Flatonia Elementary Memo

Inspired this week by an Irish Blessing!

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  • Lesson Plans are due weekly by Monday morning.

  • Please be sure to hang your Pink Office Pocket out everyday!

  • Watch the clock, and make sure you on on duty at your scheduled time--arriving late for Playground pick up delays our Paraprofessionals schedules and lunches.

  • Attendance is important, especially with STAAR Testing coming up. We need you here to teach our students, and there are often limited substitutes available during testing. Illness and emergencies happen, but please try your best to be present.

Elementary Events this Week

Monday--Testing Meeting 3:35pm

Tuesday--Grade due by 10am; RTI Meetings

Wednesday--Progress Reports go home; RTI Meetings

Thursday--Early Release; 12:15 car, 12:25 Bus

Friday--School Holiday

RtI Meetings Schedule

Grade Level RTI Meetings will be held, Tuesday, March 22 and Wednesday, March 23.

Tuesday, March 22

Kinder-at 8:40am

1st-at 9:30am

4th-at 1:15pm

Wednesday, March 23

3rd-at 8:40am

2nd-at 9:30am

5th- at 12:35pm


Upcoming Field Trips

Tuesday, March 22--2nd Grade to Monogram @ Schulenburg

Tuesday, March 29--3rd Grade to La Grange Historic Sites

Wednesday, March 30--4th Grade to Blinn, Stanzel Museum, Public Library @ Schulenburg

Wonderful Websites and Web 2.0 Resources

You Might want to check out Sumdog!

There is a FREE Math Contest beginning on April 8th, and this site has lots of great Math Practice to check out!

See the Bulldog Bulletin for more info on how to sign up for the contest too.

Are you a Whole Teacher?

Check out this Blog Post on Whole Teaching! Especially after benchmarks, and at semester, there is a time for teachers to reflect...This post may help with your teaching reflections.

Whole Child Learning is a thing; Whole Teaching should be a thing too, no?

Here at TeachThought, Jackie Gerstein’s usergeneratededucation is at the top of our reading list, in large part for her thinking about the human side of formal education. Much of our content–that is, the content here at TeachThought, and that on her site–overlaps because of our shared perspective on teaching and learning: self-directed learning, the role of play in learning, the idea of citizenship, student-centered learning (and student-centered teaching), and more.

(The fact that we have to push ourselves to think of the “human side” could be part of our problem; teaching and learning are among the most human of processes–a natural response to our environment and curiosity.)...... Click Here to continue reading

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EAFK Character Trait: Honesty

The month of March, our character trait is Honesty.

Honesty is the first chapter in the book of wisdom. Thomas Jefferson

Our next Knighting Ceremony will be Friday, April 1st for Friendliness and Honesty.

Please note these deadlines:

Wednesday, March 23--notify Parents, names of both students due to office (letters sent).

Wednesday, March 30--Both Accolades due to office. Teacher follow up/confirmation 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.