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Looking for Candy Corn?

There are dancing candy corn images hiding on our school blogs.
Your job is to find at least five of them by October 29.

Visit a class blog.
Type  the words candy corn into the search bar.
When you find the candy corn, write down the blog’s teacher name.
Keep searching until you find five blogs with candy corn images.
The winners will be determined as follows:

  • ONE Student winner = lunch with Mrs. Reagan and Barnes & Noble gift card.
  • ONE Winning class will receive an extra recess with Mrs. Reagan
  • Five winners will receive a bag of candy corn each.

As of today, the classes in the lead are Mr. Kooiker, Miss Taber, Mrs. Bohl and Miss VanArkel!

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It’s time for our first Scavenger Hunt!

From Millan.Net

I have hidden dancing candy corn images on ten of our school blogs.
Your job is to find at least five of them by October 29.

Here is how you do it:

  • Search all the Georgetown blogs linked to                                                                      this site (look on the sidebar).
  • Clue: Type the words candy corn into the search area.
  • Keep a list of the teacher blogs that have candy corn.
  • When you have found all the items, submit your                                                              answers on the SCAVENGER HUNT ENTRY FORM.
  • Everyone who enters by October  29 at 9 am                                                                          will be included in the school wide drawing.                                                                      Drawing on October 29th at 2 pm.
  • ONE Student winner receives lunch with Mrs. Reagan                                                              and a Barnes & Noble Gift Card.
  • ONE Winning class will receive an extra                                                                                  recess supervised by Mrs. Reagan.
  • Five winners will receive a bag of candy corn each.


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Silly Scavenger Hunt Winners

MaggieWe had a three way classroom tie for our SILLY SCAVENGER HUNT WINNERS! These classes had the most scavenger hunt participants and have won an hour of choice activity time:  Mrs. Boersma, Mrs. Bouwens and Mrs. Burdis.   It is important to note that Mrs. Burdis’ class had the highest average of participants in all three scavenger hunts!

The individual winner for the hunt was Maggie in Mrs. Kuieck’s second grade classroom.  Maggie won a $10 Barnes and Noble gift card along with some yummy holiday candy.

Over 80 students participated in the hunt.  This earns them an extra ticket in the Reading Counts drawing that will take place later this week.

We have had three scavenger hunts so far this year–all designed to help you get to know the teaching staff.  We kicked off the year with a hunt about vacations, followed by one about hobbies, and ended with “silly things teachers do.”  In all, we had 331 people participate in our hunts!  I think this is incredible.

It is my hope to kick off a student scavenger hunt this winter!  More news to come in 2010.   Mrs. Reagan

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No Turkeys in this HUNT

24 Hours Remaining for our


Our third hunt of the year is designed to introduce silly things teachers do!  Your job is to hunt through all the blogs and a silly teacher in each of these areas:

  1. A prek or kindergarten
  2. A 1st  grade teacher
  3. A 2nd grade teacher
  4. A 3rd grade teacher
  5. A 4th grade teacher
  6. A 5th grade teacher
  7. A special teacher


For those of you who have never participated, the rules are simple:

  • Search all the Georgetown blogs linked to this site.
  • Keep a list of blogs where you found your items.
  • When you have found all the items, submit your answers on the SCAVENGER HUNT ENTRY FORM.
  • Everyone who enters by December 5 will be included in the school wide drawing.
  • Student winner receives:  A Barnes & Noble Gift Card.  Winning class (those who have the most students participate in the scavenger hunt) will receive one hour of choice time.
  • All those that enter will be added to the Reading Counts Drawing (held on December 15)

Happy HUNTING!  And…Good Luck!

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This Week and Next: Events 11/16/09

I am including a snapshot of school events for the next 7 school days.   We have a full week of school this week, and due to Thanksgiving break, just two days in the following week.

Please remember to check your child’s classroom blog  for specific details about upcoming events!

Also, keep in mind that we have launched our third blog scavenger hunt. This hunt introduces you to silly things that Georgetown staff and teachers do…posts sure to put a smile on your face.

Have a great week!

Mrs. Reagan

Event nov 16

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Silly Scavenger Hunt

Ever wonder what teachers do to be silly?  I have!  To help us all find out, I invited the teachers to all write posts this month about something silly they did over the summer.  You can visit their blogs to find out what it is they consider silly.  If you don’t see the post on the front section of the blog, simply type the word silly into the blog search area.

