Michelle Clark

Michelle ClarkHello, my name is  Michelle Clark.  I started teaching at WSD in 2001 and have taught classes from elementary to high school level.  Every year brings new faces and new learning.  My favorite subjects to teach are science and technology.  I grew up in Juneau, Alaska and now  live in the country with my husband, a couple dogs, and some farm animals including a bunch of chickens.  I’m an avid reader and enjoy a variety of hobbies including building RC cars, drawing, and caring for our farm.

Classroom: 308/Science Lab
Email: michelle.clark@cdhl.wa.gov
VP: 360-553-4616

Classes:

Welcome to middle school science.  This class utilizes kit-based topics to implement inquiry-based science curriculum. Topics are from 2 main curriculums: FOSS (Full Option Science System), and STC (Science and Technology Concepts) from the Smithsonian Institute. Students cover a topic from each of 3 science strands, earth, life and physical science during the school year. Topics may include but are not restricted to: Planetary Science, Earth History, Catastrophic Events, Human Body Systems, Populations & Ecosystems, Energy, Machines & Motion and Properties of Matter.

Middle School Science Syllabus Link

Required class supplies:

3-ring binder
2 spiral notebooks
Pencils
Colored pencils
Glue
Highlighter
Hand-held sharpener (for colored pencils)

Welcome to biology class.  This class provides information regarding the fundamental concepts of life and life processes.  Topics may include but are not restricted to: cell structure and function, general plant and animal physiology, taxonomy and ecosystems.  Please click the link for the course syllabus with classroom expectations.

High School Biology Syllabus Link

Required class supplies:

3-ring binder
2 Spiral notebooks
pencils/erasable pens
colored pencils
hand-held sharpener
highlighter
glue sticks or bottle glue

Welcome to Environmental science class.  This class involves scientific study of the natural world and how it is influenced by people. Environmental science course material is interdisciplinary and has a lot of real-world application. Major topics include: renewable energy, wind energy, solar energy, human population, biodiversity and global change.

Environment Science Syllabus Link

Required class supplies:

3-ring binder
2 Spiral notebooks
pencils/erasable pens
colored pencils
hand-held sharpener
highlighter
glue sticks or bottle glue

Welcome to elementary technology class.  Students will rotate through technology, PE, and Art every 3 weeks.  During their technology week students will focus on a variety of technology related skills including but not limited to: internet safety, keyboarding, basic computer skills, and using different apps, programs and tools.  Class meets in Divine building room 311 from 2:02 – 3:00 pm.  Students will use both ipads and desktop computers during this class as they learn and apply grade level skills.

Michelle’s Elementary Website

Required class supplies:

“Can do” attitude

Students will bring backpacks to class and leave to the buses from technology class.