Monday, February 3, 2014

Wild Animal BINGO!

I don't know how you spent your day but I spent mine celebrating with our outstanding readers! Everyone who met Goal 2 in our Readers to Leaders challenge program got to play the ever popular BINGO with me today and win a special reading prize. My favorite part of the day was watching the kids smile and cheer when their friends got BINGO! It was the best 100th day ever!

Thursday, January 30, 2014

A Real Hero

Former Chicago Bear Adrian Peterson motivated our 3rd and 4th graders with his amazing story today - Don't Dis My Abilities.  The ultimate story of perseverance!

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Job Security

Part of being a good "boss" means being willing to do every job you have the nerve to ask anybody else to do. This morning I took the car loop in the freezing rain. I know I didn't do it as well as my awesome para Nancy does but I didn't get run over and everybody got in safely. I consider it a win! 

Friday, November 22, 2013

Happy Anniversary to Me!

Twenty years ago today I walked into MY first full time classroom at Alimacani Elementary to 28 third graders. I still remember how nervous I was and how excited they were to finally have a teacher. Mike, Stirleen, Ryan, Rodsheika, Shannon, and Laura (who teaches for me now!). I could name them all. I learned way more from them that they ever probably learned from me. I wouldn't trade one day I've spent in a school these past twenty years for any other profession. Here's to twenty more!

Thursday, October 31, 2013

Evacuation Drill!

In just over 10 minutes today we moved an entire school - 1450 folks, the "bomb" bucket, and the entire clinic to our off site evacuation area. Our neighbors at Chets Creek Church welcomed us with open arms and a treat to return to school with. It went exceptionally well and we now know exactly what parts of the plan should be tweaked. I was a proud principal today - the kids were perfect!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Medically Trained and HERE to Assist!

This afternoon this crazy group all became certified in Infant, Child and Adult CPR and First Aid! To cover all the bases in a school our size means that 13 of us did the coursework, completed the skills demonstration and took a written test - and PASSED! I pray we NEVER have to use these skills but feel confident knowing that no matter the emergency there are folks on hand prepared and willing to respond at the Creek!