Thursday, October 29, 2015
At my Principal's Meeting today I got several great ideas form some of my colleagues. I cherish the opportunity to talk with and learn from them. I work among some very talented and motivating folks. I am never above begging, borrowing or stealing ideas to keep things interesting. we have several Blended Learning options available for student use this year and I have seen some incredibly brilliant and unique ideas for rotating students through the classroom computers to make sure students are accessing the tools. I think its time for some school wide motivation and recognition for those who are meeting or exceeding the expectations. So...coming soon to a bulletin board near you...
Friday, October 23, 2015
Tonight was the ever popular PTA Fall Carnival. It was by far the most well attended event we host all year and certainly the most fun. I'm pretty sure we hit a record with size of the crowd, nearly running out of candy, prizes, and food. Aside from the first rain in 17 years it was the smoothest I can remember. I am always amazed at how everyone bands together to make these magical childhood memories happen for families.
Today was our annual Kindergarten and First Grade book character parade. Everyone dressed as their favorite character and together the whole celebrated the love of books with our youngest readers. My ever amazing Media Specialist, KK Cherney, never fails to disappoint a single child by making sure ALL have a costume to wear each year. This year she directed the costuming effort from the floor of her office, even sick she would not go home and stuck it out the whole day even through he Book Walk at the Carnival tonight. There is nobody who loves books or our babies more than KK!
Wednesday, October 21, 2015
adventure. Her dedication and work is truly changing lives for the better.
here. This morning I got to teach two classes of our first graders how to use this skill as we learned about elections. What was so cool about this experience was that one of the classes had already tried it and were able to mentor the other class who was new to the idea!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Melinda Miller, has transformed my observation life! She also happens to have a fabulous blog that I follow. Look for me and my "office" in a classroom near you!
Friday, October 16, 2015
Yesterday my awesome faculty threw a Boss' Day celebration for me. Boss - what a strange thing to celebrate. I actually feel completely uncomfortable when I hear the word. Seriously, I look around when somebody calls me that to see who they are talking about. In my mind it implies such a top down oppressive, demanding or authoritarian type relationship, something I definitely don't want to be a part of. I actually looked the word up in Webster's dictionary - there are a lot of different meanings for the word boss. Now don't get me wrong I can totally BE bossy, it's a family trait, but for the most part the only definition I could or would want to relate to is the slang definition, which ironically means, excellent or first-rate. Now those two things I aspire to be every day! An example in context - those BOSS teachers at the Creek threw a BOSS breakfast with BOSS pumpkin doughnuts and BOSS cider for their lucky and thankful principal and then gave her a gas card, the most BOSS gift ever! PS - I also got this BOSS poster from my BOSS Extended Day peeps! Love it and them!
Wednesday, October 14, 2015
I had a great time this week as the office and admin staff hosted Spirit Night at our local Chick-fil-A. I am so grateful for this partnership and for all the franchise owners have done to support us over the years! These folks are some of our oldest and most supportive business partners. Thank you for consistently giving back to our school and students!