Friday, June 3, 2016

Goodbye Palermo

A giant shift is about to happen.

After a whole lot of years working with an amazing staff and community, I am about to change school districts. 

I am about to leave room 1 and the Palermo Bulldogs. 
I am leaving yard duty on Mondays over by the tables.
I am leaving three blocks of English/Language Arts.
I am leaving a school with a Computer Science curriculum
and 1:1 Chromebooks.

I am leaving a team of amazing teachers! Teachers who have taught me things and learned from me and embraced me and put up with my adventurous ideas. Teachers who have become my friends.

I am leaving administrators who care about me and have my back.
One administrator in particular who gives me feedback and assistance and friendship every single day. Andee Farrar is my carpool buddy and my #1 collaborator.

I am leaving students who work hard and play hard.
They grow and change right before my eyes! Some of them come back year after year to show me how they continue growing.
I will miss every single one of them.

I am leaving everything I have known for about a decade.
Thank you to everyone who has played a part in my growth and learning in the last ten years.


I am going to Chico Unified School District.
I will be teaching 8th grade English and Yearbook at 
Chico Junior High School.

I'll be close to home and closer to my daughter
who is also in middle school.
My fiance works for the same school district. :-)

I have met some of the teachers, and everyone seems friendly and helpful. The administrators are well-liked among the people I have spoken with, of which there are many.

There is so much I will have to learn to be successful in a bigger school district. I will have to learn new policies and procedures. I will have to learn hundreds of new names! I will learn new curriculum and new strategies to teach it.

I will have to start from scratch with my alternative seating arrangements and creating an inviting and creative educational environment. 

I am scared.

If there is a lesson that I want to impart here, it is that one can be really scared-- terrified even-- and do the right thing anyway. 

I am excited to embark on a new adventure. I embrace the challenges ahead of me and celebrate the new relationships I get to build.

I hope you will all continue to read my blog and comment on the topics that interest you. Stay connected to the global educational community. Continue to demonstrate good digital citizenship. Leave a digital footprint to be proud of.

I am proud of you, and I will miss you.

Ms. Davis


Famous Person

My famous person is 6 feet tall and is a famous country singer. He sings “Crash My Party,” and also he sings “Drunk On You.” He is one of my favorite country singers.  He has black hair. His next concert is Thursday, May 26, 2016. He has sold over 7 million albums and 27 million singles worldwide. His first and middle name off stage is Thomas Luther. His name is on the welcome sign for Leesburg, Ga. He has two kids and has a wife. Caroline Boyer is the beautiful wife of the country singer. He and Boyer married December 8, 2006 and appear to have a loving and healthy relationship. Now I’ve told you as much about this person as I can so who is it?
~By Becca

2 Truths and a Lie

  1. When I was 2 years old I was sometimes a mustard freak, I used to take a bottle of mustard and chug it all down.  Although, it was really sour.
  2. When I was at the Palermo park I was playing basketball with my dad and I fell and skinned my knee. It wasn’t all that bad.
  3. When I turned 5, I was watching Dora like it was nothing. After a couple of years I have been learning a lot of spanish, but now I do not watch it anymore because I grew up and stopped watching all the tv shows for little children.


  1. Ms. Davis,
    Palermo will miss you. I will most definitely miss you. I'm excited for you and I can't wait to hear about your new adventures and challenges as you begin your new journey. I've been privileged to be a part of your growth and learning the last 10 years. I look forward to still being a part of that as you continue in Chico.
    Thank you for all you have given to Palermo School and to Palermo students.
    All the best to you, my friend!

    Becca - I know who your famous person is. I enjoy some of his songs too.

    Kylynn - I'm going to guess that #1 is a lie, but it is funny! I'm a mustard fan, but I don't chug it out of the bottle.

    Ms. Farrar

  2. Ms. Davis- I will miss you next year! I'm sad my sister won't have a chance to have you as a teacher. I loved being in your classroom this year, and glad I was in it.

    Becca- I don't know who your famous person is. I've never heard any of his songs. I'll look him up.

    Kylynn- I don't really know what one is a lie. My cousin had the same mustard problem. I know a 6 year old who thinks she knows spanish from watching Dora.



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