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2015 Wrap up

You wouldn’t know it from reading this blog but a fair amount has been going on around here.  Here is a little info to catch you up.

My small business christyinnovations works with schools and teachers to teach technology.  I have been doing it on a school by school basis the last couple of years.  This year I have a contract with our local school district to create and manage a coding club program for elementary schools.  I created the program, lesson plans, teacher training and a year end “Expo”.  We have 13 schools and over 40o kids in the program our first year which is pretty great.  I visit all the schools and help the teachers, observe the kids and try to improve the program.  This has kept me pretty busy since August.

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On a related note, I also got to work with 70 of the top teachers in the district across all grade levels in a technology workshop.  We did some coding, built some Super Bristle Bots and talked about how they could use these tools in their classrooms.

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We missed going to the beach at Ft. Morgan during November.  We would spend the month there working, hanging out on the beach and kayak fishing every year.  Because of the activities mentioned above we couldn’t swing it.  I am so glad we got to spend time in Vero Beach in June to help sustain us.

It hasn’t been all work and no play.  Every December we do something as a family usually earlier in the month.  This “tradition” stemmed from our son in law Greg having to be off shore during Christmas a few years back.  So Katie, Sam, Sarah, Greg, Linda and I would plan some long weekend kind of event that we could all do together.  We liked it so much we kept on doing it even if no one was going to be gone for Christmas.  This year we took a 4 night cruise to Cozumel out of Galveston.  I think everyone had a great time, I know I did.

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Turns out we will be down 2 family members this year.  Katie and Sam are are vacationing in Europe for the holidays.  They will spend Christmas in Paris and squeeze in a little Amsterdam and Brough.

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I hope your year was as good as ours and that you are looking forward to next year.  Merry Christmas, Happy New Year and best wishes in general from the Christy family.

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