Thursday, March 2, 2017

What a day! SOLSC Day 2


Today was a day to remember!  My class is very excited about the writing challenge and eager to write, comment, and to see what comments they've received.  This all sounds great, right?  Well, I thought so too, and I couldn't wait to get into the classroom and dig into our day.

I was returning to the classroom after having been out for a professional development day. The classroom looked normal, a few things were in disarray, a few papers and books scattered across tables and a few chairs left out. I walk around tidying up our room as I thought about our day ahead.

The kids came in greeting each other as they grabbed iPads and raced to computers all to check in on what comments they had received and  to begin slicing. The room was abuzz with excited seven-year-old writers!  Just the way I liked it!

Then out of nowhere, it happened! "Mrs. Frazier, this computer won't sign in."  "Mrs. Frazier my password won't work."  "Mrs. Frazier my iPad isn't letting me type."

You know how crazy a classroom can be when you don't have enough pencils?  Try having 22 excited seven-year-old slicers and no internet!

What a day!


11 comments:

cflathers said...

No internet, what a day. I hate when that happens.

Cathy said...

Oh, that's no fun!! Hope things get better soon.

Cathy

Deb Lairson said...

While I am sure that this is very inconvenient, I am sure that you taught them that sometimes things like this happen. I hope for you and your kids that tomorrow is full of internet power! :)

christine pesta said...

I know the pain well. Good writing lesson learned by all.

Jennifer Sniadecki said...

Oh, no! I hate it when that happens! I'm still a tech novice, so I don't even know what to try when connection issues happen!
Good luck tomorrow!

Samantha said...

Technology is supposed to make our lives, easier! :-) How awesome to do this challenge with your class.

Kelli Hays said...

I think that school should be canceled when the internet is broken. LOL. We cannot work without the internet! Of course, the principal laughs at me and tells me to 'get in there and figure something out!' Which I always do because it is what we teachers do best--think quickly and pull something together!

Tomorrow will be better!

Krista Schmidt said...

No internet can break the day! Internet was out in our district all day yesterday & it was rough! Plans were thrown out the window & teachers and students had to improvise, innovate, and problem solve. Definitely a learning & growing experience for all!

Embekka Thompson said...

Congratulations on getting your students so excited about writing!

Mandy said...

What a day indeed. Life does throw us curve balls.

Michelle Haseltine said...

Oh no!!! Hope the internet was back on today!