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Mrs. Bishop

Message from Mrs. Bishop

1.08.2021

   

Dear Students and Parents,

I just wanted to take this opportunity to introduce myself. I am actually a St. Matthew’s alum. I am the 4th generation to attend St. Matthew’s Parish. I went to school here from 4th to 6th grades (7th and 8th were not available in my time), and graduated Flathead class of 03’. I attended FVCC for several years, gaining my AA and my BA prerequisites while working full time at Flathead Industries as an assistant manager for one of the group homes. I gained my Teaching and Communication Arts BA through the University of Great Falls. I substitute taught in the Valley for about a year, mostly at Lakeside Elementary covering the second half of the school year for a teacher on maternity leave. After that, my husband and I moved to North Carolina to be near his father and brother. I taught there for two years, but when I was offered a position in China, the opportunity to teach ESL overseas was too big of a pull. My husband and I spent the last two years in China, and although I did enjoy the eye opening and new cultural experience, we had decided that China was not for us. Then Covid hit, and we, very quickly, had to make our way

home. 

 

Being home has been such a blessing, and, as I told Neil in my interview, no matter how long I am gone or how far I go, St. Matthews will always be my home and my family, so to be able to teach here, is even more special for me. I am very excited to work with your students. The first half of the year I spent in recluse in the library teaching the Distance Learning program students with Mrs. Stell, and now that all students have returned to school, I was available to teach a class of my own. 

 

Although this is not the original plan we had when we left for Christmas break, it is even better. I personally thrive on new experiences, and after having gotten to meet your students this week, I am going to love teaching them. You all have raised wonderful children! Seriously, you all have GREAT KIDS! 

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me! I know with Covid, and parents not supposed to be in the building, I can’t have my usual “open door” policy for you to just pop in after school so we can chat, but I keep my email open up on my phone all the time, so that is the best method to get a hold of me. 

 

Respectfully,

 

Aspen Bishop

Middle School Science Teacher

bishop@st.mattsaints.org

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Labs

Labs are done weekly.

First, during the class period before Friday lab, we will go through the first 3 steps of the scientific method; Questioning, Researching, & Creating our Hypothesis.

Then on Friday, we go into the lab for steps 4 & 5 of the scientific method; Experimentation & Collecting Data.

Finally, we go back into the classroom to complete the scientific method by Analyzing the Data gained from the lab (step 6), and coming up with our final Scientific Conclusion (step 7). 

Absences

Students- If you are absent, it is YOUR responsibility to check google classroom to see what was missed that day in science.

Click the icon or class name above to be directed to your Google classroom.

All power-points, videos, and study material is posted there for all students, for the purposes of review.

Assignments posted in Google classroom are due for EVERYONE, on the due date posted, regardless of absence.

If a quiz or test is missed in your absence, it is YOUR responsibility to come see me on your first day back, and arrange a time (recess or after school) to makeup the quiz or test.

Failure to make arrangements, or turn in online assignments will result in a lower or 0 grade. 

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