Saturday, December 1, 2007

Let it Snow....

We don't really have a choice but sometimes I wish we did. I had planned on doing some shopping today. I got to two places. The nice thing is I actually finished shopping for half of my nieces and nephews. There are eight. (I love them all very much. By the way the girls rule the roost because there are 10 of us in comparison to the 5 boys in the family. This count includes the adults.) I made some really fun purchases. I got Wedgits for my 6 year old nephew. I also got the softer version for my one year old niece. I love toys that can be used for creating and building. I bought some Playmobile 123 sets for my 2 year old nephew. (They are much less expensive than the sets for older children and I had a $5 dollar off coupon.) I got the book The Treasure Tree for my 3 year old niece to complete her gift. It is one of my favorite books to read aloud. I get to do voices for the characters and the main idea is great!

As for the rest of the day, I have been reading and discovering blogs by educators. I have even commented on a few. After my discovery of Google Reader yesterday, I had subscribed to many blogs. Today, I subscribed and unsubscribed to a few more.

While reading the blogs, I was reminded of a few things I thought would be worthy to take note of. One is I need to read more! (Thank you, Ruth and aredden ) The funny thing is that as I was talking to a friend yesterday I began to feel convicted about my TV time lately. I have been watching it way too much. Ruth also reminded me of the importance of writing, which I have begun to more of since I have started blogging. Another blogger, reminded me to take risks as an educator. She also reminded me how amazing it can be when students collaborate and work with one another. (Thanks, Jen.) I also learned more about things I can do as a beginner. (Thanks, futura.) I have been reminded of quite a few other things.

Earlier in the week I learned about del.icio.us while reading a blog and I spent practically a whole night adding my bookmarks to it. It was a timely discovery. I have not really been using my bookmarks because I had too many and I have wanted to reorganize them. I haven't even finished putting them in. Perhaps I will work on that later.

I am am off to play some spades and read a book. I think I am going to read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak.

3 comments:

Jen Barney said...

Thanks for stopping by! I am excited to come on over to your blog and read more. Do you mind if I link your blog to mine! Take care and thanks!

IMC Guy said...

Good luck with the del.icio.us bookmarks. I hope it works out well for you. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Ms. Mize said...

Jen,
I would love it if you linked your blog to mine. I hope you don't mind that I put the link in to yours in my blog. And may I link your blog as well?

Thank you imc guy. I haven't totally figured out the bookmark site but I have a ton of them. And thanks for visiting my blog, as well.