Gearing Up to the School Year!

~ August 19-23, 2013 ~

Need ideas for the beginning of the school year?

Edutopia is a fabulous resource for a gamut of ideas for your classroom.

Looking for classroom design ideas? Head over to to http://14ESayO for 100+ pics and tips from teachers around the country. Submit your own photo at and be entered to win a $2000 gift card!

Interactive ways to maintain motivation & high levels of student engagement:

Have you heard of Classmojo?

It increases motivation, engagement, and participation...

Improve behavior

Improve specific student behaviors and engagement by awarding and recording real-time feedback.

Share data

Print or email beautiful behavior reports to easily engage parents and staff.

Save time

Save time by recording behaviors and accomplishments right in class, with just one click: NO extra data entry required.

EL Commons:

Manzanita SEED is an EL Mentor School and as such, the teaching staff will use the EL Commons website to post units of study, upload student work, share lesson plans, etc.

Please visit the EL website (above) & create your account to access wonderful resources that will be support you in your instructional planning.


engageNY provides wonderful resources for the CCSS.

Check it out! Please click on the link:

Manzanita SEED Elementary - A Dual Immersion School

Manzanita SEED's vision is for all of our students to be:
- Academically Proficient: At or above grade level in all subject areas
- Bilingual and Bi-literate: Able to speak, read, and write in at least two languages (English and Spanish)
- Culturally Competent: Aware of one's own culture and ability to effectively interact with people across cultures