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May, 2014

 

 

Poetry Book Projects

Third and fourth grade students in Ms. Suzanne Pichon’s class completed the school year with poetry book creations.  All year, the students have been identifying figurative language within literature selections and discussing how it adds to the book and their appreciation of it. They have also been reading a variety of poetry styles and working on writing their own poetry. As a culminating activity,  they combined all of these skills into their own poetry books. These are hard cover books that have all of the parts a real published book has including the publishing company name that the students came up with, Pichon Productions Inc. One student said today, "This is the most fun I have had all year. We are combining our knowledge with creativity. I love it!!"

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Students show their poetry book projects. 

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Pelicans and Pirates

Students in Ms. Cindi King’s class at Bonne Ecole Elementary recently participated in the "Pelicans and Pirates Adventure" program held at the Big Branch Wildlife refuge, which was put on by the Adapted Physical Education Department of St. Tammany Parish Public School System. The students participated in a musical skit about some of the animals whose habitats are in Louisiana and products produced economically in Louisiana. The students participated in an obstacle course and in a hayride treasure hunt for Louisiana plants and insects. Finally students were able to "shoot" water cannons at balls from their pirate ships. The science of the animals and products of our state amidst fun physical activities was the main focus of the program.

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Ms. King and students Logan Upston, Mikayla Brumfield, Everi Atkins, and Shelbi Walbridge pose with the Louisiana state bird at the “Pelicans and Pirates Adventure” program. 

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Posing as real pirates, Shelbi Walbridge and Everi Atkins have a great time at the APE event. 

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Mikayla Brumfield gets to touch a real alligator as part of Howard McCrea’s exhibit at the “Pelicans and Pirates Adventure” program. 

 

 

First Grade Fun

First grade students in Ms. Jenkins’ class concluded the school year with several engaging activities to practice their Reading and Math skills. 

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For Mother’s Day, students used play money to “shop” for clothes, purses, and jewelry to decorate a portrait for their mothers.  They used Math skills to make their purchases from the teacher. 

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In Reading, students enjoyed books by Eric Carle and made retelling cards in small groups.  Students Trevor Pere, Kolby Rachel, and Danielle Branch are shown hard at work. 

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Social Living included a solar system project, which the students proudly showcased.  From left to right, Armando Colunga, Adam Merkle, Jayda Ward, Tatum Symons. 

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The entire first grade class also visited the Audubon Zoo for their annual field trip.

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First grade teacher Debra Riviere and student Lilly Poppler enjoy the Audubon Zoo field trip.

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Bonne Ecole’s team of first grade teachers get excited about the zoo field trip. 

 

Principal for the Day

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Addy Morley, Principal for the Day at Bonne Ecole, proudly sits in the Principal's Chair with her Kindergarten Class

 

Shine Club

The SHINE Club started in January of 2013 at Bonne Ecole Elementary. The goal of the club is to Serve, Honor, Inspire, Nurture, and Encourage the students and staff at Bonne Ecole, the family members of the students in SHINE, and also people within our community. At the SHINE meetings, guest speakers come in and talk to the students along with the club sponsors.

Past speakers include STARC (Diane Baham), Children's Wish Endowment (Angelle Morley), the Comfort Crew (Trevor Romain), Slidell Junior High Administration (Lou Anne Lea, Patrick Mackin, and Tarsha Carroll), as well as local community members, Emily Holland, Andrew Ogea, and Wesley Mannino.

The SHINE students have had the opportunity to do many service projects this year including working at the Fall Fest at Greenbriar Assisted Living Center, collecting food to create Thanksgiving Baskets, and collecting flip flops to send to Belize with Dos Amigos. The big event SHINE students participated was being part of the Fishing for a Cure Relay for Life team at Bonne Ecole. The students assisted at the school event on March 20 and then helped sell sno-balls and popcorn to raise money at the big Relay for Life at Slidell High on April 11.

