May 22 2020

Friday May 22.. Memorial Day Weekend.. No School Monday

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May 20 2020

“Just keep swimming..”

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Actor Mathew McConaughey has multiple motivational speeches, graduation commencement speeches and inspirational videos on You Tube to watch and share. However they sometimes will be long and sometimes includes inappropriate language that restricts me from sharing with students. But he makes some great points in many of them. Including this one.

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May 18 2020

Monday Monday.

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Four weeks to go ! You can do this..  How many of you love science? So does this kid, hope your start the week with a smile…

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May 15 2020

Freedom Friday? May 15th

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Hello ATA Families,

I hope you are all healthy and doing well. Today is a “no school” day as teachers are working on grading. Also today Gov. Kate Brown has announced society openings and adjustments to business and community uses. Please check in with your news source for details. I encourage all of you to continue to wear mask and maintain social distances to help the continued reduction in Covid- cases in Oregon.

Weather is looking nice again today, up to about 70 degrees and sunny. Hope you can get outside and enjoy it!

Have a great weekend, only 4 weeks to go until real summer break starts!

Be safe,

Scott

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May 14 2020

Thursday May 14th.. Last day of the week!

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I hope everyone had a good week. Stayed healthy and safe. Four (4!) more weeks of this online distance learning until real summer break begins. A 8th graders shared this video with me this week, thought I would pass it along. Without a teacher or parent looking over your shoulder at your school work, are you a orginized practive student or do you find yourself procrastinating?

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May 12 2020

Tuesday May 12th.. Troll Video

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I have shown the poem video from Shane Koyczan, “Til this day” several times over the last two year. This video was sent to me by one of our 6th graders. It’s dark poem about the negative aspects of social media. I have witnessed and talked to the kids several times about how easy it seems for so many of them to be negative towards each other online. Why si it so easy to post negative things about their peers and harder to pay them a compliment? You never know what other people may be going through and a kind word or gesture could make all the difference in their day…

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May 08 2020

Friday May 8th..

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Happy Friday ATA!

Hope everyone is healthy and doing well. We only have five weeks of this craziness left before the real summer break begins. Please understand, as frustrating, confusing, stressful, fun, new, exciting… what ever your feelings may be about this change and distance learning, know that teachers are feeling the same way. We miss seeing you everyday in our building. Someone sent me this funny video from a parent perspective, thought I would share. Have a great weekend, stay safe and healthy!

 

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May 04 2020

May the 4th Be With You

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May 01 2020

Friday May First!

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Hello ATA Families,

In response to far too much negative chat on Instagram, I showed this video to advisories in the fall and I challenged students to work on saying positive things to their friends, peers and if they can work on the courage and the skill, to complete strangers. Paying a complement to a stranger feels awkward at first and takes practice. Social media makes it easy for people to say negative things to each other and they often do, so I challenged the kids to say more positive things to each other on social media with the hope it will grow into a habit and roll over into daily conversations.

This is a challenging time for so many people. Isolation, missing social aspect of school, families struggling due to being laid off and the list goes on and on. So during these hard times, I challenger everyone again to find something nice to say to someone. Never know, it might make all the difference in the world.

You are all beautiful beings and I miss you…

 

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Apr 30 2020

Thursday April 30, 2020.. Greatness.

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When life finally returns to “normal”, what ever that may be, will you look back at this time and think, “I should have started doing that”? Or “I should have done this”?.. 

Nike says, “Just Do It”. I’ll let this little gem from Nike say more. Find your passion, your greatness, because it is there, inside of all of you.

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