Thursday, January 21, 2010

Another week gone by....

Finals are over!!!!! Can I get a Woo Woo! *echo Woo Woo!* I'm sooooo happy! : )

I got my acceptance packet in the mail today from Plymouth and found out that I recieved a scholarship from them, which is a relief! It is a $20,000 4-year scholarship. This really lowers the cost every year!

The second week of Hannah's READ Program in class is complete! We made tissue paper flowers and it was such a hit with the kids. They really enjoyed doing it!

I was able to get the bulletin board all assembled with everything that I have from the take-home folders and the flowers. It is SO colorful! It's really fun! The title of the bulletin board is "First Graders in Mexico!". Over the next couple of weeks, our bulletin board will just keep getting better and better : )

The next games went home. I will be getting them back next Tuesday and Wednesday. We'll see what the feedback is on them.

Ms. Edson will probably be coming to observe me in the classroom on Tuesday, February 2. This will be interesting for me and the kids.

Next Tuesday (when school resumes, we have a 4 day weekend), I will be starting my internship at the elementary school where I am also doing my project. I am SO excited to do this!! It will be 2 hours out of my school day every day : ) What could be better than that?!

Okay that's all the news for now, I think. Talk to you soon!

Friday, January 15, 2010


I just found out that I was accepted to Plymouth University!! YAY!! : D

Just wanted to let some of my favorite people know!

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

New Updates!!

Hello everyone!
First of all, let me say that I'm sorry I've been gone for so long! I have been EXTREMELY busy between the take-home portion of Hannah's READ Program, in-class portion of Hannah's READ Program, finals at school, scholarships, and other "stuff"!! I know I shouldn't complain because everyone is having busy schedules, but yes, I'm busy!

My final totals are:
Mrs. Langley - 8
Mrs. Ehret - 9
Grand total - 17 participants

I am extremely happy with this turnout! Last session I had 17/23 kids and this time 17/22, so my percentage went up. I officially went up from 73% to 77%! Woohoo!! I'm happy to say that this also includes 3 new kids that did not do Hannah's READ Program for the 1st session!

I have completed my first time back in each classroom. Mrs. Langley's class was super excited to be starting up again. This is really great for me because it makes me even more excited to be doing it. Mrs. Ehret's class is very quiet, but I think they were excited too. They were more responsive to me quicker this time than last time too. We studied Mexico! We found it on a world map, which we colored in. We looked at it close-up on a map. We colored the flag. The last thing we did was speak some Spanish (Hola, adios, por favor, gracias, el chico, and la chica). The kids loved it! They had a lot of fun with it, I think.

This also means that the first folders went home. It was a struggle to get them all ready in time (I'm not gonna lie!!), but they did get finished, which is the important part. When handing them out, one student exclaimed, "YAY! Homework!!" : ) It was very cute!

Tomorrow night is my presentation for the WRS PTA that I had told you all about. It will be between 20-30 minutes long plus questions. I will be highlighting the goals of my program, the 1st session, feedback, and a sneak peek of the 2nd session. I invited 8 people and I know definitely that 6 will be coming. I also know that a couple of the parents who participated in the program last session will be there also. I'm kind of nervous, but excited for everyone to see what I've accomplished too!

Okay...I think that it...everyone take a deep breathe *breathe in, breathe out* There, don't you feel better now?? Sorry to overwhelm you! I haven't had an update and have been meaning to get on, but it just hasn't happened.

If anyone has any questions, lemme know! Sorry this is SUCH a long post!
Thanks for hanging out with me...or should I say hanging in there ; )

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Official count so far....

Okay right now the talley is:

5 - Mrs. Langley
7 - Mrs. Ehret

I'm pleased with these results, but hopefully more will sign up and bring their slips tomorrow.
Talk to you soon!

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Quick Announcements...

A couple quick announcements...

The parent letter and sign-up form were sent home today with the children!! Yay!!

I have decided on and ordered a book called Celebrate! It's Cinco de Mayo! by Janice Levy for the fourth and final Mexico book.

One requirement that I still needed to do for the honors program was complete a formal presentation that is 20 minutes long and includes a Powerpoint or Smartboard presentation. You have to organize it, invite the audience, and let the director of the Honors Program know ahead of time because he must attend. Anyway, I was supposed to present at WRS' PTA meeting in Febraury. However, the guest speaker for January just cancelled and I got bumper up. So, I need to prepare for this presentation and prepared for next Thursday night!! Ahhh! That's so soon...oh well, I'll have to get it done : )

No news from colleges is good news...that's the angle I'm taking right now : )
Talk to you soon!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Parent Letter and "sgin-up" forms....

I just finished revising and printing off my parent letter and "sign-up" forms for Hannah's READ Program second session. I will be sending them home on Tuesday, January 5th and have high hopes of getting(most of them) returned to me by Friday, January 8th. I attached them in an email to the principal for a double check before they get sent out. Now, I just have to decide what color I'm going to print all of them out on tomorrow after school!! : )

Totals of kids and parents participating coming soon to a computer near you!!