• Welcome to Heidi Dowell - 8th grade science/social studies's Online Classroom!
    Grade:   8th Grade Science and Social Studies
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    Email: heidi.dowell@psd150.org
    From the Teacher:  
    In this climate, I think it is important for us all to just think about doing our best. I always like this image. I'm a person who really feels like I need to be in control of my personal life and I feel very out of balance when it isn't. This is a huge reminder to me sometimes about what I can and can't control and I hope that it helps all of us during this time of uncertainty. I want to continually remind you that we are here for you and that Ms. Gordon's services are also available during this time if they are needed.
    What I can control




    You can find Learning Anytime, Anywhere in the links to the side.  For the COVID-19 closing, I sent home ISA Science reviews for the students and it is included in the link. I also included a choice board to do if people want to do.  I am also including webites students can do there. I have added several activities.   If we continue to be out, I will include more pages.  I attached my . Please feel free to message us at anytime. 


    Choice Board

     Website of the Day! 4/1/20

    History of the Hoodie



    Can you pass the snack quiz?  If you are like me, I've been snacking WAY too much!! Check this Scholastic article out for some scientific facts!


    About the Teacher: 
       This is my 7th year in District 150 and at Von Steuben.   I live in East Peoria with my husband, Tim. We have been married for 21 years and have 2 teenage daughters (21 & 19) and 1 son (16).  We love to watch our son play sports, watch football (Go Bears!), and spend time with our friends and family.  I am a life-long learner.   I have a Master’s Degree in Elementary Education, but I was 38 years old before I become a teacher. I believe it is never too late to find your path! 
    My teaching philosophy:  
    "Fair isn't every one getting the same thing. Fair is everyone getting what they need to be successful."  I work to see every child as an individual and do my best to meet each of their needs.  If you ever feel as your student needs something extra or I can help them be more successful, please do not hesitate to contact me.