Thursday, February 28, 2013

48/365

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Our business manager teaching about school/teacher/staff wants and needs with our third grade students for their economics unit. She also shared how she uses Numbers to manage the school budget.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

47/365

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Communication...this type of communication I rarely use anymore. Not sure if that is a good or bad thing? I wonder what forms of communication our students will be using 20 years from now...

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

46/365

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Learning is fun...students using the Book Creator app to create a book about FHS. The book is in English and Spanish and will be shared with a partner school in the Guatemalan Highlands.

Monday, February 25, 2013

45/365

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First graders using the iStopMotion app to create dinosaur videos.

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

45/365

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Spring is on its way...my morning drive to school is starting to be brighter!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Monday, February 11, 2013

41/365

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Checking out the Chaos Machine at NOVA Labs. Shouldn't learning always be this fun!

40/365

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Thankful @tieandjeans introduced me to NOVA Labs!

39/365

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Something in Threes...trying to making school different through play, passion , and purpose.

38/365

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Memory...this brought great childhood memories. Loved reading A Snowy Day. Living in SoCal I would always dream of having snow!

Friday, February 8, 2013

36/365

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Hands On....iPads in Science. Taking pictures and using the Scribble Press app to work on map skills and directions in the science room. Students placed images in connection with which direction of the room they were located.

35/365

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A Kids Workspace...using iPads to creat bar graphs.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

What Do You Want to Do...

Photo Via paul-simpson.org
On three different occasions today I have been asked "what do you want to do?" After a good cry, some soul searching, and feedback from my husband and three amazing women...I think I can honestly answer that question now.

I want to...

  • Surround myself with people who will push my thinking and challenge me to be a better  human being.
  • Be an inspiration to all the people I work with...students, parents, teachers, and staff.
  • Be a part of the decision making process.
  • Empower students and provide them with a platform to share their dreams and passions.
  • Make school fun, yet challenging and have it be the best part of a student's day.
  • Provide opportunities for our students to experience the world outside of the Northern Virginia bubble.
  • Help our students to become empathetic global citizens.
  • Make a difference locally and globally.
  • Provide students with an environment where inquiry, collaboration, presentation, and reflective learning are the norm.
  • Work with innovators.
  • Help create innovators.
  • Surround myself with smart, positive people.
  • Make school different.
  • Create an environment where students can create, learn, and lead.
  • Share my love of learning.
  • Take risks.
  • Provide opportunities for students to be creative problem solvers.
  • Continue to dream big.
  • Help students find their passions.
  • Encourage teachers to find their passions.
  • Build relationships/trust with the people that I interact with on a daily basis.
  • Encourage others to make their mark.
  • Provide authentic learning opportunities for our students.
  • Create environments that are conducive to learning.
  • Make my mark.
  • Learn everyday.
  • Look at the world differently...to have the courage to stand up and do something that isn't "safe."
I guess it is now up to me to make this all happen. It's hard to say what the future holds, but at least I have a better understanding of what I really want to do...

Monday, February 4, 2013

34/365

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What's in your teacher bag for the weekend...MBA, iPad, glasses, plan book, and ToDo notebook.

33/365

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Snack Attack...Clementines are a favorite winter snack.

32/365

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Writing...student description of what a friend is.

31/365

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Creativity...Students using creative problem solving when working on their Rube Goldberg challenges.

30/365

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School lunch....Mediterranean salad today.