Doodle Reflections & Starting #The100DayProject

Doodle Reflections & Starting #The100DayProject

In March I participated in Royan Lee’s #doodleaday challenge. It was a really neat experience to doodle with a community, and take in everyone’s responses to prompts shared each day. I found myself using my ferry ride home to unwind with my doodle. I’m pretty sure the ferry people think I’m some kind of crazy nut – all tucked into my drivers seat using the wheel as kind of a stand. They’ve had to blow their whistle at me to get moving more than once.

I have done plenty of skechnoting and doodling before, but had never done so many in a row, or to someone else’s prompts. Following the prompts pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I learned quite a bit about myself and from the great community.  I loved the whole experience! I have to especially thank Royan & Carrie Baughcum for their daily compliments and encouragement. The other comments and conversations around everyone’s doodles were inspiring.

Along the way Carrie inspired me to start planning my #The100DayProject, and I couldn’t be more … excited, full of ideas, and slightly terrified with myself for making a commitment to 100 days! Last year I watched Instagram each day for Sharron Drummond’s German words, thinking it was amazing! I’m thrilled to be part of the community this year. I’m already inspired by everyone’s projects and creativity. They are all so different and personal.

I am promising myself I will use my growth mindset, enjoy the experience, and the community. I’m not planning to mess up (skip days) but I will be forgiving of myself if I do.

So, here’s to 100 Days of Critter Doodles! At the moment I think it’s my perfect project! If you want to follow along join me on Instagram or at the #100daysofmzcritters.

Celebrate Creativity & Growth: 100th Day Stop Motion

Celebrate Creativity & Growth: 100th Day Stop Motion

100 days … It’s a really big deal in Kindergarten and 1st grade. The concept of 100 is still not quite concrete. It seems like such a big accomplishment, 100 days, and it really is. It’s 100 days of growth, learning. creativity, bit and little accomplishments. So why not celebrate right? This year we tried… Continue Reading




Christmas Candy Stop Motion & Story Telling

Christmas Candy Stop Motion & Story Telling

What do you get when you combine a stop motion app and Christmas candy? Pure joy, with a side of story telling magic! Yesterday afternoon my iExplorers (our campus student technology leaders) had a blast creating with a very simple set of tools. I just set out dollar store organizer trays with a few different… Continue Reading




Pumpkins, Poetry & Publishing

Pumpkins, Poetry & Publishing

Pumpkin books, a pumpkin poem, pumpkin carving, seed counting, pumpkin patches and so much more. Oh the pumpkins, it’s pumpkin fever. Just in case you’re looking for just one more pumpkin thing … heres a pumpkin poem project that has such a simple “recipe” you could use it for any investigation or unit. If you’ve been… Continue Reading




4 Reasons To Publish Student Writing As Videos

4 Reasons To Publish Student Writing As Videos

I couldn’t be more excited to be headed back to EdTechTeacher’s Innovation Summit in Boston next week! I’ll get to share about something I love, how to publish student writing as videos. I also was able to write about last month, and wanted to share that post here as well. This post was originally published on… Continue Reading




Seasons of Creativity: Joy

Seasons of Creativity: Joy

Right as school was starting this year I read Austin Kleon’s post “Seasons”, and it really resonated with me (I highly recommend you take 3 minutes to read it too). I’ve been quiet on my blog and on Twitter for a while. A break was necessary. Last year was hard for many reasons, and I felt like… Continue Reading