Friday, May 27, 2016
I missed the cupcake truck at school today. :(
I totally want one! Or two. We have two Osmos. We'll see how hard ordering is in the fall. We'll never save enough for new tables if I always give in but new tables versus cool stuff? (Still wanting new iTouches for Google Cardboard and another couple Spheros cause one they fight over too much).
Those silly color chip photos ... I find them soothing. This one is pretty.
I like this! We're mostly doing ChatterKid book reviews (I should post some. They're funny).
Friday, May 20, 2016
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Yesterday was my birthday. Took a personal day only to have the worst daytime weather (worst storm ever was last Monday night) ever. Any going out plans were scrapped for pjs and a book. Actually ... happy birthday, right? :) Yes. I might be old.
Book Creator. So easy and so cool. I wish I could get more classes in to do things! I saw something about a webinar. I should check up on that.
Had to get my niece to help. Not intuiting the controls very well. Following a wildlife photog in Africa because he talks a lot about photography and shares cool images, an Italian girl that explores London (I WANT TO GO BACK!), some cool book ones, public or university library ones, and one Elem Library (GO YOU).
I admit I pushed play more for the original song than the remake artist (remember ... old?). But then I loved it!
Only keeping Legos sorted. #thestruggleisreal
Monday, May 16, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
A good portion of today was spent with a class on what was sort of an "darn it I have no idea" project that is turning out to be kind of fun. "We want to do research. We don't care on what." Well. Not sure how much this counts toward research but we did get some keyword discussion going. And notetaking means HIGHLIGHTS, not every word. And "Cite your pics!"
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
I am learning about 3D printing by making lots of mistakes. Learning about designs and how to help kids make good choices (usually by having it turn out wrong first ... but that's OK!). Also about watching for low filament because there's no warning message. And then that when you ask the vendor which filament to buy they may not pay attention to the right size. And trying to restring filament ... it twists and kinks and snaps. Quite a lot, actually. Learning, learning, learning.
BUT just got a new bulletin board for the library. Haven't decided whether it will be for book promo or "making." And some bulletin board type strips for the teaching end. I really want to get this but $$$. Bulletin boards don't cost as much. Still afraid things would not get put back (right now I get it out and put it away in the mornings). I should trust, right? Trust!
AND I just signed up for a chalk lettering class. So that will be fun this summer. AND I have so many new books I want to read.
AND I still get to read The Thank You Book (Elephant and Piggie) to lots of classes.
AND these guys are visiting this weekend. I love all 11 of my nieces and nephews. When siblings send me reading related photos it's icing on that cake. #imanaunt
Tuesday, May 3, 2016
Loving: Tomorrow is Star Wars Day! Not even doing anything as everyone at school "just" wanted to do research (which usually I would love)! Sorry dreams of trivia and origami and clips and read alouds.
Thinking: It took 110 minutes to get to school today. Usually 35-40. The radio didn't say a WORD about a bad slowdown until minute number 103. Grrrrrrr.
Wanting: More time to read! I have so many books! I fall asleep too fast!
Needing: My gym changed up the schedule and the teachers and two of the three classes a week I went to ... changed to kickboxing. That whole "GO GO GO Drop that ball and the whole class has to do burpees!" mentality didn't work for me. So I dropped out with intentions of treadmill and my own workouts. Haven't happened yet. :/
Truth: Nothing deep dark. As so many ... just feeling overwhelmed. So much to do and my brain isn't good at calming down and prioritizing.
May the Fourth be with you!
Friday, April 29, 2016
I have some great ARCS on my Kindle. And a book my brother-in-law published on Amazon that (luckily, cause I admit I was like "what on earth will I say if I don't like it?" is actually quite good. I was trying so hard to read last night but I guess I'm getting old. I fell asleep at a quarter after eight. And that's with a nap. How long will I make it tonight? :P
Here are some pins that caught my eye. Click through for original sources. Have a great weekend!
My attempt ...
Can you tell, IG, that the background is full of staples and the printout is purplish because it's the end of the year and we're running out of ink? And I cut the letters out of the wrong color so I had to put a backdrop? Still needs a #gospursgo somewhere. And #readkidsread #teacherlibrarianproblems #keepinitreal
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Considering I should have changed the background. And tried a little harder on the jersey. And recut the letters instead of throwing them on a background when I realized like a dummy I'd cut them out of the wrong color. And not even taken a pic til I had more book covers up there (plus maybe a basketball and GOSPURSGO)? Not a total fail but not as good. Oh well.
Actually said I was five (well ... soon to be four) years older than I really am. Oops.
Dare we try this at school? I don't dance. But the kids would LOVE it!
I could scream at this. I really could. There are several classes where more than half of the kiddos can't get new books cause they haven't brought back the old books. And half of those are from six weeks or longer. Return what you have so you can get new ones! Under your bed they're not doing anyone any good!
Off to read. Or fall asleep. Though I just saw that there could be more hail. SA has had some really bad ones lately. Not myself but a lot of people at school. So odd. USAA is sending drones around to investigate claims they have so many!