Friday, December 26, 2014

Building Collegiality

The last professional development day for 2014 was a relaxing and fun day.  The purpose of this day was to build collegiality.  Everyone participated in Zumba, karaoke, dodgeball, or visual arts.  Many of my colleagues suggested that we should do this on a monthly basis.  We ended the day with lunch catered from Panera Bread. A great time was had by all.

 Merry Christmas!

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Paper Snowflakes

Making paper snowflakes will be the parent/child activity for our January meeting.  Hopefully I will be an expert by then.  I'll be sure to share the pictures. We are going to have a hot chocolate bar too!


Saturday, December 13, 2014

The Generosity of Others

It's EXCITING to see so many families get involved with our annual Glove and Mitten Drive.  Many of our families face financial challenges. That's why I just couldn't wait for the drive to end to post the pictures.  The tree is filling up quickly and we still have seven more school days to collect.

This is the notice that was sent home.

Monday, December 1, 2014

December Currently

December?  Really? Say what?  I refuse to get caught up in the CRAZINESS!  I am relaxing, watching BRAVO (Vanderpump Rules), and drinking coffee.  This is the perfect time to link up with Farley from Oh Boy 4th Grade for the December Currently.  Here goes...
LISTENING:  On my drive in this morning I heard one of my favs Melody Gardot singing Who Will Comfort Me?  She reminds me a bit of Nina Simone.

LOVING:  ALL of my Christmas decorations have been taken out.  My husband and sons brought everything upstairs (I didn't have to ask). Hooray!!!

THINKING:  I am the Gifted and Talented test coordinator and I have a PD tomorrow.  Looking forward to learning something new.

WANTING:  My husband and I are planning to go back to the restaurant we went to 25 years ago for our anniversary on December 30th.
NEEDING:  Cyber Monday is here and I didn't buy one thing.  I'm definitely going to take advantage of the TPT cyber sale before it ends.

GIVING:  There are so many wonderful initiatives going on at my school.  My colleagues are dedicated to giving to the less fortunate. We're collecting toys and gloves/mittens to be donated to charity.  I picked up gloves at TARGET (my favorite spot) over the weekend.