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Mr. Putt



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Mr. Putt

Mr. Putt Enrichment Activities 

Please refer to the directions below for enrichment activities while students are home. These are optional activities provided for review and additional practice of grade-level skills and material during the time off. If you have any questions or your child needs assistance, please contact jputt@bigspring.k12.pa.us 

American History I Directions and Activities June 1st- 4th 

Please view weekly assignments and instructions Posted on Google Classroom. Wednesday June 3rd from 10am-11am students will be able to attend a Google Meet for virtual office hours. A link for the Google Meet will be emailed to students several minutes before the meeting. Please email jputt@bigspringsd.org if there are any questions outside of office hours. 

Online Enrichment Activities Learning Target: Reconstruction and Yearly Summary. 

  1. Offline Activity: Battle over Reconstruction Reading and Comprehension Check. 
  2. Offline Activity: The 13th Amendment Reading and Comprehension Check 
  3. End of Year Quizlet Review 
  4. Newspaper Assignment on Choice Topic from 1492 to 1865 

Families who would like hard copies of enrichment activities provided to them can request this by any of the following: 


  1. Big Spring School District website at www.bigspringsd.org in the “news” section 


  1. Calling the district office at 717-776-2465 


  1. Emailing the request to EverAlwaysStrong@bigspring.k12.pa.us. 

I am a non-traditional teacher in the sense that I started teaching in my mid-forties.  After graduating from Cumberlan Valley in 1974 I went on to various careers such as: prescision metal worker, general contractor, truck driving and real estate.  I ws in my early forties when I decided to go back to school and earn my bachelor's degree.  In 2004 I graduated from Shippensburg University with a BS in history and a teaching certification, (later earning my master of Education degree from Wilkes University).  I was hired by Big Spring that very spring and have been here ever since, now starting on my 16th year of teaching.  

I live in Perry county with my wife of 45 years, Melinda, who works as a teacher's assistant at West Perry.  My daughter Mandy is a counselor at West Perry and my daughter-in- law is a councelor at Susquenita.  My son was a former employee at Big Spring but has taken a job with a local medical company.  I love my family, I love to hunt and travel and I love to talk as my friends can attest to