We finally made it back from our San Antonio/Austin trip this morning around 2:00 am. I can’t believe that with all of the weeks of preparations that the last two days flew by in just a whirlwind. I’ve always known that so many hours and so many people invested their time and hearts in this venture. Each year for the last 12 years I’ve watched adults and students work and give so much dedication. However it took a trip with this group for me to realize the true meaning of why the same group of adults do this year after year. Also many of the adults no longer have students in the 6th grade. They continue to do this for the love of passing history down to the students and seeing the light come on in their eyes. I’m so weak in the field of history, but I love hearing about it. Mrs. Bigbie knows so much. I loved walking around and listening as she told about historical facts. Everything came to life. I was also amazed that Electra has gained such a well-known reputation in our State Capital and at the Alamo over the last 12 years. Our district should be so proud. I know I was in awe and gained such a new respect for the program that Mrs. Davis and Mrs. Bigbie established. I made so many new memories that I will keep with me forever. I’m proud of each of the students, and will never forget our special time together.
The students were all geared up for the AR “Read Across America” that Mrs. Bishop had prepared them for. However Mother Nature once again stepped in this week and decided to take control. School is being released at 11:30, and the students are frantically trying to read their books and take AR test in order to meet their goal. Not to mention Mrs. Bishop running around trying to accomplish this feat. As I saw one of the students write, there is “chaos” going on! I love it!!! You never know what the day may bring you when you walk through the doors of Electra Elementary. That’s what makes it so interesting and keeps me coming. Each day is an adventure in itself!
Today the 6th graders presented a dress rehearsal of the Texas Play for family and friends. The students did a great job along with the help from Mrs. Davis, Mrs. Bigbie, Ms. Ward, Ashley Ward, and countless others. The students will be traveling to San Antonio and Austin on March 1 and March 2 to present the play. Below are just a few clips of the play.
With the students being out Monday, this week seems a little rushed. Right now there is so much that I want 6th grade Tech to learn, and I’m running out of time. I wish I could have them for another year. I dearly love this group of students. They are so neat and know so much about the computer. They are like sponges. Just show it to them and they soak it up. This week I introduced them to a web tool call “Voki.” “Voki” is a talking avatar which you will see on each of the blogs. I keep throwing new things at them, and they keep up with me without a complaint. I keep thinking, “Oh I have to show them this before the year is up, and I have to show them this also…..” I just have so many things I want to show them and so little time. They are a fantastic group!!!!
Gabe and Lauren stopped by my classroom before they left with Mrs. Davis today. They had lunch at the Chamber of Commerce where they portrayed Travis and Susanna Dickinson. They also asked for donations for the trip at Waggoner National Bank and the Pilgrim Bank. All of the 6th grade class has been working very hard getting ready for the Texas trip to San Antonio.
I’m so excited! This week my 6th grade Tech class is beginning to set up their edublog sites. This group of students are so creative, and I can’t wait to see their first blog. Since this is a “first” for all of us, it will be a fantastic learning experience for everyone. Not only will the students learn, but so will I. Ok Tech class, let’s get ready to blog!