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Mustang

Public Schools

Lauren Nightingale

Ms. Nightingale's 7th ELA Website

Greetings Parents and Students!
 
Even though this year did not go quite as planned, Mustang still has big plans to reach students in this time and promote a higher level of learning for all. The information on this page should give you insight into our approach to distance learning, information to stay informed, and how to contact me if needed. I hope everyone is safe and well. 

Google Classroom Information

Google Classroom is where I will do all communication. Here is some of the info that will be included: 
  •  Link to the Google Hangout for my Office Hours
  •  Distance Learning Materials
  • Weekly Enrichment Classwork prepared by the District 
  • Optional Extra Enrichment Classwork
  • Log-in Information for USATestPrep, NoRedInk, etc. 
All students in 7th Grade ELA for my classes have had access to Google Classroom for many weeks and are already enrolled into their proper class. If for some reason this is not the case, I will list my class codes below. Only students with a Mustang Public Schools email address will be able to add themselves to the classes. 
 
 First/Second Hour: v5bjgrd
Third/Fourth Hour: us26hvs 
Sixth/Seventh Hour Pre-AP: v4n32ej 

How to Navigate Google Classroom!

A Little Bit About Me

Lauren Nightingale
      My name is Lauren Nightingale and this is my third year teaching ELA (English Language Arts)! I am from Enid, Oklahoma and just recently moved to the Mustang area. 
      My motivation for teaching has always been my students. But before teaching, I worked with kids from ages 4-18 in a variety of settings. Working with vastly different age groups allowed me to understand which grade-level of students I enjoy interacting with and teaching the most. Middle school became that group and I absolutely love it. 
      In my free time I like to read fantasy and science fiction, participate in activities through my church, go to Crossfit, drink coffee, and be outside near water during the warmer months. 
      I will be the new Mustang Central head volleyball coach for the 2020-2021 year and am super excited for the coming season!

How to Contact Me

 Email: 
  • nightingalel@mustangps.org

Remind: 

Office Hours

Mondays 10:30-11:00 a.m. 
 
Office Hours will be held via Google Hangout (a videoconferencing tool). The link to this is posted under the topic "Weekly Office Hours" in the Classwork tab of Google Classroom. Office Hours are an opportunity for students to ask questions and receive assistance on enrichment assignments. 
  • All parent questions/concerns should be communicated via email or Remind which are listed above. 

Instructions on Using Google Hangouts/Meet

 Video by Mr. Vacca on Youtube.

Extra Tools for Enrichment

The following websites are offering free services during this time to students with access to a school email:

Here is a website that lists many more! 

Also, our Central Middle School Media Center has great resources for students and their reading. The SORA app is available to you for free use at home. Follow the link to read more about how you can borrow and read digitally.

ReadnQuiz Challenge!

Are you looking for a way to at least generate your interest in reading or stay accountable in reading? Let's start a reading challenge! I know all too well the appeal and distraction of Netflix and games, but I also know that these activities don't provide the same benefits as reading. During this season of learning together at home, I challenge you to read. You may have some books in your home, or you may find a way to borrow books and read online. If this is you and you are up for the challenge, explore the site, ReadnQuiz. This is the program that we will utilize to keep ourselves accountable. This site is new to our school, but I'm excited about its features. After you finish a book, log-in with your username (last name OR last name and first initial) and password (student ID number). Search for the book that you completed, and take a 10 question quiz. (A good rule of thumb would be to search for the book before you read and then complete the quiz after you finish reading it!) You and I will be competing for points to see who can earn the most points from the books that we have read and completed at home before the end of the school year.