If a picture is worth a thousand words…then here are a couple million to keep you up-to-date on what I’ve been doing lately! Click on a year to see the album.
Check out what we're doing this year!
I love being someone's Secret Santa...especially if you've got a lot of options to work with. I got my friend April...and I loved surprising her each week. For the day of the Admin Christmas party, I decorated her office "ELF" style! And it worked out perfectly...because she even dressed like an elf! LOVED IT! After our final reveal gift, she posted on Facebook asking Santa to be like me. Too sweet! What fun! 12/16/2015
Every year we video conference with Santa at the North Pole. I am North Pole Patrol - I run around to campuses and help the kids connect with Santa. This usually involves lots of equipment set up, prepping the kids for talking virtually with Santa...and singing Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer all day long. It's become a BISD tradition. This year, it fell on my birthday week! 12/7/2015
The kids in the American Studies class at Centennial HS - a class that combines US History and English III - created a WW1 museum. Students had to research their topic, create a physical display, and create a digital display as well. Here's their work. It was really fun to listen to the kids act as docents for their exhibits. 11/10/2015
My friend and STEAM teacher, Wayne Thames, had his students enact an actual copyright case in their classroom. Taking advantage of the working courtroom at Centennial HS, the kids divided up, researched, and then tried the case in front of their judge (Mr. Thames – robe and all). Real world learning. 9/25/2015