My name is Dr. Tom Petoskey.I have been teaching at Saint Anastasia Catholic School since 1989 and teach Science to grades JK- 5. Previously I taught Science in Oklahoma City before moving to Westchester and Saint Anastasia's. I received my bachelors degree in Biology at the University of Detroit and my masters and doctorate from the University of Oklahoma and Oklahoma City University. I received my teaching credential in Oklahoma and took the CBEST and coursework to obtain my California credential. I hope to instill the love of Science that I received when I was growing up and going to Catholic elementary school in Michigan. I have overseen the Science lab and classroom with various live animals so students will learn proper care and appreciation of animals and pets. The class also has various Science artifacts for them to observe and learn. Currently we have operating fresh water fish tanks and turtle tanks. Each year there is a Junior Science Fair for students in grades 3, 4,and 5. It is always at the end of January to coincide with Catholic Schools Week. The goal of the fair is to have them begin work using the Scientific method. I am looking forward to a great year of Scientific inquiry and discovery with an emphasis on Science labs to challenge our elementary students.