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December 2014

What a Wonderful Website....

Learn how many people are on Santa's list by seeing the actual number of the world's current population, read Virginia's letter to Santa Claus, explore other holiday traditions around the world, track Santa's every move, listen to holiday music and more at Norad Santa. Follow on Twitter: @NoradSanta.

Twitter Tips

Looking for more information regarding Formative Assessments? Then you might want to consider exploring the hashtag #FormativeAssessment for loads of information on the topic. Just another reminder of the power of using Twitter as part of your personal learning network.

Got Databases?

Doing Research? I'd love to collaborate with you! Let me know if you'd like me to conduct a Research Boot Camp for your students. It would include lessons on citing sources, taking notes, organizational skills and much more. Remember that the school district offers a robust source of databases under the Students link on the LISD website called Bookmarks for Research Elementary. The databases include World Book, Teaching Books, and Discovery Education. If you need even more sites for students to conduct research, consider the "safe sites" on the website at this link: http://www.emergingedtech.com/2014/01/8-safe-search-engines-and-tools-for-kids/

Shopping!

Chi Omega Christmas Market: Awesome shopping experience and proceeds are used to support local charities:http://www.chiomegaxmas.org/?nd=about&und=2

Local Events for December

Holiday in the Park & Parade of Lights & Baking Contest

Holiday in the Park will feature festive holiday music and performances, a holiday craft station and holiday baking contest (entry form).


The Colony Christmas Spectacular

Check out the traditional Christmas lights set to music by The Colony's Central Fire Station. The show begins at sundown every evening starting December 6th.


More information for both events can be found here: http://www.thecolonytx.gov/Depts/PARD/SpecialEvents.html

The Six Flags Read to Succeed Program

Classroom teachers kindly consider taking advantage of the Six Flags Read to Succeed Program. It is a free reading incentive program for students to earn a six flags ticket for completing 6 hours of reading. Teachers who turn in at least 1 student's completed log online will also receive a free ticket. Click here for your copy of a student log. Go to this link to login and create a teacher profile and profiles for your students (use Elizabeth Fisanick as the coordinator for the program). Parent materials are available in English and Spanish through your account. Please turn in all copies of the reading logs online by March 2nd. Follow on Twitter: @sixflagsreading

Read to Rover

Kids in grades 1-5 can read to a Therapy Pals certified dog to become a better reader while having a lot of fun. Meet in the Story Time Corner at The Colony Public Library on December 13th at 11 am.
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Elizabeth Fisanick - School Librarian

Stewart's Creek Elementary Library