This is the lighthouse. A giant, plastic lighthouse that gets passed from teacher to teacher at our school (which explains why it's slightly crooked!!) There's a program called "Lighthouse Class of the Week" that the students do. They nominate a teacher and class period to be the recipient. They give reasons why the teacher is deserving, then the administration (?) vote on the week's winner and present the giant plastic lighthouse and a framed certificate to the teacher! It's very sweet and really is quite an honor since the students themselves nominate you. I missed the original announcement on the school morning announcements Monday (I wasn't at school that day!) but today, I came into my classroom and it was sitting on my desk, along with the certificate and mints for each of the students. They were very excited and proud that we won. So am I. :)
This is an idea I got from another website. Thought it would be fun to attempt to capture my daily life during my last year (?? at least for a while??) here in America. Objective is to take some kind of photo of some aspect of my life every day and upload it here. I will try not to have any repeats!