Technology
One thing you should know about me...I LOVE TECHNOLOGY!  I am a complete techie and live for sharing technology opportunities with the students in my class.  I am a strong believer in the following quotes that make up my philosophy of educational technology:

"If we teach today as we taught yesterday, we rob our children of tomorrow." - John Dewey

"Teaching in the Internet age means we must teach tomorrow's skills today." - Jennifer Fleming

"We need technology in every classroom and in every student and teacher's hand, because it is the pen and paper of our time, and it is the lens through which we experience much of our world." - David Warlick

"Technology is just a tool.  In terms of getting the kids working together and motivating them, the teacher is most important." - Bill Gates

This year I am so excited to have amazing technology to use in the classroom!  Your child will be utilizing the following resources to enhance his/her learning this year.  
*LCD projector
*Document camera
*Mimio Teach interactive whiteboard
*Clickers
*iPads