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Sunday, April 21, 2013

Sunday Food for Thought


As you all know, I'm working on my Master's Degree in Elementary Education. I'm taking a class right now from an AMAZING professor of literacy, Dr. Shelby Barrentine. I took some undergraduate classes from her, and I've taken 2 graduate level courses from her. She is a fabulous resource, and has taught me SO MUCH about teaching reading and writing with the Top Dogs. She is truly a literacy guru, and someone I have so much respect for!

Every week, she posts a weekly quotation to get us thinking and reflecting. This week's quote practically jumped off the page for me, and I think it speaks volumes about an overall belief our school district has. In a few short months, our district is going 1:! . Which reminds me, have you checked out Mr. Vagle's (or as the Top Dogs jokingly call him, Mr. Bagel) blog about 1:! ? I added it to our sidebar so you can easily find and visit it. Please check it out and use it as a resource to enter questions you might have, or to keep updated throughout the entire implementation process. The link to his blog is trftechspectations.blogspot.com.

Here is the quote of the week:
"For children of the 21st century, technology is like oxygen--a necessary component of their life."        
from The Reading Teacher, 66(4), p. 31, Jan Lacina & Robin Griffith

What do you think? How are we satisfying this necessity in our schools for our kids? We talk about wants vs. needs in 2nd grade. Technology is a NEED, just like oxygen for our kids.

Don't forget we are working at the Expo THIS THURSDAY from 4pm-7pm at the REA! I had 15 Top Dogs sign up to help out! I CAN'T WAIT for them to WOW the community with all of the wonderful things they can do on iPads! Bring it on!

Happy Sunday,
<3 Mrs. Delzer
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  1. Mrs. Delzer and students,

    The Lorax is one of my very favorite Earth Day books! The mustaches made me smile! Your mosaic earths seemed symbolic! Each little piece of paper you used to make up your mosaics seems to stand for each little part we as earthlings :-) can play in protecting our beautiful planet.

    Mrs. Delzer, thanks for the nice comments about taking my classes. I want everyone who reads this post to know Mrs. Delzer is an awesome teacher and one of the best students ever--go UND!

    Dr. Barrentine

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