Archive for February, 2012

Citrus County 5th annual African American Read-In 2012

AARI 2012

Citrus County 5th annual African American Read-In 2012 For the second year in a row I was honored to be invited to participate in the Citrus County 5th Annual African American Read-In 2012 hosted at the College of Central Florida Citrus Campus. This year’s African American Read-In (AARI) was, I believe, the largest Citrus County […]

Vistor: Math Night at Forest Ridge takes students to grocery

FRE Math Night

Math Night at Forest Ridge takes students to grocery By Claire Phillips Laxton for the Citrus County Chronicle Visitor Shayna Cruz, who teaches at Forest Ridge Elementary, created a Math Night Scavenger Hunt for all students in grades third through fifth at her school that took place at Winn-Dixie in Beverly Hills recently. Parents also […]

John Glenn: 50 years since first US orbit

John Glenn Video

John Glenn: 50 years since first US orbit “I am a victim of very high expectation” ~John Glenn This past Monday, Presidents’ Day 2012, was also the 50th Anniversary of when U.S. astronaut John Glenn orbited the earth in “Friendship 7”on February 20th, 1962. I had not been born yet when on September 12, 1962, […]

Seventh Annual Purple Heart Ceremony

Seventh Annual Purple Heart Ceremony

Seventh Annual Purple Heart Ceremony Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776, Military Order of the Purple Heart On Saturday, February 18th, 2012 I had the great honor of attending the Seventh Annual Purple Heart Ceremony sponsor by Aaron A. Weaver Chapter 776, Military Order of the Purple Heart.   The event commemorates the proud legacy of Purple […]

Happy Presidents’ Day!

Presidents Day

Happy Presidents’ Day! Does anyone else remember when Presidents’ Day was two days., one for President Washington and one for President Lincoln? When I was a kid we got two days off a year for these two great Presidents. For more information on “Presidents’ Day” (a.k.a. “Washington and Lincoln Day”), click here.

Apps for Learning

Ipads in the Classroom

Apps for Learning As many of you know I have become a fan and avid user of my iPad.  I have been spending a great deal of time reading, testing and using Educational Apps in hopes of learning more about how we can best service our students.  I have so much appreciated the encouragement and […]