David Sanford


    • Period 1 - 6th grade science
    • Period 2 - 6th grade science
    • Period 3 - 6th grade science
    • Period 4 - Planning
    • Period 5 - 6th grade science
    • Period 6 - 6th grade science

    Nisqually daily schedules can be found here.


Classroom Information

  • Bio

    • I was born and raised in Spokane, WA and graduated from Mead High School. I earned a BA in Experiential Education from The Evergreen State College (TESC), before working in outdoor education, environmental education, and business for 14 years. I then earned a Master in Teaching from TESC before joining NMS. 
    • My interests in science are diverse, so I love teaching middle school science, where we get to study a bit of everything!
    • I live in Olympia, WA, with my wife, and three kids. In my free time, I love to spend time with family, camp, hike, ski, cycle, fish and learn about science!

    Contact & Technology Resources

    • Please contact me via my email at any time. If you prefer to call, please do so after 3:50 pm (412-4700).
    • I will send out emails about upcoming quizzes, tests, field trips, and other important dates.
    • Please check Skyward for the most current grades and to check for any missing assignments.
    • To access Skyward, click here.
    • I post all quizzes and many student assignments on Canvas.
    • I highly recommend that you create a parent account to access these resources. 
    • Note: student grades in Canvas are incomplete; use Skyward to check your student's grades.
    • To sign up and access your student's account in Canvas, click here
    • For information on class rules, procedures, and grading, please reference my Link to syllabus. Your child should have a copy of this as well.


    • This year 6th grade students are studying Earth and it's place in Space. We will be mastering the following standards from the Next Generation Science Standards.

    Semester 1

    Semester 2


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