Today marks the end of my summer classes. Other than proctoring Regents exams next week, I am free until August 22 when the fall semester begins. My high school starts back on August 31 with two days of PD. This will be the first break from school that I have had since last Christmas. I know, it doesn’t seem like much downtime, but I’ll take it.
This blogging class has been my favorite class so far. It forced me to do something that I had talked about doing for over a year. Even better, developing a presence on Twitter was also part of the curriculum, something else that I wanted to learn how to do. I loved being part of a blogging group, reading each other’s posts and commenting, sharing our experiences and thoughts. I met some really great people, some of whom I really connected with and hope to continue that friendship moving forward (shout out to my blogging buddy Joanna!). I particularly enjoyed those posts that brought me back to my childhood. Thanks, Julie! I’m heading upstairs this afternoon to dig out those books and revisit Silky and Moonface! I might even make myself a full Irish for breakfast tomorrow. So many wonderful memories! And I found so many great ideas.
On that note, I joined the Math Twitter Blogosphere (MTBoS) for their August Blogging Challenge. My goal was to post something every single day in August. I hadn’t missed a day until yesterday. In my defense, I had numerous assignments all due by today for my classes, and while I have spent the week slowly hammering them out, I spent all day yesterday working on my final paper for Edtech 504. I crawled into bed at 12:30 and realized I forgot to post anything. Not only that but the day was already over. So my new goal is to post something for the remaining days in August. I’m pretty proud of myself so far, even if I did have to revisit my initial goal. It’s all about not giving up. As my blogging professor has mentioned numerous times, “You get out of it what you put into it.”
Now I’m off to catch up on the Blaugust posts I haven’t had time to read!