Welcome to Mrs. Kleinwaks' 8th Grade Physical Science    

Teaching Philosophy

Mrs. Kleinwaks has been teaching since 2011 and is looking forward to her third year at FAMS.  She graduated from Ramapo College of NJ.  Science has been part of her life since she was a little girl and she hopes to pass on that love and passion to our 8th grade students.

Mrs. Kleinwaks became a teacher because she loves working with young people and she wants to make a difference.  She hope to create a learning environment that is exciting, unique, and piques curiosity.  

Mrs. Kleinwaks loves teaching science because there are so many exciting ways to learn about the world.  She loves how science relates to what we do and who we are.

In her spare time, she likes hiking with her husband, baby boy, and two dogs, baking, singing and dancing, and spending time at the lake or in LBI.  

Mrs. Kleinwaks is always available to speak with parents and students alike. She holds office hours as well as responds to emails quickly.  If you ever have a question or concern, she is a quick email away! 

I look forward to an enlightening year!

The Franklin Avenue Middle School Science department strives to create self-directed, enthusiastic, and life-long learners. The science department strives to foster a hands on and inquiry based environment where all students can discover, learn, and achieve success.
Office Hours

Second Wednesday of the month
7:30-8:00 AM

First Tuesday of the month
3:00-3:30 PM 

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