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September 2014  
AEMS remembers 911
 

Amite Elementary Magnet School third grade teacher, Mrs. Allison Wiggins (left), taught a lesson on the events of 9/11/2001.  She invited other adults in the school building to share their memories and feelings about the historic day.   The third graders interviewed the guest speakers with two questions:  1) Where were you when you heard about the events? and 2)  What is one word that describes how you felt on 9/12/01?  Ms. Cleo Stinson (right) tells students about where she was on the day of the attacks.

 
 
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HWMS class raises Hedgehog for three years
 

Alexis Ziegler and Maya Joseph, students in Mrs. Cat Donnow's 1/2/3 class at Hammond Westside Montessori School are pictured with Monty, an African Pygmy hedgehog. Monty has been cared for by the students for the last 3 years.

 
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 Project R.O.A.R Book Club
 
 Project ROAR (Rediscovering Opportunities and Attitudes towards Reading) is a book club partnership between Hammond Westside Montessori School students and Southeastern’s teacher candidates enrolled in Dr. Gerlinde Beckers Adolescent Literature course. The establishing and facilitating of the book clubs provides teacher candidates authentic learning experiences and it gives the HWMS students  opportunities  to rediscover reading as a literary experience.  Project ROAR was recently awarded a Dollar General Literacy foundation Grant to purchase Kindle eReaders to be used during Book Clubs.Pictured from left to right are 5th grade students Viondi Moore, Malorie Cox, Maraih Harris, Alexa Diaz, and Charles Gross. The SLU student pictured is Goslynne Hitchen.
 
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 Woodland Park Magnet Edible Painting
 
 Tina Montecino's  class at Woodland Park Elementary Magnet School worked on creating solutions and mixing colors recently. The students experimented with color mixing to create new colors and made edible paint. The children then painted rainbow toast and made "paint" drinks.  During snack time they enjoyed their creations along with some butter and jelly donated by Waffle House. 
 
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 Tech Tubs in the Classroom
 Nickson Elidor, Foreign Language teacher at HEEM is working with his 7th grade students using an app on the TechTub iPads to identify family members in Spanish.
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Principals visit Roseland Montessori
 
Mrs. Rhonda Vaccaro, acting principal at Roseland Montessori, hosted the principals from Kentwood, Sumner, and Amite feeder pattern recently as Mrs. Theresa Hamilton and Dr. Danny Williams presented information about Student Learning Targets.  The Roseland Montessori Student Ambassadors greeted the guests at the door and walked them to the meeting.  Feeder school pattern meetings such as these promote unity in a common goal, which for Tangipahoa Parish is student achievement. 
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Champ Cooper Second Graders

The 2nd grade students of Champ Cooper Elementary went to Belle Maison to show love and respect to members of their community. The students created homemade cards to pass out to the residents at the home. It was a very special time for the teachers, students, parents, and the residents. The students then engaged in Science Inquiry at The Louisiana Children’s Discovery Center in Hammond. Pictured above is Melissa Gatlin with her students and their new friend.
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  Hammond Eastside Elementary Magnet School teachers for grades Pre-K through eighth grades hold meetings each week during their planning periods to collaboratively make curriculum decisions. One of these meetings is either dedicated to International Baccalaureate planners, which are unit planners designed for inquiry-based instruction, or their Professional Learning Community meeting during which they analyze student data to inform their daily instruction. The second meeting of the week is dedicated to grade-level lesson planning during which teachers work collaboratively to make instructional decisions and cooperatively to allocate responsibility to each team member. Here at Hammond Eastside, teachers are working to make a difference in the lives of our students.  

 Pictured above: 6th grade teachers, Rosemary Cavilee and Misty Corwin work to complete their second six week unit plans for mathematics.  Acting Principal, Darlene Hammer, and Curriculum Coach, Stephanie Ciresi, listen as sixth grade ELA (language and literature) teachers, Shawn Gilbreath and Sarah Poche, explain their instructional plans. Dr. Anthony Miller, a sixth grade social studies (individuals and societies) teacher, reviews his unit plans to make final touches before discussing his work to his team members. 

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 Janet Haydel's students with origami pants dollar bills for United way
 
Janet Haydel's students at D.C. Reeves contributed to United Way with their dollar bill that was origami folded as a pair of pants. 
 
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Grandparents' Day at Vinyard Elementary
 
6th grade student, Madeline, and her grandmother had lunch at Vinyard's Grandparents Luncheon recently. 
 
 
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