I can't believe how the days just keep FLYING by!!! It amazes me that tomorrow is the END of the 5TH week of school! Sorry, I've been absent from posting!
Last Thursday I received an email letting me know that my Donor's Choose project for an iPod for the classroom had been funded!! I was nervous it was some kind of mistake, because prior to that I had only had 4 donors (one of which was me!!!) THANK YOU to Amanda Nickerson of One Extra Degree and Mrs. Saoud of Primary Graffiti who both donated!!! The fourth was a wonderful friend from my church who saw my plea on Facebook (thanks Beth!!) After the 4 of us there was still about $500 to go!
I made a plea to my district & parents for votes through Sonic's Limeades for Learning, hoping that maybe it would get funded that way. The last time I had looked I had less than 30 votes and other projects had THOUSANDS. I had pretty much figured with less than a month to go, it wasn't going to happen; then last Thursday I received that wonderful email stating it was funded. I had one AMAZING donor from LA who had funded the rest of my project!!!!
Today when our wonderful secretary called over the intercom to let me know the package I had been waiting for was in the office, my class let out a GIANT cheer and yell!! My class's iPod is hooked to my computer right now downloading ebooks & apps!!!
I can't wait to start using the iPod with my students!! I'm going to be scouring all the blogs out there for great educational apps and ways to use the iPod in class!!
Last Thursday night was our Back to School Night...I let the kids know that even if they weren't able to come with their families, they would all be there...here's my 'Flat Stanley' class!!!