For students interested in 3D design, and printing their own creations on the 3D printer, we will be using a program called Tinkercad
. Below is a tutorial that teaches the basics of Tinkercad
This summer the Media Center underwent major renovations and we are excited to share some of the new changes with you. One of the first things you'll notice when you come in now are all of our books are organized by genre. We now have separate sections for all of our books! So now when you come in you can go right to the section you are looking for. Whether it's fantasy, horror, sports, mystery, or more, we have a section for you!
We also have an amazing selection of hands-on Makerspace items. Some of the topics you will be able to explore are
Computer Aided Design
Light and Sound Snap Circuits
Computer Circuitry Starter Kits (understanding how USBs work)
Solar Hacking (building solar power)
Chromakeying (green screen)
Interactive Lego Wall
Magnetic Poetry Wall
And more to be announced!
For more information on any of these items, click on the picture below!
Did you know that while on summer vacation you run the risk of losing 2 or more months of reading achievement???? Don't let that happen to you! Instead Suffield Middle School is offering you a chance to win a brand new Kindle or even $1,000!
All you have to do is read any appropriate book and reflect on it with a 1-page letter or a 5-minute video. All entries will be eligible for the Kindle prize, and those who write a letter will also have a chance to win $1,000 through a contest sponsored by the Library of Congress. Students will be required to submit their letters and videos during the first week of the next school year.
You can find all of the information here (make sure you read everything carefully): SMS Summer Reading
If you are looking for some good books, here are the top 10 books checked out this past school year at Suffield Middle School (not in order):
- Rot & Ruin - Maberry
- Haunting of Sunshine Girl - McKenzie
- 5th Wave - Yancey
- Reboot - Tintera
- Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgard Book 1 - Riordan
- The Testing - Charbonneau
- Fault in Our Stars -Green
- Wonder - Palacio
- Speak - Anderson
- The Compound - Bodeen
For those looking for the latest Nutmeg Books, here are your 2017 nominees:
Thank you to all of the teachers and students who helped make the Battle of the Books such a great success. Pictures and videos will be posted soon!
Last week Suffield Middle School hosted the Republican and Democrat Presidential Primary, and three students went to the gym where Suffield residents voted. The students also interviewed teachers about this historic election.
A lot of students have been asking for the Student/Teacher Basketball Game hype video.
Remember Thursday is the last day of the Suffield Middle School Book Fair...so don't forget your MONEY!!!!
Suffield Middle School will host a Scholastic Book Fair from Tuesday, April 5 - Thursday, April 7. We will have all of the hottest books and new releases, so please consider helping us update our own collection and support us by purchasing a book. Additional titles can also be purchased online at http://bookfairs.scholastic.com/homepage/suffieldmiddle
. Thank you very much for all of your support!