I have been blessed to have had countless opportunities in my life that have brought me down the path to where I am today.
I will always have fondness for summering reading under a tree, my time living in Japan and the few dear friends who have scattered over the years, but remain attached by the delicate and intermittent strands of communication.
I'm Mike McQueen, teacher librarian and founder of http://www.GettingBoysToRead.com. Like many school districts, we are in a financial crises. Our school board recently proposed to eliminate ALL 20+ middle school teacher librarians and also cut all 90+ elementary schools to half time. Since we are the biggest district in all of Colorado, we worry this will cause other districts to follow suit. We launched an online movement and are going to do our best to put up a good fight.
If possible, please visit our Facebook page and "Like" us http://www.facebook.com/SupportSchoolLibraries . Adding a positive comment and sharing with your friends would help our morale as well. The board finalizes the budget soon so your timely support would be greatly appreciated!
I'm a teacher librarian & recently started a community based blog for getting boys to read - http://GettingBoysToRead.com. Please send me a friend request if you'd like to network, share ideas, and learn more about getting boys to read.
I LOVE the movie that's linked to your website....are you doing any kind of discussion or talkback with your students in response to it? I'm wondering if it's a little too much for 6th graders, because I'd like to use it too. :-)
Wow! For FrontPage you have made it look really great! You are right, webpages are continually changing and dynamic, which makes them exciting but incredibly time consuming. I did a TON of work on mine last year (I built it in Dec. 2006), but found this year that I just couldn't keep up with the pace I set for myself. I have a folder in my email of several hundred websites that I have found and want to add. Maybe over the summer.....???
Checked out your website - love it! There's lots of great stuff going on there. Your countdown until the first day of school is hilarious! I'm sure students are checking it daily (hee hee). What program did you use to build your website - Dreamweaver?