Room 115: The Problem Solving, Thinking Place

Welcome to 7th grade Science.  It was a very busy summer for me.  I hope yours was great as well.  I look forward to getting to know you better during this school year.

You may be a little nervous about going to a new school.  Some of you may be new to Conroe, and some of you have been here a long time.  There are many students from different schools in Conroe ISD.   It is a lot to think about.  To tell you the truth, I am also nervous.  I am every year when school starts.  I think it is OK to be a little nervous, because it keeps our senses alert and improves our adaptability.

Science…some people like it, and some people do not.  It can be scary because we use some humongous words like deoxyribonucleic acid.  We also talk about things that you may think are boring.  But we also do some cool things like dissecting a frog.  Have you ever dissected a frog?  Yes, a FROG.  We will do that and it’s pretty cool. 

We also spend time learning about the environment.  Did I mention skeletons, muscles, blood, bones and cells?  We learn about those things as well.  Oh, that big word, deoxyribonucleic acid, it is YOUR DNA.  Did you see Jurassic World and the dino DNA?  We learn life science.  It is all around us and it is very interesting.

Do you play an instrument, sports or video games?  If you do, you know that to succeed, you build certain abilities along the way to help you.  You learn to build skills and how to use them.  To get better, we have to build more skills and improve our skill usage.

Sometimes building skills is easy and sometimes it is not.  What motivates us is different for each of us.  Motivation comes in many different ways.  We can accept the challenge; or, we try to prove someone wrong; or, we are tired of living the way we live and want better.  In any case, we have to do our best to build disciplined abilities and stick with our efforts to the end.  I call that stickiness.

We are all in this together and by helping others get better we get better too!

I promise to work with you, and help you do your best.  I need your promise to do the same.  To work hard; get some stickiness; keep doing; mind your manners and be respectful to all even if you are having a bad hair day.  You can do more than you think; more than you want to; and are capable of wonderful things.

Welcome to “Room 115; The problem solving thinking place.”  It’s going to be a great year.