It is hard to believe that this week is Thanksgiving. I am so thankful for all the students and Bennington staff that I encounter every week. I am truly apart of a great district. As I reflect on the past year there are so many things that I am thankful for. I'm just going to name a few:
* My family
* Our home and everything in it (we have been in it a year this week)
* Books, Books, and did I mention Books
I could go on and on with things that I am thankful for. What are you thankful for?!?
This past week and coming week the 2-6th grade students are finishing up their current projects and K-1 students have been discussing what they are thankful for. It is fun to hear all the things they are thankful for. Ask your student what they are thankful for this coming holiday season!
This past Monday, I spent the day studying to complete level 1 of the Google Certification for Teachers. We spent the morning reviewing and looking at sample questions. The afternoon was spent taking the Certification test. It was a lot tougher than I thought it would be with all the google background that I already have.
I am pleased to say that I passed and am now a Level 1: Google Certified Teacher! I definitely couldn't have done it without the help of some wonderful coworkers! I am so amazed at the amount of dedication Bennington has to give teachers the opportunity to do such things!
Congratulations to our October Book Log Winners:
K: Erdman with 3,595 minutes; DeLancey’s class close behind with 3,260
1: Backlund with 4,742 minutes; Fonda close behind with 4,513
2-3: Pieper with 5375 minutes; Babbel’s class was so close with 5,358
4-6: Kiger with 8,404 minutes
October total: 72,516 minutes read
School year total: 276,336 minutes read