Welcome to our classroom website!
Science Classes: Muscular System Vocabulary & Bone quiz this Friday, 12-14-2012!
Hello parents and students,
This website will prove to be an extremely helpful and necessary tool for your success. I will be updating the class calendar and uploading assignments and/or study material here on a daily basis. I encourage you as parents to check this website as part of your weekly schedule. Please use it to keep yourself up to date on what we are covering in the classroom and to ensure that your student is fully prepared for upcoming projects, quizzes, and tests. As you can see below, I've created my own unique "twitter" account that I will use to remind students of upcoming dates in class. I've built this website in a way that my twitter feed will show up on this home page as I post them but, any (and only) students and parents from my classes will be allowed to 'follow' me. My classroom twitter user name is, MissBolender, parents if you would like to follow our class feed then please send me a request with a short message explaining that you are a parent of (example, Jane) and I will allow you to follow and post questions on my feed. This enables me to stay in constant contact easily with both parents and students, using the social media sites we all love in a responsible way!
It is YOUR job to check this website on a daily basis. If you are absent, need help reviewing, or need access to class notes/presentations, everything you need will be available here! The purpose of this website is to extend our classroom in a way that it can be accessed at any time or place no matter what (in other words to make all of our lives a little easier). I am SO excited to have the opportunity to teach and get to know all of my students! Parents and students if you have any questions and/or concerns at any time this semester please do not hesitate to ask. If you would like to get to know me please see the 'Meet Miss Bolender' page to the left, my contact information is listed there as well. Thank you for visiting!
Don't forget, you can follow our class on twitter!
Social media is an AWESOME way to stay connected when it is used properly. I have set up a private class twitter account so that students and parents can follow me and get updates sent straight to their email and/or cell phone. It also provides you with the opportunity to reach me practically 24/7 with a pretty immediate response if you have questions. twitter has already come in handy! Tuesday I tweeted that our leadership class spent the day studying the inspirational, Mattie Stepanek. In a very surprising and exciting email I found out that Mattie's mother, Jeni Stepanek saw Miss Bolender's class tweet and 'retweeted' it to Mattie's foundation website, "The Mattie J.T. Stepanek Foundation" (www.mattieonline.com) and replied to the class! Visit their site to learn more about Mattie and the MDA!