Thursday, February 07, 2008

What a way to turn the day around

Today was not so good until it got better.

Technical problems plagued my morning. Wikispaces working in one computer lab but not in another. Issues with not having enough IT Support personnel to deal with the many problems in all classrooms. Trying to move to a 21st century learning environment on a shoestring budget for support but rolling in money for hardware! It just doesn't make a lot of sense right now.

However, today got better quickly this afternoon when my Grade 10 Flat Classroom Project 2007 class presented me with this magnificent cake during our last class for the semester. I was stunned....it was enormous and on top was a picture of the students with my 'screen image' right in the middle! Surrounded by real, large red roses and lashings of cream, with layers of chocolate cake, icing and cream on one side and vanilla on the other.

On top the words say "Thanks for the experience Mrs Lindsay"

Along with the cake came an enormous card with student sentiments such as "...you may have thought we were hard to control but really we were just excited!"

Flat Classroom Project 2007 Cake

Some Grade 10 Flat Classroom Project students

Eating Flat Classroom Cake

What a way to turn the day around! Thank you Grade 10! You are the best!

Next week I swap to another Grade 10 class with whom I will be doing the Horizon Project 2008. Why not come and join our Ning and also be part of our first information session in Elluminate today (Wednesday February 6, 8pm GMT) for the Horizon Project 2008?

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5 comments:

Trina said...

What a wonderful gift from your classroom! Stuff like that makes it all worthwhile. :-)

Vicki A. Davis said...

This is wonderful. It makes teaching so worth it.
I'm so proud of the impact you're making. Your face and theirs says it all. You are a great teacher!

diane said...

A lovely tribute to the teacher, a good reflection on the attitude and maturity of the class.

Kudos to all of you!

diane

scmorgan (twitter) said...

What a wonderful surprise...and a special gift from your students.

Katherine Rosiello said...

Seeing this post really made me smile! What your students did for you must have made you feel really special. It must be so rewarding to know that your students appreciate all of your hard work and dedication. As a future teacher, I hope I can have the same type of relationship with my students. I think the most rewarding feeling will be knowing we've made a positive impact in our students lives!