Reading Post

May 2015 From Your English Language Arts Team

As one door closes another opens......

As our classroom door closes, the next one opens for our students. In our hearts we wish them well and hope they make decisions that empower them and the desire and hunger to succeed. None of this is possible without team work and by setting the example. Thank you for your dedication to the success of our students.

Sizzling Summer Reading Programs For Kids

The summer count down has begun so let's help our students get lost in a good book. Here are few of the Reading Programs throughout San Antonio:


  1. SA Library : http://www.mysapl.org/srp/
  2. Barnes and Noble's Imagination Destination: http://freebies.about.com/od/familyfreestuff/p/barnes-noble-summer-reading.htm
  3. Scholastic's Power Up and Read:http://www.scholastic.com/ups/campaigns/src-2015
  4. Chuck-E-Cheese: http://www.chuckecheese.com/activities/rewards-calendars


Here's a website to these and many more! http://freebies.about.com/od/familyfreestuff/tp/summer-reading.htm

Sizzling Summer Sessions for Teachers

June 15-17: Literature Circles for Grades 2-5 8:30-4:00 @ NAC

June 8-10: Grammar Matters 8:00-3:00 @ Braun Station

June 8-12: Phonemic Awareness & Phonics Essential Teacher Knowledge K-1, 8:00-3:00

July 6-23: Writing Institute of Northside (WIN) @ Stinson MS, Monday-Thursday 8:30-4:00

Beat the Heat with Free Indoor Summer Activities!!

Here are some places our students can visit for free!!!


  • Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics
  • Home Depot Free Kids Workshop (First Saturday of Every Month)
  • The Witte Museum Free Admission- Every Tuesday after 3:00 p.m.


Visit the following website for many more great ideas!!


http://www.thecentsiblelife.com/2012/05/40-free-or-nearly-free-summer-activities-for-kids/

Upcoming Dates

May 1: Priscilla and Missy off campus @ Writing Cadre 7:30-3:30

May 8: End of Year Writing Samples and Rubric Due to Priscilla

May 13: Mr. Parra off campus @ Bilingual Cluster Meeting 3:15-5:00

May 15: Writing I-Drive Data Due & ELAR Team at NAC 7:30-3:30

May 18: ELAR Team at NAC 7:30-3:30, Curriculum Updates

May 19: Second Grade Reading CDB

May 29: Final NEAR Data Due

TBA: End of Year LPAC Meeting



We leave you with My Wish by Rascal Flatts. One of the my favorites! Feel free to sing- along and share with your students and teammates! My wish for you is.............

My wish - Rascal Flatts (lyrics)