Monthly Archives: August 2008

My Family Seems To Think There Is Reason To Be Worried This Weekend

So for the second year in a row we are camping in the Sierra Nevada Mountains during the Labor Day Weekend. To me this kind of camping in these slots just big enough to park in (but we have plug-ins!) … Continue reading

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Balloon Landing At School

  Balloon Landing At School Originally uploaded by BCrosby One of the neat perks of teaching and living in Reno (where the Hot Air Balloon Races will be soon), is that occasionally you have a balloon come in for a … Continue reading

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Dealing With Adversity

Monday I broke the news to my students that we were down 10 laptops that had been stolen. We passed out the remaining 18 and figured out whose were missing. One student couldn’t get theirs to start up and upon … Continue reading

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Precision?

Precision? Originally uploaded by BCrosby Nothing more to say.

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I Have To Break This Pattern!

Lesson planning short term and long term should be the top priority when getting ready for a new school year. If a few things need to be finished up in your classroom at the start of the year that’s not … Continue reading

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Science Textbook Support?

Photo_08.jpg Originally uploaded by BCrosby School begins next week and I’m busily preparing my classroom for my soon to arrive students. Tuesday I attended training provided by the textbook company on our newly adopted science program. I was putting away … Continue reading

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Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools – Poll Results

Results from the 40th Phi Delta Kappa International (PDK)/Gallup Poll of the “Public’s Attitudes Toward the Public Schools are in and here are a few of the interesting and even heartening findings: Federal FundingAmericans support an increased use of federal … Continue reading

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Stolen Laptops Update

The good news is that we are being told that the 32 stolen HP laptops will be replaced … when that will happen is of course way up in the air – could be months. I don’t know yet about … Continue reading

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Maybe Just Paint Them Ugly!

Photo_08.jpg Originally uploaded by BCrosby Maybe if we start to paint our laptops like this they won’t get stolen as often? Just a thought. Learning is messy!

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Not How I Envisioned Starting The Year – Update

Wow, I’ve had a lot response and offers of support since I posted yesterday about the theft of over 40 laptops from my school including 11 of the laptops that support my 1:1 laptop program – Thank You All!!!. Therefore … Continue reading

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