Gator Gazette

Gift Giving

Finding Your Gifts

The end of every year is traditionally a time of reflection. As I reflection on this year I find that I have an overwhelming sense of thankfulness. As I dive deeper into the reflecting pool I discover that so much of what I am thankful for is found here, at Glenhope. The relationships that I have established here have been incredible gifts for which I am eternally thankful. I will always believe that this job has been a gift given to me by the one who knows my heart. Each day I unwrap new learning, experiences and abilities I didn't know I possessed. And of course, who isn't thankful to have a job that you come to work and get hugs all day. My hope for you this season is that you will relax and enjoy your time off, that you will feel loved by those around you, and that you take time to reflect and discover all the gifts in your life.

Hour of Code

http://goo.gl/FgKpEo Click here to discover a plethora of resources to help you begin coding in you classroom. It includes links and free apps for students of all ages. You do not have to know a thing about coding to begin coding with your kids. You can learn together. If you need any planning help or words of encouragement, call me. Let's keep this ball rolling even after Computer Science Education Week is over. Give the gift of Coding to your students. Who knows what that may do with it. Click here http://goo.gl/RnrSem for an enlightening article called Is Coding the New Literacy?

Growing Together

Because I want to be a part of your growth and help in any way that I can, I am going to start having a "What's on Your Mind?" time once a month, after school, in the conference room. Our first meeting will be on January 14th at 3:00. Bring with you any topic related to instruction that you would like to discuss and a drink. I will bring snacks and facilitate the discussion. All are welcome.