Sunday, November 30, 2014

Roller Coaster Ride to Christmas Break! Hang on Tight!

Holy Cow! Just looking at all that is in stock for the next 15 school days until Christmas Break, makes my head spin! At Ac2E Middle School. our students & staff will be busy busy busy! :) Time to bust out those student planners Falcons and stay organized so that you leave for Christmas Break stress-free and happy about the results of Benchmark Exams & Term Grades. :)

Make sure to Keep these Dates in Mind:

  • Progress Reports go out the week of December 1.
  • 8th grade Math & Algebra District Benchmarks December 9.
  • 8th grade Social Studies District Benchmark December 16.
  • 8th grade Science District Benchmark December 17.
  • School Field Trip December 18.  

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Thanksgiving Break :)

Our Seminars were a huge success! The students who attended my "Lets Coast It" Seminar loved it! They were so excited to go home and show off their creations to their friends and family. Time to start thinking what my next seminar topic will be.. Ideas? Suggestions?

With the holiday fast approaching, its time to take a minute and list off a couple of things to be thankful for:

1, The light the Lord shines on the path that I try lead in His name.
2. A loving family & friends.
3. The love of my wonderful fur-babies!
4. A great Ac2E Family.
5. The best students.

Monday, November 17, 2014

Translating Expressions

This week we worked with Translating Expressions and Inequalities. Students worked in groups rolling 4 dice to create expressions. After the expression was created, they translated the expression into words. This group activity helped to wrap up our Translating Expressions lesson.


Monday, November 10, 2014

"Let's Coast It" Seminar

On the 2 days before Thanksgiving break, Ac2E Middle School students will be attending 2 Seminars of their choosing on a multitude of topics. The seminar I have chosen to present is a neat photo transfer technique that I found on Pinterest, that I thought would be a great idea for the kids to re-do as presents for family and friends. They will be transferring a picture of their choosing onto a plain 4x4 tile from Home Depot ($0.13). Here is a quick step by step on what the kids will be doing.

Step 1: Pick a picture of your choosing and size it down to 4x4 inches. If it has words, make sure you make it a mirror image, so that the words are not backwards on the final product. Print out on a laser printer.

Step 2: Dip a brush into the holy grail that is Mod Podge, gotta love this stuff. and brush a thin even layer on the ceramic tile.

Step 3: Lay the picture face down onto the tile with Mod Podge. 

Step 4: Take a straight edge ( I used an old gift card) to smooth out any air bubbles/excess Mod Podge. 

Step 5: Let tiles dry overnight...(aint nobody got time for that!) or bake in the oven at 170 for 15 minutes.

Step 6: Take a sponge or your handy dandy fingers, and a spray bottle and get ready for the fun part. Spray a generous amount of water directly onto the paper picture until the picture starts to become visible. Using either your fingers or the sponge, start to rub gently until all the paper has been dissolved, and viola! your picture is left!

Step 7: Spray a sealant to make it shiny and permanent. Enjoy!