Flatonia Elementary Memo

Inspired this week by TedTalks!

There are lots of them out there, on a variety of topics, and pretty much anything you want to hear about.

One of the most recent TedTalks that I watched was something that I felt was worth sharing. I hope that it provokes your thoughts as well.....

The Surprising Truth About Learning in Schools | Will Richardson | TEDxWestVancouverED


  • Remember Confidentiality!

  • GRADES Due, Wednesday, May 18th by 3pm

  • Elementary Library will CLOSE May 16th;
    ALL books are due May 20th!

End of Year Party!

Don't miss the Elementary End of Year Party!

Wednesday, May 18th

starting at 4:15pm

@ The Mica Ranch

6328 FM 2237

Flatonia, TX 78941

Party Food will be provided, however, please bring your choice of beverage!

Elementary Events this Week



Wednesday--Kinder Graduation, 8:30am


Friday--Donuts for Dads, 7:15-8am

Scheduled Field Trips

May 17--5th (Flatonia Museum)

May 19--Pk/K (Dino Park)

May 24-3rd-5th (Splashway)

May 24-1st & 2nd Water Day Local

End of Year Activities for Students!

Check out this Blog Post...Lots of Ideas to use with students at the End of the Year!

It's here! It's here! The end of the year is here! Now, I always vacillate between being terribly sad the year is over and being so excited for a fresh start come August. My first few years teaching, I always scrambled the last few weeks trying to find engaging but still meaningful activities for my students to do those last couple weeks of school. I wanted it to be EXCITING and FUN but I still wanted to maintain control of my classroom and keep them learning. It was always a challenge. I figure there must be other people in my same boat-- searching endlessly for the perfect end of the year activity-- so I compiled a huge list of the best end of the year activities I have found and use.

....... Click Here to continue reading

Wonderful Websites and Web 2.0 Resources

You Might want to check out Google Treks!

Want a way for students to use Google for more than finding quick answers? Then check out this site....

This site was created by Dr. Alice Christie to share an exciting new approach to teaching and learning. Enabled by Web 2.0 tools, GoogleTreks™ allows teachers and students to synthesize information in one easy-to-use map that places text, pictures, audio files, video files, and much more in one central location.

EarlyAct FirstKnight

If you are interested in serving as part of the EAFK Teacher Committee for 2016-17 please let me know. We will be planning for next year in the coming weeks. Thanks!

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.