May 21

Don’t forget that we have 1:30 dismissal May 22 and 23!  Please make sure your student knows how he/she is to go home!  Students may not get bus passes to ride a bus other than their regularly scheduled bus. 

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Time to Gear Up for the 2018-2019 School Year! Access the Dickerson Middle School PTSA Pre-sale through Toolkit beginning May 1, 2018! One central location for all of your family information! www.dickersonptsa.org All PTSA orders submitted by July 29, 2018, and all Spirit Wear orders submitted by June 28, 2018, will be ready for pick up at Meet and Greet. Each grade level homeroom with the highest participation of DMS Family Packs purchased during Pre-sale will receive a donut party at the beginning of the school year!

Periods 3, 4, and 7:

  1. Students shared their sociograms with their classmates.
  2. They also completed a reflection of the school year.

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6: 

  1. Students shared their body biographies with their classmates.
  2. They also completed an reflection of the school year.

HW:

  1. None

May 18

Don’t forget that we have 1:30 dismissal May 22 and 23!  Please make sure your student knows how he/she is to go home!  Students may not get bus passes to ride a bus other than their regularly scheduled bus. 

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Time to Gear Up for the 2018-2019 School Year! Access the Dickerson Middle School PTSA Pre-sale through Toolkit beginning May 1, 2018! One central location for all of your family information! www.dickersonptsa.org All PTSA orders submitted by July 29, 2018, and all Spirit Wear orders submitted by June 28, 2018, will be ready for pick up at Meet and Greet. Each grade level homeroom with the highest participation of DMS Family Packs purchased during Pre-sale will receive a donut party at the beginning of the school year!

Periods 3, 4, and 7:

  1. Students were given their text books, writing portfolios, and writing journals to take home.
  2. Students continued to with partners to create a sociogram of Taming of the Shrew.  This should be finished today.
  3. AC Sociogram Directions for Taming of the Shrew-12ktmbg   SOCIOGRAM Rubric with brainstorm table-2eq8y5k

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6: 

  1. Students were given their text books, writing portfolios, and writing journals to take home.
  2. Students continued to with partners to create a body biography of Taming of the Shrew.  This should be finished today.
  3.   Body Biography Instructions-2nj8qou

HW:

  1. None

May 16 and 17

Don’t forget that we have 1:30 dismissal May 22 and 23!  Please make sure your student knows how he/she is to go home!  Students may not get bus passes to ride a bus other than their regularly scheduled bus. 

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Time to Gear Up for the 2018-2019 School Year! Access the Dickerson Middle School PTSA Pre-sale through Toolkit beginning May 1, 2018! One central location for all of your family information! www.dickersonptsa.org All PTSA orders submitted by July 29, 2018, and all Spirit Wear orders submitted by June 28, 2018, will be ready for pick up at Meet and Greet. Each grade level homeroom with the highest participation of DMS Family Packs purchased during Pre-sale will receive a donut party at the beginning of the school year!

Periods 3, 4, and 7:

  1. Students worked with partners to create a sociogram of Taming of the Shrew.
  2. They will present their final products Friday and Monday.
  3. AC Sociogram Directions for Taming of the Shrew-12ktmbg   SOCIOGRAM Rubric with brainstorm table-2eq8y5k

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6: 

  1. Students worked with partners to create a body biography of Taming of the Shrew.
  2. They will present their final products Friday and Monday.
  3.   Body Biography Instructions-2nj8qou

HW:

  1. None

May 15

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Time to Gear Up for the 2018-2019 School Year! Access the Dickerson Middle School PTSA Pre-sale through Toolkit beginning May 1, 2018! One central location for all of your family information! www.dickersonptsa.org All PTSA orders submitted by July 29, 2018, and all Spirit Wear orders submitted by June 28, 2018, will be ready for pick up at Meet and Greet. Each grade level homeroom with the highest participation of DMS Family Packs purchased during Pre-sale will receive a donut party at the beginning of the school year!

Periods 3, 4, and 7:

  1. We continued viewing clips from the 1967 movie, Taming of the Shrew.
  2. As time permitted, students had time to practice reading parts of the play out loud.

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6: 

  1. We continued viewing clips from the 1967 movie, Taming of the Shrew.
  2. As time permitted, students had time to practice reading parts of the play out loud.

HW:

  1. None

May 14

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Periods 3, 4, and 7:

  1. Finish reading and annotating the excerpts in the book-P3, 5, and 6
  2. View 2 short clips of the play performed at the Globe
  3. View excerpts from the 1967 movie version

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6: 

  1. Finish reading and annotating the excerpts in the book-P3, 5, and 6
  2. View 2 short clips of the play performed at the Globe
  3. View excerpts from the 1967 movie version

HW:

  1. None

May 11

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

  1. Today, we started reading/listening to the excerpts from Taming of the Shrew that are in the text book.

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6:  

  1. Today, we started reading/listening to the excerpts from Taming of the Shrew that are in the text book.

HW:

  1. None

May 10

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

STEAM Showcase at Dickerson: TONIGHT, 6-8 PM; Dickerson Middle School will host the second annual school-wide STEAM event. Participate in hands-on STEAM activities with Dickerson teachers, enjoy musical performances from the show choir, jazz band, chamber orchestra, and percussion.

Create artwork, participate in technology activities, and grab some dinner at one of the food trucks that will be there. The

Walton Robotics Team will have demonstrations and activities as well.   Rising Dickerson 6th graders, get excited about attending Dickerson next year come and experience it early!

Summer Postage Collection: 5/7-5/11–Please send $2.00 for postage and envelopes that will be used to mail final report cards and other important information to you this summer.  Money can be given to homeroom teachers.

