MTS Staff Weekly Watch

Week of January 18, 2016

Quote

There, in the chords and melodies, is everything I want to say. The words just jolly it along. It's always been my way of expressing what for me is inexpressible by any other means.

David Bowie

Important Dates

January 18 - No School in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20 - Staff Meeting

January 26 - Pee Wee Winter Olympics, dismissal to 4:30 pm

January 28 - End of Marking Period 2

February 2 - Grades Due

February 5 - Report Cards Distributed

Worthy Websites/Links

Duolingo - learn another language

Booktrack - read books with an accompanying "soundtrack" and or sound effects that correspond to the text

Shadow Puppet Edu - content creation app (i.e. audio-narrated slideshow)

Seesaw - student friendly digital portfolio app

Replay - video slideshows with selected music

Subtext - add questions, text, highlights, and so on to e-books, websites and other texts

Desmos - Graph functions, plot tables of data, evaluate equations, explore transformations, and much more – for free!

Announcements/News

Just a reminder that TEAM will need a check mark update for the marking period 2 responsibility/academic recognition program.


Please remind the students that breakfast is available in the cafeteria each morning. Students who eat breakfast have higher test scores than students who skip the morning meal.


Conor Rahaim has been selected to represent the 8th grade class at the SCSBA 8th grade dialogue on March 15th.


Please remember to submit Student of the Month nominations.


Math and Science night was a great family event. The 8th grader helpers were a hit. Thank you to everyone who made the night a success.


Great work Dorothy, Joyce and Stephanie! Thank you for the library rehab on Friday. It looks so much better.


There is no time like the present to send the parents a newsletter or communication updating them about activities and skills the student are learning in your classroom.


Children tend to get less physical activity in the winter months. Consider adding brain breaks to your day.