Friday, June 27, 2008

We won!

Well, we ended up winning the Librareo contest sponsored by Gale. As a part of the prize my wife and I will be flying out to Anaheim this weekend to appear in their booth at the American Library Association convention. How cool is that? We had to juggle a few things but I think we are ready to go!

Monday, June 9, 2008

Librareo Finals Information

Voting goes on all this week in the Librareo video contest finals. You can vote once per day per computer. Just go to:
and find Lily's Purple Plastic Purse. Vote to the right and then hit the vote button at the bottom. Spread the word and come back the next day!

Saturday, June 7, 2008

Librareo Video Finals

I just found out yesterday that my MouseSpace video made the final five in the Librareo competition. The voting starts Monday and lasts a week. I'd love to win this because the prize is $2500 to me and $2500 to my new library! I'll post voting info when Monday rolls around.

Wednesday, June 4, 2008

Last day of school

You know it's funny, I've been out of school for many, MANY years and yet since I've gotten into teaching I can still feel that excitement mixed with regret that happens that final day of school. This is a special last day for me because I am changing districts and opening a whole new library in a school that is being built as I write. It's a large task, made larger by all of the small things that have to be done this summer to get the new library up and running. It's tough to leave here but change can be a good thing. It can re-motivate you and reset your goals. I've spent four years at my current school and I have to say that it's been some of the best time in my life. One can get complacent however and when that happens it's really time to move on and start again. So here's to a happy ending and a new beautiful beginning.

Sunday, June 1, 2008

The 4th Science video

In our 4th video we covered "Planetary Forces." We started out with a question about building a model of the earth-moon-sun system and ended up covering some very simple physics.

Blinding you with Science #4 Planetary forces from Doug Valentine on Vimeo.