Another aspect of SHINE is SHINE buddies. Students in grades 3rd-6th can be a part of SHINE and many of these students pair up with students in pre-K through 2nd grade. The older students go and check on their buddies and just get to know them and encourage them. Some of the pairs even exchanged Christmas gifts. All of the students have been positively impacted through this experience.

At the meetings, the students also create banners to welcome new faculty members, write notes to encourage people who are sick, and watch videos to encourage them to look for ways to care about those around them.

The Club Sponsors are Claire Abney, Keri McAllister, Allison Lefrere, Molly Sears, Emily Holland, and Suzanne Pichon.

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Bonne Ecole Elementary School’s SHINE club involves over 50 students in grades 3-6. 

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SHINE projects include making banners for new faculty members.  The students enjoy welcoming the new staff member and writing a personal message to them. 

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SHINE members Madison Onellion and Scarlett Lemoine volunteered at the Fall Fest for Greenbriar Assisted Living Center as part of the SHINE service projects. 

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SHINE sponsor and creator, Suzanne Pichon, and fourth grade student Alyssa Doll participated in Relay for Life with the SHINE club. 

 

 

Easter Celebrations

The preschool students in Ms. Pam Kroeper’s class were busy celebrating this spring holidays with several thematic activities.  The students and teachers worked with school volunteer, Ms. Maria Davis, to make Easter Bunny creations.  They also made Easter bonnets which they painted and decorated with flowers.  They paraded around the school, showing off their beautiful hats. 

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Ryleigh Enmon proudly shows off her bunny rabbit creation with school volunteer, Ms. Davis. 

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Ms. Pam Kroeper’s students model their Easter bonnets.  Students are (from left to right) Kade Guidry, Ryleigh Enmon, Liam Scogin, Ha Vu, and Hailey Porche. 

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Hailey Porche paints her hat with blue paint. 

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Liam Scogin showcases his finished product, a flowered Easter bonnet. 

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The students were very excited to have a special visit from the Easter Bunny.  Preschool student Landon Batiste enjoys his visit with the Easter Bunny. 

 

Junior Achievement Day

Bonne Ecole Elementary School partnered with Junior Achievement to have  “JA Day” on Friday, May 2nd.  Students in grades kindergarten through third were taught by a community or parent volunteer about various economic concepts from the JA Curriculum.  With lessons entitled “Ourselves”, “Our Family”, “Our Community”, and “Our City”, the students were able to be engaged with the real life application of economic skills such as setting personal goals, needs vs. wants, how money moves through our community, and taxes.  The students enjoyed participating in the exciting activities and having a guest teacher in the classroom.  The day’s events were led by third grade teacher Misty Hebbler and Valerie Hulse, Junior Achievement Education Program Manager.  A huge thank you also goes out to the many parent and community volunteers who made this day a success!

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Mr. Mike Gambrell, Senior Vice President of Resource Bank, leads students in Ms. Jenny Binder’s second grade class in lessons from JA’s Our Community curriculum. 

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Ms. Deedee Riviere’s kindergarten students learned about how economics relates to themselves while being taught by BEE parent Ms. Stephanie Jennings, representing Acadian Ambulance. 

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Capital One Bank supported Bonne Ecole’s JA Day in Ms. Bordes’ second grade class with engaging economics instruction.  Shown is Capital One employee Ms. Shelley Jacques actively engaging the students in the lesson. 

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BEE parent and Slidell Junior High teacher Mr. Jochen Kranz volunteered his time to teach his son’s third grade class.  Pictured are Mr. Kranz working with his son Evan and his group in Ms. Misty Hebbler’s class. 

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Ms. Kathy Fortier’s third grade students got to work with Mr. Rory Hebbler and Mr. Tony Adams of Iberia Bank. 

 

Art Students Study Painter

In Ms. Rachael Lagarde’s art class at Bonne Ecole Elementary, students were studying the pop artist Wayne Thiebaud.  He is an American painter best known for his colorful works of common objects, such as lipsticks, paint cans, ice cream cones, pastries, and hot dogs.  These second and third grade students created papier mache ice cream cones in various flavors. 

