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Bowman's Website

Why I teach:

Every person is able to learn. Developing opportunities for someone to learn and grow is my favorite part of teaching. I love watching students grow both academically and behaviorally. Recognizing where a student is and where they want to be is the first step. After that the gaps need to be filled in one at a time. Students need to know that we have faith in them and we believe in them. They need to know that you are going to do what you said you would do. They need to know that you are unconditional. 

Distance Learning Lessons:

April 6 - 24 checklist:

A complete checklist for assignments for these dates can be found here: 15DayPlan.docx

Please also check the subject areas for daily assignments. All assignments are in iXL. 

Math

4/6/20 - Money skills: identify coins

4/7/20 - Money skills: identify value of coins

4/8/20 - Money skills: counting coins

4/9/20 - Time: matching analogue and digital clocks

4/10/20 - Friday Fix Up: complete any missing assignments

English/Language Arts

4/6/20 - Sequencing Events

4/7/20 - Organizing writing (put sentences in order)

4/8/20 - Inference (which book title goes with the picture)

4/9/20 - Identify statements

4/10/20 - Friday Fix Up: complete any missing assignments

Science

4/6/20 - Analyze models of the Earth-Moon-Sun system

4/7/20 - Identify phases of the moon

4/8/20 - What causes the seasons on Earth?

4/9/20 - Analyze data to compare properties of planets

4/10/20 - Friday Fix Up: complete any missing assignments

Social Studies

4/6/20 - Read a letter-number grid

4/7/20 - Use a letter-number grid

4/8/20 - Read a map-cardinal directions

4/9/20 - Identify oceans and continents

4/10/20 - Friday Fix Up: complete any missing assignments

Social Skills

4/6/20 - Play a game with at least one family member for 20 minutes – complete the attached log information

4/7/20 - Play a game with at least one family member for 20 minutes – complete the attached log information

4/8/20 - Play a game with at least one family member for 20 minutes – complete the attached log information

4/9/20 -Play a game with at least one family member for 20 minutes – complete the attached log information

4/10/20 - Play a game with at least one family member for 20 minutes – complete the attached log information

 

Older information

With the MCSD directive to close schools, we are placing lessons for our students on our student learning management system, Canvas.  Students are able to log in to Canvas through their chromebooks.  Assignments will be posted for each day of school missed. 

Students should access iXL and Lexia Pro through their Clever login (which is their standard login).

Use the following steps to access these:

        * Go to Muscogee County School District

       * Choose Families and Students from the upper right hand bar

       * Click on the C in the upper right hand corner

Within Lexia Pro will offer activities based on the assessments completed by the students. These activities are individualized to the needs and skills of the student. 

iXL activities have been assigned to each student based on the needs and skills of the individual students.

The following links provide materials for all academic subjects.

Sheppard Software

Mr. Nussbaum

Additionally students are expected to read at least 20 minutes per day and log what they read. This can be done with another person. 

Reading log.docx

Writing activities:

Please use this link for writing activities:

writing prompts.docx

Science:

Please use the moon observation journal track the moon and describe what it looks like each night. 

MoonObsJournal.pdf

Social Studies:

Please use the following activities to practice map skills, longitude and latitude activities.

GlobeandMapSkillsActivityPacketandWorksheets.pdf 

Social Skills:

Please complete the following items from our GoZen activities related to social skills:

Worry.pdf

worry answer key.pdf

This is a helpful resource:

thought holes poster.pdf

Women's History Month

Please visit the Women's History Month page for profiles of women who have made a difference in our world.

 

 

Bowman's Blurb:

March 10:

Thought of the week: I can’t think of any better representation of beauty than someone who is unafraid to be herself. – Emma Stone

 What are we learning:

ELA: Parts of speech, writing sentences and paragraphs, editing

Math: Regrouping and place value

Science: Finishing up Solar System

Social Studies: 5 Themes of Geography (location, place, region)

Social Skills: Finishing up table manners

 What’s Happening:

COVID – 19: With current developments I wanted to let you know that we are working to prepare for any COVID-19 impact at Aaron Cohn Middle School.  Our teachers are formulating plans and the district is looking at all services we provide.  Please stress to the students how important it is to wash their hands, not share items that collect germs and to stay home when sick.  My prayer is that we will be spared from this virus and hopefully that will provide some relief on the services that are being exhausted in other places.  If we have any changes or news we will immediately contact you.

Tennis Field Trip:  We will be taking the tennis field trip on Wednesday, March 18, 2020. Lunch is provided.

