It's FINALLY here! My favorite week of the year! I hate being away from school but this is the BEST place to be if you have to be out of work. THREE days of pure joy... GaETC, the Georgia Educational Technology Conference. My head gets so full of stuff in those 3 days I could never do it all. I get to see friends I sometimes only see at conferences... I just adore every minute of it. Check back here for updates of the day... IF I have enough energy at the end of the day to tell you about it!
Today was an exciting day for our students at JPES! We had visitors and administrators read the book, The Bear Ate Your Sandwich! I have pictures of most of our readers. One slipped away but hopefully I can add a picture later. All of the readers read the same book as we participated in the world’s largest shared reading experience. Hopefully we helped break the World Record!
Thanks to all of our guests and Dr. Dye for taking time out of their busy day to come read to our kids. Thanks also to all of the teachers for their support.
If you would like to read the book, you may do so by going to this webpage - https://www.jstart.org/campaigns/read-for-the-record Scroll down toward the bottom and you can see a picture of the book. Choose English or Spanish!
FINALLY! A crisp morning air! I LOVE fall! Of course at Jefferson Parkway, October means that Pre-K and Kindergarten are listening to and performing Big Pumpkin by Erica Silverman. This book has become a "tradition" at JPES. Yes, I know it by heart. Every single word! It's not a book we READ.... There is an adorable song that goes with the book. I have recorded me turning the pages while the music plays with our HoverCam Solo 8 so that I can help the characters act out the entire book. They have costumes and seem to have a BLAST!
I'll share a few pictures of the performances!
My name is Mary Dean. I have been a library media specialist since 2007. I have taught Pre-K, 1st and 2nd grades. I was also an Instructional Technology Specialist and worked with all grade levels as well as teachers.