Armadillo Award Committee Selection Day

Hello Hello, Emily Arrow, Hello!

Kindergarteners and 1st graders are very excited to meet Emily Arrow in a few weeks! Emily is a former elementary-school-music-teacher-turned-kidlit-singer/songwriter; writing and performing fabulous songs based on picture books!

You can watch many videos of her original songs on her Emily Arrow YouTube channel, and we are excited to offer the pre-sale opportunity to purchase a kazoo and/or a signed CD before her visit! Order forms will be sent home this week, and please return them by Wednesday, October 12th!

Thank you to our AWESOME PTA for funding and supporting this very special literacy-music visit from Emily Arrow!



Check out Louise Loves Art and Hug Machine videos below:


Louise Loves Art Song – Emily Arrow
Book by Kelly Light


Hug Machine song – Emily Arrow
Book by Scott Campbell


The Dot Song Motions Guide – Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds


BE A FRIEND Song by Emily Arrow
Book by Salina Yoon


The Curious Garden Song – Emily Arrow & Peter Brown


ARE WE THERE, YETI? Song – Emily Arrow & Ashlyn Anstee


ISH Song Motions Guide – Emily Arrow & Peter H. Reynolds


I Am Yoga Song – Emily Arrow
Book by Susan Verde, Art by Peter H. Reynolds

Battle of the Bluebonnets 2014

It’s Battle time! This year, students who read at least 15 Bluebonnet Books were invited to join the Campus level Battle of the Bluebonnets on February 26, 2014. The competition was tough! Students used our new SMART Response system devices to submit their answers digitally and we all had a great time showing off our Bluebonnet knowledge.

In the end, we had to have a few tiebreakers, but ultimately selected our team of 5 students that would represent us a few weeks later in the DISTRICT level Battle of the Bluebonnets.


 This year, England Elementary hosted the District level Battle of the Bluebonnets on March 20. 2014!
We showed off our beautiful school and our sharp Bluebonnet team!

Battle 2014_1

Battle 2014_2

The England Team did SUCH a great job during the battle! Working as a team, they only missed TWO questions out of the 40 questions! Our school is SO proud of all of their Bluebonnet knowledge!
Way to go, Evan, Changbin, Adithi, Cassie & Akshay!

Battle 2014_3

Harnessing the Power of Reading


This week, our Kindergarten, First, and Second graders are reading William Kamkwamba’s inspiring story, The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind about a boy with big dreams who built a windmill from junkyard scraps in order to help his village generate electricity. This book is one of our Armadillo Readers’ Choice nominees for this year.

Check out one or more of the videos below to hear more about William’s story!