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It's going to be an exciting year!
What a great time to be attending Safford Middle School! With the grant that provides laptops for middle school students and the new technology that is now available, we are going to make great strides in learning.
I am excited about beginning another year at Safford Middle School. We will be working hard but having fun while we work and learn. Can't wait to get started!!
|Meet the Teacher|
My name is Marie Arrington and I am excited to be at Safford Middle School. I will be teaching 7th grade language arts and can hardly wait to get started. This is my third year at SMS; however, I have been teaching for 10 years and love what I do. Our course of study will include reading, writing, and speech.
I have lived in southern Arizona my entire life. I attended Northern Arizona University in Flagstaff and later in Thatcher. It was from NAU that I received my Bachelors Degree and also my Masters. My husband and I are the parents of five sons. We moved to the Gila Valley five years ago and we love living here.
I am looking forward to an awesome and productive year.
Does studying have to be so hard? Studying is not a favorite way to spend your time, but if you learn to study, it can be quicker and easier. Here are some tips are making studying easier.
1. Listen to the teacher giving the assignment. Write down what the assignment is, when it is due, and any other requirements given to you. If there is a handout, keep it in a place where you can find it easily. Don't push it in to the bottom of your backpack.
2. Use a planner to help you keep track of assignments and due dates.
3. Ask questions if you don't understand.
4. Organize yourself. It helps if you have a folder or binder that keeps your work from each class together. That way you have everything you need at once, and you don't lose it before you turn it in.
5. Look at the due dates and work backwards. If you have a research report due in three weeks, maybe you will set the goal of doing the research the first week, the outline the second week, and the paper the third week. This keeps the assignments from being overwhelming.
1. Study in the same place every day.
2. Make your study place a nice, relaxing place, but not where you will be distracted. Studying in front of the TV is not a good place to study.
3. Make sure you have all of the items you need, so you don't waste time finding materials.
4. Decide what you are going to work on and do it for about 30 minutes. Then take a 10 - 15 min. break and do something active. Then go back for another 30 minutes of study time.
5. Even if you don't have homework, reread your notes, reread old quizzes, etc. This will help you stay caught up for tests and make them easier to study for later.
HELPFUL STUDY IDEAS
1. Study with a partner and quiz each other.
2. Use visual aids, graphs, pictures, flash cards, etc. to help you remember.
3. Use memory tricks - like mneumonics.
4. Visualize the ideas in your head.
5. Read the information out loud or set it to music. Hearing it will help you remember better.