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Third grade students proudly show off their Thiebaud-inspired ice cream creations.  From left to right, Dalton Anderson, Cayleigh Larsen, Anna Jurich, Alexandra France. 

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More artistic third graders with their papier mache ice cream cone projects.  From left to right, Eden Young, Brooklyn Snider, Karley Buras, Carlos Jeffers. 

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Students in Ms. Bordes’ second grade class showcase their ice cream cone projects after studying pop art and artist Wayne Thiebaud with their art teacher, Ms. Rachael Lagarde. 

 


April, 2014

 

Mexican Folk Art Clay Fish Vessels

The Talented Art students of Ms. Christina Grush have been studying Mexican Folk Art, specifically the history of ceramics in Mexico.  As part of this study, the students created open-mouthed clay fish vessels that they embellished with stylized designs inspired by Mexican Folk Art.  The vessels are three dimensional forms that they created from two dimensional surfaces. 

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Ms. Grush’s fourth and fifth grade Talented Art students create their clay fish vessels. 

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Nane Tshorokhyan and Kelsey Fife enjoy the creative process in Talented Art class.

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Jacob King and Cannen Soo work on their Mexican Folk Art. 

 

6th Grade Career Day

As part of the school district’s requirement for Career Education in sixth grade, Bonne Ecole Elementary sixth graders recently participated in a Career Day event coordinated by teacher Ms. Melissa Panks.  Ms. Panks organized a range of community guests to share about their career and what it entails.  Students were inspired to work towards positions in a variety of fields, while learning about how important their current school work is to being successful in the future.  BEE Career Day guests included the following:  Dr. Toni Lorino, pharmacist;  Ms. Hayley Nemeth, nurse;  Slidell Police Department SWAT Team members TJ McNulty and Justin Stokes;  Ms. Tiffany Vance, manager of Copeland’s restaurant;  Ms. Merideth Reed, wedding planner;  representatives from the Naval Special Warfare, SB1 Tristan Fletcher, SB1 Steven Meer, SB1 Bruce Desimas, CM2 Christopher Wadsworth, EN2 Christopher Beaudin;  Mr. Donald Senez from Charter Communications.  Picture below show the students participating in the day’s events. 

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March, 2014

 

Freedom Train Project

Fourth grade students in Ms. Veronica Fucich’s class at Bonne Ecole Elementary recently finished reading the biography Freedom Train:  Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling.  In this text, the students were able to learn a great deal about Harriet Tubman and the struggles she experienced.  As a cumulative project, the students made life size character posters depicting different characteristics displayed by Harriet Tubman.  The students used textual evidence to justify the recordings on the poster about Harriet Tubman’s personality, her actions, and her appearance. 

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Allison Biles serves as the model for the life size character poster while Juleea Berthelot traces her onto the paper. 

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Working hard on their Harriet Tubman poster are (from left to right) Skylar Bennett, Aliyah Barnard, Caleb Waddick, Hang Vu, and Hayden Patzer. 

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Proudly displaying their completed project are (standing) Alexis Carroll and Warren Singletary (kneeling) Melaine Sibille, Max Weisel, and Maria Vu.   

 

 

District Fitness Meet Participants

A team of four Bonne Ecole Elementary students participated in the recent District Fitness Meet at Lakeshore High School under the guidance of Physical Education Coaches Julie Champagne and Danny Tullis.  Two male and two female students represented each school in the day’s events.  Chosen to represent Bonne Ecole based on their PE class performance were Jayden Davis, John Autry, Jalynn Casborn, and Dyrionne Lemalle.  The students had an outstanding day and gave their best on all events.  During the awards ceremony, Jalynn Casborn was given a medal for her first place finish in the Shuttle Run event.  Jayden Davis was honored for his 2nd place finish in the Curl Ups and his third place finish in the Sit and Reach event. 

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The BEE District Fitness Meet team (from left to right) Jayden Davis, John Autry, Jalynn Casborn, and Dyrionne Lemalle with Coach Champagne

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Jalynn Casborn proudly accepts her medal for her excellent first place finish in the Shuttle Run.  Jalynn is a 5th grade student in Ms. Lori Milford’s class.

