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Hello! I am so excited about this year and to work with you and your children! This is my ninth year with TISD. I have taught kindergarten, first grade and AVID. This will be my second year as the full-time Elementary Counselor. I am looking forward to a great and productive year! Please let me know if I can help in any way!

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PENNIES FOR PATIENTS

Let’s raise money to help fight cancer!

            

BRING THE CHANGE

February 6th-10th

MONDAY (2/6)PAJAMA PENNY DAY     

Don’t forget to put your pennies in the pockets of your favorite pajamas!

TUESDAY (2/7)NEON NICKELS DAY  

Wear your brightest neon and bring in nickels!

WEDNESDAY (2/8)DAZZLING DIMES DAY  

Donate dimes and wear something shiny or something that makes you different and unique!

THURSDAY (2/9)CRAZY QUARTERS DAY  

Wear a crazy hat and/or socks to school today and cash in your quarters!

FRIDAY (2/10)TEAM UP FOR LEUKEMIA   

Wear your favorite team’s jersey or colors and collect all coins and dollars!

Posted by kaci.may  On Feb 03, 2017 at 11:39 AM
  

The Leader in Me

The 7 Habits of Happy Kids...

Habit 1: Be Proactive (You are in charge of you)  

Habit 2: Begin With the End in Mind (Know what you want before you do it)

Habit 3: Put First Things First (Do the important things first)

Habit 4: Think Win-Win (Find ways everyone can win)

Habit 5: Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood (Listen first and then talk)

Habit 6: Synergize (Work together to do better)

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw (Take care of yourself)
Posted by kaci.may  On Dec 05, 2016 at 2:32 PM
  

Wednesday, November 23rd is Club Day!!

Posted by kaci.may  On Nov 21, 2016 at 10:21 AM
  


Ask your Pre-K and K students ways they can be a "bucket filler" or a "bucket dipper."

Posted by kaci.may  On Nov 11, 2016 at 3:15 PM
  

When Do I Contact the School Counselor?

The School Counselor is here to help when you are looking for more

support to handle an academic, social or emotional concern with your

child. You might contact me when you have questions, would like

someone to speak to your child, want to seek outside resources, need

assistance for your family or would just like to talk through an issue.

How do I contact Mrs. May?

Phone: 806-561-4350

Email: kmay@tahokaisd.us


Posted by kaci.may  On Oct 28, 2016 at 3:47 PM
  

Red Ribbon Week

Spirit Days

Tuesday, Oct. 25th - Monday, Oct. 31st

Pay $1 a day to help support our Leader in Me student clubs!

 Tuesday (Oct. 25th) 

“Kick Off” Red Ribbon Week and Wear Boots (Stomp out drugs!)      

Wednesday (Oct. 26th)

Wear Your Shirt Backwards (We turn our backs on drugs!)

 Thursday (Oct. 27th) 

Wear Sweats (Being drug free is no sweat!)

 Friday (Oct. 28th)

Wear your Bulldog shirt (Proud to be drug free at Tahoka Elementary!)
Monday (Oct. 31st)

Wear Costumes (We scare drugs away!)

Posted by kaci.may  On Oct 24, 2016 at 8:45 AM
  

Habit 1: Be Proactive  

You Are in Charge of You

Responsibility · Choice · Accountability · Initiative · Resourcefulness  


  • I am a responsible person.

  • I take initiative.

  • I choose my actions, attitudes, and moods.

  • I do not blame others for my wrong actions.

  • I do the right thing without being asked, even when no one is looking.


Practicing At Home…

With your child, think of ideas on how they can Be Proactive at home. Picking out their clothes at night, getting dressed in the morning, making their beds, picking up their toys, or packing their school bag are examples of being proactive. Choose one idea and write it on the line.


I will Be Proactive at home by: _______________________________________

_____________________________________________________________.


I am a leader ~ I Can Be Proactive!


Posted by kaci.may  On Oct 14, 2016 at 3:39 PM
  

Habit 7: Sharpen the Saw

Take Care of Yourself

Renewal · Continuous Improvement · Balance


  • I eat right, exercise, and get enough sleep (body).

  • I learn in lots of ways and lots of places, not just at school (brain).

  • I spend time with family and friends (heart).

  • I take time to find meaningful ways to help people (soul).

  • I balance all four parts of myself.


Practicing At Home…

Sharpen the Saw means to have balance in your life. Just like a car needs four tires to operate smoothly, your child has four parts: body, brain, heart, and soul. All four parts are needed to operate smoothly.

Display this page where you and your child will see it. Use the diagram below to help your child focus on taking care of one part each day. Let Friday be a “choice” day.

I am the“leader of me!” I take care of my body, brain, heart, and soul.

Monday: Body ___________________________________________________

Tuesday: Brain __________________________________________________

Wednesday: Heart _______________________________________________

Thursday: Soul __________________________________________________

Friday:          __________________________________________________


I am a leader ~ I Sharpen the Saw!


Posted by kaci.may  On Oct 07, 2016 at 10:35 AM
  

http://www.read-a-thon.com/images/colby-hp2.jpgTahoka Elementary Read-A-Thon

What is it? It’s a way to focus on reading and raise money for our school.

When is it? October 10th-21st

Where will the Read-A-Thon be held? Your child will have 20 minutes a day set aside in their classrooms to focus on reading.

How does it work? You will receive an instruction note in your child’s Tuesday Packet.  Follow the simple steps to activate your child’s page; it just takes a few minutes. Share your child’s page with your family & friends and make a one-time donation to our school.

What will the money be used for? The money raised will be used to support our clubs, which will begin later this month.  We also want to have murals painted on the walls within our school building.

Thank you for your support!

Posted by kaci.may  On Oct 04, 2016 at 8:25 AM
  

Habit 6: Synergize

Work together to do better.

Creativity · Cooperation · Diversity · Humility


  • I value other people’s strengths and learn from them.

  • I get along well with others, even people who are different than me.

  • I work well in groups.

  • I seek out other people’s ideas because I know that by teaming with others, we can create better solutions than what any one of us could alone.

  • I look for Third alternatives.


Practicing At Home…

Synergy is achieved when two or more people work together to create a better solution than either would have thought of alone. It’s not your way or my way, but a better way.

With your child, discuss a problem you may have at home, like bedtime or dinner. Practice Seek First to Understand, Then to Be Understood when discussing solutions. Use the Synergizer (below) to summarize your child’s solution and then your solution. Together, try to reach a better solution than either of you would have thought of alone. The key is to really listen to each other.

Display this page where you and your child will see it.

Synergizer:


         ____________________

         Your child’s solution

                                                                       ____________________

                                                                       A better solution

         ____________________

         Your solution


I am a leader ~ I Synergize!



Posted by kaci.may  On Sep 30, 2016 at 12:39 PM
  
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