Thursday, August 21, 2014

Back to School - Happy New Year 2014!

Monday, was the first day of school (no students) and my birthday! Check out the party the district threw for me! Ok, really it was convocation . . . the entire district together to kick off the new school year!
The theme . . .  Happy New Year!

Yummy breakfast treats and coffee!

Some dancing to Happy!

Inspirational speech by the Teacher of the Year and our superintendant.
Ended with a countdown and the dropping of the AH logo. Confetti, balloons and horns!

Great way to kick off the 2014 -2015 school year!

Back on campus, we did the usual first day back stuff. One of the activities was to take a stick figure and add characteristics about each person on the team to the one figure. It was meant to represent how we each have a different perspective, strength and expertise on a team . . . coming together as one to do what is best for students.

Then, on to the campus handbook.
I promise, I was paying attention, but I needed to Google something.
I always say, "Google, is my best friend." Boy, was I surprised when I went to Google and saw this cute graphic. Then, I hovered over it . . . Happy Birthday Charlotte! popped up!!!
I have to be honest. I kinda freaked out! How did Google know it was my birthday?!!!!          

Upon further investigation . . . the special doodle will appear on if you add your birthday to your Google Profile and are signed in to the service on the special day.
This next part I didn't do (probably cuz I was freaked out) . . . You can then click on the birthday logo to see your Google Profile, which will be decked out with virtual streamers, a cupcake and a "Happy Birthday" message from Google.
I knew we were friends!!!!!

With my position, I have been in and out of classrooms helping teachers get up and running with their tech stuff. I have been snapping pictures left and right! Can't wait to share some creative classroom themes, bulletin boards, and organizational ideas that I have seen.

TGIF . . . almost!


  1. Sounds like a great first teacher day. I love all the decorations, confetti...etc. Our district could use a little of that pizzaz on "opening day." Wishing you a great start to the school year. - Kate
    Oh...and HAPPY BIRTHDAY : )

    1. Thanks! It's been a birthday week celebration! Gotta love that! It was probably the best convocation yet!