Saturday, July 30, 2016

EdCamp Global

        I am sooooooo pumped!  I just attended my 2nd EdCamp Global and it was awesome.  It's all about the connections and using technology.  I've learned so much in the last 22 hours.  This is a 24 hour Edcamp with connections all over the world.
         I loved the Twitter Chats about maker spaces and NGSS all things science.  I've stepped out of my comfort zone as I dabbled in Google Hangouts, Periscope, Voxer, and AppearIn.  Wow!  Connect! Connect! Connect!
        My favorite part was the end of the hour challenges where EdCamp Global allowed me to express myself in pictures, GIFs, videos, and favorite quotes.  There were dance parties, Where in the world Are You? videos and Name that Game Show Tunes challenge.  Yes, I was a winner in two of the challenges.  It's so exciting to win.  I can't wait to use my new Buncee Account this fall and I've already got my $10 Amazon Gift Card spent.  If you know me it'll be another book.
         I want to give a shout out to all the organizers of this great event.  Wahoooooo!  Thank you so much for a great experience.  You have all been amazing.  I loved the hourly Periscope Chats.  You feel like a family to me.

I can't wait until next summer.......... Check out #ECG2016 on Twitter.  Amazing stuff!

Thursday, June 23, 2016

M.S.M.s and Building Materials

Last look at my old carpet and linoleum.  Good Bye......  New flooring happens at the end of July.

M.S.M. = Mad Scientist Moment
Kids try to put 11 nails on the head of one nail.  Love their attempts and love the science googles.

 Pattern Blocks are one of my favorite building materials just like the kids.  They beg me often to create with the colorful blocks.
 I love the imagination that pattern blocks foster.  Check out the bee hive at the bottom.
 Geoblocks are another one of my favorite building materials.  I love the designs.  

I love summer time.  I love
 writing again and sharing
all things first grade.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Summer Time Recharge

Wahooooooo!  It's summer!  I'm so loving this time to recharge.  I'm binging on Orange is the New Black.  Wow it's great to escape into another world.  What's your favorite recharge activity?
Hallway poster with raised lettering and kids hanging off the words.  It was fun to make.
We loved using Chalk Markers to draw on the windows.
 I love how the bright the dots for International Dot Day came out.
I can't wait to share more ideas from this past year!