Saturday, March 11, 2017

Spring Break 2017

 Who knows better than anyone what the day is like when Spring Break starts at 2:05? A teacher of course.  However we need to use every minute given to us to share and teach our students.  It just so happens to be a challenge for teachers to find something so engaging the students can't help but learn and then walks in aww.app.com  An online whiteboard where you can write, share, collaborate and send in or post your whiteboard images. A special thanks to Cassandra Stewart for sharing the possibilities during a DLTL meeting.
Our 3-5th graders will be taking the state test on the computers and I have planned several lessons on technology to get them familiar with the computer and mouse.  I used a math picture puzzle from @mathmashup to have them solve using the math principals they know.  They received a link for a clean whiteboard from me through Seesaw.  
Their next task was to solve and then download their image to Seesaw so I could see their progress.  It was amazing!
 Do you even see a friend helping another get to use the features ofAwwapp and then posting to Seesaw?
 #ENGAGED
As far as our kindergartener friends and 1st graders, I thought it would be fun to get the green screen out and let them tell you their plans.
Check out the video here: 
Our leaders Dr. L and Becky P. are amazing and every year they put on a staff wide picnic thanks to Christ the King Church which uses our school for their facilities.  We have such  great time laughing and celebrating the end to another successful nine weeks.
Mrs. Nuzzo led us in a prayer to thank Christ the King for their time and dedication for this wonderful lunch.
Church members cooked and fed us all.

There were various games on the tables and we enjoyed a little time to let our hair down.
Did I mention the church also gave out gift cards to 3 lucky winners?  
We enjoyed a yummy treat from Ritter's Frozen Custard after the picnic.
Richard is our hard working Principal Secretary but oh so much more! I know I learned my first few years to make sure to friend the office staff, custodians and cafeteria workers. Richard has the pulse of the school at any given time. There are so many behind the scenes for which none knows he puts it all together and without the gratitude we should have for him. He is our district 2016 Superintendent's Outstanding Achievement Award winner and we are so very blessed to have him with us. I made a promise to myself I would catch this blog up over Spring Break so the first one is the hardest step right? Stay tuned...

Monday, February 6, 2017

Red Ribbon Week 2016

Last year our Guidance Counselor retired and we were blessed to hire Rachel Jeffreis.  She is amazing! A guidance counselor spends hours planning Red Ribbon Week and it can influence a child between making bad choices and better ones.  I was so excited to get around all week and take come of the cutest pictures of our otters and even some of their parents as we celebrated.

Monday was I’m “RED”y to be me
Wearing red has always been a staple of the week but it was a sea of red and made a heart proud!  Don’t get me wrong I do love the uniforms but there is something about all the kids coming together for a cause. 

Tuesday was Good Character is my SuperPower
There were super heroes galore. Here I am with my teacher BFF Mrs. Mussard.  We make a great super hero pair!  

I had to take Wonder Women selfies especially with the cutie kinders.

  I have to say Kindergarten students and families go all out.  Is it because it is there 1st year at school and everything is new.  Are parents on top of every occasion?  Maybe but there were plenty of super heroes throughout the school to show their good character. 


Wednesday is Pair Up and Increase Confidence
Twins Day was a 1st for our school in 10 years.  Yes, this is year 10 for Cypress Creek Elementary. Cuteness x2 was a treat.  How cute are these teachers Mrs. Nuzzo & Mrs. Walker.  There aren't words for how appreciative we are for our Business Partners and these bestie dressing up as Kona Ice workers was adorable.  
  So this is one of my all time favorite people, Coach Glover.  I have bus duty with him in the afternoon and asked about the George Clooney stapled to his shirt pocket.  Just as serious as he could be, "It is twin day."  Oh my! he had me laughing out loud and smiling from ear to ear.  What a sense of humor Coach has! It is so great to be surrounded by such amazing people!





Thursday was Decades and Decades of Good Choices
You know you have school spirit when the parents dress up to participate right?  We have the best parents at CCE.  Kids are learning by watching us right?  We were modeling decades of good choices for sure. 
Here are some highlights from around the school.


Friday was Team Up to spread Kindness
Team Jersey day is always a favorite and of course it is the school wide walk-a-thon as well.  There were too many cuties to not share so sorry if this is overload.