Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Special Visitor: Senator Carole Pankau...

Our class was invited to Springfield, IL (our state capital) to participate in the Illinois Tech 2008 Conference. We were to share with our senators and state representatives some of the fun and exciting things we do with technology in our classroom. Unfortunately, the conference was canceled due to construction at the capital building. Senator Carole Pankau, didn't let the cancellation stop her from finding out how we use technology. On Friday, May 16th she came to our school for a visit. Mrs. Blakely explained some of the many things we do while several children shared with her what they know about using EasyTech, Microsoft Paint , our New Zealand Blog buddies at Manaia Kindergarten , Nutkin's Blog and other programs and web sites. . We think she was impressed and we were very proud to share what we know.
Thank you Senator Pankau, you're welcome back anytime!

Thank you Mr. & Mrs. Grills for sharing your photos with us for our blog! Thank you Dr. Shelley for stopping in to share what we do in our district. Thanks to Miss Kelly and Mrs. Kajpust for your help as well.


Miss Kelly said...

Thank you so much for letting me participate in your special visit from Senator Pankau. It was great to see you demonstrate how much you have learned about computers and how to use our technology!

Miss Erin's Class said...

Wow! How exciting for you! I'm so glad that you were able to share how valuable technology can be at the early childhood level!

Treehouse Dwellers said...

Isn't it wonderful to share your knowledge and teach others - I'm sure you are confident teachers, and very competent and practical with your use of technology for learning, sharing and enjoyment! I bet Senator Pankau was very impressed.
Manaia Kindergarten