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Jayden Davis is presented his award for a second place finish in the Curl Ups event.  He also placed third in the Sit and Reach event.  Jayden is a 4th grade student in Ms. Veronica Fucich’s class. 

 

 

Chinese Explorers

Students in Ms. Leslie Hoffman’s fifth grade class have been studying Chinese explorers and the trading of ideas and culture through the Silk Road.  As part of this Social Studies unit, the class was visited by guest speaker, Ms. Debra Marques, who is the grandparent of student Madison Marques.  She had recently visited China and brought many items from her trip to share with the students.  The students heard about current Chinese culture including food, religion, customs, geography, and housing.  They were able to browse through pictures and view artifacts from China, such as raw silk, tapestries, money, and jewelry.  At the end of the presentation, students were given chopsticks and trail mix to practice using their chopsticks.  To prepare for the speaker’s visit to the class, the students brainstormed a range of questions and talking points based off of the recent Social Studies lessons taught by Ms. Hoffman. 

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Students in Ms. Hoffman’s fifth grade class show off their chopsticks skills after a visit from guest speaker, Ms. Debra Marques. 

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Ms. Marques shows students Noah Barbarin and Adriana Torres the artifacts from her visit to China. 

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A wide range of Chinese materials were shared with the fifth grade students which helped to illustrate the Social Studies unit on Chinese explorers. 

 

 

National PTA Honors
Life Achievement Winner

Ms. Georgia Mannino Honored for Years of Service to PTA

National PTA is proud to announce Ms. Georgia Mannino as the latest recipient of National PTA’s Life Achievement Award, the highest honor given to PTA members and leaders.  The National PTA Life Achievement Award recognizes a person who lives out his or her commitment to children on a daily basis and tirelessly advocates for children’s education, health, and well-being. 

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Ms. Georgia Mannino taught classroom music and chorus to the students at Bonne Ecole Elementary for sixteen years.  She coordinated numerous student performances for PTA General Meetings and the annual Superstar Showcase sponsored by the PTA.  She also led the school’s annual Veteran’s Day program and Christmas Concert, while mentoring students involved with the District Honor Choir.  She dedicated herself to teaching her students and sharing her love of music, despite battling a lengthy illness.  She was presented this award by Lynette Bruno, PTA Board Member and Bonne Ecole teacher, before Ms. Mannino passed away in January 2014. 

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The award was formally presented at the Bonne Ecole February PTA General Meeting to Ms. Mannino’s children and other family members.  Pictured is Ms. Lynette Bruno giving the honor to Ms. Mannino’s son, Wesley, and daughter, Anna.  They were honored to have their mother recognized in this manner and told about how humbled she felt when receiving the award from Ms. Bruno in January.  Stories of Ms. Mannino’s positive impact on the students and staff of Bonne Ecole Elementary were shared. 

 

 


February, 2014

 

Forces and Movement

Bonne Ecole Elementary sixth grade students recently created catapults as part of a culminating activity for their study of forces and movement. Within the forces and movement unit was a review of simple machines. The students were to apply the principles they learned in the lessons to a real application. Once they built their catapult, they had to do a short writing on how they built their catapult, what simple machines they used, and what was the function of each simple machine used. Once each class fired their catapults, the catapult that shot the farthest from each class competed against the other classes. This year Ms Drago's class earned first place when Quentin Krey's catapult fired over 28 feet.

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Mr. Randal Baragona’s sixth grade students proudly showcase their catapults. 

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Sixth grade student Sara Rose demonstrates how her catapult launches items. 

 

Educator of Distinction

The Bonne Ecole Elementary PTA recognized art teacher Ms. Rachael Lagarde as the school’s nominee for the PTA Educator of Distinction.  She was officially recognized at the February General PTA Meeting for the positive influence she has at the school and her active involvement with the PTA.  Ms. Lagarde works with the PTA on t-shirt design projects, is the Cultural Arts Chairperson, and is currently helping design the school’s pelican to be installed in March 2014.  At Bonne Ecole, Ms. Lagarde teaches art to students in Kindergarten through 4th grade.  She is a mentor with the Positive Behavior Support Check In/Out program and is a leader with the Special Events Committee.  She leads the construction of the school’s Parish Fair Booth as well. 

