Denise Titus
Mark Twain wants to give a shout out to the Fields Church for showering us with love last week. We appreciate you thinking of us. Also a BIG thank you to our Thankful Thursday sponsors for the 1st quarter: R&W Trucking, Home Church, Scott Rentals, Sara Orton, Charleston PTA, Praise Assembly of God, and the Charleston Police Department. If you are interested in being a Thanful Thursday sponor, please reach out to Mrs. Titus (titusd@charleston.k12.il.us) for details. #westicktogether #weareone #marktwain #thankfulthursday
1 day ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
EIU Football players virtually spent part of their day reading with Kindergarten students at Mark Twain. Thank you to the student athletes for investing in our students! #readersareleaders #westicktogether #eiufootball #eiu #iameiu
4 days ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
It is DOMINO's Night!! Don't forget to order from Domino's tonight between 4 and 8pm and help Mark Twain Elementary! #winwin #westicktogether -Mrs. Titus
5 days ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Are you planning to drop off or pick up your Mark Twain student anytime this school year? Watch this video about our arrival/dismissal procedures that explains how we roll :) https://youtu.be/esOCR5eYATc -Mrs. Titus
11 days ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
In preparation for in-person learning 11/4, please note this snapshot of the Mark Twain re-opening plan. You can find our complete plan at https://core-docs.s3.amazonaws.com/documents/asset/uploaded_file/815438/Reopening_plan_Mark_Twain.pdf
14 days ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Not sure what to do for dinner tonight? Let Domino's take care of it! Give them a call (345-3030) or order online between 4 and 8pm and help our school out. Tonight is our first pizza fundraiser night, let's make it a great one :) -Mrs. Titus
about 1 month ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Don't forget to order pizza from Domino's (217)345-3030 this Thursday between 4 and 8pm to help Mark Twain! #westicktogether #weareone #fundraiser
about 1 month ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Happy National Online Learning Day! Here are a few snapshots of the behind the scenes (or screens, should I say?) work from the teachers at Mark Twain! #westicktogether #weareone
about 1 month ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten We look forward to school starting tomorrow. Please enjoy this short little poem :) https://youtu.be/48ot6VdXraE -Mrs. Titus
about 1 month ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
The Mark Twain staff is excited for students to start Monday! Parents received login/account information/schedules at Meet the Teacher this week. If you have questions about remote learning for Monday please contact your child's teacher. #westicktogether #weareone #marktwain
2 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain Meet the Teacher nights are going to be hosted at Mark Twain Elementary next week. Please note which door you should enter/exit the building. If you are using the back door, feel free to park in the staff parking lot south of the building. We ask that only one parent/guardian accompany each kindergarten student. Masks are required upon entry and social distancing guidelines will be followed.  *Monday, August 24: Mrs. Ready (front door) & Mrs. Zigler (back door)  *Wednesday, August 26: Ms. Dennis (front door) & Miss Arvidson (back door) *Thursday, August 27: Miss Garcia (front door) & Mrs. Oakley (back door) *Friday, August 28: Mrs. Phipps (front door) & Ms. Kuhns (back door)
2 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Teacher assignments will be released on Skyward Wednesday, August 12 at 4pm.
3 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Shout out to all of our Mark Twain families for their cooperation and grace during our Kindergarten assessment days. 100% of our parents and students have entered the building wearing masks and all that have entered have been so positive and uplifting. Today is our last day of scheduled assessments. If your incoming kindergartner has not been assessed, please call 217-639-8000 to set up an appointment. #westicktogether #dontaskjustmask
3 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain yearbooks are in! If you ordered a yearbook, you can pick it up from the Mark Twain office from 8-3. Please call the office before stopping by so we can have it ready for you. Unfortunately, there are no extra yearbooks available.
3 months ago, Denise Titus
Haughee, Katie
Parents of in-coming Kindergartners: All of you who have filled out the pre-registration form, thank you! I have sent you all your user names and passwords. If you cannot find it, or accidentally deleted it, please email me (haugheek@charleston.k12.il.us) and I will resend! Also, please don't forget to sign up for their assessment time, the link is at the bottom of the email. Have a great summer!
