Let’s Salute the Week!

This past week has been productive, Yeah!

Sunday is a time to worship with my church community and make sure that I have listed all of my praises for the week.  I am grateful I have a job, I am grateful the internet is working.  I also realized that I need to pay more attention to the details of what I want to accomplish.  I am grateful for that realization.

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This is section for all the problems for the year, believe me they have been some doozies.  However, I realized that I must be close to something in my writing/brand for the devil to be bringing out some negative forces.  I mean, we currently don’t have internet, but I am writing this post so that it is ready to process tomorrow.  The internet will either come on sometime today or it won’t.  If not, I will use my work internet or I will hope on the libraries internet.  One way or another I will get it posted.

Also, I will be upgrading to a new plan this week so that I can post a video on the blog.There will be some practice shots, so my regular followers can look for them on Wednesday, when the technician comes in to check on the internet.  I am really gmy-videooing to enhance it.  The book reviews I did and will complete are going to be posted within the iMovie and posted as a video at the beginning of Mystery Thriller Week.  I completed this process for a project during the time I was at school completing my Specialist degree in Educational Technology.  Look for that on February 12, 2017.

Finally, this week should be a relatively good week, now that I know it is the spiritual forces that are trying to get on my nerves.  I won’t let it bother me, whether it happens or not, well that remains to be seen.

We will all have a great week!!!

Book Review: All the Little Liars

 

All the Little Liars by Charlaine Harris

This series “An Aurora TeaGarden Mystery” is turning out to be a favorite.  I originally discovered it on Hallmark Mystery Channel and really enjoyed the series.  there were a couple of books I wasn’t greatly impressed with, but this one “All the Little Liars”  I really liked.

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Aurora’s half brother is living with her and her husband (yes, she is married and pregnant), when he disappears.  As Aurora goes through the process of trying to locate her young half brother, she discovers how cruel children can be to one another.  Not only that, but also found out what parents would do to protect their children when they are cruel to each other. It’s sad how much trouble three little bullies can cause other people in their circle.

Opinon

As a elementary education teacher, I know how cruel some children are to other children. Not only has a elementary teacher, but as a parent.  We weren’t as nice as the young girl’s parents.  Between my son and a call to the police, the bullying stopped.  The parents of that child remind me of the bullies’ parents in this book.      Children can be MEAN!!!!     I agree with the main character, I would press charges against the individual and the parents knew I would, althought I think they were more frighten of my husband..  Only then would the parents of the bully wake and realize that they needed to do something.

This is a great book on so many levels and I encourage everyone to read the book.

Historical Signifance

The following schools in Far Northeast Denver are significant part of the community.  The three schools, DCIS at Ford, Omar D Blair and Marie L Greenwood are named after prominent community members who were instrumental in improving the education in this sector of the school district.

DCIS at Ford is name after Barney Ford.  Barney_FordHe was an escaped slave who became a wealthy Colorado businessman and civil rights pioneer.  he was born in January 22, 1822 and died December 22, 1902.  Mr. Ford is result of the white plantation owner and a slave woman named Phoebe. The school he was named after has undergone many changes and is currently a non traditional school

8858939_109044874763Omar D Blair is a charter school .  Omar D Blair is a respected community leader who served as an officer in the  Tuskegee Airman.  He was par to the Great Train Robbery.

Marie L Greenwood was born in 1912 in Los Angeles CA. She is a well respected educator who worked for Denver Public Schools.  She is 103 years old and still active in her namesake Marie L. Greenwood  Academy.Marie L Greenwood

These are three schools that I have either worked in or am currently worked in during my tenure in Colorado.   I have also work in Oakland Elementary which opened in 1984.

The history of each of these schools is dying out and with the exception of Omar D Blair, the principal has never shared the historical contribution of the schools to the community of Denver. I will continue to write about these schools and adapt the information in lesson plans.  I will post a template and copy of the lesson.

Each of the lessons will include various forms of technology that will enhance the lesson for the students, in addition to providing historical facts about the community.

In Recognition of Week 32

“Be grateful for the tiny details of your life and make room for unexpected and beautiful blessings.”

This past week was the first full week of training, getting to know new co workers and learning new lessons. Each day was solid  and exciting day.  Some of the people I have not seen for over a year, some I worked with in my previous school district and some are new and nice people.

