Wednesday, June 20, 2012

First day of Summer. Hope you are all relaxing and rejuvenating. I am working and participating in an online books study, Guided Math by Laney Sammons. I am learning some really good stuff.

On the "working" side. The Tech crew has been in every classroom in the district, and we are a bit ahead of schedule in some areas and a few days behind in others. Most of our laptops for the mobile labs have arrived. The bulk of our new computers will arrive on Monday.
All of the labs have been dismantled. Almost all of the requested mini-labs are in place (except some 4th, 5th, and 6th grade mini-labs). We have removed all of the teacher computers at the High School, and have installed their new computers.We have removed most of the teacher computers at the Middle School (except for those being used for Summer School).We will begin replacing those next week. HMK and Offices will follow.
Our new computers are pretty amazing. They are an all-in-one model from Dell which means you get a screen - NO TOWER - that's it!  If you requested a USB keyboard and mouse, we had to order them separately, so what you will see is a wireless keyboard and mouse until the others come in. (We will then come around and trade them). We have already installed the batteries but you need to turn the switches on for them to work.We will probably leave a paper with explanations on how to get your doc cam & projector going, as soon as we get to that point.
Have a great summer!

Saturday, June 16, 2012

Antsy Kids

Here's an idea or two for those kids that just can't sit still......
Great Seating Ideas
Thanks to PositivelyPersistentTeach for these ideas!

Saturday, June 9, 2012

Daily Five

I just  discovered that there will be an online study group in July that will be studying The Daily Five and Cafe books by Gail Boushey and Joan Moser. If you have an interest in The Daily Five this would be a great way for you to learn what it is all about and how to implement it in your classroom.
A calendar of events is posted at We Read -We Blog-We Teach . This will also be the discussion site.
This will also be a great opportunity for those of you who are wanting to start a Professional Learning Network to make some contacts with other teachers.
See you there!