Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Sorry About the Mess!

Krissy Venosdale knows all about teaching gifted kids.  She knows, as well as I do, that learning is hands-on and sometimes downright dirty.  Whether it's building a volcano, experimenting with sheep manure, or creating a work of art...making a mess is part of the creative process.  I keep this sign outside my door to remind visitors that we ARE learning.

I do, however, enjoy seeing our room clean an organized at the beginning of the year...really I do.  So, I want to show you pictures of our room actually clean.  Everything is in a spot, and the custodians are happy! 

But, what I enjoy even more than seeing a clean room, is seeing my students, explore, build, create, and problem solve.  Let's see how long it takes to really mess it up (in a good way)!  

Tuesday, August 18, 2015


I just discovered Howtoons, the world's greatest DIY comic website!  No more boring "how to" books...students can learn to make things by reading comics!  I'm excited to incorporate Howtoons into our MakerSpace.  Maybe students can even create their own Howtoons...the possibilities are endless!