Sunday, August 14, 2011

I've stumbled upon an AMAZING website called This digital initiative was created by the Penguin group and the Pearson Foundation. For every book that is read online on this website, they will donate a hard copy book to a campaign they support. To sign up for this great community literacy awareness tool, all you have to do is go to the website, sign up for an account, pick one of the campaigns that are on their website to support, and read a digital book. There are no limits to how many digital books you read, and like I said, each time you read one, a real one gets donated to the campaign you chose when you signed up. What a great way to get books into the hands of children! The books on this website are appropriate for children up to age 10ish. Pin It

Friday, August 12, 2011

School's Here!!!

Well, school started this week for teachers. The best way I can describe going from summer time to school time is that it's like going from 0 to 60 in about that many seconds. The new school year brings so many hopes and excitement for the coming year. We had our Sneak a Peek/Back to School Night last night, and it was fun seeing all the little ones and getting to meet all my new students. It was also fun seeing my old students and having them come say hello. Relationships are so key to teaching, and it is important to work on them first and foremost, whether with students or with the parents. One of my old students used to need a little extra TLC in dealing with him, and it was so good to see him come out of his shell and blossom, knowing he was in a safe environment. He came to visit me last night, threw his arms around me, and said, "I really missed you this summer." It is those types of moments that remind me of why I am a teacher. Pin It
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