"What's Up" Wednesday
Dartmouth Middle School ~ February 10, 2021
When I was in third grade my teacher introduced long division. Very quickly into the lesson I recognized that I didn't like long division, didn't think I was good at it, and made an immediate plan to ignore the lesson that day. Imagine my surprise when I realized that the long division was not going to just disappear! I had to work twice as hard to "re-learn" the process and catch up to my classmates. But guess what? In addition to learning how to do long division, I also learned that I have to trust that my teacher is giving me information that I need to know. I have to focus as best as I can the FIRST time so that I don't have to play catch up for the next couple of years! This is called Failing Forward.
Failing Forward is the concept that acknowledges that 1) you ARE going to make mistakes (we're human! It happens!) and 2) that you can learn from your failures, which in turn, doesn't make those failures seem so bad!
What have you failed at lately? How can you learn and grow from that experience? We all fail from time to time- it doesn't matter whether you're in middle school or an adult. Think about babies learning to walk! They fail over and over again as they learn to stand and then to take a step, but with each failure, they learn a new strategy and eventually, they learn to walk. If a baby can do it, so can YOU (and so can I)!
Dartmouth Middle School
Hemet Unified School District
January's Character Trait Awards- KINDNESS
"I CAN" POETRY CONTEST:
Your poem MUST be centered around the idea that hard things are possible. And That YOU can accomplish difficult things and to keep trying.
Poem must follow the theme of “ I CAN.”
Use school appropriate language and themes.
Your poem does not have to rhyme or follow the format of the example.
Minimum of 10 lines
Please double check for spelling and grammar. (use spell check)
The DUE date is Friday, February 12th.
Please submit your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org
CONTEST RULES * Prizes will be announced at a later date.
ALL students who enter the contest will earn EXTRA CREDIT POINTS in ELA
There will be three WINNERS: winners will be selected blindly (meaning judges will not know who wrote the poem during the selection process.)
Remember, take time for yourself!
Hey there knights, here is your reminder to take some time for yourself. Take a moment to follow along with the mindfulness activity. Practicing mindfulness allows us to take a break from what may be going on around us. It helps us to focus on the present moment. It helps to reduce stress and anxiety. Taking time to practice mindfulness on a daily basis is a helpful coping mechanism for some of the daily stressors that we deal with. We all feel stress and learning ways to cope is extremely beneficial for our mental health.
Have a great week Knights!
Elective Sign Ups Are Happening Now!
ASB Student Leadership Applications
Dartmouth is looking for a few Great Leaders.. Could that be YOU???
Are you interested in building school spirit?
Do you like to plan fun and exciting activities?
Are you interested in making decisions that affect your peers?
Would you like to make an impact on our campus next year?
Then ASB Leadership is possibly for you!! Visit the attached link for more information and application.
The Deadline for applications is 2/28