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Pictured are the Kindergarten students of Ms. Jennifer Bouzigard who presented Ms. Lagarde with a congratulatory banner and notes on the day of her recognition. 

 

Family Literacy Night

Bonne Ecole Elementary families and staff recently participated in the annual Family Literacy Night event.  With a focus on literacy, families were able to enjoy various storytellers who were stationed around the school.  The computer lab station allowed students to log in to their MyOn Reading account to show their parents this school-wide resource.  A Readers Theater activity showcased students costuming as animal characters and reading a short text from the perspective of the character.  Students and their families were also involved in other comprehension games and poetry writing activities.  The highlight of the evening was an engaging, musical performance and storytelling event from local author Leif Pederson with his book The Adventures of the Swamp Kids,  The Missing Chord.  Bonne Ecole Elementary staff members organized the event and supervised all areas under the leadership of the school’s Special Events Committee. 

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Local author Leif Pederson shared his book The Adventures of the Swamp Kids,  The Missing Chord with the Bonne Ecole Elementary families. 

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Second grade student Logan Gilley works with his mother to complete the reading comprehension games. 

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Bonne Ecole Elementary families participate in comprehension games. 

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BEE students (left to right) Blake Stanley, Westin Morley, Dillon Sanchez, Alexis Madison, and Gabby Rodriguez enjoy the Family Reading Night festivities. 

 

 


January, 2014

 

 

100th Day of School

Kindergarteners and 1st graders at Bonne Ecole celebrated the 100th Day of School with a variety of fun mathematical activities. 

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Workstation Assignments

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Ms. Kerlec's fifth grade class is engaged in cross-curricular workstations during English Language Arts. Students took part in workstations such as Content Connections with Social Studies and Science, Figurative Language, and Reading and Responding that were created in accordance with current units being studied.

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BEE Buddies

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In order to build a positive and cooperative community, Ms. Melissa Panks's sixth grade class visits Mrs. Tanna McNeese's first grade class. On their visits, the sixth grade students help the younger students by partnering with them to play math games and read stories. While the younger students enjoy brushing up on their early learning skills, the older students get a chance to develop leadership skills as well as questioning and speaking techniques.

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Gingerbread House Building

Kindergarten students at Bonne Ecole Elementary in Ms. Hannah Holly’s class invited parents and other special guests to participate with them in a gingerbread house building project before the Christmas holiday break.  Students and their guests gathered with the other grade level classes to build these structures and celebrate the holiday together. 

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Christopher Rice and parent Lisa Rice worked hard on their gingerbread house. 

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Bailey Fenner gets some help putting the roof on her gingerbread house. 

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Zachary Walgamotte proudly shows off his gingerbread village, complete with house, tree, and candy cane posts. 

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Trace Culotta and parents Travis and Jane Culotta worked as a family on this seasonal project. 

 

 

The Egypt Game

Sixth grade students at Bonne Ecole Elementary in Ms. Rachel Senez’s class recently finished the novel The Egypt Game.  In this novel, the students were involved with various Close Reading Strategies.  The students especially excelled in creating their own higher order questions about the text and quizzing their peers on their comprehension.  The students also wrote about the story from the perspective of different characters. 

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In the pictures, the students are focusing on the different settings in the novel and which were most important.  The students were to work with their partner or group to explain the scene and why it was important to the novel and its characters. 

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Technology Grants

Students in Ms. Jones’ 3rd grade class at Bonne Ecole Elementary participate in technology-rich lessons on a daily basis, thanks to a variety of grants written by the teacher and donations received from community organizations.  Ms. Jones has received over $10,000 of technology equipment for use with her students from the Bonne Ecole Elementary PTA Mini Grants, Kelly Cook Grants, and Donor’s Choose organization.  This equipment is used by students for independent or small group workstations, as well as to enhance instruction by the teacher. 

