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    Enjoying time out on the river bed.
    Mrs. Cunningham's 7th Grade Life Science 
     
    Welcome! I look forward to working with you for the 2019-2020 school year.  This is my fourth year teaching at PJMS and my 7th year of teaching! I am excited for the opportunity to be teaching Life Science this year and help students to learn about the living world around them through scientific investigation and discovery; while enhancing their experiences using technology as a collaborative tool.
     
    I graduated from the University of Alaska Fairbanks with a Bachelors in Biology in 2007. During this time I interned at the Anchorage Zoo and then at the Honolulu Zoo. After graduation, I traveled to Portland Oregon where I worked at the Oregon Zoo in Educational Outreach before I completed my Masters of Education at Portland State University in 2011. 
     
    From an early age, I remember visiting zoos and aquariums and questioning the ways in which animals behaved. I was facintated with chimpanzees and orangutans. How was it that organisms could be similiar yet so different? The mechanisms of life had peaked my interest. However, it wasn’t until my first biology class in high school that I discovered my unwavering passion for the life sciences. These early experiences inspired me to continue asking questions about how life works and to seek out the answers through my studies and my work. It is my pleasure to take my passion and be able to share it with my classroom.
     
    I have a great love for the outdoors and sports. Some of my personal hobbies include: fishing, biking, camping, running, playing volleyball and basketball. I am also an active coach at PJMS. GO MOOSE!
     

    My Class Syllabus

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    My Class Schedule
    7:45-8:10 Period 1: Advisory
    8:15-9:05 Period 2: Prep
    9:10-10:00 Period 3: 7th Grade Life Science
     10:05-10:55 Period 4: 7th Grade Life Science
    10:55-11:30: Lunch
    11:35-12:25 Period 5: 7th Grade Life Science
    12:30-1:20 Period 6: 7th Grade Life Science
    1:25-2:15 Period 7: 7th Grade Life Science