'Smore News @ FTE

January 22, 2016


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Happy Belated Birthday to Priscilla Martinez - January 8th!


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Second grade students respond freely to a question posed by their teacher over a two-week period...

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The 2nd grade teacher is enrolled in the Eanes Writing Institute this year. For more information, see Laura Sites.


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From Tim Yenca re: TASA Midwinter Conference to be held in Austin

This is a great opportunity to see Sir Ken again plus you and the team will receive an iTunes U training on Monday, Jan. 25th! iTunes U is and will be a perfect workflow for our students and will become very powerful once we get new iPads next year! I can definitely see 4th thru 8th using it (maybe 3rd? maybe 2nd?).

Who should attend?

Campus-level classroom teachers and others who hold non-administrative positions may participate in the workshop AND attend the Midwinter Conference as their district schedules permit for just $95 each; campus or district administrators who register for the Midwinter Conference may participate in the workshop for an additional $45 each (beyond the regular conference fee).

District teams of up to six people may include anyone who plays a role in campus or district edtech or digital integration initiatives:

  • classroom teachers
  • department chairs
  • instructional coaches and specialists
  • curriculum coordinators
  • teaching and learning experts
  • district and campus level instructional leaders

(These workshops are very similar to the Digital Content Leadership Academies TASA offered in recent years and in which nearly 1,000 Texas educators participated, so previous participants who attend will find significant overlap.)


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Children's Book Awards

Browse past and present winning and honored books for children and young adults. Book awards include the Caldecott Medal, Newberry Medal, Michael L. Printz award, Children's Choice Book Awards, and more.


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10 Things You Don't Know About Sarah Bugh...

10. I am a senior International Business undergraduate at St. Edward’s University.

9. I am an active member of a professional co-educational business fraternity called Delta Sigma Pi.

8. I was born and raised in Austin, TX.

7. I’ve gone through the Eanes school system: Cedar Creek Elementary, Hill Country Middle school, and Westlake.

6. I love to cook and bake- almost all of my recipes come from Pinterest ;)

5. I have three cats and a dog at home.

4. I get excited in libraries/book stores because I love books and reading so much. (Any book recommendations?)

3. I enjoy video games, board games, and karaoke with my friends.

2. I have a wonderful boyfriend who is a photographer and would love extra work at a reasonable fee.

1. I’ve studied Japanese, Latin, and Sign Language. I hope to be able to work in Japan at some point in my life.