Sunday, March 27, 2016

Week 29: True Joy

Just returning from Spring Break, this four day week was spent assisting and helping to organize projects for testing season... 

I am so excited to help SES teachers with a motivational video for the students. This has been   a learning experience for me! I am thankful that others in our district are able to show me how to use a  program that I can use to put the teacher's song onto karaoke music.  The second part of this process is to video adults all over the school and put music on the videos. I can not wait to see to the finished product!

We are also planning a testing pep rally. My part in this was to cut 23 banners so that each class will be able to decorate one  and hang it in the gym for the rally.  I am so excited see how the rally comes together! 

This month's tech challenge, making auras, has been a big hit! Several more classes completed theirs this week. I love seeing student's work displayed all over the school, at first sight it's just artwork, then it comes to life with the aurasma app! Innovation and Technology are on fire at SES! 

I had several ELL meetings this week, mainly just laying out plans for the remainder of the year, but also discussing ways to make next year's program more efficient. We are continuing to move forward, which a good thing! 

As always my week ended with organizing and producing this week's weekly recap, I can not believe this was number 29! I  always learn something about the staff member that I didn't know, I love this part of my week! 

Thank you for allowing me to share my journey as I learn and grow each week,  I am having the time of my life,  

Mrs. Hime

Sunday, March 20, 2016

Week 28: The Week Before Spring Break

Twas the week before Spring Break, when all through the school...

This week I finished all lunch/recess duties that I owed to teachers that had successfully completed February's Lego Movie Challenge.  I was also able to assist several teachers with March's challenge, Augmented Reality. I  am continually encouraged by the enthusiasm that the teachers have to learn and grow, I am so blessed to be able to serve and assist them on their journey! 

Our school district is implementing strategic planning which includes not only our school employees, but our community as well. I attended a few of those meetings this week and also attended the last week of our campus book study. Mrs. Flores and Mrs. Paul led our group through a motivating book by Ron Clark, "Move Your Bus". The book study was a wonderful addition to our campus, I am already looking forward to the next one! 

I worked on several other things this week which included several meetings to analyze ELL benchmark data, making a video to showcase SES March Students of the Month, videoing Rumble's visit to our school, and celebrating one of our awesome custodians birthday!

I organized. produced, and published two recaps this week, one on Monday for Week 27 and one on Thursday for Week 28. This week's was so inspiring, it is a must watch! 

Thank you for allowing me to share my journey as I learn and grow each week, I am having the time of my life! 
Mrs. Hime 


Sunday, March 6, 2016

Week 27: Cale Brady Goad

Week 27 was a short work week for me, two days and a baby...

I was able to assist in the Makerspace while the Students of the Month enjoyed an extra hour of innovation and creativity. This is a special treat for the students that are chosen based on their exemplary behavior. That evening, while teachers conducted conferences, I opened the Makerspace for families to visit with their children, it was a huge success! 

I also covered a few lunch/recess duties Monday and Tuesday for teachers that had completed the February Tech Challenge. I have really enjoyed interacting with the kiddos during this time over the past few weeks. 

Then, Wednesday morning, I became Gram for the second time. Our daughter Bailey, and her husband Brady, had a precious little boy, Cale Brady Goad. He favors his big brother Jason, which brought back so many wonderful memories of his birth three years ago.  Bailey and Brady will celebrate five years of marriage this week, of course Kevin and I said we would be happy to come back and keep the boys so they could go out for awhile. I love being a Gram!  

During the past month I feel as though I have been absent from work as much as I have been at work. I have traveled to Austin, CanCun, Stillwater, and Fairfax. We have had a wedding for our oldest daughter Erika, and welcomed her husband Nick into our family. Then eleven days later welcomed our second grandchild into our lives. So many changes, but change is good! 

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