English 8th Pre-A.P. and English 8
210-397-4962 x. 73227
Welcome to my little information corner on the web. I am your eighth grade English teacher. After teaching sixth grade for the last ten years, I made a change in 2013-14 school year and am now teaching eighth grade English. As you will see in the following paragraphs, my life has been full of changes, and I believe change brings the best out in people by providing a challenge. I look forward to exploring the eighth grade curriculum with my students.
I was born in Kabul, Afghanistan and arrived in the United States in 1988. I landed and fell in love with San Antonio, and although I have visited other parts of the US, I keep returning to San Antonio. The only time I left San Antonio for an extended period was the three years I spent in Austin, Texas earning my degree (Bachelor of Arts) in English and History with a minor in French at the University of Texas (Hook'em Horns!) I am a victim of circumstances, and as a result of the places I have lived in the world, I am fluent in Hindi, Urdu, French, Dari, and English. I also have a passion for writing and have written six books: Journey into Paradise from the Hell of Afghanistan, Life in Paradise: A Family’s Struggles, ABC of Teaching: About, Because, and in the Course of Teaching, An Eternity and After in Hell and Other Stories, In Charlie the Pencil's World Color Makes No Difference, and A Nation's Last Stand. I am really excited to be teaching what I love, which is writing.
I believe that writing is not only an important tool for communication among all of us, but also an essential component of being a productive citizen. That is what I want you as my students to take with you as you continue your journey in the field of education.
1st 8:30-9:20 (English 8)
2nd 9:25-10-10 (English 8)
3rd 10:15-11:00 (English 8)
4th Lunch 11:40-12:20 (Conference); (12:25-1:10-Lunch)
5th 1:15-2:05 (English 8 Pre-A.P.)
6th 2:10-2:50 (English 8)
7th 2:55-3:40 (English 8)
Formative (Daily work, Quizzes, in-class assignments) 40%
Summative (Tests, Projects, Final Processed Papers) 60%