Sunday, September 14, 2014

Prepare To Be Emazed!

A few weeks ago I stumbled onto a new tool for presentations called Emaze. It is much like Prezi but even faster and easier to make a presentation for your next session, classroom lesson or frankly just for fun. I sipped my coffee and made a presentation in about fifteen minutes. Simple! There are great templates and some Emaze presentations already created that offer inspiration. The other nice feature is you can make them private or public, as opposed to Prezi where all presentations are public. Very nice should you want your content to be viewed only by certain audiences and not shared.

Check it out and see if you can be Emazed!


Sunday, August 31, 2014

Chalk-A-Bration August 2014


It's here again! I am sure many of you are getting ready or have already started school. I start on Tuesday and can't wait to share Chalk-A-Bration with a new batch of kiddos. Here is my chalk for the day. If you missed July's post I included all the chalk dates and links to shirts! Get a shirt!


Thursday, July 31, 2014

Chalk-A-Bration July 2014




Chalk dust 
settles
like seeds
planting poetry.


Go out and plant some poems with chalk today! Link it up here and visit the other chalkers. 



How about a shirt?
Chalk-A-Bration now has shirts to let you show off your chalky selves. Here are some links to get to the shop and some customized shirts too (men's short sleeve, women's short sleeve, women's long sleeve)!

Would you like the dates for all the upcoming Chalk-A-Bration celebrations?
Here they are!

Sunday, August 31st
Tuesday, September 30th
Friday, October 31st
Sunday, November 30th
Wednesday, December 31st
Saturday, January 31st
Saturday, February 28th
Tuesday, March 31st
Thursday, April 30th
Sunday, May 31st
Tuesday, June 30th
Friday, July 31st

Monday, June 30, 2014

Chalk-A-Bration June 2014

Check out the new image for Chalk-A-Bration! Hope you like it. Copy and paste to your post today if you like!


I did some camping this past week at my favorite state park near Lake Michigan. I love it there. It has everything. Bike trails, walking trails, beach for miles, a river, a smaller lake in the middle of the park and of course ice cream at every camp store. What could be better? I found myself feeling refreshed after a long school year and a busy summer ahead; it was a nice break. 
While on the beach I made a very organic display of the word Poetry. Loved it! It's hard to see on the sandy background but you can just make it out. 


But, now onto the chalk. I decided to do a throwback to one of my first chalked poems back before Chalk-A-Bration even existed. It is still a favorite. 

Link up your chalk in the comments! Here comes July!

Saturday, May 31, 2014

Chalk-A-Bration May 2014

HI Chalkers! Hope you are having a great end to your school year. I still have a couple weeks to go but we are still chalking and having a great time together.
I recently discovered Prezi and put together a little presentation about Chalk-A-Bration. It is very simple but was fun to put together. Click to view and see the Chalk-A-Bration videos from yesterday's celebration!





Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Chalk-A-Bration April 2014

Chalk-A-Bration snuck up on me this month. There has been so much poem love going on and poetry writing in all my corners of life that I wasn't realizing how quickly it would all end. But it doesn't have to! Join in each month right here for a poetry celebration with chalk.

Here is my contribution for the month. I wrote it in the rain. I am hoping to get my students out today to chalk our poems but rain may defeat us. Might need to get creative!

Water streams
through 
thick dust
letters
creating 
chalk puddles. 

Monday, March 31, 2014

Chalk-A-Bration March 2014

YAY! It is finally here. Spring has arrived and I cannot think of anything else, especially when I write. 
I hope you will join in with a piece of chalk and a chunk of sidewalk in your own neck of the woods to share with us here! Just write a poem or illustration, take a photo and link it up here from your blog!

My two shares and some of my children's work is below. I haven't seen my kids this excited about chalking in a LONG time. They were squealing when I told them it was time for chalk!

 I love 
the warm sun

 The neighbors even joined in a bit! 

 A road leading later to some hopscotch!





Outside
bike ride
sun chased
red faced
clear sky
happy sigh
"Spring's here,"
I cheer!