Monthly Archives: December 2011

Thank You


I just wanted to take a moment to thank all my wonderful students.  I am so blessed to have a job where I get to spend my days sharing what I love & inspires me with such a wonderful group of kids.  I continue to learn so much from their work and their thoughts &  insight teaches me so much!  I love being your teacher & hope you all have a fabulous Christmas Break!


2nd Grade Parols


2nd Grade learned about Parols (Star Shaped Lanterns) from the Philippines.  Parols are a very important symbol of Christmas that reminds Filipinos of the Star of Bethlehem.  Communities and families get together to make Parols to hang in their windows every Christmas Season much as we get together to decorate our Christmas Trees in the United States.  I hope you’ve had a chance to see 2nd Grade’s Parols on the bulletin board in the school entry way.  They did a fabulous job on them!

Smile PC


In the beginning of the year 6th Grade learned about Boston Artist Bren Bataclan & how he leaves his paintings for people to find and keep for free.  His hope is that he will bring a smile to the face of the person who finds his paintings.  We decided to do the same thing at our school.  Each of the 6th graders worked hard on a painting & we will spend the rest of the school year leaving them around the school for people to find.  Four have been left somewhere so far but I thought I’d show you a few that have yet to be hidden. You can find out more about Bren Bataclan and follow a link to video about him from CBS evening News on his website