5 months ago, Haughee, Katie
Denise Titus
As the school years winds down, I want to give a shout out to the staff of Mark Twain. They didn't "survive" through remote learning, they thrived!! I appreciate their countless hours spent navigating unknown territory with such a grace. Thank you for always keeping kids at the forefront and for being rockstars! #westicktogether #WErockedremote -Mrs. Titus
5 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain families: don't forget tomorrow (Friday) is collection/distribution of materials for Miss Garcia, Mrs. Arvidson, and Mrs. Oakley. Miss Garcia's class can pick up from 8-12:30. Please use the car pick up drive. Miss Arvidson's class can pick up from 1-5:30. Please use the front drive. Mrs. Oakley's class can pick up from 1-5:30. Please use the car pick up drive.
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain families: don't forget tomorrow (Thursday) is collection/distribution of materials for Ms. Dennis, Mrs. Ready, and Mrs. Zigler. Ms. Dennis' class can pick up from 8-12:30. Please use the front drive. Mrs. Ready's class can pick up from 1-5:30. Please use the front drive. Mrs. Zigler's class can pick up from 1-5:30. Please use the car pick up drive.
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain families: don't forget tomorrow (Wednesday) is collection/distribution of materials for Mrs. Phipps & Mrs. Hansel. Mrs. Phipps' class can pick up from 10:30-3. Please use the front drive. Mrs. Hansel's class can pick up from 1-5:30. Please use the car pick up drive.
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain families: don't forget tomorrow (Tuesday) is collection/distribution of materials for Ms. Kuhns' class from 1-5:30. Use the car pick up drive.
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Since the dinosaur sculptures were such a hit last week, today’s elementary project is Pop Up Dino Eggs! ​​​​​​​Make sure you check out the website for the lesson plan, book PowerPoint, and more! https://youtu.be/I6-yoYSR0-4 https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Mark Twain families: don't forget tomorrow (Monday) is collection/distribution of materials for Mrs Spainhour's class from 10:30-3 and Mrs Gentry's class from 3:30-5:30. Use the car pick up drive for both!
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Because the students say it best... https://youtu.be/u7rOwGpL0T0 Happy Teacher Appreciation Week! Love, Mrs. Titus (Thank you to all of our wonderful parents for helping me pull this surprise off!!)
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Today's elementary art project is all about making paint with objects found in your pantry! Check out the website for the story, lesson plan, and more :) https://youtu.be/N_rK1cOtVy0 https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb/home
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Darbie Thompson
Here’s a fun project that uses toilet paper rolls & cereal boxes to make dinosaurs and cities! Check out the website for the lesson plan (shows how to make another type of dino), the story, and more! https://youtu.be/cGyZju98g44 https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb Enjoy :)
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Mark Twain Families: We will be collecting district materials and passing out student materials May 11-15 at Mark Twain. Please refer to the news section on Mark Twain's webpage to find out the date/time for your child's teacher. -Mrs. Titus
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Today’s elementary art lesson is a fun bird kite that can be used without wind! Make sure you check out the website for the lesson plan, story, and more! https://youtu.be/QkVnQvvLfYQ https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Darbie Thompson
Hey, everyone! With all the mask making happening currently, I thought it would be fitting to do a lesson on plague masks! Make sure you check out the website for the story and lesson plan! https://youtu.be/utgiM-tVDgQ http://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Darbie Thompson
Here's a fun project based on a classic - The Very Hungry Caterpillar! This project uses paint, q-tips, and symmetry! Make sure you check out the website for the lesson, story, and more! https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb https://youtu.be/g-URffPtZnE Enjoy :)
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Darbie Thompson
Here's a fun project based on a classic - The Very Hungry Caterpillar! This project uses paint, q-tips, and symmetry! Make sure you check out the website for the lesson, story, and more! https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb https://youtu.be/g-URffPtZnE Enjoy :)
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Darbie Thompson
Here's a fun project on creating stamps out of potatoes! We made them into Easter eggs, but you can make anything with them - be creative! :) Don't forget to check out the website for the story and lesson! https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb https://youtu.be/ZENlE-l38uE
6 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Parents: just a Friday reminder that you're doing a great job and we appreciate you! https://www.popsugar.com/node/47392967 -Mrs. Titus
6 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Here's an easy, fun sculpture project for elementary students - 3D snails! Check out the website for a story and lesson plan and the video below to see how to make the project! Enjoy :) https://youtu.be/OFf0qqNA1d0  https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Darbie Thompson
Here's an easy, fun sculpture project for elementary students - 3D snails! Check out the website for a story and lesson plan and the video below to see how to make the project! Enjoy :) https://youtu.be/OFf0qqNA1d0  https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
I have had many questions regarding Mark Twain spring picture orders. We have yet to receive picture orders, but when we do I will be organizing a way to get pictures to families while adhering to the "shelter in place" order and protecting the safety of all. Thank you for your patience. -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Everywhere you look. From our Mark Twain family to yours https://youtu.be/8yaLTl3kGXE
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Level 11 Books https://youtu.be/VxHuJ9Cwhns #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Level 10 Books https://youtu.be/4Ca0_WlGMJQ #readersareleaders First grade parents, these will be good for your students as well! 1st graders are expected to be at a Level 16 by the end of the year! -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
New art "lesson"! This is more just a fun activity that has been circling Facebook where people try to recreate famous artwork in their homes! https://www.sadanduseless.com/recreated-art/?fbclid=IwAR0QHGaaRBvKqYzw0s70FL48lxDtS0xk7kQSNGjFRdG9JddvinjmfS_Kjv8 Enjoy!
