In an attempt to share information with the families of Merrywood Elementary, I have decided to "Blog". This is a new adventure for me so please be patient and forgiving. :) You see I am what they call a "digital immigrant." In my college days I had a typewriter not a computer. My first years of teaching were full of dust chalk, ditto machines, and overhead projectors. In October 1978 I started my first teaching job where I taught 1/2 day kindergarten classes. I am in my 33rd year and those days seem so long ago! As an educational system we have come a long way with technology where all students have access to computers, smart boards, IPADS, cell phones and the like. I have attempted to keep up with the "new" technology but as soon as I learn "new" technologies there are even more "new" technologies to learn! It is very difficult for this "digital immigrant" to keep up!
Most of the parents and all of the students associated with Merrywood Elementary are considered "digital natives." In other words, they have always had the opportunity for internet access, social media sites, blogs, podcasts, etc. So, in my attempt to keep up with these "digital natives" I will blog as often as I can. I invite you to respond to my blogs as often as you would like - HAPPY BLOGGING MUSKETEERS!