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.

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Holiday Season is here

Halloween is the start of the holiday season. You have Halloween then Thanksgiving and then Christmas. Sometimes Halloween and Thanksgiving get overshadowed by CHRISTMAS

my favorite part of the holiday season is all the specials on television. Since Halloween is in one day that means Christmas specials will be starting in one day

I will post some of the times and channels for my favorites here. If you want to find complete schedules you should check these websites.

This week you can find plenty of Christmas movies on the Hallmark Channel

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Mass Cue 2016

Instead of going to school today I went to Gillette Stadium to attend the 2016 Mass Cue conference. This years theme is Global Connections-Digital Learning. I learned about some exciting apps to use both personally and in my classroom. Some of the highlights include making animations using Powtoon, using my google webpaint, and making 3D presentations using emaze. I will probably spend the rest of my day and night playing with all my new tools.