Welcome to Monett Elementary School
At MES, we envision a safe environment that works in partnership with our community to ensure student success in the following ways:
*Implementing a school-wide positive behavior support system
*Continually celebrating student/staff success across all areas
*Focusing professional development on specific needs of staff and students
*Providing differentiated, data-driven instruction
*Active involvement in school-sponsored activities
FUN TIMES AT SCHOOL!
First Graders are Testing
Monett Elementary first graders will be participating in the Otis-Lennon School Ability Test (OLSAT) next week. The OLSAT assesses those abilities that are related to success in school. Tasks such as detecting likenesses and differences, recalling words and numbers, defining words, following directions, classifying, establishing sequence, solving arithmetic problems, and completing analogies are included in the OLSAT. These skills have been shown to be valid measures of an individual’s ability to reason logically. We will be administering the test September 22-25th. Attendance is very important on these dates.
If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 417-235-3411. Thank you.
Leslie Henry, Counselor
Cub Pride - September 19, 2014
What’s in a Name?
by Anne Bryan, Monett Elementary School Library
“Story Lady!” “Liberry Girl!” “Library Teacher!” “Library, Library!” These are the titles the children call out to me as I make my way through the lunchroom. Each is followed by a smile and a wave, and I smile and wave back. This is often followed by a report about how the child kept his book in a safe place or that she brought her book back today. This conversation is full of verbal exclamation points as the students of MES talk to me about library (or as they often say, “ Liberry”).
My official title is Library Media Specialist but when asked what I do for a living, I usually reply with “I’m a library teacher.” Sometimes people ask what I mean by “library teacher,” and it is my great joy to explain it to them. A library teacher, I say, is a teacher who works in the library. I get to teach children all about books. We start with the basics of how to listen to a story, and then we move on to things like how to turn the pages of a book so they don’t tear and how to carry a book so it doesn’t get dropped and other valuable book-care lessons.
I help children learn to recognize the difference between fiction and non-fiction. I teach about what an author and an illustrator do. I teach about the Caldecott Medal (awarded annually to the artist of the most distinguished American picture book for children) and the Missouri Show-Me Award (given annually to the author and illustrator of the children’s favorite book). I help our youngsters learn about people who made a difference like Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Sarah Hale, the Wright Brothers, and stories everyone should know like The Princess and the Pea and The Five Chinese Brothers.
I help students form opinions and make connections to their lives about what they read. I encourage excitement about all the wonders of the world that are available to children as they open books and read about animals that can change color or plants that eat meat. I love to share my favorite books with them and hear them tell me about what they read. I help students love reading, books, and the joy of hearing a great story! (Few things bring me greater joy than when a student comes up to me and says: “That story was good.”)
Yes, my official title may be Library Media Specialist, but really, I am a teacher in the library. I think it's the best job on earth.
Get Ready with the Morning Mile
Students at Monett Elementary are encouraged to start the day out right by walking or running from 7:30-7:45am at the "Morning Mile." Students are given counters for each lap they make. Prizes will be given throughout the year for participants.
Skeeter the Clown was here!!
Students of the Week 9-15-14
Monett Elementary School chose "Polite and Respectful" students to be named Students of the Week for September 15, 2014.
Front Row: Marriah Denney, Cooper Spence & Meredith Merriman
Back Row: Maelyn Moreno, Ritu Ghimire & Amelia Lucore
Absent from photo: Cesar Serrano & Kholten Hensley
Students of the Week 9-8-14
Monett Elementary School chose "Polite and Respectful" students to be named Students of the Week for September 8, 2014.
Front Row: Isabell Coffey, Bryce Hoyt & Emily Ginther
Back Row: Aleyna Rueda, Gael Salas, Francisco Rodriguez & Alfonso Rueda
Absent from photo: Caiden Meza