IAT Tiger Times

Week of June 5, 2017


Our mission is to inspire and empower students to become engaged learners, high achieving scholars, and positive role models.

Jay's Jems - Wrapping up the school year

Here are a four things that great teachers do when wrapping up the school year:

  1. Write a letter to the incoming class.
  2. Create a compilation of best practices.
  3. Classroom portfolios of student work examples for next year.
  4. Make a wish list for fall.

Exams Update

Special Shout out to some of our Outstanding Students for the week of May 29, 2017:

  • Zakai Palms - 100 on AMS
  • Rayiana Tucker - 100 on AMS
  • Eric Lattimer - 92 on AMS
  • I'Sir Kennedy - 100 on AMS
  • Brandon Yanes - 100 on AMS
  • Aniya Dockery - 100 on AMS
  • Dasion Riley - 96 on AMS
  • Quianna Wallace-Walker - 100 on AMS
  • Christopher Lopez - 100 on AMS

National Thank Goodness It's Monday Day! Monday, June 5th

Ok, let's all admit, Mondays are probably NOT one of our favorite days of the week. Fridays are welcomed with relief, celebration, and "TGIF's".

This day was created to celebrate all things that will occur on a Monday, such as birthdays, holidays, vacations, special celebrations, etc. This is also a day to look ahead with hope, energy, enthusiasm and excitement for all things to come during the rest of 2017.

Mondays offer a new start, a new beginning, and a new opportunity to make a difference in your world. May your Mondays be filled with chances to make awesome things happen.

Let's reconsider Mondays and stop giving them a bad reputation, especially on this Monday, June 5th. Let's give Mondays the credit they deserve - and start saying "TGIM!"

7 Cures for a Case of the Mondays

Use these tricks to set a better tone for the rest of the week.

1. Don't hit snooze.
As tempting as it may be, trying to snag a few more minutes of sleep can be harmful. A 10-minute snooze sesh can launch you into another sleep cycle and, when you finally get up, you may experience sleep inertia — a period of morning grogginess before you're fully awake. These little bouts of fragmented sleep can actually make you more tired during the day. Resist the urge.

2. Stop and smell the flowers.
Not a morning person? Flowers might help. In a recent Harvard study, participants reported that they felt happier and more energized after looking at flowers first thing in the morning. Try styling your bedside table with a bouquet of your favorite blooms — spring is the perfect time to start!

3. Make your bed.
This simple, two-minute task can actually help you feel more calm and disciplined all day long. Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project, is a big proponent of it: "Something like a made bed makes a room seem more organized, more serene. And the fact that you've kept a commitment to yourself makes you feel a greater sense of self-command, which is very important for happiness."

4. Dress to change your mood.
Adding color to your wardrobe is an easy and fun way to get you motivated for the day. Research has shown that certain colors can actually alter your state of mind. Need more energy to get you to 5 p.m.? Consider something red or violet. Feeling down? Green or yellow can perk you up.

5. Eat a well-balanced breakfast.
Turns out that mom was right — breakfast is the most important meal of the day. Those who eat breakfast have shown better short-term memory and cognitive performance.

6. Turn up your favorite tunes.
Whether you're into Beethoven's symphonies or Beyoncé's latest album, your favorite music can help boost your mood. While listening to music you love, studies have shown that dopamine (the chemical associated with the body's reward system) is released in the brain.

7. Just walk away.
If you've got a mental block, simply do something else. Answer some emails, chat with a co-worker, or take a lap around the office. Research has shown that taking a break can help you focus better to tackle your task.

(Source: http://www.goodhousekeeping.com/health/wellness/advice/a25119/beat-the-monday-blues/?src=spr_FBPAGE&spr_id=1443_127358554)

June is Rebuild Your Life Month

Do you have the desire to achieve goals that can make your life better? Is it time to make a change? That is what "Rebuild Your Life Month" is all about!

What aspects of your life need an overhaul? Are there any less desirable habits you’d like to discard? You can rebuild your life. Use this month to make improvements. One step at a time; that’s all that is needed. One small step a day, and before you know it, your life will be better.

Healthy Lifestyle Choices

The following are some changes you can make to lead a healthier, less stressed lifestyle that will assist you in dealing with the challenges of rebuilding your life.

Healthy Eating

One of the most popular changes people like to make to live a healthy lifestyle is to eat differently. Because of the negative health consequences of obesity, the influence fitness has on our self-esteem, and the effects of nutrition on our stress levels and longevity, switching to a healthier diet brings some of the greatest benefits for wellness.

Regular Exercise

Getting regular exercise is another wonderful way to keep your weight in check, manage overall stress levels, and stay connected with others. Exercise can also help keep many health conditions at bay, and is well worth the effort. (The trick is to start gradually and work your way up.)

Quality Sleep

People often underestimate the importance of getting enough sleep, and getting the right type. However, lack of adequate sleep has many negative consequences--they're subtle, but significant. Getting enough sleep isn't one of the most popular changes that people resolve to make, but it should be. Because stress can rob you of sleep, and because many of the techniques that promote sleep can also reduce stress (and vice versa), it's a very good idea to learn more about how stress affects sleep and how to get quality sleep when stressed.

While maintaining healthy habits is a bit more challenging than trying a stress relief method only once, the benefits you receive from maintaining a healthy lifestyle are more than worth the effort it takes to maintain it. The increases in health and wellness that you experience, and the reduction in stress, will make you wish you'd made these changes sooner, and can be wonderful sources of continued motivation. This will also help enable you to deal with the significant challenge of rebuilding your life.

Source: http://kisbyto.blogspot.com/2011/06/june-is-rebuild-your-life-month.html and https://trishafaye.wordpress.com/2012/06/14/rebuild-your-life-month/

How to Begin Rebuilding Your Life and Make it Amazing!

1. Make a commitment to yourself.

2. Forgive and let go of past hurts and resentments.

3. Embrace with grace all that you face.

4. Visualize your achievements and embrace your destiny.

5. Dreams won't work unless you do.

6. Take one step at a time.

7. Develop a deep trust in life.

8. Give yourself permission to fail.

9. Be good to yourself.

10. Give up living your life to other people's expectations.

11. Practice discipline in all that you do.

12. Surround yourself with loving and caring people.

Source: www.PurposeFairy.com

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