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Mark Twain parents: We have added a tab on the Mark Twain website for Remote Learning. It currently contains our suggested schedule and the reading level conversion chart. We will continue to update it as needed. Find it on the website: Schools>Mark Twain>Menu>Remote Learning
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Level 9 Books https://youtu.be/P1dUraqA5Sk #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Here's another fun art project: Duck Oil Resist! https://youtu.be/UKSou2j921Q Remember to check out the website for complete lesson plan, book PowerPoint, and more! https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Field Trip Day :) https://youtu.be/cPZA9itWiSc -Mrs Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
CMS & Mark Twain 7 Weeks, 7 Habits Challenge https://youtu.be/I6Ercnp3r0M After accepting the challenge (watch the video) complete the form at https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=ZVmoXzSDt0eo3d9OfKD91f2yqxhQRXZBkUYwZxlZdwJUOEdNT1FQT0JGOUYxVkg2RFJBWFFTRklTUi4u Good Luck! -Mr. Keefe & Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
NEW LESSON ADDED TO THE ART SITE! Tape Painting https://youtu.be/9D3GCS_3zlY Story, lesson, and video can be found on the site as well. https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb New lessons will be added every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday :)
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Level 8 Books https://youtu.be/gd4_RKLn5Oo #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Level 7 Books https://youtu.be/BWFuLndST_I #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Level 6 Books https://youtu.be/-QppCi1xXvo #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Here's a fun art demo on Toilet Paper Roll Shakers with the story Hickory Dickory Dock! These shakers will be used in one of Miss Shamheart's upcoming lessons! https://youtu.be/g2e15loTGPc New lessons next week! https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb Puffy Paint Tomorrow!
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Level 5 Books https://youtu.be/0SJTmA0MqTc #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Darbie Thompson
Hey! Here's a fun art demo on shaving cream art with the story Mix It Up! https://youtu.be/dBiQcHivKAg Just a reminder that you can also find this video, book PowerPoint, and lesson (and more!) on my website as well https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb Puffy Paint Tomorrow!
7 months ago, Darbie Thompson
Denise Titus
Level 4 books https://youtu.be/moKcFeLhrI8 #readersareleaders -Mrs Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Level 3 Books https://youtu.be/K9FyciHv0d0 Kindergarten students should be reading at a level 3 by the end of the school year. #readersareleaders #shoutouttoMrLynn -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Video: Level 2 Books https://youtu.be/Fcxm3ZX-Rpw #readersareleaders -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Attention Mark Twain, Ashmore and CMS students, you can access Miss Thompson's art page at https://sites.google.com/view/artwithdarb Parents, Miss Thompson has included activities for all ages, so feel free explore it for all your kids!
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
New video: reading level 1 books 📚(plus information at the beginning for parents about reading levels) #readersareleaders https://youtu.be/HecBT-jJscY -Mrs Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
You have all the sight words, now what? In this video I show you how we practice sight words at home! Thank you Luke for the awesome backdrop and my boys for their help in the production of this video! #momsasprincipals #readersareleaders https://youtu.be/S7ggotr8R74 -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Sight word video #3, words 71-100 #readersareleaders https://youtu.be/o0xr7ecgzOo -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Sight word video #2, Enjoy! :) #readersareleaders #kindergarten https://youtu.be/AeRzhDmAPIc -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Sight word video #1. We learn 100 sight words in kindergarten ❤️ this video contains the first 35. The first round, I say the word. Round 2 is just the word so your child can practice on their own! Enjoy! #readersareleaders https://youtu.be/VxihRr7RjeA -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Video lesson: Color and color words 🌈. 🎶R-e-d red, R-e-d red, that spells red🎶 https://youtu.be/7vMt6_y4lN4 -Mrs. Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Free accounts for these great online learning resources during the closure! Use our school code to access ABCmouse, ReadingIQ and Adventure Academy.
