RMS Weekly Event Calendar
February 19 - February 23
What's going on at RMS?
Someone shared this story with me last week and I thought I would pass it along to all of you. Time is something we all complain about and never feel we have enough of. However, the real truth is....we all have the same amount and we are all equal when it comes to time. What matters is what we do with the time we have!
If you had a bank that credited your account each morning with $86,400—with no balance carried from day to day—what would you do? How would you spend your money?
Well, you do have such a bank: time.
Every morning, time credits you with 86,400 seconds to use however you like. Time carries over no balances and allows no overdrafts. You can't hoard it, save it, store it, loan it, or invest it. You can only use it.
Arthur Berry was described by Time as "the slickest second-story man in the East," truly one of the most famous jewel thieves of all times. In his years of crime, he committed as many as 150 burglaries and stole jewels valued between $5 and $10 million. He seldom robbed from anyone not listed in the Social Register and often did his work in a tuxedo. On an occasion or two, when caught in the act of a crime by a victim, he charmed his way out of being reported to the police.
Like most people who engage in a life of crime, he was eventually caught, convicted and served 25 years in prison for his crimes. Following his release, he worked as a counterman in a roadside restaurant on the East Coast for $50 a week.
A newspaper reporter found him and interviewed him about his life. After telling about the thrilling episodes of his life he came to the conclusion of the interview saying, "I am not good at morals. But early in my life I was intelligent and clever, and I got along well with people. I think I could have made something of my life, but I didn't. So when you write the story of my life, when you tell people about all the burglaries, don't leave out the biggest one of all…Don't just tell them I robbed Jesse Livermore, the Wall Street baron or the cousin of the king of England. You tell them Arthur Berry robbed Arthur Berry."
First: Nobody can manage time. But you can manage those things that take up your time.
Second: Time is expensive. As a matter of fact, 80 percent of our day is spent on those things or those people that only bring us two percent of our results.
Third: Time is perishable. It cannot be saved for later use.
Fourth: Time is measurable. Everybody has the same amount of time…pauper or king. It is not how much time you have; it is how much you use.
Fifth: Time is irreplaceable. We never make back time once it is gone.
Sixth: Time is a priority. You have enough time for anything in the world, so long as it ranks high enough among your priorities.
Just think about the familiar complaint, "If I just had more time." This is exceedingly self-deceptive! Kings have no more time, beggars no less! God gives to every man 24 golden hours per day. That's 86,400 precious seconds ticket inexorably away.
Here's the point: If you don't manage time, time will manage you.
The formative tool we are highlighting this week is Quizlet. Quizlet is an online tool that can be used to teacher important vocabulary and definitions within your content area. You can also upload images as well. A new added feature in Quizlet is a feature called Diagrams. These interactive illustrations will also bring your content to life for your students.
Quizlet can also be used to create flashcards that students can use for studying and teachers can use for reviewing with students in class. Another great feature of the Quizlet tool is the pronunciation feature. Think of how this feature could help our EL students!
I encourage all of you to watch the short video, try it out, and put your name on our Pineapple Chart and invite other teachers in to watch what you are doing. I have already seen some great classroom activities going on with Quizlet and students are loving it! Those classrooms are full of excitement and learning!
We can't wait to hear about what you are doing!
RMS Mentoring Schedule
This week we will continue to explore growth mindset.
Monday - No School
Tuesday - Growth Mindset Activity - Growth vs. Fixed Mindset #1 - Students will complete a writing activity in groups on the difference in a growth mindset in different scenarios.
Wednesday - Growth Mindset Activity - Growth vs. Fixed Mindset #2 - Students will complete a writing activity in groups on the difference in a growth and fixed mindset in different scenarios.
Thursday - Growth Mindset Activity - Quilt Project - Students will begin a quilt square sheet on themselves and what they have learned during our study of grown mindset. Please display these squares in your room or in the hallway.
Friday - Growth Mindset Activity - Quilt Project - Students will complete a quilt square sheet on themselves and what they have learned during our study of growth mindset. Please display these squares in your room or in the hallway!
Monday, February 19
- Presidents Day - No School!
- RMS Softball - Hatton Tournament
Tuesday, February 20
- RMS Softball - Hatton Tournament
- RMS Baseball vs. Lawrence Co. - Home - 4:30 p.m. & 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, February 21
Thursday, February 22
- Board Meeting - RCS Board Room - 8:00 a.m.
Friday, February 23
- RMS Baseball vs. Discovery Middle School - Away - 5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m.