Today we watched a video called "Joe's Non-Notebook." Some creative young people cleverly showed us the limitations of certain aspects of textbooks as compared to gathering information from the Internet. Does this mean that we throw out our textbooks? No. Does it mean we don't teach students to read textbooks? No.
It's all about balance. The curriculum doesn't change, but we have new tools to help us learn the lessons.
We also learned about the parts to a friendly letter: heading, salutation, body, closing, and signature. I wrote to the students about what interests me and about my family. Tonight my students will write to me about their lives. I can't wait to see what they say!
In the future, you will be reading blog posts written by my students in the class. We hope you enjoy taking a peak into our classroom!