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Scavenger Hunt Winners

The winners of the October Scavenger Hunt are as follows:

  • Mrs. Stadt’s Class: Most students to participate in the blog hunt.  They will receive one hour of “Principal Time” in the coming week!
  • And, Jordyn, in Mrs. Greenlund’s class who will receive a gift card to Barnes and Noble and lunch OUT to a restaurant of her choice with the principal, Mrs. Reagan!

There were 120 students who participated in the scavenger hunt.  Each of the participates will be entered into the reading counts drawing…and this will take place on December 15.

Posted below is a slide show of the hour I spent with Mrs. McDonald’s class-–winners of the September Scavenger Hunt.   We spent an hour writing together in a top secret location.  See if you can tell from the photos where we were!

And…we will have one final scavenger hunt in November that is focused on teachers.  The prizes will be a little different with more chances to win.  Watch the blog for clues.

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Scavenger Hunt Winners: September

This past September we kicked off our first BLOG scavenger hunt! The goal of the hunt was to increase the readership of our blogs by offering prizes for students who participated.  The theme of the September scavenger hunt was “teacher vacations”.

Each student who participated (140 total) received a ticket for our upcoming Reading Counts drawing.  In addition, the classroom that had the most participants (Mrs. McDonald’s 3rd grade) won and hour of teaching time with ME as their teacher.  Finally, all students who participated were entered into a blog drawing and one student was selected–winning a $10 gift card to Barnes and Noble and a pumpkin carving kit!  Congratulations, Ray!

We have just kicked off our second scavenger hunt, TEACHERS HAVE HOBBIES, TOO! To participate, read through the blogs and enter your finds in the survey answer form. Happy Hunting…and thank you for reading our blogs, too!

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Lunch with Mrs. Reagan

I have had two wonderful lunches this week and if you know anything about my horrific eating habits during the work week, this is a incredible!

Five Georgetown students were the highest bidders for our Time and Talent Auction.  Winners receive lunch out with the principal, to a local restaurant of their choice.

On Monday, November 17, I ate lunch with Sophie.  She is a second grade student in Mrs. Quigley’s classroom.  If you have not yet met Sophie, you need to look for a strawberry blond girl with twinkling eyes and dimples.  She selected Mr. Burger for lunch!  While she ate her potato soup and crackers, she told me that she likes to play tennis.  Sophie also told me about her upcoming birthday (just 8 days before Christmas) and list of hoped for presents.  I have a birthday near the holidays (7 days after Christmas), so we talked about how great it is to get all those presents so close together!

On Tuesday, November 18, I had the pleasure of eating lunch with a very smart and imaginative first grader named Gerrit.  He selected McDonald’s for lunch, and being a french fry lover, I was thrilled.  While he ate his chicken nuggets and apple dippers, we talked about movies and toys.  Gerrit has convinced me to see Madagascar 2 and reminded me how much fun it can be to play with legos—especially if you have a cool big sister who likes to play with you.  Gerrit shared with me that he wants to be an inventor when he grows up.  Hearing this, I shared a couple of ideas with him hoping that he would remember to call me when he is rich and famous someday!   

To see photos of my first two lunches, just click below: