27 November 2013
What a surprise yesterday! It crunches our plans together but it shows we are not in chargeJ
We will be collecting small items for the poor for our Christmas Outreach stockings. You may send these in anytime. Thank you for your generosity.
It’s that time of the year again. Your child will need snow pants, boots, hat and mittens/gloves every day from now until spring. Please mark all of these items with a name. I can guarantee there will be mixed up/lost clothing unless everything is marked. Probably 80% of the snow pants are black! Thank you for your attention to this detail.
With this weather comes chapped lips and hands. I have lotion on my desk that the children may use. Your child may bring 1 lip balm-type item (to keep in his/her crayon box) to apply when their lips are chapped. It’s miserable to have sore lipsL
Attached to this is a note to some PM children. We will need crackers starting next week. Some of you have already brought in boxes so if you don’t have a small note attached, don’t bring anymore, okay? This is how I let my class know that we need crackers. (There was some confusion last week with Mrs. Ervin’s classL)
If you are traveling over the holiday, please be safe! I wish you a most blessed Happy Thanksgiving!
WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT:
Lang. Arts—l,L—Lemon Lollipops & Lizzie Lizard
Math—Numbers 0-20 & counting by 10’s
Soc. St.—Early times
About Mrs. Maddocks
I began teaching Kindergarten at SHA in 1980. That was only the 3rd year of kindergarten at SHA. I am a Shepherd High School graduate. I graduated from Central Michigan University with a Bachelor of Music Education degree, and later returned for an Elementary Endorsement with an emphasis in reading.
My husband and I have three children who are graduates of SHA. Our oldest daughter teaches post-graduate special education in Midland. Our son lives in Seattle and is still working on his 3 majors in science and engineering degrees. Our youngest daughter is still undecided but has been working for the cruise ship industry in Alaska for the last two years.
I was a Girl Scout leader for 19 years. I have been a 4-H leader for the last 20 years, focusing in the areas of cats and dogs.
I became the Sacred Heart Parish choir director in 1973. I taught junior high/high school choir for 5 years.
I have been nominated and listed in "Who's Who Among American Teachers" for at least the last 10 years. In 2005, I was nominated for Disney's Teacher of the Year Award. The truly gratifying fact about these awards is the person must be nominated by a former student/s.
In my kindergarten sessions, I concentrate on all the academic areas. We have language arts, math, social studies, religion, science, music, classroom computers, stories, art and behavior lessons. We also work each day on developmental tasks like, tracing, cutting and printing. My lesson plans are aligned with the State of Michigan and Diocese of Saginaw guidelines.
I feel blessed to be able to work at SHA in the career I chose.