Name: Laurie Fleckenstein
    Subject: Chemistry & Physical Science
    Email: laura.fleckenstein@tumwater.k12.wa.us
    Office Hours: Monday - Friday 7:40 am - 8:20 am 
    2020-21 Schedule:
    Monday / Thursday
    1st  Chemistry         8:20-10:00   
    2nd Chemistry         10:10-11:50 
    3rd planning            12:30-2:10
    All classes - log into google classroom and follow instructions
    Tuesday / Friday
    4th Physical Science  8:20-10:00  
    5th Chemistry          10:10-11:50 
    6th Chemistry          12:30-2:10   
    Class Materials: Checkout either a chemistry or physical science book from the THS library. For chemistry, you can also pick up notes packets when you checkout your textbook. For both classes, materials will be distributed and submitted through google classroom. Please sign up for the google classroom for your class. 
    How can I stay connected & be successful in class? The best way to stay connected is by joining me on zoom during regularly scheduled class times. On Wednesdays, remember to log into google classroom and follow instructions there. If you have questions outside of class time, I will be available during daily office hours on zoom or by email. I am also happy to set up a zoom session to talk with you individually.  If you need help, just ask!
    My Background: 

    This is my 8th year of teaching chemistry at Tumwater High School. I graduated from The College of William and Mary in Virginia with a bachelor of science degree in chemistry. I earned my master's degree in business administration from Central Michigan University and my teaching certificate from South Dakota State University. Prior to becoming a teacher, I spent 12 years in the Army as a logistics and air defense artillery officer.

    After living all over the world courtesy of the US military, I am extremely happy to be living and raising my family in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My son is a sophomore at Boston University and my daughter is a senior at Olympia High School.  I have seen firsthand the impacts of this pandemic on academics, athletics, and social interactions for teenagers. I have also seen the resiliency of these young people and how willing they are to make the best of the situation. 

    I am excited to teach chemistry and physical science, no matter the situation.  We will be resilient and make the best of it!

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