I am excited to be starting the 4th Quarter with you! Our class may look a little different than what we are used to, but we will navigate our way through this change together. Here is some information you may find helpful.
When we have live instructional sessions or small group meetings, they will be on Thursdays from 12:00 to 1:30.
It is going to be very important that you check your PCPS Gmail account and our Google Classroom at least once a day as these will be the primary ways that I will communicate with you during the 4th quarter. Take a picture of the finished project or make a video and share it with me. This is how you will get a completion grade.
If you are not sure how to join or use Google Classroom or just need a quick refresher, please take a moment to watch this short video. How to Sign-in to Google Classroom and Access Materials
I will have office hours all quarter where I will be available to help you or answer any questions you may have.
Thursdays 12:00-1:30 if you can't make the time, just email me the picture or video to firstname.lastname@example.org. Anytime. It will be observed and graded.
Please don’t hesitate to email me if you have any questions! Don't panic if you don't get everything done every two weeks. I am available and can help you with the details. Have fun and be creative.
4th Quarter Grading Policy
Information about 4th quarter grading can be found HERE
Welcome to Technology Education at Poquoson Middle School
Facts About Me
*Happily married with 5 children (four boys and a girl).
*Taught Technology Education for 35 years. (ten years in Upstate New York)
*Love to go camping in the mountains.
*Love to collect antique technology and kitchen stuff.
*Love to create crafts and jewelry from odds and ends.
*Graduated from Virginia Tech in 1977 in Industrial Arts with a BSED.
*Graduated from Potsdam University, NY with a Masters Degree in Instructional Technology Media Management.
*I have worked in Poquoson Middle School for 25 years.
6th Grade: Introduction to Technology: We will explore alternative energy sources and learn about electricity and electronics. What is problem solving? Students will be learning basic wooodworking skills by making a small project. They will be making a lamp from a recycled glass quart size jar. They will learn how to wire the lamp so it really works!
7th Grade: Inventions and Innovations: How do designers make products on the computer and then test them ? We will learn how and make a CO2 powered race car from a block of wood. How do engineers design bridges? On the computer and then build a model to test, we will too. We will innovate using 3-Dimensional drawings.
8th Grade: Technology Systems: How does an airplane fly? What is the science behind the design? By designing a 3-D model, making it by hand, and testing it in the wind tunnel, we will find out. What are alternative energy sources for cars? We will research, and make a solar car model to race and find out the technology behind the science of solar cars.
Creative Writing: If you love to write, and create articles, stories, and poetry, this is the class for you.
Phone: 868-6031 Ext. 3736
Degrees and Certifications:
Mrs. Sally Lovell
Welcome to my class. All my stucents will need to bring a composition notebook, pocket folder, pen and pencil that will be kept in the shop locker.