David Sanford


    • Period 1 - Planning
    • Period 2 - Live Monday and Wednesday 9:50 - 10:35
    • Period 3 - Live Monday and Wednesday 10:45 - 11:30
    • Period 4 - Live Tuesday and Thursday 8:55 - 9:40
    • Period 5 - Live Tuesday and Thursday 9:50 - 10:35
    • Period 6 - Live Tuesday and Thursday 10:45 - 11:30

    Nisqually distance  learning schedule

     All class links will be posted on Canvas

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 in 2016

    • I love science and I love teaching middle school science, where we get to study a bit of everything! I love exploring our world and sharing the sense of discovery with my students

    • I live in Olympia, WA, with my wife, three kids, and our dog Luna. In my free time, I love to spend time with family, camp, hike, ski, cycle, fish and learn about science!


    • Contact: The best way to contact me is through email. Feel free to email me with any comments, questions or concerns.  

    • Email: dsanford@nthurston.k12.wa.us Link Here

    Technology Resources for Families

    The two most important technology tools you need are Canvas and Skyward.

    Canvas: Assignment and resources 

    • I highly reccomend that you sign up to be an observer of your student's Canvas Course. This will let you see all of the announcements, assignments and grades.

    • To sign up and access your student's account in Canvas, Click Canvas Resources look for the helpful resouces links.

    • Student grades in Canvas are always changing and are then sent to Skyward. 

      Skyward: Official grades, attendance, messages and more.

    • Skyward has your student's official grade. 

    • To access Skyward, click here.

    Technology Resources for Students

    • The Symbaloo page has tiles for most of the websites and apps that you will need including Canvas.

    • New to Canvas? If you need help getting started click this


    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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