Tuesday, March 26, 2013

really cool ipad app for your classroom.

     I am always looking for new ipad apps for my classroom - Idea sketch - A nice mind mapping app.


Monday, March 25, 2013

10 Tips to help you work better and faster.....

I am reading the book Make Every Second Count by Robert. W. Bly.  The book is about time management tips and techniques for More Success with Less Stress.  I came across 10 Tips to Help You Work Better and Faster:  Use a computer, don't be a perfectionist, free yourself from the pressure to be an innovator, switch back and forth between different tasks, don't waste time working on projects you don't have yet, make deadlines firm but adequate, protect and value your time, stay focused, set a production goal and do work you enjoy!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Dr. Seuss quote

Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.  -Dr.  Seuss

     Who said Dr. Seuss only writes for kids?

Friday, March 22, 2013

Youtube video used in connection with a Leo Lionni book

I used this youtube video in connection with the book A Color Of His Own by Leo Lionni.  It is sooooo
cool!  My kids wanted me to play it over and over.


Thursday, March 21, 2013

If you need a laugh watch this!!!!

This is great......view this attachment.


Tuesday, March 19, 2013

My 8th grade daughter was been writing stories

Here is the beginning of one of her stories......She is so excited about adding some new words she doesn't  usually use.

(Typed by Taylor)

     The sun blazed through the open window and the light woke me up instantly.  I stretched my arms out, let out a huge yawn and rolled over onto my side.  I regretted it instantly, because Hunter was already awake and staring at me.  Hunter was gazing ahead at my morning face.  No make up, morning face with morning hair and morning breath to match.  "Beautiful." he murmured, his sarcastic tone offending me slightly.
     I stood up immediately and then rushed over to my mirror. My platinum blonde hair all over the place and my eyes were red and crusty. I groaned, and then began brushing my hair quickly. I thought about insulting Hunter's looks... But I couldn't do that. I was a lot of things, but not a liar.  And saying that Hunter was amazingly ugly, was an amazingly big lie.
     "Just keep your thoughts to yourself and we'll get through this sharing a room situation just fine." I said while adding some lip balm. Once my hair was neatly brushed and I'd applied some light eyeliner, I turned around to face Hunter. Only he wasn't there. The door was swung wide open and I heard footsteps emerging down the stairs. Of course it was Hunter, but how had he gotten out so quick without me noticing? I shrugged it off. Hunter was strange and mysterious in many more ways. Him walking out of a room was certainly not the worst.

                                                  *** Flashback ***

     "Happy Birthday Hunter!" I emerged into Hunter's room with a huge grin on my face and a present in my hands. It was the 31st of December, or in other words, Hunter's 15th birthday.

Monday, March 18, 2013

Jimmy Buffett Concert in Indianapolis

Buffett fans get your tickets now for the June 27th concert in Indianapolis.