Mrs. Christine L. Day
Phone: (480) 472-2624
Hello Firebirds and Welcome to 7th Grade Science at Franklin Junior High!
Welcome to Franklin Junior High and welcome to an amazing year of learning! I began my teaching career with Mesa Public Schools in 2002, teaching 5th and 6th grade elementary. Shortly after I began teaching, I realized that I truly had a love for Science and the students I taught did as well. This realization prompted me to go back to school so that I could teach my favorite subject, Science, on a full-time basis. I moved up to junior high more than ten years ago and I really enjoy working with seventh grade students to help spark their interest in Science. I currently hold a bachelor's degree in Communication from Arizona State University, a post-baccalaureate degree in K-8 education, certified in general science, and am a Certified Environmental Science Teacher.
Science has been important to me as long as I can remember and I enjoy making it come alive for my students. I am constantly attending classes and seeking out conferences to attend that allow me to learn more to bring back to my students. I am also one of the club sponsors for the Franklin Junior High Science & Engineering Club, where I have helped take teams to the FIRST Lego State Robotics Competition held at Arizona State University.
I love to inspire my students and one way I am able to achieve that goal has been to bring some of my educational experiences into my classroom for my students. Some of my experiences have included being selected by Boeing to attend NASA Space Camp, attend the DIG Field School and experience an actual dinosaur fossil expedition in Montana, and join a group of NASA scientists to study the geology of Northern Arizona. Science is in everything and I strive to help students understand the importance of science in their everyday lives as well as introducing them to exciting science-related careers for their future.
Seventh grade science is an exciting time for your student--it is usually the first time that students get the opportunity to experience science in a lab setting. With that experience also comes a certain amount of responsibility as far as coming prepared each day and behavior expectations for working in a lab setting. Please feel free to contact me should you have any questions or concerns. I know the beginning of this school year looks a little different, please know that Science will still be exciting and I look forward to working with your student this year!