Saturday, June 18, 2016

Random Bits: Bomb Pops, Dansko, and LiveBinders

A few random thoughts:

*The Bug and I love Bomb Pops. They are patriotic and delicious. She remembered them from last summer and kept asking this Nana when we were going to have them again. Well, we introduced the Little Bug to them this week, and they were a hit with her, too. E is going to have to try them next.  Bomb Pops: the best treat of the summer.
*Do it yourself conferences. These are a new trend. You go to the conference, post ideas you are interested in learning about or sharing, and those ideas are grouped into sessions. This is a great way to make sure the conference is relevant to each of us. AND...I love the fact that they encourage you to get up and leave if you aren't learning what you were hoping to and encourage you to walk into another session that might be a better fit. Genius! (The one I went to this last week was a State wide conference of all grades and disciplines.)

*New apps. I learned about quite a few new apps at the conference. So what am I doing today? Playing with the apps to see which ones will help me the most in the classroom.

*Dansko shoes. Since I'm thinking about school anyway, I have to post a pair of shoes I am dying for. Dansko shoes are super comfortable, if a bit "Grandma" or "Nana" looking. Granted, I fit that category, but I like cute, fun shoes that don't kill my feet. Then, I found this Dansko style. I LOVE it!
These are tough on a teacher's salary, but I might have to splurge. And this is a second pair, I wouldn't refuse either.

School teachers are always in a bind. We need comfortable shoes and can't really afford them on our salaries. This splurge is one that my feet appreciate. I haven't purchased them yet....still dreaming! Maybe...!

*Harry Potter. I read all of the books when they came out. My project since school ended was to re-read the entire series. I can check that one off my list.  (Pretty sure the Mr. is happy about that.)

*Finally, at Thursday's conference, I won a year's subscription to LiveBinders. It looks like an online organizer that I can create and then share with students or other teachers. It also looks like I will have access to many LiveBinders created by educators across the country. I haven't activated my gift yet. I want to make sure I have plenty of time to explore and create. (After next week is over.) I love organizing, and I can already think of several uses for it. I think I might have hit the jackpot!

There are your random bits for this week. All the news you didn't need to know. (BUT...a nice break from National tragedies and the Presidential race, eh?!)


Anonymous said...

I've never had a Bomb pop. I might have to try one. I've never worn a pair of Dansko shoes. Probably because of the cost. I might have to try on a pair (BTW, those two pairs you pictured are very cute!!) Some teachers from our district went to in-service this past week, too. One of our teachers won an Apple watch. Was it the same in-service?? Cousin BJB

Mrs. E said...

Same inservice BJB! Pretty exciting prizes.