Thursday, April 28, 2011

Beach day?

Today at Swanton Elementary we are celebrating Beach Day!  While the weather outside is frightful the crickets are all decked out in their summer duds.  We are all looking forward to the warm sunny weather ahead.  They celebrated in P.E. today by playing a fabulous tennis game!  I love to go to Alburg Sand Dunes in the summer and play in the water on my floaty.   What is your favorite thing to do at the beach?

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Books vs. Computers

We read a terrific book today by Lane Smith.  It is titled It's A Book.  It is a very funny story about a donkey who does not understand what a book is or how to use it.  He wonders how do you scroll down, where is the mouse, do you need a password?  If you choose to read it to your children please note that you may need to edit the last word of the text!  (Your middle school child will love it!)  I asked the crickets if they would rather use books or computers to read stories, gather information, or learn new things, and WHY!