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication:  Join Dickerson’s staff and students as we work to end cancer by supporting Relay for Life-The Dickerson staff and students have raised over $7,000 for Relay for Life through our monthly spirit days and other events.  If you would like to support our Relay team, you may do so by dedicating luminaria or by making a donation.

*Dedicate luminaria that will light up the night at Cobb’s Relay for Life Event on May 11 at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7uupomt.

* Make a donation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/je3k26n.

Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life team.

 

Periods 3, 4, and 7: 

  1. Class started with students working together to match quotes by Shakespeare with a modern translation.
  2. Students worked in groups to read a modern day version of Taming of the Shrew.  This was designed to get them familiar with the story before we read parts of the play starting tomorrow.

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6:  

  1. Class started with students working together to match quotes by Shakespeare with a modern translation.
  2. Students worked in groups to read a modern day version of Taming of the Shrew.  This was designed to get them familiar with the story before we read parts of the play starting tomorrow.
  3. HW:
    1. None

May 9

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

STEAM Showcase at Dickerson: Thursday, May 10, 6-8 PM; Dickerson Middle School will host the second annual school-wide STEAM event. Participate in hands-on STEAM activities with Dickerson teachers, enjoy musical performances from the show choir, jazz band, chamber orchestra, and percussion.

Create artwork, participate in technology activities, and grab some dinner at one of the food trucks that will be there. The

Walton Robotics Team will have demonstrations and activities as well.   Rising Dickerson 6th graders, get excited about attending Dickerson next year come and experience it early!

Summer Postage Collection: 5/7-5/11–Please send $2.00 for postage and envelopes that will be used to mail final report cards and other important information to you this summer.  Money can be given to homeroom teachers.

Student Information Form: Sent home from homeroom.  Please read the letter attached to the form for specific directions.  Review, update, sign, and return form by May 9.

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication:  Join Dickerson’s staff and students as we work to end cancer by supporting Relay for Life-The Dickerson staff and students have raised over $7,000 for Relay for Life through our monthly spirit days and other events.  If you would like to support our Relay team, you may do so by dedicating luminaria or by making a donation.

*Dedicate luminaria that will light up the night at Cobb’s Relay for Life Event on May 11 at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7uupomt.

* Make a donation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/je3k26n.

Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life team.

 

Periods 3, 4, and 7: We continued to work on learning more about Shakespeare’s writing.

  1. Due to technical difficulties on Monday, students did not enter their answers for the “post” test on pronouns and sentence structure, so they did so at the start of class.  This will be an optional summative grade for students.  They will get to decide whether or not they want the grade to count.
  2. Today, students were given a cheat sheet for words like ere and sooth that might appear in Shakespeare’s writing.
  3. In their journals, students used these words to write sample love letters to their favorite food or celebrity crush.  Then, they wrote a love letter from one half of a famous pair-salt and pepper, left and right, etc.

HW:

  1. Finish love letter on the sheet given in class.  If you don’t have the form with you, write your letter on notebook paper.

Periods 5 and 6:  We continued to work on learning more about Shakespeare’s writing.

  1. Due to technical difficulties on Monday, students did not enter their answers for the “post” test on pronouns and sentence structure, so they did so at the start of class.  This will be an optional summative grade for students.  They will get to decide whether or not they want the grade to count.
  2. Today, students were given a cheat sheet for words like ere and sooth that might appear in Shakespeare’s writing.
  3. In their journals, students used these words to write sample love letters to their favorite food or celebrity crush.  Then, they wrote a love letter from one half of a famous pair-salt and pepper, left and right, etc.

HW:

    1. Finish love letter on the sheet given in class.  If you don’t have the form with you, write your letter on notebook paper.

May 8

Letter from Dr. Brink: Hello Students and Parents-2irdxwr

Summer Postage Collection: 5/7-5/11–Please send $2.00 for postage and envelopes that will be used to mail final report cards and other important information to you this summer.  Money can be given to homeroom teachers.

Student Information Form: Sent home from homeroom.  Please read the letter attached to the form for specific directions.  Review, update, sign, and return form by May 9.

Relay for Life Luminaria Dedication:  Join Dickerson’s staff and students as we work to end cancer by supporting Relay for Life-The Dickerson staff and students have raised over $7,000 for Relay for Life through our monthly spirit days and other events.  If you would like to support our Relay team, you may do so by dedicating luminaria or by making a donation.

*Dedicate luminaria that will light up the night at Cobb’s Relay for Life Event on May 11 at this link: https://tinyurl.com/y7uupomt.

* Make a donation at this link: https://tinyurl.com/je3k26n.

Thank you for supporting our Relay for Life team.

 

Periods 3, 4, and 7: We continued to work on learning more about Shakespeare’s writing.

  1. How Would Shakespeare Say It? Note:  These are NOT real lines from Shakespeare.  Instead, these are examples of what Shakespeare might have written to match the lyrics of the songs.  How would Shakespeare Say It-1yc58j0
  2. Then, students continued working on the figurative language sort that helped them understand different quotes from Shakespeare.  This activity was started last week.

HW:

  1. None

Periods 5 and 6:  We continued to work on learning more about Shakespeare’s writing.

  1. How Would Shakespeare Say It? Note:  These are NOT real lines from Shakespeare.  Instead, these are examples of what Shakespeare might have written to match the lyrics of the songs. How would Shakespeare Say It-1yc58j0
  2. Then, students continued working on the figurative language sort that helped them understand different quotes from Shakespeare.  This activity was started last week.

HW:

  1. None