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OEMS Announcements Week of 12/07/2020
OEMS Announcements Week of 12/07/2020
Claire Holley
Monday, December 07, 2020

Announcements 12/07/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Monday December 7th, 2020.  

Thanks to ALL who entered the talent show over the last 2 weeks. It was really great to see everyone's unique abilities.  They are all on here if you’d like to check them out--> flipgrid.com/f9907cf8  A panel of 6 staff members & 3 student council members judged all the entries. Student council would like to congratulate the following students:

1st Place: Alexis Cooper (singing)

2nd Place: Alison Koslowski (tree climbing)

3rd Place: Nic Kremer (guitar)

4th Place: Piper White (flute)

5th Place: Sophie Olger (singing)

6th Place: Alyvia Peters (flexibility)

Honorable Mentions:  Damion Misener, Peyton Holmes, & Laiken Watkins

 

Students listed above will be contacted by Mrs. Willbanks on how they'd like to get their $ prize (1st-3rd) or certificate of recognition (4th-honorable mentions). Even if you didn't arrive in the top, please be VERY proud of yourself for being brave & putting yourself out there!

Just a wee reminder of your schedule for today and tomorrow:

Monday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

2nd hour - 8:00-9:00am.

4th hour - 9:00-10:00am.

6th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

2nd hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

4th hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

6th hour - 2:00-2:45pm.

Tuesday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

1st hour - 8:00-9:00am.

3rd hour - 9:00-10:00am.

5th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

1st hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

3rd hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

5th hour - 2:00-2:45pm

Finally I have a fun little craft for you with easily available supplies from home.  Give this a try:.

https://www.apieceofrainbow.com/homemade-clay-salt-dough-christmas-ornaments/

Have a fabulous Monday everybody and think on this, “In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer. And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.”. (Albert Camus)

Announcements 12/08/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Tuesday December 8th, 2020.  

Here’s a wee reminder of your schedule for today and tomorrow:

Tuesday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

1st hour - 8:00-9:00am.

3rd hour - 9:00-10:00am.

5th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

1st hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

3rd hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

5th hour - 2:00-2:45pm.

Wednesday:

8:30am Advisory Google Meet LIVE (Synchronous)

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

Teacher Office Hours in the Afternoon

Science Fact:  Have you ever asked yourself how heavy Santa’s sleigh must be to carry a present for every good little boy and girl on Christmas Eve?

Answer: Throughout this incredible journey, Santa needs to transport enough gifts for between 500 and 600 million children. If each present weighs about 1kg, that’s a cargo weight approaching 600,000 tons and that is the equivalent of about 82 Eiffel Towers!!!  Those poor reindeer!

Finally I have an beautiful painting tutorial of a Christmas wreath for you to watch and try:

Remember that you don’t HAVE to use the same materials, or even paint the same picture as the artist, use the video as inspiration for your own artwork!

And speaking of inspiration, here are some words from John F. Kennedy for you to think about, “When written in Chinese the word ‘crisis’ is composed of two characters – one represents danger and the other represents opportunity.”.  In this period of ‘crisis’ can you find a way to make positive, healthy, and happy opportunities for yourself and others?

Announcements 12/09/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Wednesday December 9th, 2020.  

Just a wee reminder of your schedule for today and tomorrow:

Wednesday:

8:30am Advisory Google Meet LIVE (Synchronous)

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

Teacher Office Hours in the Afternoon

Thursday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

2nd hour - 8:00-9:00am.

4th hour - 9:00-10:00am.

6th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

2nd hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

4th hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

6th hour - 2:00-2:45pm.

I have an easy Cubism Christmas Tree art project for you today:

http://kidsartists.blogspot.com/2009/12/benodigdheden-white-drawing-sheet-a4.html

(This project would look awesome using crayons, markers, oil pastels, or the paint that the artist uses.)

And finally let’s have a Winter Wednesday Mrs Holley’s Chuckle Time: 

Q: Why did Santa get a parking ticket on Christmas Eve?

A: Because he left the sleigh in a snow parking zone!

Have a wonderful Wednesday everybody!  I’ll leave you with a little something to think about from the creator of Charlie Brown and Snoopy, Charles Schulz, who said, "Christmas is doing a little something extra for someone.”.

