Friday, September 6, 2013

Five for Friday

Life is finally settling back into a regular routine...mainly...

I commandeered a section of the bulletin board in our teacher workroom. I actually thought when I left the classroom...that would be my last bulletin board. The empty space was calling my name! What better bulletin board to put up, but one that promotes technology integration?! I featured 3 mentor texts and a great website to go with each book. My goal is to change it out every 2 weeks.

My first after school tech session...I shared various QR task cards that I have used in my classroom the past few years. I shared organization ideas and how to create a quick QR code for a website. I also found ways that teachers are integrating QR codes in their classroom. Plus...snacks! Yum!

 Oh, boy! Today I ventured over to our tech lab for a Chromebook set up party! Several of the instructional tech specialists were going to get started setting up the Chromebooks so we could get them out to the teachers. Unfortunately, we ran into a bit of road block. We lacked certain privileges to finish the set up process. Next week...we will finish!

I was so excited to get this in the mail! My sister-in-law is a published author! It is a touching story about raising a son with high-functioning autism. She has THE best beginning to her story! I'll be blogging about it a bit more at a later date.
If you just can't wait for me to blog about on the picture to take you to the publishing company. I'm so proud of Staci for sharing her journey. is where I will read the published book. ( I read it pre-published...provided a bit of feedback.)
I have wanted an outdoor couch for F-O-R-E-V-E-R! Finally, I got it! Mosquitos go away! Cool weather...come on!

Happy Friday everyone!


  1. Our middle school is piloting some Chromebooks, so I am interested to see how you use them. I am still a little weary, and will stick with my iPads! ;) Good luck!

    The Brown-Bag Teacher

  2. If I was in your backyard...I would probably NEVER leave...ever! Gorgeous! What a great idea to utilize the bulletin board space with some tech ideas. I would definitely love to have that at my school. I too will be interested to hear more about the Chromebooks!
    Rockin' and Lovin' Learnin'

  3. There is nothing like sitting outside... and I second Alison, that backyard is AMAZING :)

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