Saturday, August 31, 2013

Encourage the Writer

Fred wrote a love song for his wife
and it's trending now across the Intranet.
We write from our experiences, do we not?
Let's encourage youngsters to
 express themselves
and record history.
Efforts like these do not go
unnoticed or unrewarded.

Green Shoe Studio

We Will All Be Together in This Adventure

The Friday Tribe

Hot August night at Ed Loeb Field

Photograph courtesy of Old50 Photography


Supporting the Indians is serious business 
Go Big Red!  

Wednesday, August 28, 2013


When you see a child leave school smiling
and know their time has been filled with
successful, productive, and happy
learning opportunities it's so satisfying.  
Today I suspected Christopher was wrapping up a splendid day as
he walked down the hall.  

Nodding good-bye to me he said,
"Blame Miss Negley......she's powerful!"

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Still Smiling

"You know it is something
when the kitchen's really hot
and we are all in line for lunch. 
But the
cooks are still smiling!" 

Monday, August 26, 2013

Making Mistakes

Last week while listening to readers,
I was noting some details
and stopped to erase and change
the information on the child's record.  Watching me, the student asked what
was happening and I explained to him
that I was correcting myself. 

"Oh (sigh) I made an error.  Hmm,
I need to make sure
this is written
correctly;  it will just take me a
moment.  Teachers are people too
and we sometimes make mistakes."

"'re certainly not an alien!"  ~Isaac

Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sunday Thought

Thanks in advance for the difference
you make when nurturing our
young people. 
Have a great week.

Saturday, August 24, 2013

Hooked On Jokes and Riddles

"Hats off" to Mr. Jennings for
sharing this book in his classroom library with Aaron.  Now this child's hooked
on jokes & 
riddles this 1st week of school!  Here are some of Aaron's favorites:
"What did the Lone Ranger say when he fell off his horse?"
I've fallen and I can't giddyup.
"Where do monkeys pick up wild rumors?"
Through the grapevine.
"What do witches put in their hair?"
Scare spray!
"What is a soda machine's favorite dance?"
The can-can!
"What do you get when you cross
your brother with an owl?"
A wise guy!
You can follow Parkside Kids on Twitter
where we'll share Aaron's jokes along with
more learning fun and
games from school.
Just send them a "Friend Request:"

Monday, August 19, 2013

A Rose for Mrs. Salmond

"We're in third grade now but I'll never forget
second grade teacher, Mrs. Salmond.
hope we can see one another now and then.  She
will be 
proud that I am going to do my very
best every
day this school year."  ~Sydney 

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Sunday Thought

   Building positive momentum in the
lives of kids, it's what we do at school.  

Thanks for making such
 meaningful impact in the
lives  of all our children.
  Have a great week!

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Beautiful Are the Children




 Aren't we lucky?

Friday, August 16, 2013

Together We Begin......



Best wishes for a safe and
enriching school year.  
for supporting all our youngsters!