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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Back to School Night
Jetsons Style

Last night was back to school night. I am not a big fan of these nights. I am reminded why I never enjoyed school.
  • I get distracted easily
  • I would rather be socializing than sitting there listening
  • So many papers and information
  • I love fiddling with the cool school supplies, notebooks and erasers (yea foohys)
Sitting on the desk was a note to me and Jeff from Annie Kate. Part of the note said
"See that big thing over there, that is a Promethean board."
(not her class)
Her school just got 15 new Promethean boards and her class got one. These things are amazing. It is like a gigantic computerized chalk board. It does a million things and incredible for learning.
It just makes those old rolling chalkboards that much more valuable - my dream to find one at a garage sale one day.

13 comments:

Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Please find two, Kristi :)

denise said...

I'll give you one of my secrets for finding cool school stuff as well as other treasures. Go to publicsurplus.com This site is an auction site various fields - aviation, school, office, etc. It is a hit and miss type of place but perhaps you'll get lucky and find a chalkboard for you as well as for Jane :)

Jill said...

I have no doubt that you will find a rolling chalkboard one of these days.

That Promethean board looks amazing, every classroom should get those!

michelle said...

I could just picture the whole thing, Kristi. You sitting there, fiddling with the cool school supplies. I hope you find your chalkboard!

Karrie said...

Holy Cow 15 of them...Wende, Kristy, Patsy and I worked our butt of last spring to get some like that but smaller. Your kids are very lucky!!!

Michelle A. said...

I'm not going to try to spell it - but what a great technology for these classrooms!

Liz said...

Our school is getting those boards too, but they are backordered right now. We have back to school tonight. The girls have been telling me all about the fun things they are preparing for display etc.

Natasha said...

I have a borad like that in my classroom at SLU and I do not like it - at all. The students had to show me how to operate it. I got myself a portable dry erase board for last semester and took it to each class. This semester, my room has both the computerized version and a "regular" dry erase board. I use the good old version.

Natasha said...

Oops, I meant "board." So much for proofing.

JENNIFRO said...

Just take one from church! Good to see you the other day....

Missy :o) said...

Wow, I wonder how expensive those things are! You are blessed to live in a district that can afford something like that!!

How did we ever get by?

MeGhAn said...

Oh we have these in my school. They are amazing...I could use it all day...

The Pagleys said...

Kristi, wait til they give the one in church away!! I bet they would give it to you. Those Promethean boards are awesome!! They keep talking about how it engages the kids more--wouldn't you pay attention if you were the one making the changes on the board!! Every school in the county got them and they are very serious about giving them to the teachers who are going to use them. Aren't we lucky Annie and Noah's teacher will use it?!