Our elementary school consists of approximately 140 students in preschool through 6th grade. Our small class sizes and dedicated teachers enable us to provide an outstanding education for all of our students.
Welcome to May Elementary! My name is Natalie Steele, and I am the principal at May Elementary. My husband is the head football and track coach at May High School, and we have two children, Brianna and Braden. We have lived in May for 12 years, and we are proud to call this community our home.
May Elementary has wonderful staff and students that are very involved in many activities and clubs, including: youth sports, gifted and talented, elementary student council, academic UIL, and robotics. Together our students, parents, and teachers are a team that make learning fun! Go, Tigers!
We are fortunate to be able to offer many activities for our students here at May ISD. From a fantastic preschool program to activities for our 6th graders, there is something for everyone. Here are some of what we have to offer:
Make Reading Fun
Getting children to read can prove to be a difficult task, but there are many researchable tips and strategies to promote reading. A very popular strategy that has helped promote children to read is by letting them read a book that has been adapted into a movie. Michele Borba, an educational psychologist, has an excellent tip on her website. Michele Borba suggests that children become movie critics through reading.
How can a child become a movie critic? A child can watch the movie and then read the book or read the book and then watch the movie. Once a child has completed reading the book and watching the movie or vice versa, he/she can compare and contrast the two. Did your child like the movie or the book better? What were the differences between the two?
The great thing about books adapted into movies is that no ages or genres are ignored. Parents can find a list of movies that have been adapted from books on this Wikipedia page. Interested in what movies will be released based on books? Check out this website. Four of the movies listed in the website that will be sure to get kids excited are:
Reading a book that has or will be adapted into a movie is a great way to get your child excited about books. Make sure that the books and movies are age appropriate.
Principal: Natalie Steele