Being a Student at Shore Middle School Means: • Making learning your #1 priority • Always giving your best effort • Treating all whom you have contact with respectfully • Being a part of the school by joining AT LEAST one activity/group What is 2.5? • Class period between 2nd and 3rd period • Takes place Monday through Thursday • 25 minute period • Provides you with opportunities to improve your reading, math, organization skills and study skills and explore classes not offered at other times in the school day • Rotations into activities will take place 3 times per year What do I do during 2.5? • Some students will participate in choice activities for 11 weeks at a time • Some students will be assigned to non-choice activities where you will work with teachers in reading, math, organization or study skills for 9 weeks at a time – After the end of 9 weeks, these students will participate in their choice activity for the remaining two weeks of the rotation Does everyone get to select choice activities? • Yes! • All of you will select 3 DIFFERENT choice activities BUT, KEEP IN MIND • The amount of weeks you spend in your choice activities is based on IF you were assigned to a non-choice Bonjour! Guten Tag! Hola! • Students will be introduced to the three languages taught in the Mentor Schools – French, German, Spanish • Students will learn about the cultures and vocabulary by engaging in exploratory activities related to each of these languages. 3 H Club (Help teachers, Help students, Help our community) • Would you like to build leadership skills, help others and earn service credit to help your middle school or high school resume? If your answer is yes, then this is the club for you. • Your time in 3H will be spent: – Helping Teachers – Helping Students – Helping our Shore Community – Helping the Mentor Community SOUND BYTES • Tune in to music for 2.5! Listen to music from Bach to Rock and take the musical mystery tour every day for 20 minutes! Share music and be introduced to music from all over the world. You will also learn about the art of listening to music ~ what to listen for, how does it make us feel, and why does it make us feel? What did the earliest form of music sound like? How many different genres of music do you recognize? Having a difficult day? Do you just need to unwind and listen to your music for a bit? This is the place! • Each week we'll have different topics to inspire our music samplings, so come and relax a bit and share some "sound bytes" together! (Music will be shared through various media: CD, ipod or mp3 player, and online streaming. Some opportunities for live student performances may be included.) Presentation Skills/Scrapbooking • Purpose: Students will develop scrapbooking/presentation skills. • Norms: • Students can create own camp or 8th grade trip scrapbook (or scrapbook of activities that take place at Shore throughout the school year) • Students will learn how to use a Cricut machine • Students will learn presentation skills for scrapbooking, presentation boards, etc. that may also be used for teacher-based projects in other classrooms. Games That Make You Think • Do You Like: – competing against your peers? – having fun while challenging your mind? – to learn to play games like chess, checkers and other games and activities that will exercise your brain? – to learn strategies and skills to be more successful at doing these things? • If you answered yes to one or more of these questions, then you’ll definitely want to sign up for “Games That Make You Think!” Sports, Recreation & Fitness Fitness. Knowledge. Action. • Features will include: –daily active participation while in the gym will include intramural activities along with fitness challenges Yoga and Dancing and Tumbling, OH MY! • Students will learn different dances to upbeat music, to strengthen their bodies through stretching/yoga/pilaties, and to create their own dance routines individually and/or with a group. Students also will have the opportunity to share their knowledge of related subjects with the group. • Outdoor Education and Recreation: • -Students will learn to play recreational games and participate in activities that they can do for a lifetime. Such activities include bocce ball, croquet, corn hole, hiking, group games/ initiatives, etc. Sew What? • Purpose: Students will be exposed to the Family & Consumer Sciences and engage in project- based work. • Norms: • Students will be introduced to hand sewing tools/equipment. • Students will be taught a variety of hand sewing techniques and stitches that they will execute through the following projects: – Embellish an existing garment/bag. – Cross stitch project/other small project. We Draw, We Paint Purpose: Art provides the opportunity to create and express visual communication. • Students will learn how to use a grid to aid in drawing their favorite subject matter. • Students will learn how to mix, lighten, and darken colors using tempera paint while creating a small painting. Sports News • Purpose: Students will study the daily sports page and have discussions about daily events happening in the world of sports while learning about sports journalism. • Students will identify the literary features of the genre of a newspaper. • Students will read the current events sports news in the newspaper daily. • Students will read for information and enjoyment. • Students will develop a top ten list of the most important sports stories of the trimester. • Students will present to the group. Let’s Get to Work! Getting all of your homework and studying done at school in a quiet room gives you the chance to relax and unwind once your school day ends. Let’s Get to Work provides you the opportunity to meet ALL of your academic responsibilities in the convenience of a silent classroom. Reading for Pleasure Purpose: a quiet setting for students to read an appropriate book of their choice. • Every student brings an appropriate book • To serve as a role model, the advisor reads also. • In the media center, if available (might also allow for new book selection) Improving Your Study Skills Purpose: for students to improve organizational and study skills at home and school. • Includes: organizational time with books, folders, and supplies; locker survival tips; study habits for home and school; assignment book check-ups and strategies; note taking strategies; and goal setting. • NOTE: SOME students may be placed here as a NON-CHOICE activity through grade level team meeting recommendations. Guided Study Hall -CHOICE Purpose: to provide a quiet, supervised and monitored setting for students to complete school work and study. • Exclusively an academic focus • Students must bring work/books • Teacher monitors on task behavior by watching/circulating among students • No student talking, unless special permission granted for academic reasons • Building rules will dictate lav/drink privileges • NOTE: SOME students may be placed here as a NON- CHOICE activity through grade level team meeting recommendations. When do I Need to Choose? • ALL selection sheets for 6th and 7th graders are DUE NO LATER THAN Friday, June 3 after advisory. Helpful Tips • Visit the Shore Middle School website to view your choices BEFORE making a selection • Ask your current teachers for advice • Share the information on the website with your parents and see what they think might be a good fit for you • TRY SOMETHING NEW! This is your chance, take advantage of it.