Welcome to Mr. Boone's webpage for the 2021-2022 school year! This will be my 21st year teaching in Wilsonville. I'm now starting to get students whose parents had me. Some might say that makes me old. I say it means I'm experienced! During this time I've taught 6th, 7th, and 8th graders math and social studies at Wood and Meridian Creek. This year I'll be teaching 6th grade social studies. We'll learn about Neolithic Times, Mesopotamia, Egypt, India, the Maya, and Greece.
I've now spent over half of my life in Oregon. Before that I lived outside of Chicago (go Cubs!). I have two children, Nora and Elliott, who are going into the 6th and 8th grades. My life will be middle school in every way this year! This summer we spent time in Central Oregon at Black Butte Ranch and in northern Michigan (Frankfort) with my extended family. Inbetween those two trips we mostly just worked on the house. Throughout the year we like to watch movies, go on bike adventures, listen to music, play board games, and go on hikes.
My overall teaching goal is a simple one: I want your child to learn a lot and enjoy themselves as they do so. In particular, I will push students to improve as readers, writers, and thinkers. As challenging as last year was to teach online successfully, my teaching technology skills were greatly enhanced. I hope this year to combine technological ways of engaging students with all of the regular benefits of gold old fashioned not learning on a computer. I honestly (but this could be the summer talking) think this might make for my best curriculum ever.
I used to use this site and Google Classroom for various communication purposes. But from now on my plan is to only use Google Classroom. Which means this might be all that's really on this site. You can always check their work from their Google Classroom account, or you can request for me to add you to their Google Classroom. Also, if you have any questions ever, never hesitate to email.