Thank you for having me back on campus today. GVSU has strong traditions and had provided many wonderful memories for so many graduates over the years! Laker for a Lifetime!
We Didn’t Start the Fire, But it’s Here!
Highly Effective Sparks to Ignite the Classroom
Presentation Linked Here
Best wishes in the upcoming year! We are just about to the half way point of the school year with Exams for 7th and 8th graders around the corner and MAP testing for the Winter Term. Our boys basketball team will be ending their regular season games the first week in January and then Tournament Time! As part of my new goals for 2015 I plan to get back to writing in this blog each week as an update for the next week and thoughts on Education in general. Look for a new look to the blog soon as I transition it from an Elementary focus to my new position of Middle School Principal and Athletic Director!
Best Wishes in 2015!
Thank you for this opportunity to talk to a group of GVSU students who will be entering the field of Education soon! We need caring, dependable, hard working people to join us in keeping Education Awesome for all!
As the school year starts the second month we are settling into routines, classes and the daily schedule. I found a great article for anyone who is parenting a Middle School age boy. I am sure there is a wonderful article about Middle School Girls and when I find it, I’ll share that too! But for now here is a super way to think about all that boys are going through in this, one of the biggest transitions in their entire life. Love them, cut them some slack, as they are learning to become men.
What a Middle School Age Boy Needs From His Parents
Having lunch with the girls basketball teams!
What a great way to have lunch! I have spent the first few lunch periods having lunch with each athletic team discussing grades, eligibility, expectations, and how special it is to be a student-athlete! I even shared my best and worst running stories with the Cross Country runners, how and why cheerleaders are important, that if you practice anything for a long time you can get REALLY good at something, and we watched the Philly Eagles pre-season video to get us pumped up!!
Good luck in all of your seasons RMS Bulldogs!
Learning on the Lakeshore today in Muskegon. Thank you to all that took so much time and effort to put on this event and to those taking their time to share what they know with others today. It is a time in Education to showcase what wonderful things we do each day of the calendar!
Learning on the Lakeshore
Highly Effective Sparks to Ignite the Elementary Classroom
Highly Effective Sparks to Ignite the Elementary Classroom PDF Version
Transform Your Teaching Day with Photos and Video Tools
Transform Your Teaching Day with Photos and Video Tools PDF Version
Rhonna Designs App
Fresh Strawberries equal Summer!
Boyne Tech Conference! Here we come….We are excited to be presenting at their first conference EVER! We like to share so here is our presentation! If we could bring you these strawberries we would have shared those too!
Here is the handout that we will use for our presentation 25 Sparks for the Elementary Classroom!
Hope to see you there!
Mrs. Lynch is ready to tend to her garden and go golfing!
As we wrap up another school year the students will be making an avatar of themselves with a message to students for next year. One last project this year! Avatar Yourself with a message for students for next school year! Tell them how awesome an event was, tell them the best thing to order for school lunch, tell them your most AWESOME memory from this school year. Tell them what to watch out for, and the best of Beechnau! Good Luck and Have Fun!
Here are some cool sites to check out!
avatarizeyourself.com The real Blue deal here. A little freaky so don’t say I didn’t warn you!
Build your Wild Self This site is sponsored by the New York Zoo and Conservation Society.
Lego Avatar: The Mini-Mizer A mini me made of legos! Pretty funny stuff!
Voki One of my all time favorites sites for avatars.
Web Tools for Kids: Avatars A TON of ways to Avatar yourself. Check it out!!
Web Tools for Kids: Animate Yourself
Bitstrips A comic site and avatar creation tool for students.
I like to call this time of the year the roller coaster ride into Summer. There are so many activities that our students get to enjoy and take part in it is FAST and FURIOUS to the finish line. Then the busses pull away, it’s quiet and it’s done. Just like that. Ok… we have work to do. Here we go
Print, Color, Play!
coLAR A cool site that allows you to print a page, color it then use the coLAR APP and it brings the page to 3D life. Augmented Reality style. I think we’ll try this with our students and have the 4th graders download the app on their iPads.
Health Class: We will finish the Bullying Unit by creating our own Comics at Comix.