Welcome

 

Mrs. Marcia Oden

8th Grade Homeroom
Middle School Religion & Math

 

Hello, I am Mrs. Marcia Oden, the 8th Grade Homeroom and middle school Religion and Math teacher. I am very happy to be teaching in my dream school and classroom.

 I was born and raised in the Catholic Diocese of Wichita and attended Wichita Catholic Schools growing up. I am the oldest of six kids. In 2004, I earned my Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education with a Middle Level Mathematics Endorsement and a Minor in Leadership Studies and Programs at Kansas State University. This will be my eighth year teaching at St. Mary and my tenth year of teaching middle school. My husband Scott and I have been married for eleven years. We have four wonderful children (Natalie - 9, Caleb - 8, Madeline - 6, and Xavier - 1) and a yellow lab (Winchester). As a family, we keep very busy with St. Mary School, St. Mary Parish, 4-H, and various adventures. Some of our adventures include snow skiing, camping, canoeing, hiking, biking, swimming, gardening, watching football, playing board games, home remodeling projects, and other DIY projects. I also personally enjoy traveling, scrapbooking, sewing, home decorating, organizing, photography, reading, softball, piano, and family time. In November 2018, I took the opportunity to make a pilgrimage to Fatima, Portugal and Lourdes, France with my Mom. Someday I hope to walk the Camino de Santiago (The Way of St. James).

We work hard in middle school forming saints and great mathematicians. In 8th Grade Homeroom we will work a lot on organization, leadership, and preparing to leave St. Mary for new adventures and success in high school. Please take a peek at the syllabus and monthly newsletters at the right to see a glimpse of everything going on in our classroom.

Wishlist

Classroom Wishlist

Thank you for considering assisting with items that will be greatly appreciated and used in our classroom. Check back once in a while this list may change over time.

  • TI Technology Rewards Points (found on packaging of Texas Instruments products)
  • Chromebooks
  • 12"x12" solid colored cardstock or scrapbook paper
  • 12"x12" Cricut cutting mat
  • Peppermints
  • Smarties candy
  • Dum-Dum suckers
  • Sharpies (silver, purple, red, blue, green)
  • Inkjoy Retractable Ballpoint pens medium (assorted colors)
  • 2 Reading Lounge Pillows (black or grey)
  • Microwave popcorn
  • Heavy Duty 3-Hole Punch (40 sheets)
  • Zip ties
  • Recess Equipment (basketball, soccer ball, football, kickball, football)
  • Amazon or Wal-Mart Gift Cards (for needed items throughout the year)
  • Our Lady of Fatima Statue for Prayer Corner (12" or taller)
  • Our Lady of Lourdes Statue for Prayer Corner (12" or taller)
  • Jumbo Wooden Rosary to hang on the wall in the Prayer Corner

Calculator

Image result for ti-30xs multiview scientific calculatorAll middle school students must have the
TI-30XS calculator!

I would be more than happy to order one for your student for $16.75.

Email me (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.) if you have any questions or would like me to order a calculator.

Please Save the TI Rewards Points on the back of the packaging for math classroom tools.

 

 


Mrs. Oden
8th Grade
Math & Religion
moden@smcsnewton.org
 

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