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.

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)

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)

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)

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)


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)


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)

Saturday, November 28, 2015

Christmas television

I love the season of holiday shows on television. Last night I watched "Santa Claus is coming to Town" and tonight I plan to watch "Frosty the Snowman" Monday the classic Charlie Brown Christmas is on at 9pm but before that is the special "Its your 50th Christmas Charlie Brown" The Polar Express is also on Monday night on ABC Family.
Tuesday is the start of 25 days of Christmas on ABC Family so you can find a Christmas show on at any time. Looking forward to "The Year Without a Santa Claus"
Less than 4 weeks until Christmas....are you ready?

Thursday, November 19, 2015

Soccer Team off to State Championship

Last night I watched the boys soccer team defeat Swampscott in the State Semi-Final at Manning Field. I had such a great night watching an exciting game. I have so many soccer players in math classes and I am so happy for them and extremely proud of them. Good Luck Saturday!
You know I will be there cheering you on. Go Lancers!

Saturday, November 7, 2015

Holiday Specials on Television

If you have been in a store recently you have seen all the Christmas items out, you have heard Christmas songs on the radio and the holiday shows are already on TV. The hallmark channel shows Christmas movies every night and all day on the weekends. The UP channel is showing 5 or 6 Christmas movies every week. I am watching a Christmas movie on Hallmark channel as I am typing this post. I am watching "Let it Snow"
I know that Thanksgiving comes before Christmas but there aren't many Thanksgiving specials other than Charlie Brown which I have watched twice this year and the Macy Thanksgiving day parade which I never miss.
The first Christmas special (non movie) is "Santa Claus is Coming to Town" on ABC the 27th of November at 8pm. Then ABC is airing Charlie Brown Christmas at 8pm on the 30th of November. As we get closer to those dates I will start listing all the specials so you don't miss any. or you can check out these websites.