Thursday, May 1, 2014

May Currently

Today, I was talking with one of my favorite teachers that I work with about organizing a Genius Hour. That conversation led to a discussion about our teacher portfolio evaluation that was due today which then led to the fact that I had not blogged in a long time. Basically, she called me out! Called out in a good way. I love blogging, but have gotten bogged down by other things! There have been some amazing things that have happened recently, so I will come back and blog about them.

For now, I just can't miss a Currently!

Listening - My daughter just finished up her book project. A bit of glitter . . . a few sequins . . . and sparkly markers make for a glitzy project!

My daughter loves the Whatever After series of books!

Loving: Since, I was a winner last year, I got to judge the HEB Excellence in Education finalists for the Leadership category.  The awards ceremony is this weekend! I can't wait!!!! What makes this even more special, is the fact that, a teacher from our district is up for the Rising Star category, another is up for the Leadership category and our district is up for Large District category! This is super exciting!!!  And . . . the keynote is Tom Brokaw! 

Thinking: I just realized that the EdCamp Region4TX is just down the street from where I'm staying this weekend! Yes, I could shop at the Houston Galleria, but no . . . I am soooo going to EdCamp! If you have never attended an EdCamp, look for one near you! They are unbelievable!

Wanting: I just got a FitBit Flex . . . I'm obsessed with it! What I'm more obsessed about, is the fact that, I can't figure out how to beat my friend and the number of steps she does in a week. I soooo want to beat her!

Needing: I need to just write it up!!! 

Surprise: Terri has some amazing ideas for taking your class to that next level in 21st century learning. Terri and I have been Twitter friends and then I had the unique (small world) opportunity to meet her at an awards ceremony. She inspires me to look for new and innovative things that take students and teachers to that next level of learning! You can also follow her on Twitter . . . @terrieichholz

Happy May!