The October News for Ms. Marshall's Class
Student of the Month
*Honorable mentions: Mick, Arianna, Elizabeth, Alexis, and Jayden
Fall Dancing and Glowing in the Dark-Thanks Student Council
We completed our first quarter book talks! Now my part of this project begins; I will be turning the book talk videos into scannable QR codes to put into books in the classroom library. I have an old phone that I will be keeping in the library for students to scan the codes in the books and view the book talks to see if they want to read the book or not. I have included three examples for your viewing pleasure. If you are viewing this flyer on a computer, scan these QR codes with a free code scanning app on your phone to view these book talks. If you are viewing this page on a phone already and have a friend or family member nearby, have them scan the code from your phone screen-it works!
Students can do a book talk any time during the quarter, on as many books as they like. One book talk is required per quarter on a book read at home (homework). I am hoping to expand this idea to the CMS library, and have already spoken to Mrs. Shotwell about how we might get some discarded phones to use as scanners. If you have a phone that you are upgrading and you would like to donate your old phone to this cause, we would be grateful to accept it.
Costumes, props, puppets, hats, glasses, backgrounds, etc. that would enhance the book talk are always welcomed but not required.
"Who Would Win?"
Mixing it up in the Library
We played "Would You Rather?", The game of "Things", "Get to Know U Jenga", and other games to kick off Mix it up day in the morning.
Mix it up Day
We mixed it up at lunch with popsicle sticks and had a human scavenger hunt!
Making Public Service Announcements
We made public service announcements for Mix it up day in my Media Literacy Elective class.
Mixing it up in the Library
- Wednesday, November 11th: Veterans Day (no school)
- November 12-13th: Parent/Teacher conferences 12:45 Dismissal
- Tuesday, November 17th: The date for our field trip had to be changed due to a conflict with parent/teacher conferences. This is the rescheduled date.
- November 23-27th Thanksgiving Holiday.
Parent Teacher Conference Schedule
As you can see, this allows me to meet briefly with 16 parents. I am giving priority to students that are having trouble with either their academics or behavior, and parents that I have not yet met. As I said at Back to School Night, if at any time you have questions or concerns and would like to meet with me, I will schedule parent meetings during my prep period as well. (M,T,Th,F between 1:30-2:30). I have already met with many of you this year and will continue to do so when the need arises.
Thank you for your support.