Reconneting and Flying Out! May 13, 2010Posted by Sandra Dop in Uncategorized.
Tags: Education, Iowa, Van Meter, Visit schools in Finland
Am I smarter than a fifth grader? I am not so sure anymore! And I spent 7 years in fifth grade–only one as an 10-11 year old. I almost said only one as a student, but I have been a student all my life and I realize those years I spent in 5th grade taught me more than the kids learned. Today the Van Meter students presented to the State School Board and I realized I had started this blog in January when they presented to the legislature and then never returned. When I consider what they have done since then, I am shamed. I can also say I have seen growth in the students who came today–more confident, more prepared,–granted they ahve done the presentation a few times now, but not having seen them for several months means I can see what those who see them every day may not–growth!
And here I am ready to fly to Finland tomorrow. I hope to visit 2 to 4 schools while I am there. I will then have something to write about.
So why is it that adults think we have to have “something to write about” in order to blog, but students just blog?
I hope you enjoy our trip to Finland and beyond. I may even take you north of the Arctic Circle.