Monday, March 20, 2017

Pinewood Derby and Happy St. Patrick's Day

Troop 710 had their Pinewood Derby competition.  I also got to enjoy a St. Patrick's Day party with my favorite at GES.
He steals my heart EVERY DAY!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Slow Cooker Mexican Pot Roast

1 large onion, thinly sliced (used Vidalia)
1 lb baby red potatoes (halved)
1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 1/2 lbs to 3)
1 package taco seasoning mix (used low sodium)
2 teaspoons ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon red pepper
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1 can of fire roasted dice tomatoes (14.5 ounces)

Line 5 quart slow cooker.  Arrange onion and potatoes in bottom of slow cooker.  Place beef over vegetables.  Sprinkle beef with taco seasoning, cumin, red pepper, salt, and black pepper.  Pour tomatoes over beef and vegetables.

Cover and cook on low for 8 to 9 hours.

Serving Size: 1 Serving

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Friday, January 20, 2017

Sixth Grade Speech

I gave a speech today to our sixth graders as they received their awards.  I am the sixth grade team lead.  I was proud to be up there, but very nervous!!!

Good morning, I am Cindy Matejka, English teacher and the sixth grade team lead.

I would like to welcome students, staff, guests, and parents to our mid-year sixth grade awards ceremony.  It is with great pleasure that I stand here today to share with you our young people’s joys and achievements.

Abraham Lincoln once said, “The best way to predict the future, is to create it.”

Today, and every day, you have the opportunity to create your future.  Sixth graders, in six more years, you will be standing with these same classmates receiving your high school diploma.  You are the class of 2022. Today is a very important step in your lives, and a significant day on our school calendar, as we recognize publicly your successes. 

Today is a day of celebration. You are being celebrated for your excellence in performance in your first semester of middle school; in sports, in academics, and in extra curricular activities.  We are all, and I’m including other adults in this room, at different stages of our lives.  You are on the brink of the paths you will take on your road in life.

I am amazed by all of you this year.  In one semester, I have watched you grow, change, and embrace middle school.  As you finish your school year, remember how important it is to high five a friend in the hallway, help a stranger open his or her locker, to ask a teacher how they are doing today, help a friend understand a math problem, and how bright the light is shining on your future.  Remember, you are the creator of what you will be.

Thank you and enjoy the program.

Saturday, January 7, 2017

Saturday, December 31, 2016

Tuesday, December 27, 2016

Tuesday Clean Out

We did a lot of cleaning today, including steam cleaning all the carpets upstairs, putting the Christmas tree away, and cleaning out Hot Wheels cars.  We bagged up four garbage bags and took them to the Goochland Clothes Closet for those who are less fortunate.  We also enjoyed some time at the Goochland YMCA swimming around!