Sunday, August 30, 2009
1st week of '09-'10
Well, we're off & running. Literally! It's been a non-stop first week of getting students settled into the right classes and everyone getting back into the routine of school. It's going to be an eventful year for sure. Besides this big grant, I am starting over with all new iMacs in my room!!! The kids are very excited too, but due to unforseen network and log-on issues, we have as yet to actually use them. Hopefully this will be a thing of the past very soon.
As for our grant status, we've received e-mails from Karen on the year's dates for staff development, so everyone involved should start making arrangements now for those subs. We are anxiously awaiting our new equipment too!
Diana was so eager to start that I've lent her one of my iTouches I purchased last year for the tech apps classes. She's been online at the iTunes store researching possible Apps to use in her science classes this year and we've downloaded many that she's been "experimenting" with to determine what might work & how. It's very exciting to see her jump right in and think about how she will use these activities within her classes with the 6th graders.
It's going to be an exciting year! Are you ready?