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I Am Not Good With Titles (8th Grade Edition)

April 8, 2020 | Sam Choi

The eighth grade students have really impressed me with their resilience, diligence and consistency.  They have, for the most part, been keeping up with all their work and have been communicating with their teachers.  They are learning to be independent which will serve them well as they get ready for high school next year.

In Algebra, they are continuing to learn more about quadratics as well as preparing for their math exhibitions.  In Language Arts, they are finishing their study on the “Epic of Gilgamesh” and in History, they are completing their research on ancient cities; comparing and contrasting two from different regions.  They are filling out food logs for Health and exercising using videos in PE.  They are working in workbooks and Duolingo in Spanish and completing worksheets in Music.

If we continue to do distance learning after Easter Break, we will have a more scheduled day where students will have daily live sessions with teachers.  But for now, please enjoy your break and find times of peace and rest.

Sam Choi

Teacher, Grade 8; Science, History, and Ethics, Sixth to Eighth Grades

Mr. Choi has been teaching for over twenty years. Prior to Mustard Seed, Mr. Choi taught at a high school and a middle school for students with language based learning differences. He has also taught at an after school tutoring center and a standardized test prep center.

Over his career, Mr. Choi has taught high school Chemistry, Anatomy and Physiology, Computer Programming, Algebra I and II, Geometry, Pre-Calculus, and US and European History. He has also taught middle school PE, Health, Earth Science, Physical Science, Life Science, Pre-Algebra, Algebra, World History and Language Arts, as well as Ethics, Civics, Economics, Christian Studies and Geography.

Mr. Choi enjoys running, watching movies, and cheering for the Kansas City Royals and Chiefs; he has been an avid fan of these teams since 1980.
He is married to Abby Hall Choi and is the father of Noah (MSS Class of 2027) and Jacob (MSS class of 2030).

Mr. Choi was born in Pusan, South Korea, and emigrated to the United States in 1980 with his parents and older brother and sister. He first lived in Kansas City, Kansas and then moved to San Diego, California in 1986. In 2007, Mr. Choi moved to Jersey City, New Jersey. He quickly discovered that living in Southern California does not equip one to survive anywhere outside of Southern California.

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