It is a very exciting thing to teach my Library of Memories class and get to the point where students start making *my* system, their system. They catch the vision for themselves and confidently begin making adaptations that will work for them.
When this happens, I experience a wave of motherly pride — and I get an uncontrollable urge to brag (just a little.) Please forgive me.
This is Joan's personal LOM flow chart. It is her version of the sketch that is included in the front of my book Photo Freedom. It illustrates (for her) the flow of pictures from camera all the way through her Library of Memories and onto pages and into other ongoing albums that she will be maintaining.
I have to say that this 2009 session ROCKS. There are so many great things happening. I wanted you to see this one.
I cleaned off my computer desktop this morning, which led me to follow up on downloading a FREE program called Evernote. I'm going to try really hard to implement it this weekend (or at least get the hang of it) as I drastically need a tool to help my brain keep it ALL together.
Here's what the website says:
Evernote allows you to easily capture information in any environment using whatever device or platform you find most convenient, and makes this information accessible and searchable at any time, from anywhere. Did we mention that it's free?
Naturally, there's also a FREE application for my iphone too.
I'm pretty excited. Both Todd Henry and Stever Robbins sing the praises of Evernote.
On that "note" if you haven't yet discovered The Quick and Dirty Tips podcasts, I invite you to check them out. Wendy shared them with me and now I'm a big fan!
We have a busy and exciting evening planned. It's the annual school auction at Summit School where Chase is a Voyager (8th grade) and the also the first-annual Mean and Green basketball game to benefit the 4th grade camping trip at Greenacres Elementary. Trey is in the half-time show. I'll be attempting to do that "be in two places at the same time" gig.
We me luck and have a GREAT weekend!
Here's Taft and Addie in their green and Taft with visiting CVHS cheerleaders (Clark's friends Brittany and Katie.)
At one point I got very nervous (insert cranky) because Trey's class wasn't scheduled until the 3rd quarter break and I had to get to the other school. Geoff wisely advised me to "take a chill" — have I mentioned that he is my "steady" in more ways than one? Anyway, I did make it to Summit in time to bid and win a FUN Lunch in a Limo for Chase, 7 other friends and his beloved principal, Mr. Krislok — so all in all the evening was a success!