Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

Hello All -

Jessica at A Turn to Learn is having a Back to School Jitters Linky Party and I have joined in with my feelings about the upcoming school year.  We do not start until August 27, and the students come on September 4th, but school has surely been on my mind as the days creep closer.
As I have mentioned before on my blog, I wrote a grant for an iPad, and took a class this summer on apps that can used in the classroom.  I think the iPad will be a complete hit with my third graders!

In my previous post I wrote about planning for our new reading curriculum.  It's been a source of anxiety for many in my district.  I'm sure it will all come together but it doesn't stop the worrying.

During the recent reading training, we also found out that the third graders are expected to be blogging about books.  I am psyched for this!  Again, I know my students will love it.

I attended the Mickelson/ExxonMobil Teachers Academy this summer, and met many awesome educators.  We have a Facebook group, and are constantly messaging each other.  I hope to have time to continue those connections.

Check out Jessica's blog and join in her linky!


  1. Found you in the Linky Party :)

    Wow! Using an ipad in your classroom!! I can't wait to see how you do this...I would LOVE to find a way to use more technology in my classroom. Do you have Smartboards, too?

    Wishful Teaching

    1. HiSarah-
      I have something like a Smartboard - it's an Interwrite Board. I have had it for two years and could not live without. I plan to connect the iPad to the Interwrite.

      Thanks for stopping by!

  2. I can't wait to hear how the blogging goes with 3rd graders! I would love to have an ipad! I hope I win one!!
    Owl Things First

  3. I love the idea of the kids blogging! Can't wait to see how that goes...they will love it!

    Craft of Teaching

  4. That's awesome that your kids will be on edmodo! Our school is considering it, but my kids are Kindergarten so it'll be quite different than doing it with 3rd! That's so awesome!

    Thanks for linking up!

    A Turn to Learn

  5. I just had a training on Edmodo! Looks fun! Have a great school year! I'm new to teacher blogging, stop by and say hi! :) http://bloomingin1st.blogspot.com