Student Science Safety Contract - need to print, sign, and return - I sent printed copies home. Please return by Friday, September 21st.
Remind App - Parents & kiddos, please download and sign in to the Remind app so that we can communicate quickly with each other and I can easily send out reminders for quizzes, tests, assignments, handouts, etc.
Life Science - please enter the code @sappylife
Zoology - please enter the code @sappyzoo
Daily Calendar - You will find all PowerPoints, handouts, videos, and resources available on the Calendar - this should make it easier for students & parents to keep up to date with assignments if any days are missed.
Students can always come see me before/after school for additional guidance but I will always direct students to my website first.
Phone: 208.350.4130 x 1209
Degrees and Certifications:
B.S. Biological Science, Secondary Education Emphasis Boise State University, 2016
Ms. Christen Sapnas
I am excited to be teaching your child’s 7th grade Life Science & Zoology elective. I want your child (and you) to have an outstanding 2018 - 2019 year and I encourage you to contact me directly anytime. I know that this will be a time full of learning, not only for the students but for me as well!
This will be my third year teaching and fourth year with Heritage Middle School. I have taught Life Science, Wildlife Biology, and Honors-Physical Science. Last year I taught Life Science and Zoology - so I am excited to continue improving our Life Science curriculum and the exciting material for Zoology.
I graduated in May 2016 from Boise State University with a B.S. in Biology and an emphasis in Secondary Education through their innovative IDoTeach program for STEM educators. At the university level I was a teaching assistant and tutor for biology and chemistry courses at BSU. You may also know me as an Outdoor Educator at MK Nature Center where I worked for 2 1/2 years.
I've taught 4-year olds to 40-year olds...
but middle-schoolers are the best.
7th graders are magical, little weirdos!
My husband and I live in Nampa with our pets: William the gopher snake (Pituophis catenifer deserticola), two huge 100+ gallon freshwater tanks, and Zuzu our brand new Aussiedoodle puppy (Canis lupus familiaris). We geek out in our spare time with board games, trivia, and nerdy costuming.