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Dessau MS Library News January 2022

January is the month of new beginnings!

Whether you have a New Year resolution or just want a fresh start at something new, rejuvenation of body, mind and spirit can happen at any time! Take up a new skill or visit a new restaurant that pushes your taste-buds outside of it's comfort zone. Either way, you're bound to discover something exciting about yourself or the new experience. This newsletter is in dedication and celebration of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.---orator, preacher, activist and Nobel Prize Winner. Happy heavenly birthday (Jan. 15) Dr. King!
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March on Washington (MOW) Glossary of Terms

When listening/reading Dr. King's speech, there exist terminology specific and defining the moment in history. Please use this MOW Glossary of Terms to clarify any unfamiliar terms.
Bet You Didn't Know: March on Washington | History

DMS STEM Cooking Club!

We know the importance of having a balance between learning and fun. Therefore, we are embarking on our first cooking STEM club for Dessau Middle School. Cooking incorporates many aspects of core classes curriculum content such as: measuring and fractions from math, reading comprehension from language arts, heating/cooling & chemical reactions from science, as well as the engineering skills to create a tasteful treat. Cooking even brings in cultural & geographical influences through diverse flavors and this Cod & Clam Chowder pictured to the right! :)

Our goal: The goal of this cooking club is to open our minds to the intersectionality of food, fun and fellowship through cooking. Students will work individually and as a team to encourage responsibility, demonstrate attention to detail, and the importance of following directions.

Learn more via this DMS STEM Club Permission Slip!

**Teachers: If you have any unused and still usable electrical cooking appliance that you'd like to donate to the cooking club, please bring them to the library. We're also in need of old aprons, chopping boards and spices.

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Dessau MS Library

The library is open daily from 8:00am-3:30pm. I take "C" lunch from 12:25-12:55, closing briefly for nourishment. Reserving the library can be made here. Please send students with a legitimate pass on their agenda from their classroom instructor (name, date/time of student & staff) and reason for visit.