Welcome to

Mrs. Kriedeman's Website

Welcome to the website for the classes that I teach. Below are summaries of the courses I am teaching this year. As a student, you will be able to determine your classwork and grades. As a parent, you will also be able to browse this site to keep up with your child's coursework and grades as well.

7th Grade English/Language Arts

This course is dedicated to pursuing the answers to four essential questions. Each quarter will be devoted to a new question, and each answer will build off the previous quarter's inquiry.

First Quarter Essential Question:

  • How might we (HMW) create a lasting legacy?

Second Quarter Essential Question:

  • HMW contribute to the positive growth of our community?

Third Quarter Essential Question:

  • HMW solve challenges facing our world today?

Fourth Quarter Essential Question:

  • HMW make choices which lead to a successful future?

Character Leaders

Students in this course build a sense of belonging and service to the community. Students will accomplish this through several different modes. Service projects, drives for food, socks, and shelter animals are among the many activities the students will help organize.

In addition to these responsibilities, students will help run the button business, VIDA Dreamers. Students will help create the button designs, make the buttons, handle the cash flow for the business, and market the buttons. Often they will have the opportunity to work by selling buttons before school or at after school activities.

Students will also create a Passion Project that requires 10 hours of service for each each semester. They will select a cause they are interested in and determine how they can help shed light on the problem and ultimately perhaps help improve the issue.

8th Grade English/Language Arts

The focus of this course is on answering the question "What is the impact human's have on society, both environmentally as well as culturally?"

This question will be answered as students read various works of literature that reflect potential responses.

Students will use Design Thinking to resolve the conflicts that literature discusses.

They will complete various design challenges that will help answer the questions that arise when reading the works we will study as well as find solutions to the problems that arise throughout the literature that is read.

Follow me on Twitter @kimkriedeman to see activities we do in class.