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I am excited to be teaching your grade 8 student, this year! This is my second year teaching at CCS, and my 9th year teching at the junior high level.
Outside of school, I enjoy spending my time outdoors. I get out as often as I can, to fish, hike, or to look at birds, dragonflies, and other wildlife. The picture above, is of me, carefully handling a wild Boa constrictor (est. about 210 cm long) on Tobago, in April of 2013. I also keep spiders (some of them live in my classroom, but I have several species at home, too). The reptiles, fish, and arachnids that live around the perimeter of the room are there to demonstrate a small portion of the diversity of God's creation. Students are encouraged to volunteer to help take care of them.
I strongly desire for my students to develop, and to maintain, a love for understanding the world around them; for how things work; for how things fit together; and for the complexity of the systems that we find all around us, and even within our own bodies. I believe that Science has much to teach us about the character of the God who created it all; and would love to see my students come to understand God more thoroughly, through their study of this subject, which has fascinated me for as long as I can remember.
This year, I will be spending almost all of my teaching time with our grade 8 students, particularly in Science. I look forward to having a great year, with them.
Please feel free to contact me at any time, with any questions or concerns that you may have. I would strongly prefer that students see me as soon as possible, with regards to any difficulties/concerns/problems, so that we can resolve things quickly.
Mr. Allison is currently working on a site for parents and students, which can be found at: https://sites.google.com/a/calgarychristianschool.com/test54745754/home