OTE Star Staff News

January 21 - February 8

Next Week...

Monday, Jan 28

Mya’s Coaching Day

Kinder DRA opens

Semester Awards Kg-8:00am, First-9:00am

Progress Reports go out this week!

Walk to Read Assembly Kg – 2nd 1:45pm

Tuesday, Jan 29

Semester Awards 2nd- 8:00am, 3rd- 9:00am

Superintendent's Community Mtg 5:30pm

Wednesday, Jan 30

Mya Off Campus-STAAR Intervention Training

Semester Awards 5th- 8:00am, 4th- 9:00am

Faculty Mtg 3:10pm

Happy Birthday Melissa Kelley!

Thursday, Jan 31

Science Fair judging

Principal’s Coffee 8:00am

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

Fire drill 1:15pm, Lock Down 1:25pm

PTA Executive Board Mtg 6:00pm

Friday, Feb 1

CAT mtg. 8:50am

4th RR Serving Center Presentation 7:55am

SST’s 3-5

Saturday, Feb 2

Happy Birthday Virginia Vandiver!

Sunday, Feb 3

Happy Birthday Tom Scurry!

Out & About...

Enrichment Tips of the Week...

http://www.brainingcamp.com/index.html is a great resource to extend children’s learning or to have them do advanced math concepts. Here is an example of how it can be used for an advanced lesson:

Thursday’s lesson (You must do this before working on Friday’s work)

1. Open to your lingo (math notes notebook) and write:

What is a rate?

(skip four lines)

What is a unit rate?

(skip four lines)

2. Make a KWL chart below these questions.

Fill in what you know about rates, and what you want to know.

3. Go to my webpage and open “Rate Lesson”. Complete the following in order: (orange tabs at top) Lesson, Interactive, Questions, and Application

4. Answer the questions above in your Lingo and give an example for each. Fill in at least five concepts learned in the L part of the KWL.

5. Play “Rate Game” from my links tab. You must record your questions and answers on a piece of notebook paper. The work needs to be neat, numbered, and easy for me to follow.

6. BOOM! You’re done!


It is an amazing resource for all kinds of in depth ELA lessons for grades K-2 - complete with rubrics, extensions, etc.

Thanks for sharing Tracey!

Tech Tools...

Leslie's Google Tip of the Week...


Also check out...


Texas State Library and Archives Commission - amazing historical information on Texas!


It is an amazing resource for all kinds of in depth ELA lessons for grades K-2 - complete with rubrics, extensions, etc.

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Star Gazing...

Congratulations to Amanda Chadney, star PE Teacher...our STAR Teacher of the Week! We appreciate all you do for your students and our learning community! You are entitled to a five-day jeans pass and an opportunity to park in the space designated all next week! Thank you for all you do for our Star Texan community, !

What a great week! Huge THANKS to Mr. Baker, Shannon Ridley and team for hosting a great Centennial Flag Raising Ceremony despite limited notice!

Thank you so much for all of the work and planning you have put into making the second semester of teaching and learning even better than the first! Remember to appreciate someone today! Hope you take time to do something fun this weekend!

Professional Library: Resource of the Week!

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The Week After...

Monday, Feb 4

Mya’s Coaching Day

Minor’s off campus today

4th & 5th Benchmark open

STAAR Readiness testing 4th (Writing) & 5th grade (Math)

Tuesday, Feb 5

Mya off campus – PTA Council Luncheon

100th day of school

Spring class & student photos (see separate schedule)

5th grade visit to Walsh MS 9:30am

Severe weather & lock down drill 2:00pm

Wednesday, Feb 6

Mya’s coaching day

Mya off campus 8-10 @ Teravista

Popcorn day

Early release day 12:45pm

PTA staff luncheon 12:30pm

Happy birthday Scarlett Steele!

Thursday, Feb 7

STAAR Readiness testing 5th grade (Reading)

ARD Mtg. (see separate schedule)

3rd grade ½ day planning AM

Specials 1/2 day planning PM

SAC Mtg 4:30pm

PTA mtg & Family Math & Science Night 6:15-8:00pm

Friday, Feb 8

CAT mtg. 8:50am

4th & 5th Benchmark closes

SST’s K-2

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