I am hoping this hits home with my curious learners. Sylvie is an example of a bold and imaginative character who learns as she explores. I am thinking she will help set the tone for taking risks and learning in my own classroom. Can't wait to read this aloud this fall!
Friday, July 31, 2009
Sylvie is a pink flamingo who wonders and questions. She wants to know why she is pink. After a straight-forward answer from her mother (you are what you eat), Sylvie curiously begins to explore new foods and things that change her appearance and leave her feeling a bit unsettled. Sylvie discovers that to feel like herself again, she goes back to what she knows.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Karen at Talkworthy has tagged me in a Mosaic Meme!! I am finally responding.
After joining Twitter and Facebook, I am finding the ups and downs of social networking. With Twitter, I feel a simplicity and professional connectedness to educators, thinkers and writers. I try to use the information on Twitter to change and grow. I am trying to balance tweeting useful information with receiving it. I think I will get there and I am allowing myself to be a taker rather than a giver on this social network.
I am also still trying to find time to explore Twitter. TIME is a big piece I feel for social networking and it is easy to get lost spending time on my laptop. I struggle with this as I have three children at home and their activities, domestic responsibilities ( I like my house to be somewhat picked up but am not over the top with cleaning), teaching and just having a life. There are many days I would like to close off the world and just sit with my laptop and explore but in reality it doesn't happen.
After talking with some of my friends yesterday, I heard Mary Lee explain her goals for beginning the school year. She reminded me that it all comes back to balance (which I have posted about before). This fall I will be thinking about how to balance Twitter into my personal internet time and maybe even find a balance for tweeting and RTing.
Here is my mosaic: