LaAmistad at Peachtree January 19, 2017

January 19, 2017

It's been an amazing week of learning. As we begin to settle in to a new year many of us have set goals and made new year resolutions in which we hope to keep. This week I had the opportunity to talk with many of you about the joys and challenges of your students.

How can we help them do better, build confidence and feel successful? By setting goals of course! By resolving to impact, touch and make a difference in the lives of the children we serve.

So I asked, "What is your New Year's goal for your students this year?" Here are a few of your responses...

My New Year's Goal For My Students Is To...

- "learn their multiplication facts and improve their journal writing skills"- Karen & Susan

"be more responsible , have a positive attitude"- Harriett Swennes

"learn multiplication & division facts, concentrate and work, be more respectful."- Marlene Oddo

"make them excited about learning and help them improve in reading and math"- Ms. Ellen

"instill a desire to continue to learn throughout their lives"- Mike Joiner

-"add more vivid details to their journal writing."- Lee Bradway

"be able to read on grade level by the end of the school year"- Cecile Prager

"Help them with their reading comprehension, by asking lots of questions about their material"-Carroll O'Brian

"go over the basics every day while making sure they understand the material."- Mr. Jack

"write perfect letters in their journals and to read on their very best level."-Tricia Williamson

"help them develop personal responsibility and accountability." - Mr. Andrew

"nurture, love and encourage them to be the best them that they can be." -Vera Woods

Isn't it wonderful to know that we are all working on the same goals of success? Yes, it most certainly is!

Thank you for your commitment. Thank you for nurturing and sowing seeds of knowledge, wisdom and compassion. Thank you for being a part of the LaAmistad at Peachtree Team.

Dates to Remember

  • January 22nd and 29th- Sunday Study Hall 2:00-4:00 p.m. (Please sign up with our volunteer coordinator Carla Phillips)
  • January 24th- New Volunteer Training 4:00-5:00 p.m. in the library
  • January 24th & 30th- Knit Wit Tuesdays in the Zone- 4:30-5:30 p.m.

Word of the Week


Meaning: two lines that do not intersect or touch each other at any point.

Can be used instead of: side-by-side, next to each other

Study Skill

Process of Elimination

How to incorporate the study skill: Cross off answers that the know are not correct. You should physically cross them out if at all possible to help them better visualize the rest of the choices. Then, make an educated guess if you still do not know the answer after eliminating choices.



Kindness is showing that you care, doing some good to make life better for others. What would kindness look like if...a new student comes into your class and look lonely?

Kindness Affirmation

"I am kind. I look for ways to help others. I show kindness to any person or animal I see. I do all I can to take care of the earth."

Housekeeping Notes

  • Remember students should be READING everyday
  • Practice math flash cards for fluency (addition- subtraction for grades 1-2) addition, subtraction and multiplication (grade 3) multiplication and division (grade 5)
  • Review and discuss the virtue, word of the week. -Try showing the kindness video on your laptops to your class this week. Kuddos to T Williamson in first grade for doing this
  • Sign off on student agendas & behavior charts

Thank you for encouraging our students, you are AMAZING!

We look forward to seeing you next week. -Vera

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