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Third grade student Joseph Diecidue enjoys reading nonfiction books on an Ipad, using the school’s MyOn Reading subscription. 

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Gabe Lambou and Kaci Comeaux use the classroom computers to complete research for an endangered animals project.  The students used the Pbworks wiki to showcase their information. 

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Gavin Harvey, Breana Muir, Carlos Jeffers, Joshuah Major, and Joseph Diecidue (pictured left to right) use Ipads to read books on MyOn Reading.  The Ipads were purchased from grants from the BEE PTA, Kelly Cook, and Donor’s Choose. 

 

Community Helpers Visit BEE

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Kindergarten students recently had a visit from Mr. Billy Dekemel, Fire Prevention Specialist, with Fire District Number One.  This visit was part of their unit study on Community Helpers.  Pictured are students from the classes of Ms. Karla Abney and Ms. Rachael Laine.

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Bonne Ecole Buddies

Bonne Ecole Elementary kindergarten students are fortunate to have their upper grade buddies to work with them on academic, seasonal, and special event activities at the school.  Students in Ms. Lynette Bruno’s fourth grade class are partnered with students in Ms. Karla Abney’s kindergarten class and have worked together on a graphing activity involving Fruit Loops cereal and grid paper. 

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Catin Boatner and Dasia Boyer work together on graphing the different colors of Fruit Loop cereal in the bag. 

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Kindergarten and fourth grade buddies work together on the graphing lesson.  Students are learning how to classify objects into given categories, count the numbers of objects in each category, and sort the categories by count. 

 

Violin Mini-concert

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Bonne Ecole Elementary violin students celebrated the Christmas Holidays by performing mini-concerts around the school.  Third grade students, under the direction of Mr. Trenton Thomas, performed for the office staff.  Pictured are Mr. Thomas with his students (from left to right) Cayleigh Larsen, Reagan Rawls, Anna Jurich, Jordan McKeough, and Gabrielle St. Pierre. 

 

Feliz Navidad

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Ms. Abney’s Kindergarten students celebrated the Christmas Holidays by dressing up in ponchos and sombreros and parading down the school hallways to the song “Feliz Navidad”.  This is an annual tradition by Ms. Abney and her class which is enjoyed by all students in the school.  The kindergarten students especially enjoy shaking the maracas and seeing their school family. 

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December, 2013

 

 

Wild Reindeer

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Ms. Katy Bordes’ second grade class read the story The Wild Christmas Reindeer by Jan Brett.  Four parents and grandparents came in to help the students make their own "wild Christmas reindeer" using the children's handprints, ribbon, sequins, googly eyes, and glitter!  Once the children finished their handprint reindeer, they completed a flee map to create a paragraph describing their reindeer.  

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ELA Activities

First grade students in Ms. Danielle Fontenot’s class are actively involved in various activities and interventions during the English Language Arts block. 

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Students John Panks, Camden Pichon, Allison Jones, Eleanor Garrett, Tazia Johnson, and Caidyn Amison (from right to left) are working on the classroom computers on the Earobics program while Ms. Fontenot meet with her guided reading group in the background.  Students rotate through these stations on a daily basis. 

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Ms. Fontenot and her students read and discuss the weekly story, with a focus on the main story elements. 

 

Historic Biographies

Fifth and Sixth grades students at Bonne Ecole Elementary have been studying biographies and the historical fiction genre in Ms. Keri McAllister’s gifted English Language Arts class.  In connection with this study, the students completed an interactive Wax Museum research project. The fifth grade students researched famous people from history, read their biography, and wrote paragraphs about their lives. The sixth grade students researched decades of American history and constructed factual paragraphs to describe what life was like during their specific decade. On the day of the Wax Museum, students "came to life" as one of the famous people or as a person who lived through that decade. Visitors got to choose which topics to learn about and hear first-hand accounts from the students. They also viewed other props and watched technology videos at each exhibit. This project truly allowed students to experience history and become a part of it.

