Hooray! I won stuff!
Exciting news! Today I was visited by members of the Elmhurst 205 Foundation, and they awarded me with a super amazing huge grant!
I wrote a grant for a SMART Board and three iPads to use in the art room, and I was so happy and excited to find out that I had won! It felt like winning the lottery! I had almost forgotten about writing the grant, since it was way back in December. My sixth graders were walking into the class as photos were being taken, so they were invited to take a photo of me and Principal Read along with our sign. I'll post a photo here if I get a copy, because I bet it turned out pretty good.
I hope to order the new technology soon, but it won't be fully up and running until next school year. Some of my current eighth graders were a little sad, but I promised they could try out the iPads if they show up before the summer.
Hooray! I love exciting news!