Friday, August 31, 2012

2012 Marching Cobras

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Saturday, August 25, 2012

God Speed Mr. Armstrong

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

We're NASA and We Know It

Mars Curiosity Team bringing sexy back to NASA.

Just thought I would share this here in case anyone hasn't seen it.

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Friday, August 17, 2012

Important dates for Jeffersonville Elementary School

From: Patricia Cleveland <>;
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

Jeffersonville Elementary School Fourth Grade Parent Orientation August 23rd at 5 pm

August 23rd, 2012
5:00 p.m.
Fourth Grade Parent/Guardian Orientation Meeting
Dear Fourth Grade Parents/Guardians,
The Jeffersonville Elementary School Fourth Grade Team would like to invite you to a fourth grade parent orientation meeting, on August 23rd, at 5 p.m. in the fourth grade classrooms.
At this meeting we will be discussing VERY important information with you the parents/guardians, including the new Common Core Georgia Performance Standards and what these new standards mean to you as parents/guardians and your children as students. We will also be discussing our high expectations for your students, and what you as parents/guardians can do to help your student be successful this school year.
________________________________ I will be able to attend the parent/guardian orientation meeting.
___________________ I will not be able to attend the parent/guardian orientation meeting. I would like to set up a conference with the team on ______________ at 1:30 p.m. to discuss the information given at the meeting.
_______________________                                   _____________________
Student name                                                                   Parent signature and Date
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Saturday, August 04, 2012

Monday august 6Th all Twiggs county public schools will release at 1130 Am
Mrs. C

Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Mrs. C's Classroom so far 2012-2013

So it's still a bit of a mess as evidenced by the clutter on my desk, but I am pretty happy with the start that I have on my classroom and wanted to share. :-)
So first is my desk. I am thinking that it is going to move corners though. You can see my pencil box on the floor. Oops
My Learning Objectives Board for our "I can" statements.

Filing cabinets turned into a magnetic bulletin board.
My bulletin board outside my door. I am pretty proud of myself, since I didn't get this idea off of Pinterest, like I did most of the others. :-)

I am working on our homework and binder criteria, as well as book reports. As soon as I have those finalized, or mostly so, I will share what we came up with.
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