Well, I completed another school year! This was not my best one. I hope that taking care of health issues and professional issues will help me make good decisions about the future. The highlight of this year was helping with the KaBoom playground. This was a fantastic experience for the adults and children of our community. This website will be archived for future use. Vaya con Dios!
The Scholastic Book Fair for Spring 2014 was great. Many students brought books for summer reading. This was a BOGO book fair, so everyone who shopped received great bargains. Thank you to Mrs. Taylor and the LINKS organization for their generous donation. We were able to add 38 new books to our Science book collection.
Today I met with representatives from KaBoom and Fannie Mae. These organizations are going to help our community to build a special playground for our children. Students participated in the first session. They came up with many exciting design ideas. The second half of the meeting was with staff members, administrators and community members. I am so excited about this project. We are counting down to build day.
Many years ago when I was in grammar school and for years after, my family and I attended church and we received the blessed palms. Then as part of the tradition in our parish, there was a pancake breakfast. The tradition continues.
I didn't realize that I haven't blogged for over a month. The weather got me down. I think spring has finally sprung. It is also Poetry Month and I am enjoying teaching about different styles of poetry. I hope everyone is getting a chance to go out and enjoy the wonderful weather. It might inspire you to write a poem.
If you are ever feeling sad, go to Mrs. Martiniak's PreK class at Washington School. The children are happy, attentive, and FUN. The students chose a favorite and told Mrs. Nelson how that color made them feel. Then we made an awesome video to the music of Pharrell Wiliams. I had such a great time working with these fantastic students. You can find the video under by flip videos!
Our school is closed for Pulaski Day. I wonder how many students know who he is.
"Pulaski emigrated to North America to help in the cause of theAmerican Revolutionary War. He distinguished himself throughout the revolution, most notably when he saved the life of George Washington. Pulaski became a general in the Continental Army, created the Pulaski Cavalry Legionand reformed the American cavalry as a whole." (Wikipedia)
This is the end of the third week of Black History Month. Every year while searching for resources for the students, I learned so much new information! This year I found a website about HBCUs. There are 106 Historically Black Colleges and Universities in the United States. They all have rich histories. Check out this website: http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/hbcu.