Friday, February 15, 2013

Out of the mouths of first graders...

Walking through the lunch line one of my little girls paused at the hanging rack of lunch cards with student's names written on them.  She turned to me and said -"Mrs. Norton - at first I thought that name was  Then I realized it was Isis!". Check that word wall word off the list!

Sunday, February 10, 2013

It's been a long time...

I started this blog with the full intention of updating it weekly.  Unfortunately, that has not occurred with my chaotic life.  I have been held hostage by Crohn's Disease for most of this year and m just returning to school after a two month surgical absence.  I am feeling much better now and am hoping to get back into the swing of things quickly.  One added incentive to getting myself organized is that I have a student teacher starting on Monday!

Before I got too sick, I was surprised in my classroom one morning in the midst of teaching by my two little boys carrying in bouquets of balloons, and several other people, many unknown to me, entering my classroom. My principal thn informed both me and my class that I had been selected by Office Max as a winner of A Day Made Better campaign that recognized outstanding teachers.  I was awarded boxes full of school and office supplies, a brand new leather desk chair, and best of all, all of my kids got supply boxes to take home.  So desperately needed in our community.  It was an amazing and overwhelming experience, and I am so grateful to be recognized for doing something that I love so much.

Thank you again to Office Max, and to my co-workers and administrators who nominated me for this incredible event!