There will be a Special Meeting for the Nyack Board of Education with District Equity Consultant, Joyce James, on Friday, Jan. 11 at 5:30pm
This will be a BOE Workshop and will take place in the BOE Room, Hilltop Bldg. at 13A Dickinson Ave.
SOCIAL STUDIES ( civics & history )
SOCIAL STUDIES ( civics & history )
Infographics Introduction [ Ms. Peterson's classes ]
Social Studies ( civics & history )
Real World Computing
Pop open the links below to see what happens in our ever-changing Library space:
Lead Story, STEAM-ing Ahead, read aloud a la podcast 18May NMS NwsLtr STEAMing ahead.m4a
As a woman science writer for the New York Times, & an author of a number of complex books about the sciences, ( Longitude, Galileo's Daughter, The Planets, & now, The Glass Universe,) Ms. Dava Sobel seemed like a perfect person to embody women in STEAM during Women's History Month. Gracious as well, Ms. Sobel engaged our young 7th grade scientists on two different days via SKYPE, so they could ask her questions about the path that led her to work in science writing. The link above outlines something about her, & her worthy work.
Scientist William " Snowflake" Bentley devoted the better part of his life to the exploration of these astonishing works of art. When you open this impromtu paean, you can explore his extraordinary life, the science of ice crystals, or even create your own unique facsimiles in paper as instructions are embedded. Happy Winter!
HISTORY DAY 2018
Students dashed off simple thank yous for our Troops to support the program 100,000 Thank Yous campaign. We used simple materials: multi-colored, medium-sized Index Cards, ( purchased by Ms. Q.) plus some colored markers/pencils with which to write & decorate them, but the thoughts for others were priceless!
Luckily, we here at NMS may dress up in costume to celebrate All Hallows, on the 31st of October. While deciding what literature-related character to portray, I found several of us are dressing as characters from the Harry Potter series, which is enjoying a renaissance.* Further, we contemplate a contest involving HP Trivia, ( with modest HP-related prizes.) Listen for Library announcements on the contest . . . Mwah, hah, hah
There is still oodles of time to get up to speed with your "Summer" Reading . . .
~ Not only are your Public Libraries standing by to assist, but there are more incentives beyond starting your year with ELA credit. You Library Teacher is offering a modest Itunes card, ( while supplies last,) when you submit a Book Rating in our OPALS Library catalog. The instructions are below. Just go to our Catalog from our NMS Library Page: https://nykms.mimas.opalsinfo.net/bin/home
ONLY 17 syllables, a Haiku pays homage to NATURE. We received some lovely examples, but one unprepossessing entry intrigued not only for its poetry, but for its mystery. NO name was affixed. As it ranked high, it took time to deduce, then a number of other events caused further delays. At long last the Winners:
Our Barnes & Noble Gift Card went to Ezra S.
Followed closely by Tallulah T., Rihanna Q., Katie W., Rihann G. & Gernandre L.
As April is POETRY MONTH, our Library celebrates Spring by hosting an HAIKU writing contest.
ALL students were encouraged to enter our Library's short essay contest celebrating women & girls in March. We were a bit disappointed when NO boys entered, but we applaud ALL our entrants. Ta--dah! The outcome: Our Library is delighted to be presenting two "SPECIAL" Librarian's Awards to deserving students who entered our contest. Huzzah!
Seeds sown in October bloomed in our Library on the first day of Spring. Renowned science writer/ author paid 7th grade science classes a virtual visit via SKYPE. Ms. Dava Sobel relayed the sometimes circuitous route to her profession. Serendipitously, taking a position on a newspaper & later at Cornell University led her to writing about her favorite branch of the sciences, Astronomy. Her latest endeavour, The Glass Universe, is a book about innumerable women "computers" at the Harvard Observatory in the late 1880s. These women meticulously mapped the Universe by examining glass photos taken by the observatory telescope. They recorded data that is still used to this day. To read a bit about our author, read attached Promotional materials or check out her site. http://www.davasobel.com/ sample Log book entry
NMS students assembled in our library, somberly, after school, to create signage & posters relating to the planned nation-wide school commemorations of recent sad events in Parkland, Florida. The names of schools around our country which experienced unconscionable incidents on their school grounds were inscribed on our white board by a caring student.
In advance of a new film version of the Madeline L'Engle classic, A Wrinkle in Time, our NMS Library held a trivia-based raffle. Four lucky Young Scholars won a paperback version of the novel. The books were swiftly distributed just before a vaunted snow day!
Reading is PARAMOUNT! Best way to exercise & stimulate the imagination, seat of all creativity. We celebrate the entire school reading for the Rockland Read-in. Photo opportunities abounded from English to Social Studies, but in Music & Tech Ed( aka Shop/CAD.) Here are some representative pics: