Redbird Roundup, Vol 15
Friday, December 7, 2018
Happy Friday Norris Staff!
We have had a great week and many highlights are below. A specific personal highlight was our scheduling time with Dr. Elliot Merenbloom. Mrs. Denning put a ton of preparation into our time with him, and it was so worth it. She will be providing updates to teams next week.
There are some powerful classroom practices happening out there, including tech integration, stations, and much more.
Check out the calendar for next week's activities and updates!
Have a great weekend!
Monday, December 10: Durham Field Trip for selected students during day, MTSS-B Vision Team Meeting after school
Tuesday, December 11: Durham Field Trip for selected students during day, Dr. Carr at Principal's Meeting; Student Support PD with Jacquie by Teams; Boys Basketball home vs. Beveridge
Wednesday, December 12: Team PD (Scheduling Update by Denning); Girls Swim City Finals (7th Grade)
Thursday, December 13: 6th Grade Scheduling PD during team time; Girls Swim City Finals (8th Grade); Boys Basketball City Tourney begins
Monday, December 17: NAC Meetings after school
Name: Lacie Hansen
How many years have you been teaching? This is year 14!
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? The Redbird Pride!
What’s your favorite indoor/outdoor activity? Anything outdoors – running, hiking, biking, walking dogs.
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Cleaning the bathroom.
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time? Yoga, walking my dogs or cooking.
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Essential oils! #theresanoilforthat
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category? Neither – SPICY. Extra, extra spicy. Like level 10 spicy.
Name: Danielle Hardt
How many years have you been teaching? 1.5.
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I love those goofy kids.
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Get in, loser! We’re going shopping!” – Mean Girls
OKAY FOR REAL THOUGH-
“Things turn out best, for the people who make the best of the way things turn out.” -John Wooden
What’s your favorite outdoor activity? Hiking, hammocking, and playing Spikeball.
If you could choose to stay a certain age forever, what age would it be? I am really enjoying being 26!
When you have 30 minutes of free-time, how do you pass the time?
I usually will nap or watch an episode of Jeopardy.
If you could turn any activity into an Olympic sport, what would you have a good chance at winning medal for? Driving across town with a regular, non-travel mug, without spilling.
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? The Office for the 18th time.
Sweet or salty? And what food is your favorite in that category?
Salty. I think I am turning into a Norris 8th grader, but Taki’s are absolutely my jam.
Name: Karen Larson
How many years have you been teaching? This is my 39th and last!
What is your favorite thing about Norris Middle School? I am so amazed at how involved the staff is with the students but I love the kids here the most!
What is one of your favorite quotes? “Life is not a journey to the grave with intentions of arriving safely in a pretty, well-preserved body, but rather to skid broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out and loudly proclaiming…WOW! What a ride!
What chore do you absolutely hate doing? Do I have to pick one? All of it actually. That’s why I have someone help me!
If you won the lottery, what is the first thing you would do? Retire, oh wait I am already doing that! I would pay off my daughter’s debts and help the rest of my family to be debt free and then I would buy a red Suburban with all the bells and whistles!
What TV show would you binge watch if you had the time? Big Brother…going back to season 1!
What could you give a 40 minute presentation on with absolutely no preparation? Dyslexia or Online Dating…take your pick!
Sweet or salty? Hello! Sweet and salty together! Fritos Scoops used as spoons for ice cream, amazing!
Collaboration and Technology
Ms. Hardt and Ms. Reid's students are identifying ethos, pathos, and logos in commercials and working in groups to create their own products to gain a better understanding of persuasion. To take it a step farther, they use iMovie for their commercials. Great activity!