Wow! So we are already at the end of our second week in school, and I am just now sitting down long enough to blog! So much for my resolution to blog every day. Maybe it’s because we are still anxiously awaiting our netbooks. I keep thinking, when we really get started with our wonderful 1:1 adventure, THEN, I’ll blog every day. We’ll see!
Several things happened during our first days together that made me chuckle with anticipation. The kids and their families don’t know yet that we will all become pioneers for our county in an exciting 1:1 pilot program. In an effort to get to know my kids I had them fill in the traditional “interest inventory”. One question was, “If you could wish for 3 things what would they be?” Eight out of my 19 students listed having their own laptop! Of all the wishes in the world, that is one of the top three!! Also in the first days, I read the book Miss Nelson is Missing. I then had the kids design their “ultimate classroom”! Of course there were the suggestions of flat screen TVs on every wall, hot tub in the middle of the room, roller coaster right outside the back door, and then….. laptops for each kid! Yippie! They are going to be so excited when they find out their dreams are coming true this year!
Anyway, onto the topic of this post! We read a story out of the basal reader together called, “Lewis and Clark and Me”, which the kids LOVED! They thought it was so interesting to hear the story from the dog, Seaman’s, point of view! Found some great Google Earth interactive tours we took together, but the thing they liked the most was traveling with Lewis and Clark at this National Geographic site – http://www.nationalgeographic.com/lewisclark/index.html
Would be fun to have them design one like this… maybe when we get our laptops!