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Mrs. Julie Thumma

Welcome to Seventh Grade Science! I am looking forward to starting the school and to meeting you. As you prepare for our first day together, please have a composition notebook, pocket folder, earbuds, and pens / pencils for science class. Students usually use a total of two composition books during the year. Students will be permitted to carry a backpack with school materials from class to class.  Students are encouraged to bring a water bottle since the water fountains will be turned off.  Students may refill water bottles in the cafeteria during lunch. Lockers will be assigned and used for coats and lunches only.  I expect that you will bring your Chromebook charged every day. Planners will not be given to students this year.  Students may use Google Calendar buy a planner that suits their needs. 

Next week, I will post the class syllabus for this year. Please take time to read this document and contact me if you have questions.  I will also send students an email asking them to join my Google Classroom. This is where digital assignments and tasks will be shared with students this year.  

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I earned a BS in Earth-Space Science / General Science / Environmental Education from Shippensburg University in 1995 and Master's in Educational Development and Strategies from Wilkes Univeristy in 2000.  I have taught at Big Spring Middle School since 1997.