My silliness usually shows up when I am around really young children and dogs.  My dog, Cooper, brings out some of my silliest behavior, which I think he likes a lot.Silly

This summer, I decided it would be fun to teach Cooper how to be a “SURFIN’ DOG.”  Because he only weighs 12 pounds, I used a small kick board.  It was easy to teach him how to walk onto the board, but he had absolutely no intention of being pushed across the pool.  His idea of surfing was to cozy up to me and be gently rocked back and forth.  It was a silly idea…but it made for a great picture!


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First Grade ROCKS!

Can I just say this, “THE FIRST GRADERS AT GEORGETOWN ROCK!” I am the luckiest principal in the world because I get to listen to first graders read every week.   For those of you who have forgotten how much brain power it takes to read, try to read to the principal after lunch!

This past week, I had the honor of spending an hour PLUS a few extra minutes teaching Mrs. Stadt’s first grade class. They won the prize for the October Blog Scavenger Hunt. As winners of this most sought after prize, Mrs. Stadt got to work on “teacher stuff” and I got to teach the first graders “principal stuff.”

I picked up Mrs. Stadt’s class after lunch, and while she was looking the other way, we disappeared into a secret location. (My contract does not allow me to disclose this information on the blog.  To find out, you must interview a first grade student from Room 106.)

Once we landed back in the classroom, we got down to very serious work.  We reviewed the principal’s job description which includes (but is not limited to) the following:

  1. Making announcements
  2. Helping kids who are sick
  3. Helping kids who are hurt
  4. Making sure kids are nice (and teacher’s too)
  5. Keeping the building safe
  6. Heating and cooling the school
  7. Buying food for kids to eat
  8. Helping teachers teach
  9. Buying crayons and post it notes
  10. Making calls on the 2-way radio

Once this was done, I demonstrated how the 2-way works -assisted by Mrs. VandenBerg who was in the office.  Each student then received the BEST EVER principal supply kit:  a notepad for lists (principal must have), small post-it notes (memory keepers), washable marker (for the principal who always writes notes on her hand) and a very cool paper clip.

NEXT, each first grader wrote in their very best first grade spelling “IF I WERE THE PRINCIPAL, I WOULD….” I expected responses like “give extra recesses to all the kids”  or  “make no homework the rule”  but instead, these first graders wrote about wanting to BE NICE to others, make sure everyone had food for lunch, and help kids make friends on the playground.  Each one of these students can feel free to list me on their resumes when they apply for their first principal job!

We took our very special writing projects down to the copy room where each child made two copies—one for me and one for them–on our GINORMOUS copy machine. Following this, we headed over to the conference room for an important meeting (see the principal thinking faces below), toured the principal’s office (where we picked up a special snack) and then headed to Art Class…a wee bit late.

After Art Class, I took the principal’s in training for a WELL DESERVED break in the teacher’s lounge. I delivered the first graders back to the classroom in time for them to complete agendas and pack up for the day.


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Pizza Lunch with A Special 2nd Grader

Over 120 students entered the October Blog Scavenger Hunt! The individual winner of this hunt was a very special second grader from Mrs. Greenlund’s classroom. I gave Jordyn the option of going anywhere for lunch and she chose to have JET’s Pizza with me at school.  (Jet’s makes frequent deliveries to our building!)


We ate our pizza and talked about fun topics that included Halloween candy totals, puppies, cousins, Thanksgiving celebrations and how much she loves her little sister.

Having lunch with Jordyn was the best part of my day on Thursday!

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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 Pressure

It’s time for me to stir up a little scavenger hunt competition!  I have extended the deadline to Monday, October 26.  The original deadline was Friday, Oct 23–but students do not have school on that day.

So far, we have had over 40 students and three teachers enter the competition.  The class that has the MOST students (along with their teacher) enter wins ONE HOUR WITH THE PRINCIPAL. The current breakdown is as follows:Scav Hunt

  • Mrs. Estefan: 1
  • Mrs. Veldman: 1
  • Mrs. Stadt:  1
  • Mrs. Quigley: 1
  • Mrs.  Kuieck: 1
  • Ms. Burmeister: 1
  • Mrs. Flory:  1
  • Mrs. Weiss: 1
  • Mrs. Bohl: 2
  • Mrs. Woodring: 2
  • Mrs. Huizenga: 2
  • Ms. VanArkel:  2
  • Mrs. Greenlund 3
  • Mr. Gort 4
  • Mrs. Bouwens: 5
  • Mr. Bowen:  5
  • Mrs. Burdis: 6
  • McDonald: 7 (This class is in the lead…and they won in September, too!)

Every student who participates gets a ticket in the reading counts drawing.   All of the students who participate are entered into a drawing in which one winner receives a Barnes and Noble gift card and lunch OUT with the princpal.

So…while you are on your three day weekend from school…staying healthy…read up on teacher’s hobbies and enter the scavenger hunt!