Tiger Insider

January 17, 2020

Positive Teacher Recognition

Traveling Tropies

Curriculum Award

Mrs. Amy Prenatt

Mrs. Prenatt works hard to help everyone reach the curriculum and understands that sometimes the most important lessons that need taught are not included in the curriculum and that we need to look for those teachable moments to get that done.

What Great Teachers Do Differently

Mrs. Amanda Hoover

"When the teacher sneezes, the whole class catches a cold. This is neither good nor bad, it is just the truth. Our impact is significant because our focus becomes the students' focus. If we have great credibility and good relationships, students work to please us. If we lack credibility, students work against us. Students come to class each day wanting and expecting us to set the tone. If the tone we establish is positive and professional, they'll match that tone. If our attitude is negative and confrontational, they'll respond in kind.

Whitaker, pages 58-59, What Great Teachers Do Differently

Professional Accomplishments

Mrs. Katie Parker

Last semester I completed two courses. One was entitled From Trauma Informed to Trauma Invested and the other course was entitled Sticks and Stones: The No Bully Zone. I am currently taking my final course which will put me at Masters degree plus 45 credits and this class is called Trauma-Sensitive Teaching: Helping Students Overcome Adverse Experiences.

Mrs. Lynette Musoni

I received a $100 grant from Federal One to support my students with drum therapy. Drumming is a great way to integrate music and the arts into the classroom/therapy setting. Recent research indicates that music and drumming improve cognitive levels and academic performance. Drumming encourages engagement and participation, social interaction and social language skills. It also targets cognition (specifically improving left-right hemisphere activity strengthening the pathways of the corpus collasum), fine and gross motor movement, hand-eye coordination and sound discrimination. Drums can be used to provide sensory awareness, improve memory and develop sound production. It is also suggested that drumming improves concentration and focused attention, impulse control and confidence. Also, it is a great incentive that can be used year-round with students of every age and every ability level!

Mrs. Jodie Kral

Before Christmas break One Federal Credit Union of Meadville surprised me in front of my class with a check for $100! They had a Christmas Classroom Cash contest and I applied. In the application you had to tell what you would use the money for. I plan to use this prize to purchase more leveled books to build my lower leveled reading books, especially nonfiction texts. I would also like to use some of the money to purchase materials for some more fun STEM days this school year. I was so appreciative of this generous gift to my classroom and students.

Mrs. Amy Baker

ONE Federal Credit Union granted wishes to classrooms, during their 12 days of Christmas Classroom Cash contest. Teachers submitted an essay on how they would use $100 to inspire their students. Mrs. Baker's essay was about how she would inspire her students through the love of reading. She is using the $100 to purchase more leveled reading books for her classroom library. The students will have more choice and variety of books to read during class reading time, and at home with parents.

Upcoming Dates

Friday, January 17, 2020 - PTO Movie Night at 6:00pm

Monday, January 20, 2020 - NO SCHOOL

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - End of Second Nine Weeks

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - Arts & Bots Club After School

Wednesday, January 22, 2020 - Robotics Club After School

Friday, January 24, 2020 - NO SCHOOL for Students

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We LOVE having the opportunity to help our students succeed and we're very proud of them for repeatedly making the right choices. We hope you are as excited as we are about the great work that the students have been doing. Our recent SWPBiS evaluation confirms what we already know..... MES is PAWS-itively the best!