August 14, 2012

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

Every single year about this time, I start getting really worried.  You would think that it would be less frightening after 17 years of teaching...  But it's not!!!  In fact, I think it might get even worse as the years go by. (I think my husband would agree with that statement!)

Thursday is the first day of school and I'm definitely starting to get nervous!!!  A few minutes ago I came across a linky party that even addressed the issue.  It was comforting to see that others also have their issues too.   I decided to take a short break & join the Back to School Jitters linky party over at A Turn To Learn.

Now I'm going to spend a few hours working on things that are on my extremely long LIST of things I have to do!!!  

I would love to read about your back to school jitters.  Click on the button below to find out how to link up.

Back to School Jitters Linky Party

August 6, 2012

Please Help Me With My Document Camera!! UPDATE - I GOT IT!

A few months ago I wrote an essay and I was lucky enough to win this beauty!!

It is a Samsung SAMCAM860 Document Camera!!!   It is awesome (I think).  I have a huge problem though...I can't get  anything to project onto my Smartboard using it.  I begged for help from another teacher and we spent hours trying to figure it out!  We even called for tech support from Samsung & Infocus (a project mounted to the ceiling).  Nothing!  Yesterday, I spent about an hour on hold...waiting to speak to a tech person from Sansung.  Oh my goodness!  I finally hung up... in tears!!!

Do any of you have a document camera hooked up so it projects onto your Smartboard???  I'm keeping my fingers crossed that someone can help me.  Any help will be so appreciated! 

Here are a some awesome giveaways that you might want to check out:

UPDATE!!!  It is working!  Thank you to everyone that helped me figure it out!  Blogging buddies are definitely awesome. 

August 3, 2012

August Currently

It's that time of the month again!  I have so much to do, so I better come to the party now before I forget. Click here to head on over there and link up!  See you  there.

I worked in my classroom most of the day today.  Why does it always look worse when I leave, than when I started.  Hmmm.  Something is wrong with this picture.  I'm hoping to finish tomorrow.  Well, when I say finish, I don't mean that my class will be ready.   I mean that everything I piled onto my reading table will find it's home.  Wish me luck (I will definitely need it)