Manatee Family Dance!

On Friday, April 29, Manatee Academy’s PBIS sponsored a family dance for kindergarten though fifth grade students and their families. There was an awesome DJ, a photo booth with props, glow necklaces, snacks, and lots of fun! Thank you to everyone who came out. It was a great time!

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Ms. Wayne and Ms. Albert manned the concession stand.
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These first graders had a great time!
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We had a GREAT turnout!
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Everybody, CONGA!
The snacks were yummy!
The snacks were yummy!

Pre-Order Your Yearbook Today and Get a $50 card!

If you pre-order your yearbook by March 31st, you will get a $50 gift card to use towards personalized photo products from Picaboo.com!  For more information-Click here to see the flyer!

Yearbook pre-orders will be online only this year. The school will have a limited number of hardcover books to purchase on a first come, first served basis by CASH ONLY once they arrive (around the 2nd week in May).

The final deadline to order online is April 25th.

There are many benefits to ordering online including the ability to personalize your yearbook with up to 4 pages for free!

 

Order online at mk8.picaboo.com

$40-Hard Cover

$30-Soft Cover

$10-eYearbook

 

Questions?

Contact Mr. Bihari at caleb.bihari@stlucieschools.org

 

Why are these 5th graders so happy?

They just saw the SCIENTIFIC CIRCUS at Sunrise Theater in Fort Pierce and were amazed, dazzled, and intrigued by the antics of Mr. Fish (who looks strangely like Einstein) and his balancing “magic”, gravity-defying tricks, bubble insanity, and homemade boomerangs!  They can’t wait to go home and try some of these experiments because (as Mr. Fish always says, “Science Is FUN”!!!)

Manatee Participates in the Hour of Code

This week tens of millions of students all over the world are taking part in the Hour of Code, an initiative for students to learn computer science. Among them are the 4th and 5th grade students at Manatee Academy. All classes are given an introduction on the importance of technology in our world today and a mini lesson on what computer programming is all about. Students learn that unless someone writes a program to give it instructions, a computer cannot do anything.

Students were thrilled to have the option to choose from one of three Hour of Code tutorials: Minecraft, Starwars, or Frozen. They also earn a certificate of completion and many have been so excited that they have already created their own accounts at home.

If you are interested in the Hour of Code please visit code.org

 

*6th and 7th graders code as part of their semester long technology curriculum.

 

Using a block-structured program to code with Minecraft
Using a block-structured program to code with Minecraft

 

 

Better Speech and Hearing Month

May is “Better Speech and Hearing Month,” and the speech-language pathologists at Manatee have been working all year to help students improve their communication skills.

One activity that develops language is reading aloud to others. Younger brothers and sisters especially enjoy it when big sisters and brothers take time to read books to them. Most children’s books are written with sentence structures and vocabulary that are not always used in general conversation, so it is great practice to read aloud. Parents may read out loud, too!

For speech, it is often helpful for a student to look in a mirror while practicing sounds. Students may try practicing their speech sounds for a few minutes after brushing their teeth, while looking in the mirror.

Another good skill to practice is rhyming words, since it helps develop listening as well as early reading skills. Try making up silly rhymes, and imagine what the word might be. For example, “A vack is on my back. What could a vack be?” Perhaps students could describe and draw the “vack.”

Many students at Manatee have practiced speech sounds, made up rhyming words, and read books out loud to the members of their group. We speech-language pathologists celebrate communication every day, but especially in May.

Pre-Order your yearbook now!

Greetings families!

The yearbook staff has opened the Manatee Academy yearbook store! You are now able to pre-order 2014-2015’s yearbook. Go to MK8.picaboo.com to order now!  The deadline for online orders is April 26, 2015.

Hard cover-$40

Soft cover-$30

eYearbook-$10

This year’s edition promises to be the best one yet!

***If you buy online you can personalize your yearbook at NO ADDITIONAL COST!

If you have any questions please contact me at cbi0425@stlucieschools.org

Thank you!

-Mr. Bihari