Welcome to 8 Blue
I am Carissa Marlin and I teach 8th grade Science on 8 Blue.
I am excited to be teaching at South Warren Middle School for my fourth year! I have degrees from Western Kentucky University & Liberty University, in addition I have my Masters of Arts in Teaching from University of the Cumberlands.
A few things about me: My husband and I have 2 children, a boy and a girl. I love to read, spend time with my family, anything horses, nature, watching my hummingbirds, deer hunting, and singing. I have chickens and Beef cows on our small farm. Family is important to me and my students are treated like family. I hold myself to a high standard and hold my students to that same high standard, so that they can reach their full potential. One thing that I am known for is including what my students call "Mrs. Marlin's Life Lessons". I find it is important to relate real life with Science and talk about what skills are necessary to become contributing individuals.
I believe that anything is attainable, when you have the drive to succeed. I see the positive side of things and truly believe that "When life gives you Lemons, Make Lemonade!" The Attitude that you bring to the table will greatly impact how far you go in life and how you view life. I look forward to being a positive influence at SWMS and motivating my students to be the best that they can be!
Google Classroom will be where students and parents need to look for assignments as the school year progresses. It is where you need to look when absent, during distant learning, and will give information on what we are doing daily in class, assignments, and documents that are being used in class. Please visit this anytime you miss school!
Take the time to review Science materials at least 5-10 minutes every day, this will improve your science comprehension. Trust me, Cramming information the night before an assessment Never works!
Please do not hesitate to contact me with questions or concerns, the best way to reach me is through email. After schools hours, I usually check it later at night. I am excited to be working again with the amazing students here at South Warren and having a wonderful 2020-2021 school year preparing the students to transition into High School! Go SPARTANS!!
Donations of Ink indicator Expo Markers, Lysol Wipes, Ziplock bags of any size, and Kleenex boxes would be greatly appreciated by Mrs. Marlin!