Summer Fun in 3D

Summer is in full force and it is hot here in Texas.  My grandchildren and I decided to take this time to catch the new Pixar movie, UP in 3D, in the comfort of the air-conditioned theater.  It was a really good movie which taught some valuable lessons. There were some parts that were rather sad in my opinion, but all loved it nonetheless.

The coolest part was the 3D glasses! We were all issued (paid $2.50 extra for issuance) a pair of 3D glasses at the ticket window so that we could view the movie and all of its special effects.  I really didn’t know if the kiddos would leave them on their faces for the entire time, but it proved not to be a problem.

It is a tradition with my grandchildren (One that I began about 7 years ago) that at the end of the movie when the music plays and the credits roll, that we head to the front of the theater to enjoy a celebration dance. This day was to be no different. Below is an Animoto of our day date to see UP in 3D.

What have you been doing this summer? Write me a comment and let me know.

We WON!!


That’s right!! We WON!  Boy, were we ever excited. Monday brought about several surprises for our students. First of all, we received an email from Sue Waters, Edubloggers, letting us know that we had won in the Embedded Media Division of the Blog Challenge09 Competition.  Whoa!

Next, the newspaper came out to do a feature piece on us because only recently did we ship a package to Myles Webb’s Class, in New Zealand, and they responded with some awesome posts.  We shared their website with him and answered all of his questions.

The reported asked how blogging had improved our writing skills and then he asked the students how they felt about blogging.  They were certainly NOT at a loss for words to share their thoughts.

How do you feel about blogging? How do you think it affects all of your school subjects?

Will you continue to blog over the summer months? We want to know.

Challenge09 #10 – Enticing the Reader


School's Out May 29th! See you again in August.

I think we are going to make it! We have successfully maintained participation in Miss Wyatt’s Blog Challenge 09 thus far. This is the tenth challenge with only two more to come. We are to entice our readers. What better way to do that right here at summertime than with some talk of SUMMER.  We will be adding posts over the summer on the subject of Summer FUN.  We hope that you will continue to follow us throughout our summer break and make comments along the way.

Some of the plans that our students have for the summer include:

Six Flags Over Texas

Great Wolf Lodge

Destin, Florida

Gulf Shores, Alabama

Nashville, Tennessee

What will YOU do during your break? We want to know. Please share that information with us in a comment.