Friday, November 2, 2012

Owls and Technology

Hello Folks!

It's been quite a whiles since I made a post.  I'll say it again, I don't know how others keep up with a blog.  Nevertheless, I'll recap what has gone on the past few weeks.  About three weeks ago, third grade finished up our owl unit and I must say it was an awesome study.  We finished the unit with our students dissecting owl pellets, in other words, owl puke.  Are you disgusted yet?  LOL!  Many of the students were grossed out with the thought of looking at, let alone, touching the pellet.  But after awhile, all of the students were engaged in the activity and enjoyed trying to figure out what animals these bones belonged to.  Of course after this assignment, my little scientist want to dissect  everything!  LOL!  Are next unit of study was bats, and everyone wanted to know if we were going to dissect, one.  My response, "Absolutely not!"  LOL

Bones found inside the owl pellet

Bones and fur

Bone matching

On to the next update - so I received some gifts last week, well I guess you can call them gifts.  I received a few Mimio products - Mimio Teach, Wireless Mimio Pad, MimioView, and MimioVote.  I was so excited to receive these products and cannot wait to use them in my classroom.  How did I get these awesome products?  Well, I expressed to a parent that my goal is to implement more technology into my classroom, he informed me that he could assist me in making that happen.  And a month later he made good on his promise.  I don't own the products, you can think of it as a lease.  My job is to use the products and write reviews as I use them.  So I'll be sure to let you all know how I like the products.  

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