MIS Monday Message

February 16 - 19

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What's New?

Have you heard this?


Twitter is dying. Facebook is for old people. Media is changing.


Huh? I was just getting the hang of Twitter,and it's already dying? I've known for awhile that Facebook is not for kids anymore - just us "old people." We know media is changing, but are we ready for it?


I recently made the leap and signed up for Snapchat. I'll confess I don't quite get it yet, but I'm trying to learn. I used to think it was only for kids to hide the stuff they didn't want their parents to see, but I'm learning there's more to it. There's something very attractive about being able to share a conversation with someone and it disappearing within a matter of moments. This is where kids are today, and the trend is growing.


To help you make the leap, I've included a Snapchat guide for Teachers and Parents below. Interestingly enough, there are ways that schools are using Snapchat with their students to get their attention. If you're already using this media, how can you harness its power for students?


If you decide to take the leap and sign up, send me a snap. My username is julesworkman. I guess I'll know who read the MM and signed up based on the snaps I get. I just hope I know how to check them! :)


Read below for some interesting information. Even if you're not ready to use Snapchat as a teacher, you might want to know this as a parent!




Let's make it a great week at MIS!

Valentines and Fractions??!!

Way to go Mrs. Fair and Mrs. Norris with teaching Dereck about fractions. He loves them so much he put them on his valentines!
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Project Lead the Way in Action!

Our 4th grade students have been engaged in their first PLTW module for weeks now and they are doing some amazing things! I stumbled upon this class that was hard at work testing their restraint systems that they had designed to keep an egg intact as the car went down the ramp. The students have worked together for weeks on building cars, testing designs, learning about kinetic and potential energy, and elastic and inelastic collisions. Their level of understanding is so much deeper than anything we've seen before and they are truly engaged in doing science rather than just learning about it!


I can't wait to see what's to come in our other grades as they embark on their PLTW modules. Thanks for all the hard work because it's making a difference in the lives of our kids!

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THIS WEEK AT MIS

Monday, 2/15

  • Presidents' Day - NO SCHOOL


Tuesday, 2/16

  • School Board Meeting, 5:30 pm, Central Office


Wednesday, 2/17

  • Leadership meeting, 1:45 pm
  • Master Schedule Committee meeting, 3:20 pm


Thursday, 2/18

  • Blake and Julie @ Comp. Literacy training @ Co-op (all day)


Friday, 2/19

  • Donuts for Dads, 7:30 am, MIS Gym



UPCOMING IMPORTANT DATES:

  • Feb. 26 - Fourth grade field trip to STEM festival in Little Rock
  • Feb. 27 - Polar Plunge