Thursday, June 30, 2011

Hope everyone is having a great summer vacation.

I wanted to say THANK YOU to all those that came out and painted tonight.  Lindsay, who organized the event and helped get all the volunteers. Geeta, who was our paint runner and went to Home Depot twice.  Of course, the Wileys were here along with Ms. Ferguson, Ms. Underwood, and Mrs. Barre with her daughter.

A special thanks go to SW Family Fellowship Church and Hope Mission Church for coming out tonight and helping us revitalize our school! We couldn't have done it without you! THANK YOU!
 Looking into the newly painted front hallways.
The newly painted front hallway. 
 This is the front hallway leading to the 4th and 5th grade side.
 The teacher's lounge with a fresh coat of paint.  Not sure how Ms. Ferguson's shirt stayed pink.  I was covered in yellow paint!
 Although it looks a mess, the workroom looks wonderful now.
 ...and the conference room too!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

It is hard to believe that my first year at OHE has come to an end.  Now I can't use the excuse, "I didn't know that or oh, that's the way it is supposed to be done."  I have had an exciting year and look forward to many more.

Our last assembly was yesterday and what fun we had.  There was lots of dancing and celebrating.

 Fifth graders were honored as we said our farewells.  Best of luck next year and don't forget to come back and say hi!
We also said good-bye to Mrs. Phillips.  After 40 something years in education, she has decided to retire.  Her dream was to leave in a limo, so with the support of her class and parents the dream was fulfilled.   (I have no doubt we will be seeing her again.)

In music class, students are encouraged to earn their "black belt" by playing the school song on their recorders.  So, our last school song was led by them.
 Many of you have probably seen all these chains in classrooms.  Students earned links in special areas and the cafeteria for outstanding behavior.  Teacher decided to display them by wearing them to assembly!
 An annual tradition at OHE, is the 3 Ring Circus. With parents facilitating the event, students rotate through three different events:  Mad Science, One World Theater, and a video on the rain forest. 
We also say good-bye to several other teachers here at OHE.  Ms. Brooks, Mrs. Polan, Ms. Traylor-Price, and Mr. Kennedy.  We wish you the best of luck in your next endeavor.

Since I only get 8 days of summer off, I will continue to blog over the summer.  So be on the watch!  See you  next year.