Announcements 12/10/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Thursday December 10th, 2020.  

NEXT WEEK, your Student Council wants to spread holiday cheer & encourage you to focus on what you CAN do, instead of what you can't. You CAN dress Christmassy for your live classes, and you CAN have some fun in your Advisory Meets :) Here are our plans:

Week of December 14th in Advisory Meets:

  Your Advisory teachers will have a few fun trivia games they can play with you when they choose to. Games created by your student council members! 

Christmas Spirit Wear Days (can post pics to Padlet too):

Monday 14th: Flannel

Tuesday 15th: Ugly Christmas Sweater/Shirt

Wednesday 16th: Green/Red day

Thursday 17th: Christmas Hat 🎅& Socks Day

Friday 18th: Formal Friday (dress your best)👔👗🎩

We have another fun Christmas craft video for you to do today.  You can make really cool paper Christmas trees to use as table decorations or hang using thread from your ceiling.  Make a variety of sizes and colors to make your own Christmas tree forest!  Go to https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TZAsOQiZMEs and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OYXg0xq9A5M to find two different Christmas tree options.  You can simply using either colored paper or a piece of paper that you have decorated yourself with markers, colored pencils, crayons or paint.  

Here’s a fun Christmas Science Fact for your Thursday:

Question:  How far does Santa travel on Christmas Eve?

Answer:  Santa has a long journey of about 75 million miles ahead of him on Christmas Eve. Thankfully, he has 32 hours to do it because of the changing time zones around the world – though he will need to travel at an average speed of 620 miles per second.

A conventional reindeer runs at a speed of about 15 miles per hour, so Santa’s squad are performing way above average, to say the least.  Let’s hope that Santa’s put something extra nice in their stockings!! 

 And finally a wee reminder of your schedule for today and tomorrow:

Thursday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

2nd hour - 8:00-9:00am.

4th hour - 9:00-10:00am.

6th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

2nd hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

4th hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

6th hour - 2:00-2:45pm.

Friday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

1st hour - 8:00-9:00am.

3rd hour - 9:00-10:00am.

5th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

1st hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

3rd hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

5th hour - 2:00-2:45pm.

Announcements 12/11/2020

Good afternoon staff and students!  Welcome to Ovid-Elsie Middle School Online where we are inspiring life-long learners to achieve their full potential and excel in a changing world.  Today is Friday December 11th, 2020.  

NEXT WEEK, your Student Council wants to spread holiday cheer & encourage you to focus on what you CAN do, instead of what you can't. You CAN dress Christmassy for your live classes, and you CAN have some fun in your Advisory Meets :) Here are our plans:

Week of December 14th in Advisory Meets:

  Your Advisory teachers will have a few fun trivia games they can play with you when they choose to. Games created by your student council members! 

Christmas Spirit Wear Days (can post pics to Padlet too):

Monday 14th: Flannel

Tuesday 15th: Ugly Christmas Sweater/Shirt

Wednesday 16th: Green/Red day

Thursday 17th: Christmas Hat 🎅& Socks Day

Friday 18th: Formal Friday (dress your best)👔👗🎩

Just a wee reminder of your schedule for today:

Friday:

Independent Student Work Time (Asynchronous)

1st hour - 8:00-9:00am.

3rd hour - 9:00-10:00am.

5th hour - 10:00- 11:00am.

Lunch - 11:00-12:00pm.

Live - Google Meet Sessions (Synchronous)

1st hour - 12:00-12:45pm.

3rd hour - 1:00-1:45pm.

5th hour - 2:00-2:45pm.

 Let’s finish out the week with a couple of Christmas tree jokes in Mrs Holley’s Chuckle Time:

Question:  Why was the Christmas tree in the hospital?

Answer:  Because it had tinselitis!

Question:  Why couldn’t the Christmas tree knit a scarf?

Answer:  Because it kept dropping its needles!

And finally your feel good Christmas quote is from Mr. Ebenezer Scrooge in Dicken’s novel, ‘A Christmas Carol’, “I will honor Christmas in my heart and try to keep it all the year.”.  Not bad advice really!