The break for the holidays is right around the corner, and if you’re like me, you are looking forward to taking some time away and re-charging. Connecting with family & friends, sleeping in past 5:00am…..:) I wish you and your families the most joyous of holiday seasons. Thank you to the entire Kennedy staff for always caring and and taking pride in what you do! Thanks for persevering through the stressful times. Thanks for finding blessings & positives all around you. It has been a fantastic 2011; I’m already looking forward to seeing you all again for what promises to be an even brighter 2012! We have made a difference with our work here at Kennedy School because we Teach With Passion each day!
At this time of the year, it is appropriate that we reflect on the past year. Last week, Google launched their 2011 Zeitgeist site, which features a menu of the most-searched terms of 2011. Below is the year in review video, which features a lot of short video clips and pictures of the year’s biggest stories. What were YOUR highlights of 2011?
*Cycle 3 Assessments this week!
Happy Belated Birthday to Lauren Paar (12/16)
Monday, December 19th:
Santa Visits Kennedy: Arriving @ 8:30am (Classrooms will be called down to lobby)
**Remember to remind students to be ready to tell Santa 1 item they want for Christmas Teachers, thank you in advance for helping make this run quickly and smoothly, as Santa needs to visit other Schiller Park friends
SLC to YMCA for Swimming
SLBC to Choo Choo Diner
Tuesday, December 20th:
Kindergarten Buddy activity with 5th Graders
Happy Birthday Danielle Standa!
Wednesday, December 21st:
Spirit Assembly @ 9:00am
POLAR EXPRESS DAY!
Common Plan: Curriculum Checkpoint
December 22nd-January 8th: WINTER BREAK
Happy Birthday Jimmy Kennedy (12/29)
Happy Birthday Elise Lagattuta (01/05)
Happy Birthday Mayra Tellez (01/06)
Monday, January 9th: School Resumes
**Resources Worth Checking Out**
We Give Books : A website where students can read books online (great to show on the Promethean Boards-Thanks for passing this along, Carrie!)
Holiday Ideas : A collection of some fun, holiday activity ideas from the blog, Second Grade Shenanigans.