I forgot to make my Happy Saturday video to Mr. Schu yesterday, so I made one this morning. I hope everyone is having a fun and relaxing Sunday!
Happy Saturday, Mr. Schu! It sure was nice hanging out with you at Nerd Camp.
It is not every day that you get to have a pool party with Emily Arrow at your principal’s house. Talk about a fun night! Emily was kind enough to make a quick video with me.
I got a notification on my phone a few minutes ago, saying that Mr. Schu created a Saturday video. That reminded me to make a video. Thanks, Mr. Schu!
Started today with a run and a reading of Dan Santat’s After The Fall. Talk about the perfect start to a day!
I had the honor of presenting at the Scholastic Reading Summit yesterday in Chicago. It was fun sharing the story of Parma Elementary with my principal Ms. Haney. My hope is that they found value in what we had to say.
This past school year my students were obsessed with YouTube. Many of them didn’t just watch YouTube videos, they also created them. Their passion towards creating content has made me want to spend the summer trying to figure out how I can better serve my students that live in this YouTube world. One thing that I have decided to try is creating more YouTube videos. I’ve created a lot of videos in the past, but they are mostly just one take videos. It seemed like a good idea to try and make videos like the ones my students are watching. Filming myself playing Minecraft didn’t seem like a good idea, so I decided to try and tackle Vlogging. I’m not going to do it every day this summer, but I will do it when I’m doing a lot of school related activities. You can find my two vlogs from the reading summit below.
Yesterday, I walked through my new classroom for the first time. It made me feel all sorts of things: nervous, excited, curious, scared. I cannot wait for the custodial crew to finish cleaning so that I can get in and start putting the pieces together.
UPDATE: The awesome red chair is going with the teacher that use to be in my room to her new school. That was a pretty big bummer, but I did find out that it was from IKEA, so maybe I’ll be able to pick one up sometime this summer.