Whew! The first day is over and now it’s time to evaluate where we punt tomorrow. Actually, things went fairly smoothly. Sure, traffic was backed up almost a mile, the kids couldn’t log in, the teachers couldn’t log in, lunch was 50 minutes behind, and some laptops crashed, but other than that ;o) things went well. I saw a lot of smiling faces – teachers, and no tears- students. Actually, you can reverse those, too. It was good to have kids in the building.
The teachers were very understanding when the technology had hiccups. The poor techs have been working terrible hours. God bless ‘em. I know they are all running near empty. Hopefully, all the kinks will work themselves out soon. On a good note, all the teachers are up and running with their SmartBoards, projectors, and Elmos. It’s really exciting to walk by and see so much technology being used in the classrooms. Even teachers who claim to be afraid of technology are beginning to test the waters and are finding it’s not as bad as they thought. The new teachers are loving all the technology. I’m hoping their excitement will rub off on some of the veteran teachers. Think how exciting it would be to be a new teacher and walk into the setting they have entered. Boy, talk about cloud nine!
On a side note, PetSmart had free shipping for orders over $50 last week. Chloe was in need of some new toys so she got 8 new ones tonight. Anyone want to guess how many are still intact after 4 hours of “playing”?? Let’s just say I don’t think I got my money’s worth out of 4 of them since they are now flat (she pulled all the stuffing out) or separated (she chewed through them). Oh well, maybe I’ll find a sturdy toy someday that is Great Dane puppy-proof. At least maybe she’ll be tired and let me sleep more than 3 hours tonight.
Until next time ~ Danita