MR. PEDERSON's ENGLISH CLASSES
ONLINE LEARNING INFORMATION
Hello Parents and Students,
As you know the recent outbreak of COVID-19 has caused some distress in our world, and this is having an effect on our day-to-day lives. In order to keep your students safe and healthy, the school has decided to have students learn from home. Though this isn't the easiest or preferred way to educate, we adapt and life goes on. As you're looking around my website, you'll notice a few changes in the way things are structured. When you click on the grade level of your student, you'll find that the pages look different. Instead of a running list of assignments, there are links organized by trimesters/months. Make sure you're checking this home page each day, because it will be updated frequently, with news, announcements, and videos.
As for the online learning programs rolling out, make sure you're checking the assignments on this website. For 6th graders, your assignments will consist only of what's given to you for pick-up and what's listed on this site. For 7th and 8th grade, in addition to checking this website daily, your assignments will appear on Google Classroom. So make sure you check it daily.
7th Grade Google Classroom Code: f7jjyu4
8th Grade Google Classroom Code: yeyq2u7
For Film and Editing, unfortunately, because this class is mostly made up of group work, we will be putting things on hold until you are back on campus.
Welcome, students and parents, to a new year and great adventure! My name is Mr. Pederson (or Mr. P if you prefer). There is an "About Me" section at further down. Feel free to give it a read for more information on who I am, and all of the things I love. Not only is there information about me on this website, there's also plenty of other great things. In the section below, you will find all of the assignments and for the coming weeks. I will only be posting two weeks at a time, because the pace of the day could change, but everything you need will be there. Just click on the grade you would like to see, and it'll take you to a new page. If you have any questions or concerns, send me an email and I will get back to you promptly. I look forward to all of the exciting things planned for this year.
In case you were curious, here's a little bit of information about me. My name is Josh Pederson. This is my first year teaching at Grace Lutheran. Before this, I taught English, Government, Economics and Graphic Design at high school in Tustin. I was born and raised in California, where my family and my three dogs live. I am a huge fan of books, video games, and movies. I'm honestly just a huge fan of anything that tells a story. I do a little writing on the side for an online publication called Pop Culture Cosmos, where I write and review certain things pertaining to pop culture (mainly video games). There's a lot more to me that I'm sure I will speak to over the course of the year, but for now, if you have any questions, feel free to send me an email, and I will answer them the best that I can.
"If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a lot.
- Stephen King