Archive for March, 2013

DCC Welcomes a New Teacher, Mr. Bear

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Hi Mrs. Crosby!

I had a great day today traveling to DCC 7th grade science class with William’s Mom, Mrs. McReynolds! She provides quality instruction to the 7th grade students here at DCC, which is located in the suburbs.

She interacts with her fellow science teachers on a daily basis to insure all 7th grade students are getting the same information. She also works with other teachers in other subject areas to make connections between the classes! We need teachers who care to make sure our youth is in good hands every day. Without teachers our world would be crazy. Can you imagine what would happen if we did not have schools for children to learn?

Thunder with today's date

Thunder with today’s date

Thunder with Purple PM class

Thunder with Purple PM class

Thunder with Purple AM Class

Thunder with Purple AM Class

Thunder with a couple of students

Thunder with a couple of students

Thunder teaching day and objectives

Thunder teaching day and objectives

Thunder helping at teachers desk (640x478)

Thunder helping at teachers desk (640×478)

My favorite part of the day was getting to see all the students participate in fun nervous system labs and I also got to go pick up buffalo eyes for their upcoming dissection! I had a great time today in the classroom. The students in Mrs. McReynolds class were awesome and loved taking pictures with me.

Until next time,

Mr. Bear

Lightning Learns About Insurance

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Hello everyone. This week I spent some quality time with the Edgin family. With all of our snow days, I got to meet everyone in the family and intern with Lauren’s dad. It was great!

What is your job? Genworth Financial

Mr. Edgin takes some time out to visit with Lauren and Lightning

Mr. Edgin takes some time out to visit with Lauren and Lightning

Do you provide a service or good? I provide mortgage insurance to local, regional, and national banks and credit unions. Mortgage insurance is like auto or home insurance. It is a small slice of the big pie of different insurances available, but very important. We help people get into homes and keep them there, and we offer protection to the mortgage lender. Insurance is a good.

Is your job located in the city, suburb, or rural community? I work from home. Depending on where the bank or credit union is located I travel in my car throughout the state of Colorado and Wyoming to visit my accounts in cities, suburbs, and rural communities. Most of my work is done in the city of Colorado Springs and Denver. I am given a company car to  travel and my company pays for my car mileage, gas, cell phone, laptop computer, and other expenses that I have while working at home. I have a lot of flexibility to create my schedule during the day and I come and go as needed from my home office to build my business and develop important relationships.

Mr. Edgin speaks with a client.

Mr. Edgin speaks with a client.

How do you interact with other members of our community in your job duties? I like to personally visit my accounts in person. I usually meet them for a meeting in their locations and conduct training.  I like to have lunch and dinner meetings which are great ways to discuss business while developing relationships. I also attend National Trade Conventions where we discuss and are informed of new products and market trends within the Mortgage Industry. I also spend a lot of time on the phone talking with individuals and having conference calls with other coworkers from all over the nation.

How does your job support our community? We help families and individuals feel good about buying a home. Home buyers create a safe and healthy community to live in especially in a market that is hard for families and individuals to get by in. Our company also reaches out to the community through our Reach Out Helping Hands program and participate in many service projects around the nation throughout the year. For several years, I have been able to volunteer my time in programs such as the Special Olympics and reconstructing new homes for families in poverty. I have always loved participating in these service projects that help the community. It makes me feel really good.

What would happen if your job did not exist in our community? I think there would many individuals and families that would not be able to benefit from the privilege of home ownership.

Until next time,

Lightning

Nurse Lightning Works the Early Shift

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What a day I had class. I am simply exhausted…

Lightning getting ready to do stats on a resident.

Lightning getting ready to do stats on a resident.