End of the third 9 weeks: The end of the 3rd nine weeks is Thursday, March 12, 2020.

Help Wanted:

  • Shareable snacks are always helpful.

 

Dates to Remember:

  • Thursday, March 12, 2020 – End of 3rd 9 weeks
  • Wednesday, March 18, 2020 – Tennis Field Trip

August 26:

Thought of the week: Treat everyone the way Chick-Fil-A treats you. 

 What’s Happening:

House Shirts: Order forms for house shirts are coming home today. I have filled out the information regarding name, grade and teacher and circled the correct house. If you are ordering a shirt please circle the size and type of shirt. Return the form and the appropriate amount of money (cash only) with your child. If you have any questions please let me know.

Chromebooks: Tuesday, August 27 all of the students in our building will issued a Lenovo Chromebook. This is a piece of the puzzle for the individualized learning process Muscogee County School District is initiating. Students will bring home a permission form to utilize the devices. Please be sure to complete this form and return it as soon as possible, as your student will not be issued a device until the form is returned. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me.

Signatures and Stars: Every day your child receives a schedule that doubles as a signature page. Each section of the schedule allows the student to earn 5 signatures. For most of the students this results in the chance to earn 95 signatures for engaging in appropriate behaviors. The expected behaviors are also pictured on the sheet. Students are able to visit the class store and purchase items based on the percentage of signatures earned. The stars on the sheets filled out at the end of the day are also based on the percentage of signatures earned. For example: 5 stars = 90% or higher, 4 stars = 80-89%, 3 stars = 70-70%, 2 stars = 60-69% and 1 star = 59% or below. The expected behaviors are: Keep hands and feet to yourself, Follow Directions, Raise your hand, Stay in your space, and Use school appropriate language. If you are a visual person, please feel free to check out the attached example.

 Notebooks: Communication is very important to me. It is my policy to send a daily communication to parents. This year, I am having the students help complete a portion of the communication so they have more awareness of how their behaviors effect their day. In order to do this, I need the students to have a notebook or folder with them each day. If you could please help them to remember to bring a notebook/folder each day (preferably the same one every day) that would be a great help. This is also a place where you can write notes to me.

Yearbooks: Yearbooks are now on sale online at Jostens, for $25.00 for a limited time.

Help Wanted:

  • We are good at this time.

 

Dates to Remember:

  • Tuesday, August 27 – Chromebook Roll Out date
  • Tuesday, August 27 – Friday, August 30 – House Shirt Orders

 

As always, please feel free to contact me if you have any questions or concerns. I am here to help.

August 19:

Thought of the week: Aaron Cohn Middle School has a house system. (Think Harry Potter) We have four houses. Each of the houses is named based on a characteristic of Judge Aaron Cohn, the namesake of our school. These houses are a community that the students and staff are all apart of instantly. The names of the house are Ignis, Bellator, Monticola, and Magnitudo. I will be offer more information about each house is later emails. I do not want to bombard you with all the information at once. Today, I will simply tell you who is in what house and some basic information.  

 

House

Members

Color

Ignis

Mr. Williams and Wesley

white

Bellator

Mrs. Bowman and J’twon

black

Monticola

Ms. Hayes and A.J.

orange

Magnitudo

Derrick

gray

 

I will send information in the very near future regarding the purchase of house shirts. It’s always fun when we have a house day and everyone gets to see all the other members of their house in the same shirt.

 

What’s Happening:

Try outs: Try outs for football, cross country and volleyball are all happening this week. Football and cross country try outs begin today, with volleyball beginning tomorrow.

 

Fall Pictures: Students will have Fall pictures taken this week. There is no money needed at this time, a proof will be sent home. These pictures will be used for the yearbook. The schedule is as follows: 6th grade on Tuesday, August 20th, 7th grade on Wednesday, August 21st, 8th grade on Thursday, August 22nd.

 

School website: Aaron Cohn Middle School is a very active school. There is usually something going on that you may want to participate in. All this information and more is on the school website. Please check it out. http://sites.muscogee.k12.ga.us/aaroncohn/

 

Help Wanted:

  • We are not in need of any items at this time.

 

Dates to Remember:

  • August 19 – 21: Football and cross country tryouts
  • August 20: Volleyball tryouts
  • August 20: 6th grade pictures
  • August 21: 7th grade pictures
  • August 22: 8th grade pictures

 

Thank you so much for your support. If there is anything that I can do to help or if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.

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