Monday, November 21, 2011

What a Day!!!

I think that I had the right idea when I didn't want to get out of bed this morning!  Technology was not my friend today.  What went wrong today:  1. My Voki account said that it was expired, so my Fifth Graders couldn't work on their projects. 2. The Ipod touch would not stay connected to the wireless connection 3.  I had computers that just lost their network printers, they were no longer connected.  

My one bright spot was my Third Grade class.  I taught six kids how to Blabberize their landform.  Then I brought the next nine kids in and the first six kids became the teachers.  I just got to sit back and facilitate, but stepping in if needed.  These kids really stepped up to the plate today and surprised me.  I'm going to try and hold onto that good feeling as I try to get through tomorrow.

I ordered a new book from Upstart Publications in the mail on Saturday.  It is called The Centered School Library.  I'm excited to read it over Thanksgiving break.  It's all about creating "centers" in the library.  I'll post about it after I finish reading it.

Happy Thanksgiving to you all.


  1. Stacy,
    I just ordered that book also and am hoping it arrives soon! How was it? I would really like to have centers in my library.

  2. I must confess, I didn't do any school work over the break. So I didn't read much, but what I did see gave me some ideas to think about. I'm going to sit down in the next few weeks and really read it. So that I can plan some changes over Winter Break.

    Let me know what you think of it after you read it. I would love to hear your thoughts.