The purpose of this 4-week supplemental course is to promote and expand academic excellence in Common Core Math practices through enhanced learning experiences with STEM/STEAM activities. This course is based on the blended learning model, in which it combines traditional face-to-face instruction with technology-based learning. Students will learn to use a variety of digital-based technological tools, interactive activities, visuals, and concrete manipulative to create and solve math word problems.

Welcome to the Hero’s Journey Online course.

 I am your instructor, Ms. Lynn Henry. I currently teach 8th grade English Language Arts here at Montgomery Middle.  I am very excited to use this online class integrated with our regular classroom to grow our educational experience and expand our learning.

Course Description:

This 4-week class is focused on completing a Novel Analysis of The Giver, by tracking the main character, Jonas, on his Hero Journey throughout the novel.  Students will be using the Hero’s Journey first described by Joseph Campbell. As we analyze the plot of the novel and track Jonas’s journey, students will decide whether or not the journey of the protagonist closely reflects the different stages of The Hero’s Journey. Students will have the opportunity to participate in whole class discussions to share their ideas and understandings. The culminating activity will be a project of your choice demonstrating your understanding of how Jonas’s story connects to the Hero’s Journey.

Welcome to the Animal Adaptations Course!


     I am excited to work with you on this course. A little background information about me, I have been an educator for ten years at the San Ysidro School District. I teach second-grade students at a Title 1 school. I am currently working on my Master’s Degree in Advanced Teaching Practices at National University.


    The activities each week will build on as you complete the Google Slides assignments which eventually will become your final assignment. The fun part about this course is that you will be working with a partner of your choice. This is a hybrid course that enables us to meet in-class and partly online. Please note that I am here to help you. Feel free to contact me via email or phone.


    I hope this course will help you learn how an animal adapts in order to survive in their environment. I look forward to working with you!


Phonics: Word Families

This online course covers four weeks of supplemental phonics instruction. Students work on word families at their specific level. Students will receive direct and guided instruction weekly in person with the instructor.  Students will then take the word family they learned and complete several online activities independently.  Students will pass with 80% accuracy an assessment administered 1:1 with the instructor before they can move on to the next word family group. Students will learn 4 new word families; one group completed each week.  This online course was created with the standards provided by iNACOL.