Hello friends! Boy, oh boy... it has been quite a week! It would have made for a very interesting Five For Friday, but my honey took me out for sushi (hooray!)
Head Over Heels for Teaching has this wonderful linky every weekend, and I get so many GREAT ideas from her and others. That's what I LOVE about blogging! I'm always able to try new things with my students that keep them excited for school!
That's also what I love about conferences. No, not parent conferences. ;-)
I went to the Georgia Social Studies Conference this week hoping to get some great ideas for some ways to keep Social Studies exciting in my classroom. I was sad to see that this year, there weren't a lot of sessions for elementary like in the past, but I was still able to come away with some great things. (...including a free t-shirt and an insulated cup... score!) One of the ideas I am going to get right on is Teaching Trunks.
Or even better, those of you that live near landmarks that go with these topics, I would totally LOVE artifacts and brochures, etc, that you could get your hands on- I would gladly pay you through PayPal!! And I'd be happy to do the same for any of you- for example, I've got access to all things civil rights with the MLK Center in Atlanta! :o) That's what bloggy friends are for, right?