Scott Carpenter MS

Oct
09

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

October 2nd – 6th Last week, we dedicated our time to trust: What is it? What builds it? What breaks it? Because our Community Reach teacher was absent on Monday, we moved our tutoring day up and worked hard on our core classes. On Tuesday, we completed the People of My World lesson and utilized […]

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Aug
28

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

We’re off and rolling at Scott Carpenter! Over the summer, I was able to move to a lovely new classroom and the kids are loving the new space. In our time together, we’ve already accomplished many things: Learning names, refining classroom procedures, practicing mindful breathing, and more! Take a look below to see what we’ve […]

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YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

May 15th – 19th This week didn’t feel like a typical, five-day week! It flew by! We had our final Mentor/Mentee Monday and discussed ways to end the year on a positive note. The mentors decided we should have a waffle party and they’re looking forward to their treats. Later, we continued the fine tradition […]

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May
16

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

 Monday, May 15, 2017 May 8th – 12th Geyonni’s using her tutoring time to earn a score 4 in Science! It’s hard to believe we’re wrapping up another year of YESS at Scott Carpenter! This week, we worked hard on many tasks. Monday was devoted to finalizing plans for our End of Year event, which […]

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May
10

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

The goal of this week was to recruit mentors for next year. I’m extremely pleased with the way our mentors spoke about the program and included their favorite things about the class. As I eavesdropped, I heard them mention everything from being able to help another student, maintaining their own good academic standing, food (naturally), […]

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May
03

YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

This week, we continued preparing for next year’s mentors by creating recruitment posters and discussing how to encourage peers to take on the responsibility of being a mentor next year. The current mentors are extremely excited to be able to talk about the program with their friends and highlight all the wonderful experiences provided by […]

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Apr
18

The YESS Institute at Scott Carpenter Middle School

Monday, April 17, 2017 April 10th – 14th The scholars really felt the stress of PARCC testing this week, but I was pleased to hear them speak of various strategies they used. Many students cited thinking maps, as well as the PEAL process as being useful in managing their thoughts. In class, we kept things […]

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Mar
06

YESS at Scott Carpenter MS

February 27th – March 3rd The focus this week was on accountability. When we discuss this topic, we like to use the metaphor of a ladder, which is based on this graphic: The students always enjoy thinking of examples of times when they functioned lower on the ladder and this year’s group was no exception. […]

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Feb
28

YESS at Scott Carpenter MS

Monday, February 27, 2017 February 21st – 24th Yet another fabulous week at Scott Carpenter MS! On Tuesday, the scholars were put into new collaborative learning teams and then worked on their homework. Wednesday, we created our new team identities. I always love how unique the team names are, especially since we used a Kagan […]

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