Tuesday, January 22, 2008


I'm interested in using the Library Trading Card idea using a GLAD idea. Rewarding students with trading cards for their proper behavior during lessons really motivates students to participate and practice respect or whatever behavior they need to work on as a group. I'll have to think about what I want to put on the cards and get my pictures together before I start making them.

Any ideas for cards that are library focused?


I tried out Flickr and even uploaded some of my pictures. However, I've been using SnapFish and I'm not sure I want to mess with changing over at this time. I might just start from here posting new photos for now since I can access them from school and that will make using them easier.


I've sent the information in to register my blog. Haven't heard anything yet.

Monday, January 21, 2008


WOW, I did it! Setting up the blog wasn't very hard. The Avatar was a bit more challenging but so cool and a lot easier than the old days of having to write html.


The easiest of the 7 1/2 Habits is "Accept responsibility for your own learning". I love to learn and find myself taking time to read self-help books, read online information, take staff development (When I can find them offered at times I'm not committed to after school activities, which tends to be July!), and I am presently taking graduate courses for library science.

Most challenging of the 7 1/2 Habits is "Play" which may seem strange to most people but when you think about my childhood where little time was spent on family activities and playing around it doesn't seem so strange. Although I am not good at playing games it doesn't mean I don't understand the need to do what makes one happy. If I don't satisfy my need and create happiness for myself then I don't have much to offer the students I teach or the family I love. Right now I create that happy spot by spending time with my husband of 34 years and our dogs Bonny and Ryder and teaching students I enjoy spending my time with.