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It’s Mini-Term Time!

December 2, 2020 | Sam Choi

For the next three weeks the 8th graders will be leading/participating in electives during mini-term.  Because of the particularities of this year, students will leading/participating via zoom.  Electives offered by the 8th grade this year include topics such as game shows, crocheting and video games.  Other electives offered by staff include creative writing, living healthy, animation and kwanzaa.

In social studies and science, students will be researching and presenting events and scientists of the 19th century.  The challenge here is to find events and scientists that did not occur or are from Europe.  My hope is that students will discover that history is as diverse as the present.

In language arts, students will be studying Grimm’s fairy tales and eventually choose one to modernize.  Students will be put into groups with 7th and 6th graders (via zoom) and collaborate on this project.

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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