[I sent this email yesterday to all the parents on of my current students, well all the parents whose email I have.]
Hello Students and Families,
You are getting this email because you have a child who has me for either 6th grade Science, 8th grade Science or Eagle Time or a combination of those. If you wish to be removed from this email list please let me know.
For those of you who donâ€™t me Iâ€™m Al Gonzalez and Iâ€™ve been teaching 6-8 Science here at CMS for a while now. As we approach the midterm and parent-teacher-student conferences on Oct 28 and 29 I thought Iâ€™d send out an email. If you know of someone who didnâ€™t get this and should please let them know. I your emails from Skyward and for some this is the first time Iâ€™m trying your email out. I hope this gets to everyone.
I have a little over 130 students this year and I see them everyday so if you see me introduce yourself and tell me who your child is so I know who Iâ€™m talking to :o)
If you want to know how your child is doing in Science dropping me an email works well for me. You can also call the middle school office at 732-4219 to leave me a message. You can also send a note with your child or you can text me or leave me a voicemail at 360-453-7021.
Another way to find out whatâ€™s going in Science class is to use my website: http://educatoral.com/
This the class website students use every time they are on a computer so it might be helpful if your child needs to miss Science: http://www.educatoral.com/moodle/
And the Homework/Daily Work section of my website details what we do everyday with links to documents and websites weâ€™re using in class: http://www.educatoral.com/hw.html
Visit our class blog so you can bookmark your childâ€™s webpage and leave him or her comments and he or she blogs about Science: http://mrgonzalez.org/
And hereâ€™s a link to my blog if youâ€™re interested in education or Science or techy type stuff (I also put class stuff and important dates there too as well as the HW page): http://www.educatoral.com/wordpress/
Soon Iâ€™ll be sending home a progress report as well as place an electronic copy of it online so Iâ€™ll send you that link later when itâ€™s ready.
Thereâ€™s a lot to keep track of here. If you would prefer to have notifications of updates to whatâ€™s going on in Science consider using RSS. Itâ€™s a way to keep track of updates to websites as they happen instead of visiting the websites regularly to see if anythingâ€™s changed. Hereâ€™s a video I put together last year explaining how to get started with RSS: http://educatoral.com/GsCast/Podcast/Entries/2009/8/31_Adding_RSS_Feeds.html
Let me know if you have any questions and thanks for taking the time to read this (especially if you got this far!).