Sunday, March 29, 2009

SPRING BREAK SNEAK PREVIEW

The problem with going away for spring break is that you don't really catch up on anything before going back to work or school. You don't even catch up on sleep. I wish I had time to post a bunch of photos that showed us having a grand time accompanied with some witty words about life lessons learned along the way--both will require more brain power than I have left at this point.
I will at least post some beach photos that look a lot like the ones that were taken the last time we were at the beach (notice the sweatshirts and the wind blown hair). I think it must be me. If you want perfect weather, don't go the week I choose--that's all I'll say.

Notice how we managed to find the beach less traveled?

It was just us and the alligators!View of the shuttle launch pad
at Kennedy Space Center

Thursday, March 19, 2009

FIRE DRILLS, FIREARMS, AND OTHER SUCH NONSENSE

Day three at Cornerstone was again action-packed and interesting. We had our first fire drill which went quite well. The building was emptied in just over a minute and I did NOT have to mess with any valves or do-hickies. I did have to enter the boys' bathroom and yell, "Is anybody in here." No answer was music to my ears.

The Biography Fair is tomorrow and the students and teachers are busy preparing. There will be a parade of characters, display viewing, and speeches by some pretty famous folks. (sneak peek below!) It will be exciting!

Anyway, Annie Oakley, from the first grade, brought in this really cool game to show off her shooting skills. Y'all know she is famous for her outstanding sharpshooting abilities. Not to be outdone, Headmaster Extraordinaire showed us his stuff. Yep, it was pretty impressive.

Notice the concentration. You'd think he was trying to bring home dinner to the starvin' family or that he had a chance to win some overstuffed tiger for his girls.


Admittedly, his shot was perty good compared to his fancy spins.

Feeling confident, he brought in the competition. Concentration nor the sucking in of lip really helped Dr. D.

The wink did not help the coach.

Surely, the game must need to be fixed. Cletus--I mean Tim--brought in the truly big guns--a power screwdriver to change the batteries. It didn't help.

Kindergartners were doing their share of concentrating as well! I love Conrad's face!

Biography Fair characters--and I mean characters competed for the coveted Friday spot in front of the entire student body as well as parents and other visitors! More to come tomorrow!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

DAY ONE--IT WAS GRAND!

Of course, many of the staff arrived at 'oh dark thirty' to put out the plants and other such important things before the students arrived. Actually, the sun still hadn't come up when the early birds arrived! It was exciting and emotional and history making and all that jazz. It was the "Very Last First Time" of experiencing the opening day at Cornerstone Academy's permanent facility. It will go down in my personal history as one of my most memorable days.








Many parents and grandparents stayed for the prayer and praise service which kicked off the day.





Sunday, March 15, 2009

CA TEAMWORK IN PHOTOS

I wish I had the time to write something about each of these amazing people who came out to work this week. Just let me say that I am honored to be considered part of the Cornerstone family and can't wait to see what the first week holds. Enjoy!