Digital Woes

I took pictures of my first day of school that I wanted to post up here. After school was over and the students had left, I tried hooking my camera up to the computer to download the photos. I got an error message that said there was no data to transfer.

I said, “What?!!?,” unplugged the camera from the computer and tried it again. I had nearly 300 photos in the camera; it must not be hooked up correctly.

I waited for the system to boot up again but was perplexed to get the same error message. I then unplugged the camera and checked it. Sure enough, there weren’t any photos on it.

Zero. Zip. Nada.


So my first day memories are gone. I had transferred most of those images onto my flashdrive earlier in the summer so I didn’t lose a lot of photos. Still though, there were some there that I really wanted.

Anyway, I took a few photos of the classroom tonight. Here are a few images of the banners and posters I made up for the walls.

I shortened up this banner to make it more succinct this year. Last year it read, “Be in the right place, at the right time, doing the right thing.” I use it as the class motto. I really like how it can apply to almost any situation.

I like this one too because sometimes doing the right thing takes effort. It isn’t always easy.

I wanted to quote Steve Brown, who said, “We are supposed to be cheerleaders for one another.” I thought it was a beautiful sentiment that should be in the classroom. Making the banner more succinct gives it another meaning I like as well. We can cheer each other up and cheer each other on.

I will add some more photos tomorrow.

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