Monday, May 21, 2012

Closing of School

I hope that everyone is getting ready for closing out school and has had a great semester.  Having summer break start this early in the summer is wonderful.
Since I have been on vacation for the past couple of weeks, I have not been checking your blogs recently but I hope to read and comment on everyone’s blog updates within the next couple of days.  Hopefully, you are keeping up on your blog updates and preparing a resource for your students.

While I was on vacation, I kept my trip journal as a blog (  The purpose of my blog was to record our vacation sites and experiences.  My audience was my family and friends.  Although I don’t think that my blog is excellent, it does show how information can be joined with links, photos, maps and other tools.  Keep in mind that your blogs’ purposes are not the same as my vacation blog.  You are creating an educational resource and your audience is your students so your writing should be like any other resource that you would provide as an educator.  Please do not neglect to update your blogs as identified in prior postings as well as discussed on our April 21 field trip.

Also, please keep in mind that you can send your lesson plans any time prior to August 15.  A template is provided although you may feel free to use another outline if you prefer.

Plans are continuing to develop for the summer culminating experience for the Forestry and Rail Transport project.  We want to make this year’s trip even better than the past two years.

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