The Desk

The Desk
So many projects . . . so little time!

Friday, July 27, 2007


All last year I had a poster (compliments of Compass Books) taped to the wall of the checkout desk. It was a map of the world. My students loved looking at it. Because we are a year-round school, our very well travelled staff take many interesting trips during the year. I thought it would be fun for the students to see where we were going so I asked the teachers to take our school mascot, Lightning the Leopard, with them. I went on EBay and purchased several small beanie type leopards. I chose this size because they could be packed and take up as little amount of room as a pair of socks. I asked the teachers to take digital pictures and send them back to me. I moved the map to a wall and I'm adding the pictures as they come in. When I learned about Slide I thought it would be fun to try.

So far Lightning has travelled to New York City, Seoul Korea, Russia and Australia.


School Library Learning 2.0 Team said...

What a wonderful idea - little leap'n leopards and their travels! Hope you will add your ideas to our California Curriculum Connections wiki at
Best wishes.
- JackieS
CSLA 2.0 Team project manager

IrmaPince said...

What fun! Dr. Mary Ann Bell from Texas does a similar thing with the Nancy Pearl action figure. In fact, she even did a "where in the world" contest with the photos. See

mackay said...

Very cool! I look forward to reading how you did this!