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Come Join Yoga for Kids with Mrs. King!


Join Mrs. King for a 30 min stretch and story at lunch!

UPDATE:  Fridays Only 11:30am-12:00pm

Canceled for 3/19/21; No Yoga during Spring Break


Bring: Yoga Mat, Blanket or Towel and Water


Where: Mrs. King's Personal Meeting Room


Join Zoom Meeting


Meeting ID: 401 636 0410

Passcode: room14

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Even though we are not physically at school, there are still many activities that you can participate in.  The MHS PTA is working hard at creating virtual events, that you can all participate in.  Click on the following links to learn more.  We hope you have a fun time!
Reflections - NOW OVER
Halloween Decorating Contest - NOW OVER
Holiday Crafts - NOW OVER
Fit-A-Thon - NOW OVER
Even though we can not do WALK / BIKE TO SCHOOL, you can still do many exercises at home or around your neighborhood.  See the following flyer for activities.
The California Young Reader Medal (CYRM) program is a statewide contest that encourages young people to read or listen to books being read to them for pleasure.  Since 1974, millions of California children have nominated, read, and voted for the winners of the CYRM. 

Each year, elementary school students have the chance to vote for their favorite selection in 3 different categories depending upon their grade level - picture books, picture books for older readers, and intermediate chapter books.  I like to compare this program to the "Kids Choice Awards" for books.  Students get to hear all the nomaited books - learning, enjoying, and comparing them along the way.  After viewing and listening to all the selections, they will be sent a ballot so they can vote for their personal favorite(s).  The CYRM committee collects the votes and announces the annual winners on May 1.

This has always been a popular program at our school and I encourage your students to participate.  All MHS students are invited to watch the pre-recorded videos of the notated books.  A new one will be released each Sunday beginning January 24. Then, later in the week, first through 5th graders can join me at an assigned time for a brief interactive discussion about each book.  Teachers will be sending their students an invite to join my CYRM google classroom which will include all the necessary invites, videos, and a discussion schedule and zoom link.  I encourage your students to attend live discussions to gain more information, background and perspective about the books and their authors, ask questions, or share their opinions and observations about the books.  

Remember that at the end of the program students can vote for their favorite book(s) if they are heard, watched or read all of the nominees in a particular category.  I'm looking forward to seeing students soon and sharing these fabulous books with them!
Some students are having trouble accessing my videos from  google classroom. (Most complaints I heard were from third graders.) In order to make it easier, here are all the video links. Students who want to vote in the primary picture book category should view all the videos before voting. 
After the Fall
The Day You Begin
Madeline Finn and the Library Dog
Poor Louie
Fourth and fifth grade teachers have already received ballots to send to their students for this category. Teachers in grades TK-3 will receive ballots virtually to send to their students soon. 
Students is grades 3-5 are currently watching and discussing nominees in the Picture Books for Older Readers category. There are three nominees and they need to be viewed and voted on by the end of March. The only one that’s been released so far is below:
Sergeant Reckless
There will be a new video released on March 7 and the last one will be released on March 14. 
Students in grades TK-2 will be able to view some extra video read alouds of past CYRM winners/nominees just for fun through the end of March starting this coming Monday. However, this week will be the last week for discussions for grades 1 and 2.