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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

Technology and Value-Added Woes....

Boy, these two things have been taking up ALL OF MY TIME!!! It's hard to think that we only have 12 weeks of school left...the equivalent of SUMMER! Before I know it SUMMER will be here.

I have really been enjoying my students this year. We just received a HUGE donation from BP in which the Math and Science classes in 6th and 7th grades each received a BRAND NEW PROMETHEAN BOARD AND ALL OF THE DOO DADS THAT GO WITH IT!!! I am in HEAVEN! The activexpressions [or berries as we call them] are FABULOUS. My students are engaged 110% of the time now...always ready to come up to the board or use the berries to let me know what they do or don't know. Which is all fabulous since I am a part of the new teacher evaluation pilot program which will be linked to our value added score. JOY. I have been doing nothing but work, work, work for this. I tell you what, if I were just starting college I would NOT go into education. It is for single people extra time to do ANYTHING [hence the long time it took for me to post again]! I do LOVE teaching though....would not do anything else. It's in my BLOOD! :)

Well, I will try to post more later. I'd really like to tell you all that my students and I have been doing in the classroom. We have some GOOD STUFF to share!!! Until then, check into writing a grant for the new Promethean board and the activexpressions 2....after all they are SCIENCE DIVA CERTIFIED!

PS...Shout out to Karrie Simons-Garner from Pinterest!!! Holla!!!!

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