Sunday, December 13, 2015

Week 17: Everything Else Pales in Comparison

As I began to write my blog post I could only think that everything I did this week pales in comparison to the relationship that we build with our students. Last year I taught an amazing little boy that lost his life last night. I have been thinking of him today as I got ready to meet my co-workers and visit with his family.  He was purposefully placed in my third grade classroom,  I feel so blessed that I was able to be in his life,  I learned so many things about him that I will always treasure. 

My week was a busy one. I hosted SES Students of the Month in the Makerspace to complete the first student project. I had pre-cut MAKERSPACE letters out of cardboard and the students decorated them. They did such a great job!

We hosted visitors from Altus Public Schools this week. This was the first time that I was able to be the host, I am usually the teacher that they come to watch in action. It was wonderful to see all our teachers doing such amazing things in their classrooms and feel confident enough to share! 

I am enjoying the many "behind the scenes" things that I get to do in my position. It is always a "feel good moment" when I know it helped someone or something at our school. I also had a few meetings this week, I know they are necessary in order for growth to happen, but it is probably the least favorite of the many things my job entails. 

Due to Christmas Programs this week, I produced the Weekly Recap on Wednesday afternoon. I always love interacting with the students and learning about our awesome teachers! 

Friday I had the opportunity to travel to Alex Public Schools and work with second thru fourth grade teachers as they integrated technology in their lessons. Some of the things we did were: Mystery Skype with North Dakota, put written reports into 30hands then QRcodes, and work with OSMOs. It was a wonderful day! 

Thank you for allowing me to share my journey  as I learn and grow each week,
Mrs. Hime

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