31 May 2013
We had a great time at Amy and Ed Morris’ farm at 10611 N. Leaton Rd., Clare, MI, on Wednesday. They are in the telephone book under A&E Party Rentals. Amy’s mother, Karen, made cookies for us, too
On Monday, it is Beach Day. Remember: girls wear a cover-up if you wear a swimsuit and boys must wear a top (T-shirt). Flip flops can be brought to school but they must have closed toe shoes and socks for the playground.
On Tuesday, we will walk to the Dairy Queen. You are welcome to come with us. (I need 2 permission slips, yet.) Since they will be walking it is extremely important that your child has shoes that stay on their feet, preferably tie shoes.
We have 2 full days (Monday and Tuesday) and 2 half days (Wednesday and Thursday). After school on Thursday (about 10:30 or so) the picnic begins. (Kindergarten needs to bring a dessert if you come.) You will need to come to the room to get your child unless he/she is latch-key. If your child is latch-key Miss Binger will get them. The Carnival is after the picnic. Thank you.
This weekend is Special Olympics at CMU. My 4-H club is hosting the ‘Petting Zoo’ again (28th year?).
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.