March 2008

March 2008 

3/27/08   Counselors visited to talk to students about preferences and career choices.

They discussed 6 types of interests including:


Investigative - People who like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evalut

Artistic - People who have artistic, innovation or intuitional abilities and like to work in unstructured situations using their imagination and creativity.

Social - People who like to work with people to enlighten, inform, help, train, or cure them, or are skilled with words.

Enterprising - People who like to work with people, influencing, performing, leading or managing for organizational goals or economic gain.

Conventional - People who like to work with data, hae clerical or numerical ability, carry out tasks in detail or follow through on others' instruction.

fun pencilIn English with Mrs. Dodd, students have been preparing an NCTS newsletter.

Here is what Mrs. Dodd said about the project:

The NCTS newsletter is a great example of student growth in writing and social skills.  
Students showed great interest in developing their stories and fine tuning their articles during the writing process.  Students showed professionalism as they planned and conducted interviews with teachers, administrators, and peers.  The entire process to create the newsletter required team work; they worked together, beautifully!   
NCTS students should feel very proud of the newsletter they produced, and they should have confidence that their newsletter is informative and entertaining! 
Here is what a student said about the project...
I thought it was cool seeing my work. It felt like everybody was going to see it. I felt like I was really part of something and it was cool looking at my classmates' work in the newsletter, too. I was proud of myself because it was impressive knowing that we are the ones that put this newsletter together. I was impressed how nice it looked. Mrs. Dodd, thanks for helping us!
~Manny V.

Check it out! (I apologize it is in pieces and the pictures aren't showing up yet, but I am working on it.)

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Spongebob Activities

shawntez While working on the Bikini Bottom Genetics Lab, we learned about traits, using Punnett Squares, genotypes and phenotypes, and probability of offspring with certain traits. It was fun when we made our monsters (see below). In that lab, we flipped coins to determine the genotypes and phenotypes of our monsters. Heads represented dominant alleles and tails represented recessive traits. My monster was "SquidBob" because he looks like a mix between Squidward and SpongeBob.

~S. Miller

boys SB          g SB       j and s SB

marlon     sb     t and m    sb    sb   sb