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Grammar Talks with Mrs. Damm

Our students have definitely gained benefits from number talks. What would this concept look like if we applied it to grammar instruction? 4th graders are having a blast with "Grammar Talks" as they celebrate wonderful examples of mentor sentences from their favorite read-aloud texts. Watch this video clip of Mrs. Damm as she invites students to notice the grammar and craft of the carefully selected mentor sentence. Students go through a cycle of noticing, imitating, and eventually editing within the safe and risk-free learning environment.


Kids of all grades and ages can benefit from this engaging way to embed grammar instruction in an authentic way. Please contact Michelle Kim for a series of demos in your classroom.

More information will be provided soon!

First Annual Hosp Volunteer Appreciation Breakfast

We're look forwarding to celebrating our wonderful volunteers on Friday, May 15th.

Please don't forget to stop by the library to have Kate Kassen snap a fun, playful photo of you and your students with a 'thank you' banner. We would love to incorporate these photos into a slideshow which will run during the breakfast.

Remember that special assignment? We would like to ask that each grade level and the CAMP team come up with a big, bold banner to be used as decor for the breakfast thanking our volunteers!

What's ahead?

Week of May 4th - Child Nutrition Employee Appreciation Week

Tuesday, May 5th - National Teacher Day

Wednesday, May 6th - National School Nurse Day

Wednesday, May 6th - Walk to School Day

Thursday, May 7th - 1st Grade Field Trip to Heard Natural Science Museum

Thursday, May 7th - PTA Caffeine Bar (3-7 pm) & Open House (6-7 pm)

Friday, May 8th - FISD Spirit Night at the Rough Riders Ballpark (7:05 pm)

Week of May 11th - Custodian Appreciation Week

Monday, May 11th - Field Day

Monday, May 11th - CSEAS Assignments Due

Tuesday, May 19th - PTA Meeting & Kinder Performance (6:00 pm)

Wednesday, May 20th - PTA Mavs Mascot Program (1:45 pm) **New Date**

Tuesday, May 26th-June 1st - PTA Spring Book Fair

Thursday, May 28th - Office & Specials Staff Provide Potluck Lunch in the Lounge

Friday, May 29th - PTA Staff Luncheon

Thursday, June 4th - End of Year Class Parties

Friday, May 29th - Save the Date

You won't want to miss a fun 'party on the patio' to celebrate the end of the school year! Details coming soon!