Sunday, May 12, 2013

Happy Mother's Day 2013

Wednesday was our annual Muffins for Mom and it was fabulous!  There were muffins, doughnuts, and cinnamon rolls.  The kids are always so excited to give their Mother's Day presents and show their beautiful paintings they did in art.  It is quite a magical time.  This year a fellow teammate thought it would be great for her class to read Robert Munsch's Love You Forever.  Well after I saw the first line videotaped I knew I had to copy her idea and make it my own.  So I recorded the kids reading it and then found pictures of them and their mom from my thousands of pictures this year-YES I know I have a problem taking pictures but they are the cutest little firsties you ever did see!  I picture in pictured or side by sided the video with the picture and the Oscar goes to...me!:)  Just kidding it was so very cute.  Here is a little slideshow of some of the moms.  Enjoy.
video

decorating our door...

Every year our Media Center sponsors the Character parade where everyone in the whole school is invited to dress up as their favorite characters.  Every class then parades carrying books and excitement along the way.  A favorite is the door decorating contest.  Here is our door "Don't bug us we're reading!"  along with our creative bugs holding books.  Our reading buddies from upstairs helped us research some insects last week.  We made an ebook with our information and pictures that we created on Doodle Buddy.  Our ebook was creative enough to put us at the top but it sure was fun being creative and showing our door off.  Check it out!  Can't wait to send the epub book to the families so they can read all about the different insects.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Doodle4Goggle Meryl oh my!

Doodle4Google was at our school!  Can you believe it?!?  Doodle4Google is an annual contest and this year's theme is best day ever...  Well after 130,000 entries there is 1 state of Florida winner!  AND she is at our school...AND she is in my son Carson's class!  YIPPEE-Meryl Lui is a talented 4th grader and WOW I sure hope her doodle is chosen over all 130,000!!
This is her doodle enlarged. As Junie B. would say WOWIE WOW WOW!  We are on the campaign across the state to get your vote!  Make sure you take each device in your home-phone, iPad touch, iPad, computer, Kindle and then forward to everyone you know...Let's show those Google people we want Meryl's doodle4Google to win.  What does she win?  Well a $30,000 college scholarship and $50,000 to our school for technology?!?  WOWWIE WOW WOW x2 right!  Vote and don't delay until May 10th.

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It's all about the attitude...

I know it has been a while and we have had so many things happen! I will take time each day to highlight a few things and hopefully get us back on track. 
 My friend Chad Keller is the Assistant Basketball Coach over at Embry Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach. They have a fantastic academic program and sports adds to the overall well rounded student. Coach Keller brought along Assistant Coach Blake and Daniel to talk to the kids about hard work, attitude, and making good decisions. I loved his talk about attitude. He said you wake up each day and you have the choice to make sure you have a good attitude or not. With a good attitude you make good choices, you learn, and you can influence the world all with waking up and putting forth a good attitude. I just love these guys!  Thank you so much for coming out and talking to the kids.  A highlight was the slam dunk at the end.