Flatonia Elementary Memo

Inspired this week by Sir Ken Robinson!

I had the great honor of hearing Sir Ken Robinson speak as the Keynote at the Conference I attended this week.

This innovative thinker and educational adviser has brought so much inspiration and innovation to today's educators. His keynote focused on creativeness, much like his original TEdTalk that I've included below.

Take a moment to watch this, and consider the ways that we are working to spark creativity in our students...

school kills creativity ken robinson


Just a reminder to please be sure to limit cell phone use during teaching times.
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Elementary Events this Week


Tuesday--100th Day of School! Dress like you're 100 years old!

Wednesday--STAAR Parent Night 5:00-6:15pm

Thursday--Be an Artist Program, 4th/5th Grade @ Bandhall

Friday--RtI Data is Due

RtI Information

RtI Data Sheets are due, February 5th.

Next Grade Level RtI Meetings will be on February, 10th in the RtI Lab.

This will be the meeting Schedule:

8:05-8:35--2nd Grade

8:40-9:10--1st Grade

9:15-9:45-3rd Grade


12:35-1:05-4th Grade

1:10-1:40-5th Grade


Wonderful Websites and Web 2.0 Resources

You Might want to check out Heidi Songs!

Heidi Songs has some great Free Videos and Songs to use with students for Phonics, Colors, Shapes, Sounds, and Phonemic Awareness. Also be sure to check out her free downloadable resources!

Dinosaur George Traveling Museum

The Dinosaur George Traveling Museum will be set up in the FISD Pavilion. The presentation will last 45 minutes, and students will have an opportunity to purchase items from the gift store. The PTO will be sending out a flyer with gift store information soon.

Check out the website for more info on what to expect.

Times are:

8:30-9:15--3rd-5th Grades

9:30-10:15--PK-2nd Grades

Writing Workshop & Guided Reading Resources

Check out this Blog Post on Writing Workshop & Guided Reading!

Yesterday I had the privilege of talking to some of the most wonderful teachers in the Texas teachers!!! Okay, so I'm a little biased ;) Honestly was such a GREAT day in Austin. SO much to cover!! Writing interventions, guided reading, behavior management, and vocabulary! This is how I typically feel after a day full of talking...

Hahaha!! I absolutely love it! The exhaustion is most definitely worth it!

I promised my Texas teachers I'd pop-in today and leave a few FREE goodies to download :) ..... Click Here to continue reading

EAFK Character Trait: Friendliness

The month of February, our character trait is Friendliness.

Citizenship Knighting Ceremony Due Dates

Mon. Feb 1--Name due to office, notify parents

Fri. Feb 5--Accolade due to office

Fri. Feb 12--Knighting Ceremony

Quote: “When all of us work together, we become good citizens and our country becomes stronger.”~ Donna Forest

Nicole Ramirez, M.Ed. Principal

I strive to be a Connected Educator that uses my online PLN to access resources, ideas, and information. I often participate in Twitter Chats, visit blogs, and follow Educators online. I believe this helps me to grow professionally, and continually learn. I hope that the Inspirations Memo can provide you with ideas, information and resources you can use. I will aspire to be the Lead Learner for our Campus, and I hope you will join me in learning.