Friday in the Summer

Today was what I call, “lazy productive.” I worked out then came home and worked on a few things. The “lazy” part was I was sitting around for most of this. I like to move, so even if I am working on things – if I am sitting, I feel lazy.

1. A Year of Giving. Not sure if the name will stay, but the idea is this: Marty owns The Columbia Arts Academy, a music school with over 600 students. Tons of people come in and out of the CAA each week. Marty and I both like to “give back” to those in need. Inspired by one of my favorite places on Earth (City Yoga), here’s what we are going to do. Each month, we will select a charity or organization and collect items that they need. For example, I wrote to The Cooperative Ministry today to see if we can get involved In their school supply drive. We will dedicate a month to Pets Inc for sure. I’ve brainstormed others…if you are in Columbia and have a suggestion, please let me know!

2. SLIS 220. I am teaching “Using Information Resources” in the Fall. I’ve taught this course adjunct for a few years now. Some things I plan to do this year that I haven’t done in the past include using some of the movement activities we’ve been learning at NPES (more on that in another post), a pre and post assessment using TRAILS, and a modification of the 23 Things model, where I show them a new Web 2.0 tool each week. I’d love to know what you think I should show them…they are elementary undergrads – future classroom teachers.

3. Coupons. I am upset that people can go to the grocery store and buy what I buy for 80% less. I printed coupons today and will see what I can do.

How was your day?


About Valerie Byrd Fort

I live in South Carolina. I am passionate about libraries, books, and reading. I am also a mom. This is my blog about those things.
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