Tuesday, January 29, 2008

New Beginnings

Mrs. Jessica, our amazing intern, will help with homework, and as I found out yesterday, will help in any way possible.

Mr. Hector our intern/americops member. He is teaching Spanish and science to our 2nd and 3rd graders.

Monday, January 28, 2008

Way To Go C.J.!!!!

I am soooo proud of C.J. He is doing really well in school. He passed all of his bench mark tests. What really impressed me is that he made a 96 on his reading benchmark. How great is that I was so happy!!! keep up the good work!!! Momma love you!

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Working together!!!

This semester the kids are doing really well at working together. I don't know if they grew up over the holidays or what, but whatever happened I like it. They are teaming up during homework time to help each other. How awesome is that. We have a ways to go , but the kids are really improving. Thsy seem to like cooking class a whole lot. I know they like to eat, but I really do want them to learn how to prepare certain foods that require little or no cooking at the stove. They are really great kids. They just need some love and compassion in their lives. Way To Go Kids

Tuesday, January 08, 2008

James is saving money!!

James went to engineering camp at UTA last summer. You can read his post about it here. He spent a whole week on the UTA campus studying aerospace engineering, visiting corporations who utilize engineering, listening to engineers speak about their field, conducting different experiments, and so much more. He loved it so much that he is still excited about going back.

So...he's getting ready by saving his money. The camp is $375. I have put a thermometer to the right that will show James' progress.

For other 6th, 7th, and 8th graders...you, too, can have a thermometer. Let me know if you want to start saving your money to go!

For adults...you can help encourage their progress by pledging a match here: http://www.active.com/donate/centraldallas/engineering

New Semester!!!

Today started The first day at the ASA. We are ready to see what the kids have in store for us. I am really glad that we will be starting a new plan to help the kids get back on track. I think that the new strategies that we will be using are going to help tremendously. The kids are really sweet kids. They just need some redirection. I am going to work really hard to help them be positive in everything that they do. It is going to be a great semester!!!We have a great team of players. Everyone is anxious to see the kids today!! I applaud each and everyone of my co-workers for their hardwork and dedication.