Friday, August 31, 2012
Saturday, August 25, 2012
This evening I was taking pictures for a friend of mine's parent's 50th wedding anniversary when a fellow teacher sent me a text with the news that Neil Armstrong had passed away. She knew that I was away from home and probably had not heard the news, plus knew that I would be interested because we are reading "Who Is Neil Armstrong?" as our current novel with our fourth graders.
I think I now understand some what why people act like they lost a family member when their favorite celebrity passes away (Elvis, Micheal Jackson, Whitney Houston all come to mind.)
I am sad tonight, as America has lost a pioneer and a legend. I am sad that I never had the opportunity to tell him that to me he was a hero. I am sad for the generations to come that will not have the opportunity to speak to him or to hear him speak live.
To me Neil Armstrong means:
The impossible is possible if only you have faith and you believe.
Never give up on your dreams.
Aim for the moon, because even if you miss you land amoung the stars.
I am glad to be currently sharing the story of Neil Armstrong with my students, and sharing the excitment of reaching for a goal. I am sad that they will never get a chance to hear his words live from himself on the tv, radio, or internet, but I am thankful that in this time of technology I will be able to share his wisdom with them still.
Thank you for the moon Mr. Armstrong!
Tuesday, August 21, 2012
Friday, August 17, 2012
From: Patricia Cleveland <email@example.com>;
Subject: Important dates for Jeffersonville Elementary School
Sent: Fri, Aug 17, 2012 7:20:02 PM
August 23rd Volunteer Round Up 10 am and 5 pm
August 23rd Fourth Grade Parent Orientation Night 5 pm
August 23rd Boy Scout Parent Night 6 pm
August 31st Smokey Mountain Frozen Food Fund Raiser ends
September 3rd and 4th Labor Day Holiday No School
September 7th Grandparents Day 9:30 am
September 20th 3rd and 4th Grade Math/Science Night 4-6 pm
September 27th 1st and 2nd Grade Math/Science Night 4-6 pm
Wednesday, August 15, 2012
Saturday, August 04, 2012
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
Filing cabinets turned into a magnetic bulletin board.