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Welcome to Ms. Jackson's home page! I am thrilled to be a member of the OIS Science team and I look forward to encouraging each of your students to grow as scientists this year.
I am a graduate of Rice University and have taught in Houston ISD, Onalaska ISD, and Conroe ISD.  I also founded a K-12 private independent day school in Livingston, TX that promoted project-based learning (PBL), collaboration, and critical-thinking skills for students. I have taught many different subjects during my career and have served as a GT Specialist for grades K-8, been a K-12 curriculum developer, a swim coach, and a cheerleader sponsor. I have also had the honor to receive a certification from the prestigious Columbia University Teacher's College Summer Writing Institute.
In my spare time I enjoy my dog and cats, reading, running, and even flying trapeze! (Yes, I really do flying trapeze! Click this link.)

Recent Posts

Hope everyone has a fabulous long weekend! 
Upcoming next week 2/19 - 2/22 in Science:
TUES: Quiz - Sun, Earth, Moon
WED: Motivation Science practice pages due (186-188)
THUR: Unit 9, Part II Test - Sun, Earth, Moon 

Dinosaur Pee? The Water Cycle Truth!

To prepare for our Unit 9 Pt 1 Test: The Water Cycle, we are working in class on mini-projects that tell the story of a water molecule. We watched this Crash Course Kids video to refine our story ideas. As well, we have Motivation Science questions that will be checked in class on Monday. Enjoy the video!
Fossil Fuel Quiz has been moved from MON to TUES 1/15. Students have resources in Google classroom that they can review over the weekend!
WELCOME BACK, STUDENTS! Hope all of our OIS families had a wonderful winter break..
It was great to see everyone back this week as we dove into our new mini-unit covering the formation of fossil fuels. We will continue to explore this topic and will have a quiz next Tuesday 1/15 and the Unit Test on Thursday 1/17
Changes to the Earth's Surface & Sedimentary Rock Formation:
TUES 12/11:  ABC Book Entries for letters "H", "U", & "C"
THUR 12/13: Unit Test
DON'T FORGET!! Tomorrow is the last day for our OIS food drive! Whose homeroom will win for bringing the most donations?? 
THURSDAY 10/25: Unit 4 Test: Sound & Electrical Energy
Students should review entries in their INB and Orange folder. There is also a Test Review and key in Google Classroom.
FRIDAY 10/26: ABC book entries due for these letters: