dividers. Mrs. Gackenbach will do binder checks and collect them; I am certain you wouldn't want them handing it in and not having the materials for their other classes!
- Language Arts - Ms. Reitnauer - 3 prong folder with two pockets (We highly suggest the heavy-duty plastic variety so it has a better change of surviving all year.) A small 1/2" binder could be used instead if preferred.
- Math - Ms. Orr - Separate binder/ notebook with lined paper
- Have another folder for each period of the day that is not a core area but is a special subject. We have 7 periods a day with 4 core subjects (Math, ELA, Science, and Social Studies)
(Designating a folder by period is easier to remember than having one for each special area.)