Friday, December 23, 2016

Merry Christmas to all

School is over for the year 2016! Time for a well deserved break. I hope all my students and their families have a wonderful Holiday and I hope all the teachers take time to have fun over the break and not spend too much time doing school work.

See everyone in 2017!

Sunday, December 11, 2016

Christmas specials

As Christmas gets closer I noticed that the Christmas specials are coming on for a second time. Rudolph was on CBS the day after Thanksgiving and it is on again this week.

Some highlights for this week are:
Grandma got run over by a reindeer Monday night 8pm on the CW
the great Christmas light fight is on at the same time on ABC

The Grinch that stole Christmas is on TNT Wednesday at both 8 and then again at 8:30

Disney's prep and landing is on Thursday night at 8 on ABC

The Annual Hollywood Christmas parade is on Friday night at 8 on the CW

Then to end the week on Saturday
8:00pm - I Want a Dog for Christmas, Charlie Brown (2003) (ABC)
8:00pm - A Christmas Carol (1984, George C. Scott) (AMC)

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Christmas Specials Time

I am so excited to watch all the Christmas specials. Last week I watched Santa Claus is coming to town. (One of my favorites) and now I am really in the mood for more.
Tuesday night Rudolph is on CBS and then Thursday FREEFORM station begins their 25 days til here are the first two days on FREEFORM

Thursday, December 1
(6:00pm-7:05pm) The Year Without a Santa Claus 

(7:05pm-9:15pm) National Lampoon's Christmas Vacation

(9:15pm-11:20pm) The Santa Clause

(11:20pm-12:55am) Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

(12:55am-2:00pm) Rudolph's Shiny New Year

Friday, December 2

(2:30pm-3:35pm) The Year Without Santa Claus

(3:35pm-5:10pm) Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas

(5:10pm-7:15pm) Disney's A Christmas Carol (2009)

(7:15pm-9:20pm) The Santa Claus 

(9:20pm-11:25pm) The Polar Express 

ABC is playing Charlie Brown Christmas on Thursday night. Thats the one I will be watching.  ABC is also bringing back its holiday tv show of the great light fight. I enjoy looking at all the Christmas lights, I am one of those people that rides around at Christmas time just to look at Christmas lights. 

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Fibonacci Day

Wednesday November 23rd (11-23) is Fibonacci day. Norton high is celebrating this day with a scavenger hunt and prizes. During the day students will look for pictures that represent Fibonacci sequences and golden ratio. When a picture is found, take it off the wall and bring to the math office to collect the prize. Only 15 prizes will be awarded. Have fun!

School Spirit

Today is the hallway decorating contest at Norton High. Since I am a senior class advisor I am a little partial to that hallway. The senior color was red so the theme is HIgh School Musical. I especially love that the seniors got the English teachers to each play a part, Ms. Birkett is awesome as Sharpay and Mrs. Akerman is the real deal as Ms Darbis.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Winter Sports

This is my favorite time of the year as far as sports at Norton High are concerned. I love winter sports season. We have hockey, basketball, wrestling, swimming and indoor track. I enjoy watching all of them! The week of December 5th is when it all starts.

Thursday December 8th we have Track at 5:30 and Swim at 7:00 both at Wheaton
Friday December 9th the boys basketball team has its first home game
Saturday December 10th Hockey has its first game at 7:00 

I plan to be at all of these games. GO LANCERS!

Here is a memory from last year

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Once my student, always my student

Friday night I traveled to UMASS Amherst for the first time. What a beautiful campus! at least the part I saw was quite nice. I went out there to watch a hockey game. RPI came to town. A former student of mine plays hockey for RPI and I always enjoyed watching his games when he was in high school so I decided to go watch another game while his team was in Massachusetts. College hockey is a little more intense, but that is a good thing. Its a little more exciting to watch. I hope my students know that when they leave high school I do not forget about them. I love when students stay in touch. I wanted to go watch some of my former HS soccer players, but I did not get to any soccer games at SNHU or Stonehill this year. I will next year. If a student gives me his sports schedule I do my best to get to a game. I really do enjoy watching sports especially when I have someone to cheer for.