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Mrs. JESSICA SHAWVER
I am Jessica Shawver and I am excited to be teaching Astronomy, Physics and Virtual Biology at Alvin High School this year! I am passionate about education and working towards creating life long learners in my classroom. I am the proudest member of the Fighting Texas Aggie class of 2010, where I majored in Wildlife sciences. I also graduated from Lamar University in 2017 with a masters of Education in School Counseling. I will be starting my 8th year teaching this year. I encourage questions and exploration and yes, in science you don't always get it right the first time, that is how new discoveries are made and quite often also grounds sometimes for some of the best learning. Science is about the process and doing, science cannot just be learned with a textbook and pencil.
I live on a small farm (goats, cows, and chickens for now, though we will see what else I can convince my husband we NEED). I have 3 kids, the oldest is a 3rd grader in Alvin ISD (she is starting jr FFA this year with her first heifer) and I also have a 4 year old and a 2 year old, so this district and education is very important to me as it is the world my children will be in as well. I did not grow up here but I married an AHS graduate and the kids already want to come here because daddy did. Outdoor activities are my favorite, especially now that I have children that stare at it in absolute wonder as they explore. In science you need to " Take chances, make mistakes, and get messy" -- Ms. Frizzle the magic school bus. And though I do not have a bus that flies and shrinks (if anyone finds one please let me know as I am in the market for one). I do aim to have movement, mistakes, and doing in my room. This year will look a little differnt as I try to find the best way to give all my students the energy, and learning experience they deserve in a safe way which may involve less moving and sharing than students in my class are used to, but I promise they will be no less loved or supported than my students of past years and I am here for them. Please reach out with questions or concerns. It takes a villiage and I fully aim to work as a team to help my students be their best selves reguardless of the circumstances.
my classroom phone number is 346-347-4294
my e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
google classroom codes and tutorial times will be provided as classess are officially set.
as always have a wonderful day, think smart, and go learn something.
1st period Virtual and Face to Face Astronomy
2nd Face to face Physics
3rd Virtual Biology
4th Virtual Biology
6th Virtual Biology
7th Virtual Biology
Tutorials After School Monday - Wed until 3:40