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    Welcome to 7th Grade Social Studies with Mrs. Frenning! 
     
    You are now a proud member of our Team 7!. 
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    This school year, 2018-2019, will be my 26th at TMS, can you believe it?!  And I wouldn't want to be anywhere else! 
     
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    I enjoy travelling with my husband and two daughters, Jillian and Jaclyn.  Jillian has finished earning her MBA and is teaching high school math in Arizona.  Jackie graduated from Hood College in Frederick, Maryland where she majored in Political Science and Public Policy and is now pursuing her Master's at Kansas State University.  She is currently working at the University of New England in Portland, Maine as a Financial Aid Advisor.

     

     
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    Educational Background:  After high school I didn't know what I wanted to do but my parents gave me a choice -- go to school full-time or get a full-time job!  No brainer - Bryant & Stratton Business Institute for me where I earned a Paralegal Degree.  Then I caught the education bug and went on to receive a Bachelor's Degree in Political Science, with a Minor in Spanish from Canisius College.  From there it was 8 years of night school at Buffalo State to earn my teaching certifications in:  Elementary Education; Spanish; Secondary Social Studies; and Business Education.  Finally, earning my Master's in Multi-Disciplinary Studies at Buffalo State.  Whew!  Done at last, but well worth the time and effort.  I love what I do!
     
    The following photos are of past class activitities.  Enjoy!
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    CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT
     
     
     
    FIELD TRIP TO FORT NIAGARA
     
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    Supreme Court Case                   Constitutional Convention
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                         Servicemen Past & Present Visit
     
    VARIETY OF CLASSROOM ACTIVITIES:  DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION
     

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    Mix-N-Match Ancient Cultures                                                                      TEAMWORK!

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     Native Americans' Review
     
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            Co-op Learning                                    Explorers Visit
     
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    EXPLORERS AMONG US.
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    Who was in America first?
     
    PIRATE DAY!
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    COLONIAL GAME DAY
    Our Field Trip to See Ben Franklin
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    SERVICE CLUB:  We have a very active Service Club at TMS.  We collected toys for the SPCA and volunteered at the elementary schools for their holiday parties.  We also helped neighbors rake their lawns to prepare for winter.  Service Club members have helped create perennial gardens at the City of Tonawanda Library for the past three years.
     
    Everyone enjoyed our field trip and tour of the SPCA, seeing the pets and farm animals available for adoption.  The pot-belly pig was the favorite!  We also helped re-arrange the picture book section of the Tonawanda Library.  We planted flowers to enhance the middle school and are looking forward to doing more volunteer hours at the Tonawanda library this year.
     
     
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                               Helping Tonawanda neighbors

     

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                                                                                                             Helping with the Tonawanda Library Book Sale
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            We collected a truck full of food and toys for the SPCA.
     
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                  Helping out at the Elementary Schools' Halloween Party                                        
     
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    Building a stone wall at the public library.
     
     
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