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.

Friday, December 4, 2015

Week of December 5th

The countdown to Christmas has begun. There are so many Christmas specials and movies on television every day. Here is a sample of what you can see this week.

Saturday
12 noon - Northpole: Open for Business  (Hallmark Channel)
3:00 - The Year Without a Santa Claus (ABC Family)
4:00 - Santa Claus is Coming to Town (ABC Family)
5:00 - The Polar Express (ABC Family)
6:00 - A Gift wrapped Christmas
7:00 - A Christmas Kiss II (ION)
7:15 - Elf (ABC Family)
8:00 - Its a Wonderful Life (NBC)
8:00 - The Flight before Christmas (Lifetime)
9:00 - A very Grammy Christmas (CBS)
9:30 - Dr Suess How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC Family)

Sunday
7:00 - A Very Brady Christmas (ABC Family)
11:00 - The year without a santa claus (ABC Family)
12 noon - Little Drummer Boy (ABC Family)
12:30 - A Disney's Christmas Carol (ABC Family)
1:00 - 12 wishes of Christmas (UP)
2:30 The Polar Express (ABC Family)
6:30 - Dr Suess How the Grinch Stole Christmas (ABC Family)
10:00 - National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (ABC Family)
10:00 - A boyfriend for Christmas (Hallmark)

Monday
4:00 - Fred Claus (ABC Family)
4:00 - A boyfriend for Christmas (Hallmark)
6:30 - National Lampoons Christmas Vacation (ABC Family)
8:00 - I Love Lucy Christmas Special (CBS)
8:00 - Christmas with the Kranks (AMC)
8:00 - The great Christmas Light Fight (ABC)
8:45 - The Santa Claus (ABC Family)
10:00 - Jingle All the Way (AMC)

Tuesday
4:00 - A Disney's Christmas Carol (ABC Family)
6:00 - Frosty's Winter Wonderland (ABC Family)
8:00 - Jingle All the Way (AMC)
10:00 - Scrooged (AMC)

Wednesday

4:30 - Mickey'e Twice Upon a Christmas
5:30 - Miracle on 34th Street (AMC)
6:00 - Mickey's Christmas Carol (ABC Family)
8:00 - Rudolph (CBS)
8:45 - ELF (ABC Family)

Thursday

11:00 - Nestor the long eared donkey (ABC Family)
noon - Rudolph and Frosty's Christmas in July (ABC Family)
4:00 - Northpole (Hallmark)
4:30 - A Christmas Carol (AMC)
4:30 - Rudolphs shiny new year
6:30 - Elf (ABC Family)
6:30 - Miracle on 34th Street (AMC)
8:00 - Michael Buble Christmas special (NBC)