School started on Tuesday August 30th. I have two goals for this trime. First, I want my students to increase their understanding of how technology can help them learn on their own and how technology can help them create products which will grab other people's attention. Secondly, I want to learn from my students what best meets their needs. During the school year I will be blogging about my progress.
To begin with I made a big purchase in the summer that I have wanted to make for a long time. I purchased my own domain name. That means that I no longer have to point my students to long web site addresses that they usually can't remember. It is now just, www.mraitken.org! I'll add details about the process as the summer goes along.
What are your goals for this trimester? List two and describe them.
Yes, my feet are wet! I am sure you could come up with some very usual reasons why my feet should be wet, after all, it is raining. It's October in southern California and it is raining. This in itself is unusual. It is usually still warm and dry well into the month of November or December. Still, it is raining in southern California and it is a school day.
I am not one to go jumping in the puddles any more, though I should be and many of the students have been. Many of the students have wet feet today. Some of them because they were jumping in the puddles, some of them because someone next to them was jumping in the puddles, and some of them for a long list of of other reasons.
Of course, I still have not told you why my feet are wet. Perhaps I should. My feet are wet because I have holes in my shoes! I know, you may say that every shoe has at least one hole in it, but that would be a smarty-pants answer. My shoes have the kinds of holes in them that you don't know you wear them when it is wet outside. The holes are apparently in the soles of my shoes because it only took about two minutes of walking across the wet playground for the water to seep into my sock and all the way to my feet. So, my feet are wet.
I think it would be much better if I had been jumping in the puddles getting others wet, but I'm a teacher and an adult so I'm not supposed to do that. Even though I want to! If it were a Saturday I would wear my especially large shoes (which make an especially large splash) and run around the playground , jumping in puddles and soaking my students.
Well, I can always hope can't I.
Saw this going home on Friday. A Nissan GTR. My child has been so infected with the car that this is his favorite car. It is amazing what you see around you if you will only enjoy the view. So many times in our lives we hurry through the journey and miss the scenery or the people we travel it with. I appreciate my family so much. I took this picture because I knew my son would like to have it, I was on my way home to a caring wife and my daughter and son had folded all of the clean laundry that was waiting for me, and most importantly, a God who knows exactly what I need.
Thank God for the journey and my fellow travelers! My question to you is where are you going and who is on the journey with you?