Monday, August 25, 2008

First Day Jitters--Calmed!

It was for all intents and purposes a fairly quiet first day! The kids were behaved and everything went smoothly. I heard some of our little guys in the hallways crying. It always takes a few weeks for our 4-year-olds to settle in.
I had four classes in the library and we read a story, reviewed the rules and got seating settled.
I am tired, but quite pleased with the first day!

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Well, They Applauded!

We had problems getting the LCD projector, document camera, and laptop all communicating together, but my trusty tech partner worked on it and I went on with the faculty presentation. I was able to affirm their efforts, get a few laughs, and answer their questions. I even got rather enthusiastic applause! My partner followed up getting them excited about blogs and wikis! We are on our way! On to another district-wide in service at the GRB tomorrow! We have to board a bus at the school before sunup! (well not quite before sunup!)

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Getting started at school

It is the start of a new school year and a new school for me! Tomorrow, I will present to the faculty for the first time. I am a little nervous, but am up for it. I am excited about sharing all the Web 2.0 tools I have used this summer and want my teachers to be excited about them too! Wish me luck!

Friday, August 8, 2008

Carrying ON!

The process continues. I am excited about starting the school year with all my new web 2.0 tools. We are in session Monday for two weeks of in services and workdays before the kids come! I will be meeting a lot of new teachers at my new school, so I will not be posting for awhile. Hope to put into practice much of what I have learned here!