YESS at Scott Carpenter Middle School

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 will take place at 6:30, May 17th at Westminster HS (arrive at 6:00 for sandwiches!).

On Tuesday and Wednesday, we continued working on hitting our learning targets. Many scholars are leveling up and the pride we’re all feeling is infectious. I especially enjoy that some students are taking the time to re-do old assignments to get a higher score.

Brainstorming our stressors
The final list of stressors

Thursday, we discussed stress and how our mindset during stressful times can dramatically impact our ability to thrive during difficult moments. This lesson was from our new curriculum and I was able to incorporate numerous Kagan Cooperative Learning strategies, one of which was a poem for two voices. The mentors and mentees worked together to create poems about stress, then performed their works on Friday. Minus a little bit of whining, the kids really did a fabulous job on their poems!