Sunday, January 2, 2011

Happy New Year! New Year's Resolution #2: Step Your Game Up!!


It's good to be back!! This quarter is going to be FULL of surprises.
All I can say is...step your "technology game" up!!

Integrating New Technology

This year we'll be creating new ideas, foundations, and practices using the following:

Twitter
Edmodo
Blogger (Start thinking of a cool name for your blog...yes! Your OWN blog!)
Google Docs (trying to go paperless *hugs a tree*)
Skype
Cell Phones
EPals (hint: learn a few friendly phrases in French)
Wii
Voki (look up Avatars...not the movie...)
Ipods/mp3 players
Podcasts
Digital Camera's (any budding photographers/ videographers out there?)
MANY OTHERS...


We'll be using each and every tool above INSIDE and OUTSIDE the classroom!

My SMART goal for 2011 is to introduce and use one piece of new technology in the classroom per week. What's your SMART Goal?



WRAPPING UP QUARTER 2...

We'll be wrapping up Quarter 2 and beginning Quarter 3 with my most popular and requested unit *drumroll* 

The HIP-HOP Poetry vs. The Classics Unit!

One of the many texts we'll be using is:
Hip-Hop Poetry vs The Classics 

                                                               See what's inside here!

Make sure you bring your favorite music with you to class everyday for some extra inspiration.

You may be a POET and not even KNOW IT! (get it?...get it?) *smile*

WHAT I'VE BEEN UP TO...

Baby Girl :)
Marley Hendrix Totten

PLEASE POST A COMMENT!! :)

29 comments:

  1. AWWWW! the baby is just ADORABLE. :D I wish luck to your newborn baby & your family(:

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  2. Hey She Is A Cutie -Domonique Moore

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  3. Hello Mrs. Totten, Happy New Year to yo as well and Welcome back. Your baby girl is such a cutie. Enjoy... This is Jamal McKinney mother.

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  4. Welcome back Mrs Totten I now it was hard to love the cute baby and home. The students really missed ya - Kevin Holston

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  5. Hi, My name is Lisa McCallister and my sons are Deonte and Keyshawn Billings. I think that this Blog is a very inventive way to encourage and stimulate the students. I look forward to following the posts. Thanks

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  6. Your little lady is beautiful!!!!




    Eboni's mom

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  7. cute baby =)-jayla branch

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  8. Aww .. Shes So Pretty - Tanacia Jones And Renita Gross

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  9. Aww She Is So CUTE ! - Nicole Brown

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  10. Aww you have such a pretty baby. She is so cute. One day she will grow up do great things like her parents.

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  11. Awwwww She's So Adorable
    -Cecilia Guerrero

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  12. Your daughter is adorable Mrs.Totten.
    Byron Hawkins

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  13. Marley is adorable. I know it was hard coming back to school. Welcome back!!!

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  14. Welcome back Mrs. Totten,
    My son Kevin is excited to have you back!!! This is a really great website, it gives the parents a chance to see the various activities that's planned for the students and a chance for parents, students and teachers to communicate..... Great work!

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  15. Rita Majette-mother of William MajetteJanuary 5, 2011 at 7:55 PM

    Hello Ms. Totten,
    First of all I would like to say congratulations to you and your family for your precious and adorable baby girl. She is so cute. I want to also wish you a Happy New Year, and last but not least, I would like to let you know that I am so so so so so so so so so very happy that you are back. I really need to speak with you; can you get my work number from William. Please give me a call at your earliest convenience.

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  16. she's beautiful ! - Quan Jackson

    - This is the parents of Ja'Quan Jackson .

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  17. She is an adorable girl.
    Roshanda Harris

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  18. Awww she is just as cute as she wants to be!!!!

    Coleda Holston (Kevin Holston's mom)

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  19. Aw , Shes So Pretty :)
    Lauren May <3

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  20. She is an adorable girl ms.totten I can tell so will be a heartbreaker when she grows up :)You should be a proud mother!Happy late new years2you By: Jason Sewell

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  21. Awww She is very Adorable.-Elona Shivers

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  22. I hope the baby live a long and wonderful life

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  23. Mrs. Totten,
    Baby Marley is truly beautiful! Happy New Year and welcome back. I know that the students are thrilled to have you back and so am I. This is an awesome way to communicate with parents and to keep us abreast of what's currently going on in class. This is also a very creative way of introducing students to the latest forms of technology and encourages them to keep up. Thanks again for your time yesterday. AWalker- Dyamond Nelson's mom

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  24. Thanks for the comments! I'm glad you're all excited about the new things we're doing in class! The videos went GREAT today. Shout out to everyone who played "Death"!! Remember to email me your footage!

    Parents - thanks for all the kind words and well wishes for my family :) I look forward to working with you all this year. Please feel free to do a pop up visit and hang out with us in class!

    Also, a few of you have expressed interest in taking the "9 Pounder Challenge" at the Burger Joint. Let's do it!! Maybe in the spring?? What do you think?

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  25. AWWWWWWW SSSSSOOOOO CCCUUUTTTEEE

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  26. She is so beautiful!! Thank God she is healthy and happy!! It's great to have you back in the classroom. You are a fantastic teacher and mentor to our children!

    Lisa Negri Milburn
    (Byron Hawkins' Mom)

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