Family and Life:
Happy Easter to those of you who celebrate. When I was a kid, Easter meant hunting for our Easter baskets using only a clue (always a pun written by my dad) and getting together with three other families (egg toss, lots of food, and tons of kids running around). And this year I don't have my daughter until 3:00 so I get to laze around for much of the day until she gets home. I am continuing our tradition and she does an egg hunt where she hunts for plastic eggs filled with chocolates. In order to find the clues she has to solve pun-puzzles. Usually she finds a basket at the end with goodies in it, but this year I am having her hunt with her basket and fill it up at each clue.
|Me, at age 10, in my Easter dress|
I have a sort of off the wall question: Do any of you have DirectTV? If so, I'd love feedback from you as we're thinking of switching. We currently have cable TV and Tivo
School seems to be getting busy as the final weeks of the year approach: standardized testing (yuck); senior prom; college acceptances; pink slips (my hearing is May 3); and looking forward to next year. I can see summer vacation in the eyes of the students and it's not even May yet!
We're also working on a program to get iPads into the hand of our teachers and, eventually, our students (supposedly all students will test online as of 2014 with the Common Core Standards)
Books and Reading:
I read my first book on an iPad this past week. I thought it would be horrible, like reading on a computer screen, but it wasn't. The Kindle is definitely easier on the eyes, but I can see the advantage of highlighting, note writing and other "tidbits" on the iPad.