MS WEEK AT A GLANCE: Dec 10-21
Lunch Rotation: 7,6
AES provides a balanced education defined by a joyful pursuit of excellence in academics, athletics, arts and service. We enable each student to be an inspired lifelong learner and a responsible, compassionate global citizen.
This Week in the MS:
Monday, December 10
Day 6 - 7856
Tuesday, December 11
Day 7 - 4123
Wednesday, December 12
Day 8 - 8567
2:45-3:15 MSA Celebration, Theater
Following: Time to work on reports.
Thursday, December 13
Day 1 - 1234
Friday, December 14
Day 2 - 5678
(RSVP LINK for the party)
Saturday, December 15
IMPORTANT ALL SCHOOL DATES ON THE HORIZON:
Dec 21 MS Farewell Assembly, 11:30am, HOP
Dec 22 NO SCHOOL - WINTER BREAK
- Jan 13
Jan 13 MS New Parent Orientation, 2:00pm, MSCR
Jan 14 School Re-Opens / 2nd Semester begins
Jan 15 Director’s Coffee, 8:30am, BCR
PSA Meeting, 9:00-10:30am, BCR
Jan 16 PSA Welcome Coffee and New to Delhi Presentation, 8:45-10:30am, BCR
Jan 19 MESAC Super Saturday
If you are interested in Structured Word Inquiry - Workshop at NIST. Here is the link for more information
The Giving Tree
Please remind students about the Giving Tree in the MS office. Pick an ornament (each one has a different item). A warm hat, warm gloves, a blanket. These items will go to the Yamuna Kids project run by Ms. Kapoor.
WORLD Language Week:
Please note that the world language week has been postponed to the week of February 18-22.
Office of Teaching and Learning
Here is the link to the newly launched Office for Teaching and Learning site. Your feedback and suggestions are always welcome.
Amanda, Shirley and Rosy
link to Report Comment Buddy
MS Office Site - For everything you need
Here’s What We Know:
SeeSaw: We have an account through May for anyone interested in piloting the program that creates student-driven digital portfolios. Let me know!
Padlet: We have a school padlet account. Let me know if you are interested or just sign in with Google and it should work!
Ask your colleagues about:
Ask Michael H, Christie and Robin about Green Screen. Their students are using the green screen app to film in some ancient civilization locations!
Ask Robb about Scratch. His 8th grade students spent some time in the computer lab coding this past week.
Ask grade 7 Math about slopes. Students in grade 7 math are creating models of possible playground equipment that could be added to AES. They have some pretty great ideas.
Ask Christie about the social entrepreneurs. They are making holiday decorations for the grade 7 kindergarten buddies.
Let me know if there is something you would like me to include as I know there is so much more going on!!
Professional Development Opportunities:
Learning2 Europe, January 25-27, Zurich, Switzerland
Convergence Summit, January 25-26 Bangkok, Thailand
Future of Educational Tech, January 27-30 Orlando, Florida
Convergence Summit, Feb 1-2, 2019 Nairobi, Kenya(Kyle and Tracy are going!)
Geo-Literacy Conference, Feb 23-24, Dubai, UAE
Maker Certificate February 24-26 Dubai, UAE
Reading and Writing Tech, March 2-3, 2019 Shekhou, China
21st Century Learning, March 6-9 Hong Kong
Geo-Literacy Conference, April 13-14 Bangkok, Thailand
Maker Educator Certificate, April 13-16, Bangkok, Thailand
Technology Coaching, April 13-14, Bangkok, Thailand
Differentiation of Teaching, May 3-4, Amsterdam, Netherlands
Re-thinking Learning, May 9-11, Singapore
EdTech Courses: Here is a series of online classes available on Google, STEM and much more!
ATHLETICS & ACTIVITIES:
After School Activities Season 2
Catch your buses
Please make sure students have enough time at the end of after school activities to catch their bus.
Re-imagining the library space
We’re looking to re-work some of the library spaces to provide the best experience for our patrons. If you haven’t yet, please complete this survey: https://goo.gl/forms/3mH1JsIMfaPgmJrz2
If you’ve got an eye for design, please let Linda know!
REPEAT: Staff Wellbeing - Thinking about Self Care
For teachers and other school staff, the workload and pressure tends to mount as the end of term approaches. Here are a couple of resources to help you think about ways to look after your own wellbeing during these last three weeks of semester 1:
This is what self-care really means
Self-Care Bundle [Disclaimer - on the last couple pages which contain Richard Foster’s Guidelines for Simplicity there are some religious references which may not be relevant for some]
If you need support from your counselors, stop by for a chat.
Assembly Request Form
You can use this form to let the MSALT2 students know what teacher announcements you would like to make. Please share this information before Thursday at 3:30pm each week so they have time to plan for the announcements.
TT/WAG/SWAG Request Form
This is where you can submit anything that you would like to be added to the Tiger Tales / WAG / SWAG.
Final Chaperone Schedule 2018-2019
This link has the final chaperone schedule for SY1819. We have also sent calendar invites to the chaperones involved in every event for the respective date and time.
Calling all musicians for the MS teacher Rock Band
It would be cool to play a few Christmas songs for the Tuesday assembly before the break. Send Robb Hoiseth an email if you can play or sing.
‘Twas the night before Christmas Skit Sign Up
We are still looking for 12 more cast members. Please sign up if interested!
Welcome back to our ASIAC teams, Music, Badminton and Table Tennis. It was a big weekend for them all, congratulations players and coaches!
Things to keep in mind this week:
As we enter the last two weeks, keep it tight, routine routine and routine. The end of the semester can be tough for teachers and students. Remember we are here to support you.
words from Carey McGraw Kuznar...
When you have a "typical" child, you feel reasonably assured that class participation and decent study habits will result in good grades. These kids have close friends. They get invited to participate in social things like dances and weekend gatherings. They make the teams and clubs.
But when you have a child with certain differences, this is often not the case. Learning may take longer, both academically and socially. Despite their tremendous efforts, results are often a fraction of their peers and social acceptance is fleeting, setting them up for painful comparisons and bitter frustration. Instead of a fun and fulfilling experience, school can become a breeding ground for depression and anxiety. It is exhausting for parent and child alike.
Recognize that the "playing field" is not always a level surface. Children who learn differently are not weird. They are merely gifted in ways that our society does not value. Yet they want what everyone else wants: To be accepted.
Bob Elliott, December 10
Monica Padmanaban, December 13
Deepa Kumar, December 14
Christie Guggisberg, December 20