While some of my students were on a field trip, I spent some time in Jeremy's classroom to take part in today's experiment - extracting banana DNA.
Each classroom shares what they have been learning with the parents and community for 'Literacy Night'. The Specials teachers (Art, Music, Maker Space, PE) worked together to create a game area the kids and parents could visit after they showed off their learning in their classroom.
Our team receiving their medals for making to the regional competition. We started as over 360 teams in the North Texas area. Today we are competing as 60 teams. Only 2 teams will advance. #1 goes to "World competition" in Houston, TX and #2 goes to "National Competition" in Fayetteville, AR.
Coaches and Mentors got medals, too!
*We did not advance, but we had an amazing day!!
Immediately after the FLL Regionals Competition, we headed over to the SEF Gala (SEF=Sunnyvale Education Foundation). It was a great time with live music and jugglers. We were able to raise over $100,000.00 for the district and one of Jeremy's wood pieces started a bit of a bidding war!!
Unlike how "Teacher of the Year" is run at the other districts we have worked for, here it is nominated and voted on by the teachers only at each school. Unfortunately, Jeremy was not selected as "Teacher of the Year" this year, but MANY of the parents stopped by to tell him, that to them, HE WAS. Maybe next time - third time's a charm.
A storm brought sleet to the area and shut down all the after school activities for the day and we forgot our ice scrapper!! Shout out to our Superintendent, who was quick to start scrapping all the cars in the teacher parking lot.
2/22/22 on a Tuesday = Twosday!! This is the only time this will happen in history!! To celebrate the amazing number of 2s, we wore tutus, tiaras, tie-dye, tennis shoes, and ties.
Getting dressed for our LEGO competition...
Our team did a great job and had a wonderful day. They went home with the "Robot Design Award" and will be moving on to Regionals next month!
We got to meet a bunch of other local teams. I even got to see the team from my old school, Dooley Elementary and got a quick snap with the mascot, Spike.
I love when this man comes to our school and does his assembly with his puppets. This is my favorite show of the year.