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Monday, November 30, 2009

Conference Day

Hey there everyone!

Well I attended my ATOMIC conference today and had a great time. It was fun to be in a large conference room with hundreds of other math teachers. You all might find that a little geeky, but I really enjoyed meeting new people and learning about new ways to teach some math skills. The keynote speaker, Jim Rubillo, was excellent! He spoke at the beginning of the conference to the huge group (there were about 50-60 tables with 8-10 people at each table... What is the range of people that were there?) and talked about education in math and specifically spent time talking about technology and how you are learning and growing up with more technology that I did (or most of your teachers for that matter).

One of the things that he talked about and I am studying in one of my college classes right now is how you all are learning and playing with technology on a regular basis. In fact, sometime this week I am going to survey you to learn a little bit about how much you use and like technology. Cell phones, wiis, ipods, even fb (!) all interest me. I know that you all use tech in different ways and I want to know how! I might even have a few of you help me create a podcast!!! We will probably record during lunch bunch or study halls, so let me know if you are free.

One last thing to mention about the awesome ATOMIC conference I attended today... The President of the group, a very important job, is someone that you know pretty well. Next time you see the Vice Principal with the lovely English accent, tell her that she did a wonderful job organizing and running the event!!!!

Missed you guys today! Looking forward to seeing you tomorrow! Happy Monday!

-Miss K :)

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Back to School!

Tomorrow you will be returning to school after Thanksgiving break! I will not be there as I am attending the ATOMIC conference. This conference is named ATOMIC because the group is Associated Teacher Of Mathematics In Connecticut. I will be there with teachers from across the state and some of the other teachers from our school as well as Polson and Hand. I hope to learn about new ways to teach math concepts as well as ways to incorporate more technology in our classroom. I will blog about it after the conference tomorrow.

I hope that everyone had a nice vacation! My Thanksgiving Math(ish) question for you is.... "How many miles did you travel to get to your Thanksgiving dinner?"

I only went to Guilford, so I know I didn't travel the furthest....

I look forward to seeing you on Tuesday!

-Miss K

Wednesday, November 25, 2009


Hey there Class!

Welcome to my blog! I am super excited to get started on this blog with all of you in mind. I am going to spend some time talking about it in class after the Thanksgiving break and will talk to you about how I plan on using it in conjunction with our class activities and assignments. I hope to "see" you on here frequently and look forward to your thoughts and responses.

Like me, parts of this blog will be fun and silly, but our main focus will be to expand our minds in the area of math. Sometimes challenging, sometimes fun, sometimes boring; many different math items will pop up on here. Please do not expect something everyday, but I will do my best to add what I can to this site to keep it exciting and relevant!

Going to sign off now as it is an hour after school was dismissed the day before Thanksgiving and I am still at school doing work. (Silly me!) I am curious to see if anyone finds this during the break! If you do, please be sure to leave a comment so that I know that you stopped by. Include your first name and last initial so that I know it is you!

More to come soon!

Happy Thanksgiving!

-Miss K