Weekly BCMS Staff Bulletin | March 23, 2015
Important Events of the Week
- Mar 24 . 8th Grade Field Trip Team 8B and 8C
- Mar 25 . 8th Grade Field Trip Team 8A
- Mar 26 . CLUBS
- Mar 27 . Faculty Meeting
- Mar 27 . Advisement (Grade 7 and 8)
Instructional Highlights of the Week
Finding Your Voice
Our 8th Grade Language Arts teachers (Ms. Oates, Ms. Wilson and Ms. Rivard) invited guest speaker Ms. Beth Volpert-Johansen a Freelance Writer and Video Editor at NightGlass Media to our school. Ms. Volpert is an experienced content provider, ghost writer and editor who spoke with our students about "Finding Your Voice". She shared her experiences working for the Grayson Gazette and teaching as an elementary teacher. However, her passion is writing and currently the Lead Writer for the Gwinnett Citizen. Ms. Volpert stated how important it is to listen to people's stories and how to use their voice to become familiar with character traits. In addition to observing a person's character traits, learn the mechanics of writing, "a writers voice is something that is uniquely their own, and makes them familiar to you."
Mr. Simons and Mr. Dooley are updating their Bulls Eye Targets with interim information.
Ms. Duncan and the Media Center collaborated on the project "This Day in Music History" researching facts and surveying questions that teachers answered about their musical interests.
Coach Rast uses video to record students performing a skill to playback during physical education class. CLICK HERE to see video.
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It's Club Time . . .
TECH TIPS . . .
Creating with Google Docs
Encouraging Positive Classroom Management
Technology Question of the Day
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