Mosaica Online Happenings
March 17-21 2014
Upcoming Dates to Remember
- March 18th: Parent Education at either 2pm or 8:30pm EASTERN times
- March 24-28: SPRING BREAK
- Friday, April 11th: Last day of Grading Period #3
- Monday, April 14th: Enrichment Day
- May 14th: Enrichment Day
- May 26th: Memorial Day Holiday
- May 27th: Paragon Night
- **Beginning August 28th, all adjunct teachers must submit invoices to Brenda McCullers on the 14th and 28th of the month**
Non-Charter Mosaica Online Locations
American School Foundations
Mar 17 - Benito Juarez Day
April 14 - 21 - Spring Holiday
May 1 - Labor Day
May 25 - Last Day for Seniors
May 31 - Upper School Graduation
June 12 - Last Day of School
Mosaica International School of Hyderabad
March 17 - Holi
March 31 - Ugadi
April 14 - 18 - Spring Break
May 1 - May Day
May 28 - 30 - Benchmark Testing
June 13 - Last Day of School
Foundation Academy of Mansfield
April 14 - 18 - Spring Vacation
May 26 - Memorial Day
June 4 - Last Day of School
Muskegon Heights High School
March 28 - Prof. Dev. Day
March 31 - April 4 - Spring Vacation
April 18 - Good Friday
May 10 - Prof. Dev. Day
May 26 - Memorial Day
June 12 - Last Day for Students
Arts & Technology Academy of Pontiac
March 14th - Early Release
March 17th - Professional Development Day
April 7th - 11th - Spring Break
April 18th - Good Friday
May 23rd - Early Release Day
May 26th - Memorial Day
June 13th - Early Release Day
June 20th - Last Day of School
American School of Puerto Vallarta
March 17 - Mexican Holiday
April 11 - 27 - Spring Break
May 1 - Mexican Holiday
May 5 - Mexican Holiday
May 16 - Profession Development Day
May 27 - 30 - Senior Final Exams
June 17 - Last Day of School
Staff Spotlight - Joni Jameson
I have a teenage daughter that is a junior in high school. My other “children” are our two dogs - Dexter and Daisy. I attended the University of Georgia for my undergraduate degree, Piedmont College for my masters and the University of Georgia for my doctoral work (I am ABD). I have been teaching for 20 years in both language arts and social studies. I love teaching online and feel blessed that parents and students let me in their homes to do what I love, teach.
Mosaica Online Enrichment Days
Our next Enrichment Day is Monday April 14th!
During the March Cooking Club lesson we learned how to make homemade pizza dough and toss it like the professionals! Not only is making homemade pizza entertaining, it makes for a great family meal since everyone can choose their own toppings. Here are some popular options:
Classic- Marinara, cheese, and pepperoni
Speciality- Classic with veggies and meats
Hawaiian- Ham and pineapple
Taco- refried beans as the sauce, seasoned taco meats, cheese, black olives. Top with lettuce and tomato after cooking
BBQ Chicken- BBQ sauce, diced cooked chicken, onion, cheese
Fresh Tomato- Olive oil or pesto as the sauce, sliced fresh tomatoes, fresh basil, sliced mozzarella cheese
Check out Eve Scolari's tossing skills and her finished Bacon and Pineapple Pizza!
TEACHER TIP OF THE WEEK!
- 1. Please make sure that your checklist is now complete through GP3.
- 2. Please make sure that you have called the parents of students with D/F averages and documented that communication in your seating chart.
- 3. Make sure that you are entering 0’s each Monday so that parents, Heads of School and advisors have a clear picture of how each student is performing in your class.
- 4. Please make sure that you are including test prep activities in your classes as outlined by your IC.
The Coaching Corner.....
As students prepare for their state assessment, they have, or will, view the Capture recording on test taking strategies. As you support your students in preparations for the exams, please reinforce these tips! Post in them in your NEWS section, and refer to them during your live sessions! Seeing and hearing these simple ‘take to the test’ strategies multiple times will provide our students with the self-confidence to rock the test!
• If the test requires you to read passages and then answer questions about what you read…
• read the questions first.
• By doing this, you will know what you are looking for as you read.
• This also helps you go faster on the test.
• When there are several questions about a reading passage or chart, look for clues in other questions that will help you with those items about which you are unsure.
· When using scratch paper on a math test, double check to make sure that you have copied the problem correctly from the test booklet!
· Line up place value correctly on your scratch paper (thousands, hundreds, tens, ones) or the answer will be incorrect
· If your answer does not match one of the choices, reread the problem, recopy the numbers, and try solving it again.