Sonoma Valley Unified School District

 
                 Where education can lead!                   
Sand Tufa at Mono Lake.  Each year we take 35 students to Mono Lake for a week of camping, environmental education and adventure.  This year's trip will take place May 16-20, and will be open to sixth and eighth graders who complete a community service project selected from the three offered this spring.





Welcome to Our Class of 2014/2015!
Modified - 04/09/2011 10:28pm About the Teacher
I have been teaching at Altimira since 1989/1990, when the district first moved sixth grade to the middle school. Generally, I try to teach math and science cores, because the subjects support each other so well; math provides tools for science and science provides a context for math. Two things I particularly enjoy about sharing math and science with students are their applicability to everyday life and the logical, rational, problem-solving approach they offer to challenges we face daily. Outside of school, I enjoy outdoor activities including mountain biking, kayaking, skiing and hiking/mountaineering. I have traveled with my family to Italy, Panama, Cuba, and, most recently to the island of Hawaii. Last year was the first year in 16 that I have not coached girls recreational soccer. » read more...
Modified - 01/23/2010 12:56pm Homework notes
You should expect to have at least one half hour of homework in each class every school day. Math will definitely have a new homework assignment each day and usually a test or quiz each Friday. Science usually has two days per assignment, or project homework time as needed. Use your planners to keep things organized! » read more...
Modified - 07/31/2009 09:29am Video Links
This a place where you can find subject specific videos which support our lessons. » read more...
Modified - 01/23/2010 11:22am Survey
Modified - 01/26/2015 12:04pm Global Climate Change, Performance Task
Resources (links) » read more...
Modified - 01/26/2015 12:09pm Extra Credit
Extra credit can be earned up to 10% of your final grade in each trimester. Ongoing tasks include: 1. Current events in science; summarize and analyze the importance of science news: 2. Define key terms from the textbook: 3. Watch, summarize, and analyze the importance of science shows. 4. Check for new possibilities related to lessons during the school year. 5. Calculate your carbon footprint! » read more...
Modified - 01/26/2015 01:53pm Genetics