I woke up this morning at 4:30am before my alarm clock with much anticipation on my exciting day as a Nurse with Cosette’s mom. We were to report at 6:00am. When we arrived downtown at her work, things seemed quite chaotic. We got report, which is an update on all the residents we will take care of for the day. We then counted narcotics, which are a controlled medication to make sure everything was accounted for. After that we were ready to begin our day. Our day consisted of passing medications to residents who needed them. We charted (wrote about) the residents who were sick. We also helped residents change their bandaids on their boo boo’s. We had an exciting surprise when the fire alarm sounded, all the staff scrambled to secure the residents and wait for the fire department. Fortunately it was a false alarm. Once we received the “all clear”( which means that everything is safe and secure) we were able to return to our duties as a nurse. We were able to assist more people before they went to their lunch. At the end of our day at 2:30pm we reported off to the next nurse that was coming in. Being a nurse for the day was very exciting and informative without nurses there would be a lot of sick people and no one to help heal boo boo’s. I am grateful to have nurses in our community to help take care of us.

That’s all for now. I am going to take a nap! I hope my brother got more rest today working in the middle school at DCC…

Lightning T. Bear

Lightning Learns About Being An Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon

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Hi Cool Cats!

Lightning at Dr. Huang's office.

Lightning at Dr. Huang’s office.

I got to spend a day with Emma’s dad, Dr. Huang. He is an Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon. I learned a lot about injuries and healing during my time here. Sports Surgeon’s are doctor’s that help people heal and get back to the business of staying healthy by being active. I was able to do an interview with Dr. Huang over a quick lunch in between patients.

What is your job?   Orthopaedic Sports Surgeon

Do you provide a good or service?  A service
Where are you located? Our office is located in the suburbs at St. Francis hospital
Can you tell me a little about what you do? I treat patients that have shoulder, hip, and knee problems.  Patients see me for broken bones and joints. I use a special technique called arthroscopy to fix most of my patients.  I use a long flexible tube with a camera on the end to look inside a patients joints.  I can then use another tube with different instruments in it to fix the patient.  This means that the patient doesn’t need to have a big incision or scar.  Just a little poke hole for the tube.  I also takes what is known as “call”.  This means that when you get hurt after the regular doctors office is closed, Dr. Huang will be at the hospital to fix you.  So, if you ever break a bone at night, I might be the one to put a cast on it.
How do you support our community? I support the community by making people feel better and getting them back to their jobs so they can continue to support the community.
What would happen if your job did not exist? If my job did not exist, people with broken shoulders, knees, and hips would not be able to get their injuries fixed.
Although I felt badly for the patients that were injured, it was interesting to observe Dr. Huang as he examined them. I hope I never break a bone, but if I do I am going to see Dr. Huang to fix it!
Talk to you soon!
Lightning

 

Thunder Works in Special Forces

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Hello Everyone,

It’s Thunder and after a little rest I am ready to file some reports again. Recently I went to work with Mr. Hollingsworth, Tate’s dad. He has a very interesting job with the US Army.

Thunder: What is your job?
Officer. H: I am a Special Forces Officer in the United States Army.

Thunder checking out military transportation.

Thunder checking out military transportation.


Thunder: What do you do in this position?
Officer. H: I provide a service to all citizens by defending the Constitution of the United States.

Thunder: Where is your job located?
Officer. H: I am stationed at Fort Carson (approximately 25 miles south of DCC), but I perform my job all over the world.

Thunder: What would happen if your job did not exist?
Officer. H: I am not sure how the freedoms in our community would look like, if my job did not exist.


Thunder: How do you interact with our community?
Officer: H: Since I have been performing my job, I have been deployed all over the US for training, Kuwait, Africa, Afghanistan (numerous times), Iraq and just got back from a trip to Germany.

I have a tough job and sacrifice greatly, but the entire family sacrifices as well.  Without them, I could not do my job.


I never realized just how many different jobs our military has until I started working for Mrs. Crosby reporting on our community. Every year I seem to come across a new job, like I did with Tate’s dad today. With each military job I learn about, the more I appreciate all they do.

Until next time,

Thunder T. Bear

 

 

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