Mr. Gardinier, Room 305

Welcome to Mr. G's Resource Page


Mr. G's 7th Grade Life Science Class

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Registering a Quia Account:

Select a username and password that you will remember.  I would suggest using the same username and password as your computer access.  Be sure to enter your first and last names with proper capitalization.  IMPORTANT: use only proper roster names (your official name on your school schedule).  If you don't have an email address yet, use mine!

Click HERE to register for a Quia Account

Our Class Quia Codes:

Copy/paste the appropriate code after registering.  Ask a neighbor if you need to know how to copy/paste.
Period 0: NGKB438
Period 2:
DMCADP898
Period 4: EMMBB967
Period 5: GBHAN337  
Period 6: AATXGM468
Period 7: CDKFRD673

Making up missed science tests or quizzes:
Quia does not notify me when anyone makes up a missing quiz or test.  It would be very time consuming for me to go back on a regular basis to check through hundreds of scores to see if anyone made-up a quiz or test.  For this reason, if you need to make up a quiz or test that was originally assigned more than a week ago, you must see me before or after school to take the assessment and/or record your points.  Otherwise, your score will remain missing and counted as a zero. You will notice that past quizzes and tests are locked on Quia until you come see me.


About Mr. G

Life of G


Mr. G's Bio
  • I grew up in the community of San Pedro, which is in the harbor area (south bay) of the City of Los Angeles. I was involved with Boy Scouts during my middle and high school (San Pedro High School) years. At the same time, I began working on summer staff at Camp Emerald Bay on the west end of Santa Catalina Island. It was there that I began teaching.
  • Emerald Bay and Catalina Island have been a huge part of my life and I am still involved with the camp today. There, I taught science classes and other scouting skills. I coordinated and directed activities for hundreds of scouts. I also directed a rugged adventure program that was strictly for older teens.
  • Living on an island for many summers further fueled my passion for learning more about our natural environment. I went to college at the University of California at Santa Barbara with a double major in Environmental Studies and Geography. When I graduated, I was well rounded in the sciences along with gaining valuable technical computer skills.
  • Out of UCSB, I went back to teaching, again in the outdoors. I taught 5th and 6th grade with the Los Angeles County Outdoor Science School at Colby Ranch (location no longer used). The school was situated in the wilderness among the San Gabriel Mountains.
  • After two years teaching in the wilderness, I decided to go back to school and begin classroom teaching. I went to Claremont Graduate University where I studied education and teaching more closely; earning my Master's degree in Education and a teaching credential.
  • I taught the 5th grade for two years at Lee School in Azusa, California.
  • Soon after I began teaching, I became engaged to Michelle and decided to move to San Diego. At the time, Michelle was a molecular biology PhD student at the University of California at San Diego.  Today, Michelle is a scientist working at a local biotech.
  • Soon after moving to San Diego, I found a home at Correia Middle School. I have taught 8th grade science, 7th grade algebra, 7th grade pre-algebra, and 7th grade life science.  Last, I have taught hundreds of Correia students how to solve the Rubik's Cube.
  • During a summer break, I participated in a teacher internship at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) in La Jolla. I worked on chemistry research with the wonderful Finn Research Group, involving measuring heat flow with a micro-calorimeter on different concentrations of a special reaction with copper. This research was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
Mr. G's Education

Bachelor of Arts, Environmental Studies and Geography - University of California, Santa Barbara - 2000

Master of Arts, Education - Claremont Graduate University - 2003

Professional Clear Multiple Subject Teaching Credential - Claremont Graduate University - 2003

GATE Certification - San Diego State University and San Diego Unified School District - 2008


Mr. G's Awards, Recognitions, and Publications

Cox Kids Foundation, Innovation in Education, Grant Recipient, 2008

Journal of The American Chemical Society, 2007 - Benzimidazole and Related Ligands for Cu-Catalyzed Azide-Alkyne Cycloaddition

Super Service Recognition Award, San Diego Unified School District, 2007

Greater San Diego Science and Engineering Fair Teacher of the Year, 2007

Correia Middle School Teacher of the Year, 2007

Master's Thesis, Claremont Graduate University, 2003 - An Ethnographic Adventure

Eagle Scout, Boy Scouts of America

Mr. G's Activities and Hobbies
Mr. G's son, Knox, was born in March 2011.
Mr. G's daughter, Juniper, was born in March 2013

These days, I am very busy at home with my two wonderful children.  If you stick around campus long enough, you might be able to catch a glimpse of my little Gs.  I'm enjoying every moment watching them grow and develop!  Here's what else I like to do:
Photography Wildlife Research Backpacking Traveling
SCUBA Diving Games
Boating Snowboarding
Guitar Ukulele Music Mountain Biking
Science Web Work Technology Family & Friends
Mr. G heading out for a dive on the north shore of Oahu, Hawaii

REACH
Respect I'm not concerned with your liking or disliking me... All I ask is that you respect me as a human being.”  -Jackie Robinson
Enthusiasm     ”Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm.”  -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Achievement Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort.”  -Franklin D. Roosevelt
Citizenship     ”’Tis not enough to help the feeble up, but to support them after.”   -William Shakespeare
Hard Work     ”Genius is one percent inspiration and ninety-nine percent perspiration.”  -Thomas Edison


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Sean Gardinier,
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Sean Gardinier,
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