Monday, January 2, 2017

The Best of 2016

Happy New Year. I hope 2016 was a good year for you and that the new year is even better.  2016 was defiantly a year to remember; like any year it had it ups and downs.  I like to focus on the positives rather than the negatives.
That being said- here is a snapshot of
Time4kindergarten.com Best of 2016

The French Lick Retreat
I flew across the country for a weekend to share a room with 3 strangers who are now my friends. We had so much fun with a crazy scavenger hunt and a wild 80's night.  I met up with old friends and made new friends too.  I can't wait to return this year.
Blogger Meet-up 2016 French Lick Retreat
Blogger Meet-up 2016 80's Night French Lick Retreat
Spent part of my Spring break with our good friends showing them some of our favorite vacation spots in central coast California while doing some wine tasting
Tooth and Nail Winery
Wine Tasting
Avilia Beach
Morro Bay
 In May, I received the 21st century teacher award from our Education Foundation.  Each year teachers are nominated by staff, community members or parents.  Definitely a highlight in my career.

Tiffani Mugurussa 21st Century Teacher Award
Tiffani Mugurussa 21st Century Teacher Award
Went to New York in June to work with Scholastic again.  I am one of 22 teacher bloggers who write for their Top Teaching section of thier website.
You can read my blog posts here
Tiffani Mugurussa Scholastic.
Clifford at Scholastic New York
After my work with Scholastic, I extended my stay in NYC and had my husband join me. We saw a Broadway musical and  did lots of touristy things.  Of course my trip would not be complete without a visit to the Teachers Pay Teachers offices.
Broadway Show TicketsTeachers Pay Teachers Visit

In August I received my 20 year pin from the school district,;Year my how time flies. 
Cotati-Rohnert Park 20 year pin
In August I was invited to be a GoNoodle Ambassador- I absolutely LOVE using GoNoodle in my classroom.
GoNoodle Ambassador
In December, we celebrated my grandmothers 100th birthday. She is an amazing woman; she still lives by herself, drives, bakes the best lemon merengue pie and will beat you at scrabble. 
Grandmas 100th birthday
All in all I would say that 2016 had some great memories.  If I choose to focus on the negative aspects, then I won't be able to remember all the wonderful opportunities I had or all the memories I was able to make with my friends and family.

This coming year  I will return to French Lick- I've already begun to make my plans.  
The year has just begun, the possibilities are endless.... 
I wish you a very Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!

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