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TO SEVENTH GRADE

Welcome

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Hello my name is Spencer Gottmer. I am a graduate from California Lutheran University. I received my bachelors degree in Exercise Science with an emphasis in Human Performance. I then continued on to get my teaching credential. 

 

I am married to my amazing wife Jessica and we have a 2 year old son named Noah and a golden retriever named Lucy.

 

I am so excited to be the main teacher for 7th grade and a part of the Academy Team! At our 7th Grade Service Academy, we go beyond conventional academic learning. Our primary goal is to nurture a spirit of altruism and create leaders who actively seek opportunities to make a positive impact in the world around them. Through a well-crafted curriculum, we emphasize both academic excellence and civic engagement, ensuring your child develops into a well-rounded individual.

 

One of the core features that sets our academy apart is our extensive field trip program. Throughout the school year, our 7th graders embark on multiple field trips to explore various ways they can serve their communities. These field trips are carefully designed to expose students to diverse social challenges and inspire them to contribute meaningfully to causes they care about. During these immersive outings, our students engage in hands-on experiences and interact with local organizations, nonprofits, and community leaders. This is a year you do not want to miss!


I am also our school’s Athletic Director and PE Coach so please feel free to reach out if you have any questions. 

 

Contact me anytime at sgottmer@alschoool.org

RESOURCES

Here are some resources and links we use frequently in my class

 

Student Login Pages:
Science: Amplify Login
Social Studies: Studies Weekly Login
IXL: IXL Login
Google Classroom: Google Classroom Login
Gradelink: Gradelink Login

HOMEWORK

Expect to see homework almost every day. It will usually be math homework, but you will occasionally see homework from Science, Social Studies, or English. All Assignments given to the students by me will be posted on Google Classroom. 

 

Throughout the year, I may have larger fun projects to complete. Your student will be given plenty of time and notice about these projects, so they won't be a surprise.

CURRICULUM

All of our curriculum is aligned with state standards for the subject. For math we use GoMath which is common core and California state standard aligned. We use Amplify for science which is aligned with the Next Generation Science Standards. We use Fountas & Pinnell, Zanner Bloser and Writers Workshop for English which helps our students excel in writing, reading, and grammar. For Social Studies we use Studies Weekly, which takes us through ancient civilizations. This includes ancient Greece, Rome, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, and Asia. Students also receive Religion,Spanish, Art, Makerspace, Outdoor Classroom, and Physical Education classes.

 

We supplement all of our curriculum with online tools like IXL, Kahoot, Bamboozled, Edutyping, simulators and so much more!

Supply List

Homeroom

  • 2 – boxes of tissues

  • 1 – roll of paper towels


Supplies Needed Across Classes

  • One large binder with 8 divider pockets or folders, filler paper/college ruled, and room for the assignment book each student will receive on the first day of school. (NOTE: This is a change from last year when separate binders were needed for each
    class.)

  • 2 red and 2 green correcting pens

  • Blue or black pen

  • Pencils (#2 or mechanical)

  • 12-pack of colored pencils

  • White Glue Sticks

  • Highlighter

  • Earbuds to be kept in binder for classroom use


History

  • 1 Spiral Notebook

  • Folder or Binder


English

  • 1 Composition (writing notebook) notebook (200pg)

  • 3 3-Prong folder pockets optional

  • Post it notes


Science

  • No Additional Materials Needed


Math

  • 1 Composition Notebook

  • 1 Graph Paper Spiral Notebook


Spanish

  • 1 Composition notebook (100 pgs., narrow ruled)

  • 1 Pocket folder


P.E.

  • P.E. uniform from Dennis Uniform Co. - shorts gym wear & t-shirt gym wear - athletic shoes

  • Girls need to bring one package of hair bands


Religion

  • 2 Folders with pockets and prongs


Miscellaneous supplies
Students may also want the following supplies:

  • Markers

  • Locker shelf- wire pre-assembled


** ALL STUDENTS IN GRADES 3-7 MUST USE THE ASCENSION LUTHERAN ASSIGNMENT BOOK. EACH STUDENT WILL BE GIVEN AN ASSIGNMENT BOOK ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL

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