Flatonia Elementary Memo

Inspired this week by Kelly Schacherl!

Kelly is an inspiration because her vibrance for teaching and learning is contagious! She has shown that her own excitement for learning encourages her students to also have an amazement and wonder of their own.

Kelly's classroom is always friendly and busy with students on task and working to please their teacher. Her expectations are clear, and she helps students to find ways of being successful in her classroom.

Kelly has also been a part of the RtI Team this year, and her involvement and eagerness to learn and help has made the RtI discussion more focused and directed to all grade levels needs.

Kelly is such an asset to our campus, and her contributions to us all are an inspiration!

Elementary Benchmarks

Benchmarks will be Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday of this week. Watch for the detailed schedule for more information.

Elementary Events This Week

Dec 7--EAFK Names due to office

Dec 9--District Staff Meeting

Dec 11--EAFK Accolades due to office

Safety & Awareness

Just a reminder to please stop any visitor you see on campus if they do not have a visitor's pass. Please direct them to the office, or if you're available escort them to get a pass. Thanks for being alert and for keeping our student's safe!

StuCo Door Decorating Contest

This year Elementary Student Council will be holding a holiday door decorating contest! The two buildings will be judged individually. Student Council would like each building to come to a consensus on either of these two themes:

"Make the Grinch's Heart Grow!" -decorate so that you'd make the Grinch smile.

"Holiday Around the World"- decorate in a fashion that represents the way a certain culture celebrates the holiday season.

There will be one grand prize winner in each hallway, and the prizes are- Building A: popcorn party & Building B: a day out of dress code.

Decorating can begin when we return from the Thanksgiving Holiday, and judging will take place on December 14th...ample time to prepare and decorate ;)

We look forward to your ideas and tinsel!!

Wonderful Websites and Web 2.0 Resources

You Might want to check out Smart Tutor!

This online resource is a great free Math lessons that students can practice!

A PBL Project.. the NFL

Check out this Great Blog Post

First, I hope that you had a great Thanksgiving Break. Perhaps you even had the chance to watch a little football, which is the inspiration for this exercise. Lost in all of the big stories surrounding the NFL this year is that three games were actually played in London this season (the most recent was Detroit vs. Kansas City last month). This is part of the league's long-term effort to help American football catch-on with the rest of the world (over 10 regular season games in the past five years have been played overseas).

So, your students will become advisors to the NFL commissioner and consider all of the issues involved. Is this a realistic goal, and what strategy should be used to help American football become a worldwide sport? Here's the link to the exercise:.... Click Here to continue reading

EAFK Character Trait: Compassion

The month of December, our character trait is Compassion.

Our next Knighting Ceremony will be Wednesday, Dec 16th.

We will Knight 2 students in each classroom, 1 student for Service, 1 student for Compassion.

Below are the due dates for needed items. Thank You!

Monday, Dec 7--Student Names to office, teacher notifies parents via phone call

Tuesday, Dec 8--Letters to parents sent from office

Friday, Dec 11--Accolades due to office

Monday, Dec 14--Confirm RSVP with parents

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.