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Ms. McAllister’s students prepare for their interactive Wax Museum research project showcasing various famous people from history and the different decades.  Back row from left to right:  Joshua Zullo as William Shakespeare, Cannen Soo as Leonardo da Vinci, Kade Pizzuto from the 1910s, Kealey Barnard as Annie Oakley, Stephanie Glynn from the 1970s, Bailey Lupo from the 1940s, Drew Lassere from the 1960s, Nane Tshorokhyan as Anne Frank (seated), and Olivia Anderson from the 1950s.  On floor from left to right:  Tatum Burkett from the 1920s and Madison Chase from the 1980s. 

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Sixth grade student Tatum Burkett is dressed as a flapper girl to represent the 1920s.  Her Wax Museum display allowed visitors to learn about the fashion, events, and customs of the decade.  She used the website Animoto and a laptop computer to create an engaging presentation showcasing different pictures and fun facts about the 1920s, all set to music. 

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Fifth grade student Kealey Barnard researched Annie Oakley for her biographical Wax Museum project.  She dressed as this famous sharp shooter and allowed visitors to learn about events from her life and the legacy that she left behind.  Kealey is shown with the Prezi she made to share this information, as well as a brochure and scrapbook with further information.  Kealey reported that she chose this character due to the fact that Annie was from the west, like herself. 

 

Comparing Attributes

Bonne Ecole Elementary Kindergarten students in Ms. Rachael Laine’s class are working hard on describing and comparing measurable attributes. The students described and compared the different lengths of rectangles when they were putting them in order from shortest to longest. The rectangles created a triangle, which allowed them to compose simple shapes to form larger shapes. 

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Pictured are (from left to right) students Kyleigh Ardoin, Santiago Patzan, Nicholas Diecidue, and Christina Vu making a Christmas tree using different sizes of rectangles. 

 

Student of the Year

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Moriah LeFrere has been selected as Bonne Ecole’s Student of the Year

 

 

Shine Sign

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Bonne Ecole proudly shows off their new SHINE sign that is seen by all who enter the building.  SHINE stands for serve, honor, inspire, nurture, and encourage.  Bonne Ecole started the SHINE club last year that seeks to SHINE by doing philanthropic activities and events. 

 


November, 2013

 

Text Comprehension

Third grade students at Bonne Ecole Elementary finished reading the nonfiction text The Wetlands by Peter Benoit.  This text allowed them to learn about Louisiana wildlife and their habitats, integrating both Reading and Social Studies skills and topics.  They were able to use text features such as captions, bold words, and charts to gain information, while also learning about text structures such as sequencing, cause / effect, and problem / solution.  To assist with story comprehension and to assess the students’ use of the text features, Ms. Yvette Floyd’s students completed a “foldable booklet” on this engaging nonfiction book.   

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Students Julien Laurent and Aidan Penton work together to analyze the nonfiction text, The Wetlands

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Hard at work on their Reading assignment, students Madison Cambone and Jaleesa Kua complete the foldable activity. 

 

Three Laws of Motion

Bonne Ecole Elementary fifth grade students recently finished their study of Newton’s Three Laws of Motion.  Teacher Molly Sears had the students work in partnerships to analyze real life situations and decide which of Newton's Laws of Motion they saw in action.  Students were encouraged to justify their answers, discuss multiple options, and collaboratively come to a conclusion.  The students then recorded those answers on a graphic organizer.

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Fifth grade teacher Ms. Molly Sears discussed Newton’s Three Laws of Motion with students Sophia Anderson and Kevin Roy. 

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Students Haley Ashley and Katie Vidrine debate which of Newton’s Laws applies to the real life situation they are discussing. 

 

Veterans Day

Bonne Ecole Elementary students and staff celebrated Veteran’s Day with a school-wide program showcasing the talents of the school band, chorus, Starlettes Dance Team, Energizers Jump Rope Team, Cub Scouts, and several classes.  Parents and family members celebrated the patriotic day, which allowed the BEE family to show its gratitude for the efforts of our veterans.  Each year, these honored guests are invited to stand when their military branch’s song is played.  Students show their appreciation through applause and handmade thank you cards.  Songs such as “America” and “You’re a Grand Old Flag” were featured as well. 

