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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) for details. #westicktogether #weareone #marktwain #thankfulthursday
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
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
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
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
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
'Twas the Night Before Kindergarten We look forward to school starting tomorrow. Please enjoy this short little poem :) https://youtu.be/48ot6VdXraE -Mrs. 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)
Teacher assignments will be released on Skyward Wednesday, August 12 at 4pm.
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
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.
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 (email@example.com) 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!
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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!!)
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
Parents: just a Friday reminder that you're doing a great job and we appreciate you! https://www.popsugar.com/node/47392967 -Mrs. 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
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
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!
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
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
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
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!
New video: reading level 1 books 📚(plus information at the beginning for parents about reading levels) #readersareleaders https://youtu.be/HecBT-jJscY -Mrs 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
Sight word video #2, Enjoy! :) #readersareleaders #kindergarten https://youtu.be/AeRzhDmAPIc -Mrs. 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
Video lesson: Color and color words 🌈. 🎶R-e-d red, R-e-d red, that spells red🎶 https://youtu.be/7vMt6_y4lN4 -Mrs. 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
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
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
Remember to order Domino's tonight before 8 to help support Mark Twain🍕
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.
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!! ♥️
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.