Monday, November 16, 2009

Cinnamon, the ultimate defense!

Today I was making Amish bread and had to add cinnamon. Tucker asked me what it was; I said Cinnamon. He asked, does scripture power keep us safe from that?
it took a second for me to understand what he was getting at..sin!

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Halloween Costume award!

okay, I am so proud! Today the student body president of Morgan High School came into my room to present me with an award (a court jester's hat) for the funniest faculty costume on Halloween! If you cannot tell I am a true "billy bob hick" ! Do you see my teeth? You may have to click on the actual picures to get the close up look you need!

Here are the rest of our costumes. Steve's costume scared a lot of the little kids they wouldn't come get candy from him.
Tucker is a ghost and Fisher is Spiderman!

We had a fun Halloween!

Monday, November 2, 2009

suppport ASL as a candidate for Sterling Scholar

I got this email from a fellow ASL teacher. Read and if you agree, please write a letter!
Dear ASL Friends,

We are ASL teachers in Granite School District who have a potential candidate for the Deseret News Sterling Scholar Program this year. The student applied for the Foreign Language Sterling Scholar and was denied because the Sterling Scholar Program does not recognize American Sign Language as a foreign language. Many of you have probably had similar problems so we feel like we need to come together to address this issue so ALL of our ASL students, now and in the future, can rightfully qualify to become the recipient of the scholarship available through the Sterling Scholar Program. Our own ASL students have put together a petition that we are going to send directly to KSL and the Deseret News to encourage them to change their position regarding ASL as a foreign language. If you are comfortable, we encourage you to join us by printing off the attached petition and having your students, and any other individuals who would like to support us in this cause, sign the petition and then mail it back to us at Skyline High School c/o Teresa Owino at 3251 East 3760 South, Salt Lake City, Utah 84109. This can be done through regular post or through interoffice mail. If any of you would like to take further action regarding this situation, please feel free to do whatever you deem necessary. Also, if you know others who might be interested, please feel free to forward this email onto them.If we all work together, we really can show the Deseret News and KSL that there is a strong ASL community here in Utah and that our students have the right to compete with other foreign languages.Thanks for your support and we look forward to making a change for our students!!Teresa Owino & Jody Lynn Tolley Skyline High SchoolASL Teachers

I couldn't get it to attach so if you want to join us in this fight write a short note explaining what you are doing and start a petition then send it to Skyline High School or the Sterling Scholoar program.

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