Although loving, quickly deciding that I need to stop drinking these fall flavored lattes...they are bad for the budget and bad for the waistline...but so good for motivation in the morning!
I'm working up the nerve to apply for funding to attend some advanced cooperative learning training happening in February, I have recently become a coach for those using active engagement structures and I really want some new material for my toolbox...plus this stuff really impacts student learning and on task behaviors so I greedily want to learn more in order to better implement in my own classroom!
Ive jumped on the iPad bandwagon...I found an app that will annotate pdfs and then you can email them...most of our teacher manuals are online pdfs that I could download and add notes. Our gradebook software also has an app..no more paper checklists that are the manually entered into the computer..click once and move on in the moment :)
Need the wireless Internet to use the iPad that I want..our district wont let any outside devices on the server...grr...but they wont let teachers use the iPads purchased by the district..they are for student use only..completely support this but want the opportunity to use mine (when and if I get one).
Oh of course Halloween books are so fun...pulled a few out the other day and my students were crawling over desks to get at them :)
On a side note our class pet Spongebob Jr (the kids named him) finally came out to play! I applied for a pets in the classroom grant and got my coupons in the mail 2 weeks ago...this whole set up and the pet was only 6 bucks out of pocket!