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2015-2016 Traditional School Calendar

2015-2016 Traditional School Calendar

First day class rules: I actually have this taped to the inside of my classroom door. After my students see these (and chuckle a little), my rules don't seem so bad.

First day class rules (humor): taped to the inside of my classroom door. After my students see these (and chuckle a little), my rules don't seem so bad.

Oregon tweens Avery Burn and Genae Vanek are spreading a message of positive self-esteem to classmates, one mirror at a time.  “They have seen a huge difference in girls’ attitudes at school,” boasts the proud mom.

'You Are Beautiful:' Story Behind 7th Graders' Inspiring Notes for Classmates

Oregon tweens Avery Burn and Genae Vanek are spreading a message of positive self-esteem to classmates, one mirror at a time. “They have seen a huge difference in girls’ attitudes at school,” boasts the proud mom.

Tell All About Me Gazette | Beginning of year It's My Story

The All About Me Gazette for the first day of school. We do use this in grade. then at the end of the year the art teacher has them create a TIME magazine self portrait. Combine the two for a great foyer display to celebrate moving on to grade!

A short cartoon about Ronald McNair from Story Corps, narrated by Carl McNair, brother of the late physicist and astronaut. There is so much in this brief piece, including a glimpse of racial segregation,  Ronald McNair's quiet determination to learn, and how imaginative fiction, such as television's "Star Trek," can inspire real people to do great things.

On January NASA Challenger mission ended in tragedy when the shuttle exploded 73 seconds after takeoff. On board was physicist Ronald E. McNair, who was the second African Americ.

"Thomas Suarez is in the 6th grade at a middle school in the South Bay. And while most of his peers are probably fussing over new soccer kleets or watching the Disney channel, he’s creating iOS apps and giving TED Talks." / kids like this make me excited for the future

Absolutely amazing: 6th grade iPhone app developer speaks at TEDx

Ted Talks Summer Learning Series: Ted Talks for Learning by Thomas Suarez-iPhone Application Developer and grader.

This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves. If some students do not like chocolate you could use Skittles instead. 0642

The M&M Game

This is a great first day/week activity for getting to know students, and they will love it because it involves candy! They randomly choose an M out of the bag, depending on the color they choose they will answer a question about themselves.

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