A classroom blog for parents and friends to let you know what is going on in Mrs. Wright's 1st grade classroom at Cypress Creek Elementary in Port Orange, Florida.
Friday, February 4, 2011
FETC 2011- YIPPEE Promethean ROCKS!!
Every year, around this time in Orlando one can experience FETC, Florida's Educational Technology Conference. I love this event! The only problem is I have a hard time sleeping for the next month because of all the things I see and want to show my students and try out. Well this year is especially exciting because I won the NEW Promethean AV 500 interactive whiteboard! Most know I love Promethean products and train many of the teachers here at our school and throughout the district. We have the MOST successful user group because teachers in our district see the value of the interactivity with the software and the learning that takes place for our students.
I have to tell you the story because it is so exciting. On Wednesday at 10:15 you had to visit the Promethean ActivClassroom bus to get a ticket. Four tickets were drawn and you had to play Stop the Clock! My number was drawn 4th and I was so excited I almost..., let's just say I was excited! I was jumping up and down and screaming and of course my buddies (Cassy, Audra, and Anne) were with me screaming too. The 1st and 2nd play the game and 1 winner is left. Then the 3rd person and I play and I won in 10 seconds. Again more screaming and jumping around. My principal, Mr. Butler was there joining in the excitement too! Then it is the final round and I win in 7 seconds! I was so excited I found it hard to settle down and breathe. Thank you to my buddies for support and the other 3 that didn't win. We will be one of the first classrooms in the United States to have this new board and software. I can't wait for it to arrive so my class and I can play and learn even more with all the new capabilities. Here is a picture of Mr. Butler and I after the big win. I think I walked around with that smile all day, wait I still have it right now! Thank you Promethean!
My name is Jeanne Wright and this is my 22nd year teaching in Volusia County, Florida. I am honored to be the 2009 Volusia County Teacher of the Year. That year I was also one of five finalists for the Florida Teacher of the Year. I am National Board Certified since 1999 in Early Childhood Generalist. I look forward to a wonderful year with my first graders!