Sunday, August 26, 2012

1st week done already?

WOW 1st week of the 2012-21013 year is done.  Can you believe how fast the 1st week went?  I LOVED every minute of it.  19 new friends and memories to create... We practiced station expectations, worked with the story of 4 and 5, talked about the Pledge of Allegiance, what a scientist looks like, and wrote in our journals everyday.  I have even more planned next week.  Take a look at my new chickens...
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Monday, August 20, 2012

WOW! We missed Chester again!

Well the 1st day was fabulous! All 18 of my cutie firsties were there bright and early.  We read The Kissing Hand by Audrey Wood and went all around campus looking for Chester the raccoon.  We didn't find him but he did leave a lovely cookie snack. Can't wait to see what tomorrow brings...

Sunday, August 19, 2012

I'm ready!

So tomorrow is the BIG day! I am ready for all my new firsties to take a look at their new home away from home. Here is your sneak peak. I just love 1st grade!  I will let you know how the 1st day goes so I will see you back here tomorrow.  I sure hope I can sleep. 

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Beacon of Excellence 2012-2013

Today was Meet the Teacher and I had the pleasure of meeting 18 of the 19 firsties I will get to spend the next school year with and it was FABULOUS!  Thank you to all the families that turned out to get a quick peek into where all the magic happens.  I just love teaching and 1st graders are the BESTEST ever!  Some of my new friends were a little cautious and I can understand that but it won't take long for them to see all that we have to offer at Cypress Creek.  Volusia County's theme for the school year is Beacon of Excellence.  Check out the cool logo.

So I looked up beacon and wikipedia says, "device designed to attract attention to a specific location".  I want others to see our classroom to attract attention to the bigger picture, I mean place, Cypress Creek  Elementary.  We have so much to offer.  I hope the children will showcase their thinking and inspire others to learn along with them.  I hope the parents will share our learning with family members because after all you heard "it takes a village."  I hope my teacher friends that read our blog will be inspired to design an environment that will attract attention to what we can all do to be better teachers for our young people.     I do so love going to work each morning, reading with my friends, learning about math, performing experiments, and just listening to their stories.  So thank you for trusting me with your little people and I hope you see our light shine throughout the upcoming school year.