Tuesday, January 10, 2012

A Proud Teacher and Welcome 2012!

Welcome to 2012! We all had a fanatstic break that came just in time. Yesterday we talked a little through the day about the good things that happened over the holidays. In some cases, I already knew what had happened for my students because they blogged about it over the holidays :) Nothing could have made me more proud and satisfied than to see my students wanting to write about authentic life experiences on their holidays! This makes the time and effort that goes to setting up and maintaining tools like student blogs worth it. Yesterday we got another surprise when Mason put through a post about his trip to Palm Springs. It was a surprise because I didn't know he was away but more so because he made an Animoto of his trip! Another proud moment because he is a) blogging on vacation, and b) using a tool (Animoto) that I have shown him but not necessarily used with him. He remembered it and figured it out on his own.

My holidays were fantastic, so much happened! I love it when Christmas is right at the beginning of the break because it leaves a whole 2 weeks for travel, visits and projects. This year it was visits and projects. At our house we are doing a big renovation and our whole main floor has been gutted! This means no kitchen and no bathroom, yikes! I was also able to spend time with my 4 nieces and nephews from Kenora snowmobiling, skiing, skating and at the circus (at the Manitoba Museum). Mixed in with all of this were some visits with friends and quiet mornings (away from the renos) with my new Steve Jobs book. It was great to come back to school feeling refreshed and ready to get going with some new ideas.

Have a great 2012!

-Mrs. Dent Scarcello :)


Kirsten said...

It is so awesome that your students are blogging AND incorporating other applications like Animoto over the holidays! Congrats Mrs. Dent and good job students :)

Anonymous said...

The cookies are so cute. We just put out Oreo cookies for ''Santa.''Even though are Dad is going to eat it I mean ''Santa.'' Don't stop believing in Santa.

Anonymous said...

was it hard making them?

chelsea (from Ms Wasneys class!)

Anonymous said...

hi miss dent it is alyssa
your blog is awesome. have you seen our blog yet? your cookies look soo good.

alyssa from ms. wasneys class

Mrs. Dent Scarcello said...

Hi Chelsea and Alyssa,
The cookies WERE great! Thanks! They weren't too hard to make but they took a long time to decorate.

I check out your blog all the time! In fact, every time someone posts to your blog I get an email letting me know.

-Mrs. Dent Scarcello :)

Anonymous said...

i like the cookies

Emily from ms.wasney class