Lake Air Montessori Monday Memo

May 2, 2016

This Week is Teacher Appreciation Week!!

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Be Peace, Teach Peace

Our theme at Lake Air Montessori this year is "Be Peace, Teach Peace". We will discuss ways to make the world a more peaceful place, feature events that celebrate peace, or introduce you to remarkable people who are creating peace in the world today. We encourage you to share these ideas with your family, your children, your students, your neighbors, even with strangers. If we all work at it, we can make the world a more peaceful place—one person at a time.

How will our children show gratitude for others?

Please save the following dates on your calendar:

  • Tuesday, May 3 - STAAR Algebra End of Course for selected gr. 8 students

  • Monday, May 9 - STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 math and 5/8 math retesting if needed

  • Tuesday, May 10 - STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 reading and 5/8 reading retesting if needed

  • Wednesday, May 11 - STAAR gr. 5, 8 science (makeup testing as needed)

  • Thursday, May 12 - STAAR gr. 8 social studies (makeup testing as needed)


Please do NOT schedule any medical or off campus student appointments for testing days until after 12:30PM when STAAR testing will be over for most students.


Due to security reasons, the campus will be closed to all lunch visitors during STAAR testing.

Teacher Appreciation Giveaway!

Chipotle offers buy one, get one free for Teacher Appreciation Day

https://www.chipotle.com/teacherappreciation

AVID Strategy of the Week

Each week we are going to highlight an AVID strategy you can incorporate into your classroom or parents can discuss with students at home.


This week's strategy is the AVID Cat & Fish.

Cat and fish is an inquiry activity that allows students the opportunity to discuss their thoughts and reflections. This is a version of Socratic seminar for younger students. Socratic seminars allow for academic discussion based around text that the students have read and studied. This strategy allows students to have structured dialogue while other students in the room have structured listening.


See the link below for detailed instructions:

http://www.ectorcountyisd.org/cms/lib011/tx01000975/centricity/Domain/12/Cats%20and%20Fish%20handouts.pdf

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EDTC 538: Principles of Instructional Design & Technology will be offered online for free this Summer II session (May 30th – June 30th).

This Week!! May 2nd-6th

Monday, May 2nd
  • 3rd grade STAAR Camp (all week)
  • K-2 District Based Assessments begin testing (completed on Friday)


#CelebrateMonday - Each Monday Tweet One Thing Worth Celebrating - Use the Hashtag #CelebrateMonday


Tuesday, May 3rd

  • STAAR Algebra End of Course for selected gr. 8 students
  • POPS Choir Concert (6pm in cafeteria)


Wednesday, May 4th


Thursday, May 5th

  • Tarleton PDS Tuscany Appreciation Lunch for 2015-2016 Clinical Teacher Mentors (during teacher's regular lunch time)


Friday, May 6th

  • Lake Air Bands Showcase Concert at Waco HS Performing Arts Center 6:30pm


#FlyHighFriday - Each Friday Tweet One Thing That You Are Proud of Accomplishing - Use the Hashtag #FlyHighFriday

Coming Up!! May 9th-13th

Monday, May 9th

  • STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 math and 5/8 math retesting if needed

  • Kinder CLI Engage Soc/Emotional Screener begins


Tuesday, May 10th

  • STAAR gr. 3, 4, 6, 7 reading and 5/8 reading retesting if needed


Wednesday, May 11th

  • STAAR gr. 5, 8 science (makeup testing as needed)
  • K-2 EOY Rigby begins


Thursday, May 12th

  • STAAR gr. 8 social studies (makeup testing as needed)


Friday, May 13th

  • Genius Hour Field Trip to Ft. Worth Zoo (leave campus at 8am)

EdCampHOT Registration is now open!!

EdcampHOT is a FREE eduevent that you don't want to miss. It will be an opportunity to share and learn about some of the exciting and innovative strategies that are being used in classrooms today. If you would like to know more about edcamps and what they are all about, check out this video...https://youtu.be/gr7teMAk-hA.


Doors will open at 7:30 am and breakfast will be available.


Hope to see you there!


WHEN: Wednesday, July 27, 2016 from 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM (CDT)

WHERE: Midway High School - 8200 Mars Drive, Waco, TX 76712


Register at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/edcamphot-tickets-24787956445

Lake Air Montessori PDS

We invite you to connect with us!

Principal: Stephanie Tankersley

Assistant Principal: Rachel Hannah

Assistant Principal: Dr. Mary Phillips