Veronica Canilao » Ms. Canilao

Ms. Canilao

Distance Learning
8th Grade Science distance learning updates and assignments will be posted in google classroom.  
Students will be expected to attend google meets and complete assignments in STEMscopes and in google classroom.  All times for required google meets will be posted in classroom.  Assignments will be posted twice a week (so that students do not do all the week's work in one day) and will always be due on Fridays at 10pm. 
Students can ask questions during weekly google meet office hours, post questions in google classroom, or send an e-mail.  Weekly office hours will be on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2-3pm.  Please check google classroom for the links to the meet office hours. 
DL Plan
Grading during Distance Learning
Please note that the school district has moved to Pass/No Mark for quarter 4 grading.  In 8th grade science, you will earn a "pass," by earning a C- or above in distance learning work and/or if you did not have an F in Quarter 3 when we had normal school.  
After college and a few years of working in middle schools, I served for a year as an education volunteer with Peace Corps Guinea, teaching Chemistry at a middle school in a rural village.  After working in education for several years, I earned my teaching credential and Masters in Teaching.  I have enjoyed learning science since I was in the 7th grade and I hope to inspire my students to study science as well. 
Inspired by
"Education is the most powerful tool which you can use to change the world" - Nelson Mandela 
I attended the University of California, Berkeley as an undergraduate and studied Molecular and Cell Biology while also minoring in Education.  I earned my Masters in Teaching and my credential at the University of San Francisco through the San Francisco Teacher Residency Program. 
Report Cards
I use Aeries to generate report cards. Families can view report cards through the Aeries Family Portal.
I use the Aeries Gradebook so students and their parent-guardians can view grades through the Aeries Family Portal or Aeries App. 
Google Classroom
I am using Google Classroom to manage assignments, such as lab reports, claim, evidence, and reasoning paragraphs, reflections, and projects.  If you would like daily or weekly digests of activities and missing assignments, I can invite you as a guardian.  Please email me with your request and email address.
If you need to contact me please email me via
If you have issues with logging on Google Classroom at home...
Please Sign Out from ALL Google Accounts. 
Use your district email address and password, which is the same as your Chromebook in school.
If you have issues with logging on to STEMscopes at home...
1. In a chrome or safari browser, login to your district email (gmail - same as above). 
2. Open a page on google and then click on the waffle (9 small boxes in the top right corner). 
3. Scroll down and click on "STEMscopes SSO." 
Links to Google classroom: 8th Grade Science