Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Mar 31st

Went to see "How to train your dragon" and found a little dog in a big world! LOL

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Mar 30th

Eventhough it was raining and I had to row my boat to scouts, we thought of springtime during our meeting. Sunny and warm weather is on the way (I HOPE)!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Mar 29th

The Passover story is that, after centuries of slavery by the Egyptian pharaohs, God saw the people's distress and sent Moses to the pharaoh. "Send forth My people, so that they may serve Me," he had Moses tell the pharaoh. After several warnings were ignored God sent 10 plagues that destroyed everything from their livestock to their crops. On midnight on the 15th of the Hebrew month of Nissan in the year 1313 B.C. God sent the last plague, which killed all the Egyptians' firstborn. He spared the children of Israel, "passing over" their homes. This is how the holiday got its name.After the 10th plague the Israelites soon received their freedom. They left so quickly that they did not wait for their bread to rise and ate unleavened bread, which led Jews to only eat unleavened bread during the holiday in commemoration of that flight from Egypt.
Happy Passover to all my friends and family who celebrate. Thanks to Mark and his family who had us over for a wonderful seder meal.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Mar 28th

What a kodak moment at my kids birthday party. Two joksters!!

Saturday, March 27, 2010

Mar 27th

The art teacher did African masks with the entire 2nd grade. I sat and scanned all of them into the computer. The kids wrote about them and we are going to record voicethreads with them.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Mar 26th

Today was belt testing. All of the kids testing today did a great job. Sensei David does an amazing job with the children he teaches.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mar 25th

During report card conferences my co-worker hung these "frog" pictures in the hall. Students learned how to plot on a graph. This one student got really creative with the background. LOVE IT!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Mar 24th

I received an email showing the artwork of John Pugh. This is one of his public murals in California. The woman is part of the painting. Incredible!

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Mar 23rd

This is a picture I came across on my cell phone as I was going through deleting old pictures. I don't think it needs any explanation!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Mar 22nd

A true sign of spring when I see my daffodils starting to bloom. This was what I saw today when I left my house.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Mar 21st

Had fun today at the luncheon with my girls. They looked beautiful, as always! They really know how to "cut a rug".

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Mar 20th

Had a great night with friends. Out to dinner for sushi and then great conversation over game night!

Friday, March 19, 2010

Mar 19th

This is what was sent home today with my students. No matter what preparation you give them, some of them just don't care. Why should I be held accountable for those students???

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Mar 18th

My husband, friend and I went down to the Franklin Institute to see the premier of Discovery's new show, LIFE. Wow! What an experience. This show is so much better than Planet Earth! I can't wait until it airs on Sunday.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Mar 17th

As you slide down the banister of life,
May the splinters never point in the wrong direction!

Happy St. Patrick's Day!

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Mar 16th

Well my eldest had her playoff game tonight. Her team lost by a few points. I guess we'll have to settle for 2nd place. The kids did an awesome job this season! I am so proud.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Mar 15th

While walking down the hallway, this picture just caught my attention. Although the picture I took of it isn't too clear, I really liked the way it was done.

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Mar 14th

I have the coolest neighborhood friends ever!! We hung out and I introduced them to Photobooth. We had so much fun relaxing and laughing. Brit and guys are awesome!!

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Mar 13th

I think my son is obsessed with Super Mario Brothers. We have nicknamed him Jario!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Mar 12th

Well the season is officially over now. I still have about 40 boxes of cookies to sell and many pounds to work off!

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Mar 11th

Why is it that many of my students can't get past #1?

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Mar 10th

It was a great PD today. Missy came to talk to the staff about the new Promethean software (that I just installed on everyone's machine). She brought the activotes with her and the staff loved them. Many of them want me to try and borrow some from the district to test out. We all learned a little. Finally a PD we actually enjoyed!

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Mar 9th

My kids are going silly over these silly bandz. Their school is selling them. It's the new rave! Kids are buying and trading them like we used to trade cards.

Monday, March 8, 2010

Mar 8th

This is the artwork displayed in the hall created by the AS class. They did such a great job! This just brightens the hallway!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Mar 7th

Took the dog to the dog park with Dawkins and Simba. She is exhausted, but had a great time with her boys. We will definitely have to do this again soon.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Mar 6th

My niece recently sent sea shells to my kids that she found on the Maryland shore just after the nor'easter. Each of my kids received a package with a shell and a part of a letter. They put the pieces together to read the letter and a hippo was drawn on the back. Caden, you rock!!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Mar 5th

These are pictures created by some of the 4th graders at my school. The art teacher calls it "Math Explosion". I just call it great!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Mar 4th

My grades are finally done and put online!! What a relief! I had to grade many PowerPoint presentations this report period. I feel like my eyes are ready to cross.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mar 3rd

Not that I'm hoping for more snow....
This is what my Girl Scouts created this week. I'd rather these fall right now than the real ones...

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Mar 2nd

The flowers my daughter received on her birthday. They are sweet and precious...just like her!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Mar 1st

Happy Birthday to my babies! I love you so much!