Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Rachel's Challenge

We had an excellent assembly at the HS and MS today! It was presented by a friend of the Rachel Joy Scott family to honor Rachel. She was the first victim of the Columbine School shootings on April 20, 1999.

Rachel was a girl with a big and bubbly personality who believed that she would make a difference and the she wouldn't live to grow up. Her story told through a mixture of presentor story, video and challenges effectively drew the students in the MS in.


1. Eliminate Prejudice by looking for the best in others (treat others the way you want to be treated)
2. Dare to Dream set goals, keep a journal (like yourself)
3. Choose your Influences input determines output (accept others)
4. Kind Words small acts of kindness= huge impact (positive gossip)
5. Start a Chain Reaction with family and friend (forgive)

A link to the website Rachel's Challenge

Good luck starting your own chain reaction!!

Monday, April 18, 2011

You might be a traveling librarian...

Great Prezi by Texas Traveling Librarians -
Amy Clark, Northside Elementary & Clift Middle School (6th grade)
Amy Jensen, Shackelford Elementary & Waxahachie Ninth Grade Academy
Susan Jones, Felty Elementary & Dunaway Elementary
Megan Mills, Library Coordinator & Waxahachie High School
Misha Navarro, Finley Seventh Grade Center & Howard Eighth Grade Center
Glenna Reisner, Marvin Elementary (PK & K) & Wedgeworth Elementary

Friday, April 8, 2011

Skype in the Classroom

Just joined Skype in the Classroom.
Don't know much about it -but I'm looking forward to exploring. I love the idea that with this simple tool the world becomes smaller and portable. Wow! To actually be able to contact classrooms around the globe and across the US!
I am so impressed!!!

Join me!