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Video 2- Counting to 100 by 1s, 2s, 5s & 10s. Did you know all kindergarten students are expected to count to 100 by the end of the year? #mathmasters https://youtu.be/tnaKYXdoCHY -Mrs Titus
7 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
My first video is ready to watch on my YouTube channel (mrstituscusd1) In this video, I share the alphabet book. Did you know that letter fluency has a direct correlation with reading fluency? #readersareleaders https://youtu.be/mZpDhzk_uY8 -Mrs. Titus
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
I will be posting daily videos over the next two weeks with activities we do daily at Mark Twain when school is in session. Be sure to check out my YouTube channel: mrstituscusd1. I will also post here when new video is available
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Kristin McDevitt
Mark Twain's Star Students of the Week
8 months ago, Kristin McDevitt
Denise Titus
You never know what will show up at Mark Twain 🐄🐮 Thank you Mr. Metzger and Henley for bringing your calf Giorgi to school today! #moo #realworldexperience
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Crazy hair day was crazy today at Mark Twain! Don't forget it is hat day tomorrow 🎩👒
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Mrs. McDevitt
Congrats to Mark Twain's Star Students of the Week!
8 months ago, Mrs. McDevitt
Denise Titus
Don't forget: Mark Twain spring picture day is tomorrow, Monday, March 2. #saycheese
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Next week, Mark Twain will celebrate Dr. Seuss's birthday by having a spirit week. Spirit days are as follows: *Monday - Crazy Sock and Shoe Day (It is also spring picture day!) *Tuesday - Wear Green *Wednesday - Dress Wacky *Thursday - Crazy Hair Day *Friday - Hat Day
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Remember to order Domino's tonight before 8 to help support Mark Twain🍕
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Mark Twain and Middle School students paired up today to learn about living and nonliving things 🌲🐍✈️🧮 Thank you to Mrs. Phipps and Mrs. Sherwood for setting up a great opportunity for kids!
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
February celebration at Mark Twain was a success! 🐝 Mrs. Zigler and Mrs. Hansel hosted a magic show and taught everyone how to do the tricks at home 🐇🎩
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Friday is Mrs. Way's last day at Mark Twain. She has served as a secretary for 25.5 years and has made a positive impact on thousands of children through the years. All week our kids and staff have worked hard to show her how much we appreciate her ♥️
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
EIU's football team 🏈 spends their Friday afternoons investing in our kids at Mark Twain. #iameiu #communityengagement
8 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
All the love♥️ and kindness 🤗is being felt at Mark Twain today as students celebrate Valentine's Day! Thank you to all the parents volunteers that helped make today possible.
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
We are excited that 8th grade students from CMS spent their day of service with us at Mark Twain! #service #middleschool #kindergarten
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Paula Bly
The Sarah Bush Dental Bus is scheduled to come to Mark Twain Tuesday, March 3rd and March 31st. If you would like to have your student utilize the bus please complete the form and return to the health office by Friday February 21st. If you have already turned the form in, you do not need to complete another form.
9 months ago, Paula Bly
Denise Titus
Spring picture day has been scheduled for Monday, March 2. Information will be coming home with your child soon!
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Congratulations to our Star Students this week!!
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Never understand the power of kindergartners. As a school, we collected over $1,000 to donate to EIU's CARE game fundraiser (which will be used to support local cancer patients) Great work students, staff, and families!! ♥️
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Have your student stop by the office and tell Mrs. Titus you saw a funny picture of me on our web page and they will get a special prize from me!!
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
We are excited that our new website is up and running!! Be sure to check here daily for updates and to get a peak into our daily activities at Mark Twain.
9 months ago, Denise Titus
Denise Titus
Students are excited about our monthly celebration today! Be respectful, Be Responsible, Be Safe!
9 months ago, Denise Titus