Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Welcome Back!


I hope that you all had a restful winter break and are settling nicely back into your routines. I know that for me coming back to school/work after time off is a mix of emotions, and while very exciting, can sometimes take a little while to get back into the swing of things. This is no different for our students, and in the last two weeks some students have exhibited some confusion or frustration about changes in routines, or just working hard at school again! 

What has been wonderful to see is how excited our students are to be at school with their friends! Students are asking about where their peers are when they’re absent, praising each other for good work, and spontaneously greeting and commenting to and with one another! It is so amazing to see these friendships developing, and their enthusiasm really inspires us as adults.

Looking forward to a fun and productive winter and spring!
Miss Ashlee

Pepsi Refresh Project


Thanks to the support of our families and friends, and through the power of networking, I am happy to share that we finished in 17th place in our category for the Pepsi Refresh Project. Finishing within the top 20 means that Pepsi took our project through another round of evaluation. We learned over break that we did in fact earn our $5000. Very soon we will receive the funding for a shared SMART board for our two SRC classes. Amanda, Jessi and I are very excited to start using this new technology with our students. We will share more stories once we receive our board.

Also, a huge thanks goes to our wonderful SLP, Jessi, for working so hard by writing this grant and forever advocating for our students. 



Also, our donors choose project is almost funded! Check it out!

http://www.donorschoose.org/ashlee.yokom

Thanks!
Miss Ashlee