Monday, May 13, 2013

Screen Time

In honor of turn off the TV week (I know, a little late) we are turning off our screens and getting active!

At home students are encouraged to turn off all screens: TV, computer, iPads, the works and be active.  As an incentive they can turn in a ticket for each day that they meet this goal.  At  the end of the week we will draw from their turned in tickets and one student in each grade will win a Subway lunch!  We interviewed our students this morning to see how they planned on giving up the screen....most are playing outside and reading, the usual.  Many also said that they challenged their parents to join them.  They are a little worried about their parents making it! :)  Overall they are pretty excited about it.  We'll see how they are feeling on Friday.  It isn't them that I am worried about...their parents may be in for a bit of a surprise.

In school we are turning off our screens too!!!  One whole week of teaching "the old fashion" way. We will turn off our SMARTboards, computers, iPods, and anything else that flashes at us and teach using our creativity and imagination and secret bag of tricks and well....we'll see how it goes.  We have become dependent on those telling our kiddos that we are blogging! ;)

Check back later this week for our "Turn Off the Screen" freebie!

Keep on Dancing in Your Teacher Shoes!

Deanna and Jenelle

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