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The Bonne Ecole Chorus sings “America, America” while Ms. Dame’s second grade students perform the song in sign language.  The students had been studying Helen Keller through a biographical novel and wanted to learn more about sign language.  The BEE Chorus is led by Ms. Georgia Mannino. 

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Bonne Ecole Flutists Casey Eskine, Jolie Dufrene, and Alyssa Ward (left to right) perform for the students and Veteran’s Day guests, while being led by BEE Band Instructor, Mr. Gary Hotard. 

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Each branch of the military was recognized and its song was played.  Holding the military emblems are BEE Starlettes members (left to right) Belle Ludlow, Victoria Roshto, Alora Allen, Jordan Hill, and Lillie Savoie. 

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Sixth grade student Antonio Abalos shows his appreciation to BEE parent and current military member Mr. Brian Jurode, Sr. 

 

Career Speaker

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Ms. Drago's sixth grade class at Bonne Ecole Elementary hosted a parent guest speaker, Mr. Michael Wiebelt.  He spoke about his career with Zeiss as a regional medical representative. This was part of the Career Exploration activities for sixth grade students.  Some of the highlights from the visit were a PowerPoint presentation, a demonstration and use of a high powered microscope where students were allowed to examine an object, and a demonstration of surgical scrubs and caps and bouffants. Students enjoyed receiving their caps(boys) and bouffants(girls).

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Black and Gold Day

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Motor Lab Skills

Bonne Ecole Elementary students practice their physical education skills while working on speech concepts in the school’s Motor Lab.  This lesson represents the collaboration efforts between Adaptive Physical Education teacher Eagan Knight, Occupational Therapist Shelley Mooar, and Speech Therapists Kelly Buras, Shannon Lewko, and Jerri Reeves.  It focuses on sequencing story events and the use of directional concepts such as “in front of” and “under”, while allowing the students to integrate movement into their learning.

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Student Mikayla Brumfield practices sequencing story events, while using a story board and Velcro icons.

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Student Everi Atkins tosses bean bag frogs in front of the flowers and uses the speech word cards and icons for assistance.

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Student Mikey Ford crawls under the bars, just like the characters in the Frog and Toad story.

 


October, 2013

 

PBS Recognition

Bonne Ecole Elementary’s Positive Behavior Support committees are hard at work recognizing students and staff members meeting the school expectations of being positive, safe, responsible, and respectful.  Yearlong programs include the daily recitation of the PBS Pledge, students receiving “star bucks” for good behavior, students and staff receiving incentives for perfect attendance, and much more. 

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Students received popsicles at recess for having perfect attendance during the month of September.  Pictured (left to right) are kindergarten students Brody Stodard, Korde Harris, Kierra Bennett, Kyleigh Ardoin, and Lana Strahan. 

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Staff members participated in a Saints Tailgate Party with the help of several parent volunteers.  Super Saints Chefs are BEE parents Jamie McKeough and Art Sevin. 

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Enjoying the tailgate luncheon are BEE staff members Bettye Fortenberry, Liz Hilby, and Kristine Williamson.

 

National School Lunch Week

 

Fair Booth on Display

 


September, 2013

 

 

Grandparents Day

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Approximately 240 grandparents joined in the fun at Bonne Ecole
Wednesday, September 11, on Special Persons Breakfast Day. 

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August, 2013

 

Classroom Grant Awards

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Congratulations to Bonne Ecole Elementary first grade teachers Danielle Jenkins and Tanna McNeese who were awarded a $500 Classroom Grant from First Castle Federal Credit Union.  The teachers teamed up to write the grant to purchase an ipad for their students to use in the classroom with DIBELS Interventions.  Pictured are Ms. McNeese and Ms. Jenkins with Ms. Ashlie Lewis, First Castle Business Development Representative. 

 

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