Showing posts from November, 2011

QR Code Hunt

Today you are enjoying a QR code hunt (if you are in my class). And this is your next clue..... They say home is where the heart is. If that is true here you will find my heart and your next clue.

Pin It!

I just recently read a blog post about using Pinterest for educational purposes. I have seen and heard about Pinterest use, but really had not seen any reason for me to pursue it. However, if someone says that there is a use for education, then that is enough for me to check into it. So, I applied for an invitation. Within a week, I had my invitation and was creating my account and planning my "board". I added the "pin it" tool to my favorites bar. That was all for that day's adventures. Then I started to receive email notices that different people (mostly Facebook friends) were following my pins. Oh, cool was my first thought and then oh, my was the I did not have anything to "follow" (except a blank board). Enter today's adventure with the intention of learning how to "pin". Off to Pinterest website and login. Wow! Lots of other peoples pins are there are also organized by categories. So to narrow my search I sorte

El Ed

Once in awhile the elementary teacher in me really comes out. Today my daughter and I were shopping at our local Dillons store. There tucked away in the back sales isle was this beauty.... A venus fly trap! Science Fun! The really cool thing was that we had a fly in our house to experiment on. All in the name of science! The fly must have been previously swatted by me and survived because it could not fly (just to make some of you feel better). So,  I caught the fly and placed it on the plant. We watched with anticipation of the trap and snap of the plant. However, I guess our new fly trap was not very hungry. So to keep things interesting I kept the cover on the plant to keep the fly inside (just in case the plant needed a different lunch time). I know poor fly.... But seriously I want to see what will happen and the fly is going to die anyway. I will try to follow up on this experiment in a future post!  I hope that I can keep this little guy alive so that next semester we can e