Saturday, August 13, 2016

Enjoying Summer

Enjoying your summer? I sure am! I have done lots of day trips to both new places and some of my favorite places. I started the summer off with my annual trip to Yarmouth to find all the sand castles. Every year Yarmouth has their "summer kickoff" celebration which includes sand castles at businesses all over town. This year there were 43 and I found all of them. These are a couple examples.

I highly recommend that you go see them one year. The sand sculptures are completed by the 4th of July so I always go in early July before any bad weather can ruin them.

I enjoy being by the water so I do spend several summer days at the canal. I find it very relaxing to sit by the water and watch the boats.  I consider it a plus if I get to see the railroad bridge go down

Water was definitely a theme for me this summer. One town in Mass I visited with my daughter was Rockport. There is a road called Bearskin Neck which has shops on both sides of the road and at the end of the road there is a jetty that I enjoyed walking on.


Then I traveled to Portsmouth, NH. I drove along the coast and loved the view all the way up.

Portsmouth, NH is such a nice town on the water with so many little shops. I found this to be a great place to spend a day

When I wasn't making day trips I was relaxing in my back yard and cooling off in the pool

Now its time to do my back to school shopping and I look forward to meeting all my new students in September.

Saturday, April 2, 2016

Term 4 is here

Another year is almost over. Only one more term to go. But before the year comes to an end we have April vacation. Two more weeks and we have a week off. I am looking forward to a little time away from school. I just hope we have some spring weather to enjoy that week. I will be flying down to Fort Benning, Georgia, to watch my son graduate from Basic Training. I am so proud of the man that he has become. I haven't seen him since December 30th so I am glad we are on vacation so I can spend more time with him.

I want everyone to enjoy their week off and be sure when you return to school you are ready to get back to work.

Sunday, February 21, 2016

February Vacation

Vacation is over, I am a little sad about that, but only 8 more weeks and we have another school vacation. I had a good break. I did a little bit of school work but I made sure to give myself plenty of "fun" time. I spent one day at Wrentham outlets spoiling myself. I picked a day that was sunny and pretty warm so I could enjoy walking around. I spent one day down the cape exploring old country stores. My favorite thing found in these stores were the signs. I laughed so hard reading them. These were a few of my favorites.

And I enjoyed a Norton hockey game and a boys basketball game. Now time to go back to school,

Monday, February 15, 2016

Field Trip Time

I am a teacher that loves to take her kids on field trips. I wish there were more places I could bring high school math classes. A favorite trip at school is math day at Six Flags and it's time to start planning that trip. I love making the video I show to classes to introduce the field trip where I include lots of pictures from past trips. I plan to spend this vacation week making that video. The hardest part is picking the songs to go in the video. I usually use the song from the six flags commercials but I am getting sick of that song. Anyone have any suggestions?

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

October Sky

My Advanced Math Topics class is watching the movie "October Sky" and studying the world of quadratics and trigonometry applications. This movie is such a great example of how determination and hard work can pay off. I hope that in addition to learning the math from the movie my students also get the message about how hard work will help them go further in life. Never give up.

Thursday, January 7, 2016

Happy New Year

We are all back to school and in the learning mode again. One more week and we start our midterm exams. That means we have almost hit the halfway point of the school year. Can you believe it? Most of my students are seniors so this means only half a year left in high school. I hung up my senior brag board yesterday so I hope the seniors stop by and sign. This is a giant sheet of paper on the wall outside my office where seniors can write their name and all the colleges that they have been accepted to. This is my way of helping them celebrate their great accomplishments. The halfway point of the year is also the time that I have to start planning our six flags trip. The date for this years math field trip is Friday April 29th. Mark your calendars.

Tuesday, December 22, 2015

Enjoy the break

Finally a short vacation from school. I don't know about anyone else but I need this. I do not plan to do any school work so I am not assigning any school work to my students either. We are all going to take a break from math. I hope everyone enjoys their holiday and Happy New Year.