It has been an educational week.  I have learned that leaving a different school district doens’t have to be detailed and told in a negative way.  It can be done in  pleasant, postive and happy manner. bus[1]

Week of Training:

  • New ways to use technology with the students and and to help with the massive amount of paperwork.
  • All of the things a special educator needs to do in the first 30 days of school.  Not the first 30 days when the students arrive, but when the teachers start back to school.
  • The various items, school structure and routines, methods of communications and various types of curriculum.

Getting to Know New/Old Co Workers:

  • Are you sharing a room with another person?
  • Did you move into a new position, but at the same school or are you at a different school?
  • New/Old?

Learning New Lessons:

  • What wonderful things? What problems?  What are you going to do this year to make it a better year?
  • Relationship with the students this year?

In Preperation of Week 33

This week we are supposed to get the technology for classroom, student list and a variety of other things that I am not sure of, but it should be very interesting.

I am looking forward to using some new types of technology (websites, use of software, technology) this week because i want to get my room together, rituals and routinesthe_ultimate_transformer_by_handdrawndragonestablished so that Week 34 will be a GREAT  start to the first week of school.

  • Morning Meeting
    • https://www.responsiveclassroom.org/our-hopes-and-dreams-for-school/
    • GoogleDocs
      • a place to keep track of your lessons and what skills, etc. to introduce daily
    • Mobile Apps
      • Random selector
      • iTouchLearn Life Skills
  • All About Me
    • Wordle
      • http://www.wordle.net/
    • Pixie by Tech$Learning
      • http://web.tech4learning.com/blog-0/bid/100546/8-first-projects-to-get-students-using-technology (Paid)
  • Reading
    • SmartBoard:  http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
  • Math
    • SmartBoard: http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
  • Writing
    • SmartBoard: http://eduscapes.com/sessions/smartboard/
  • Rituals and Routine
    • http://thecornerstoneforteachers.com/free-resources/routines-and-procedures/class-meetings

The above activities are all related to technology can be used in the classroom.  I have skipped over the history of our schools for today. I am very excited to show you these items and how to use them in the classroom.  I will be preseting information and technology at the same time.  The historical apsect of your own school equally important.

 

 

The Reader

I know that I don’t have a lot of followers.  People who regularly read my blog and comment on it.  I would like that, I really world, but I like to write.  When I was younger I used to read the columns in the paper.  Someday, I told myself, someday I would write a column and just like Erma Bombeck, people all of over the world would read my columns.  then they would read my books, they would read for advice on how to use technology in the classroom for children who needed extra help.  We all that assertive technology.  Readers would read about how to use technology to enhance their lessons and come back for more.  It would happen.

Really, it will happen.

Today I want to talk about my passions, I like to read (A LOT), I like to write, I like to read and write mysteries (women’s fiction, spiritual, devotions, children’s non fiction, children’s non fiction historical, professional books, cozy, series, some thrillers and futuristic I johnny-automatic-man-using-binoculars-2like to use different types of technology and I like to teach.  IN addition, I will show you curriculum that I like to design using technology, modifies for students with disabilities and items that special educators may find interesting.

Some people might say those are a  lot of passions, but I believe that God gave me all of those passions.  Now he is reminding me that I need to discipline myself and share my passions with other people. Also, safe to say I won’t be writing about all of them everyday, just some of them everyday.

He gave me a job as a special educator and special education coordinator where I currently teach at on a daily basis. Since I like to learn I will share what I learn with you and what I have already learned and how I use them.

He has reminded me of the path I want to take with my education.

He has reminded me how much I liked technology when I was a child.  A student in school I would help all of my teachers with their technology.  Only then we called it audio visual equipment.

As you read my blog, I will write about all of the above items.  I would like you to comment and let me know what you think. 

Netgalley Reviews

This is the website where I receive e-books for the privilege of reviewing them for more badges. I am not being sarcastic, I have really received some good books. I have also become acquainted with some new authors. These authors have also been really nice about contacting me. The publishers have had their marketing directors email me directly so that I can receive advanced news of advanced copies.

Now I realize how well they have held up their end and this is the year that I am a woman of integrity. I will get through these book and raise my book review rate to 80%,

Thanks Netgalley for all of the great books! I will become a great reviewer.

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