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Green Eggs and Ham

posted Sep 25, 2009, 8:09 AM by Dan Dunbar   [ updated Sep 25, 2009, 8:42 AM ]
Today I went down to the Greater Grace Learning Center for the annual reading of Dr. Seuss' classic "Green Eggs and Ham." This was the third year in a row that I have done this, and by now I can do a pretty good job with changing voices, showing the pictures, and being animated. I enjoy doing this. The three- and four-year-olds are a great audience and we sit down and eat a meal of green eggs and ham when the story ends. Usually this event occurs near my birthday, so I wear a crown, blow out candles, and eat cake. It is one of the perqs of being the principal.

Another perq is being able to sit down and write a blog whenever I feel like it, to let you know what is going on around the school or in my mind. Today is my first blogging effort on this new myGGCA website. We created this website for our students to be a place where they can find information and communicate with their teachers. Every student in grades 7 - 12 is being assigned a email address so that teachers and the school office can send messages to them about upcoming events, tests, projects, field trips, and whatever else they need to know. Students can also use their accounts to access Google documents, Google calendars, and submit assignments electronically to their teachers when asked to do so. More and more schools are headed in this direction to cut down on the expense of paper and other copying expenses. In many colleges, electronic/digital communication is the everyday norm, so I figured, "It's time  for GGCA to get on board and make use of this valuable resource."

Take some time to familiarize yourself with the Google environment, if you have not done so already, and make it a habit to visit to check your email and see what's new. You may find you like it in a box with a fox, in a house with a mouse, on a boat with a goat, in the rain on a train, here and there and everywhere...