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Thursday, July 19, 2012

Zebra Quests Revisited

Good Morning Everyone!

I thought about showing you all of the goodies I have purchased for the upcoming year but instead I decided to share a secret with all of you. Several people have purchased my Zebra Quest materials and noted that way back in February I stated that the answer guide would be coming soon.

I slacked off. 

Then I got an email asking me if it would be ready by the beginning of the school year... summer has been insane! Who knew I would be busier over the summer than during the school year??

But its true. I have been. 

I haven't even been able to "blog in advance" like I normally do. Its been a daily effort to get something up here for ya'll to read. My current grad school class is offering very little in terms of ideas to share with you.

US & Arizona Government
Anyone interested? 
I thought not!

Two more weeks and the class is over then we can move onto more interesting topics. My final project - 15 page paper is due tomorrow - I haven't started it yet. Instead, I have been reviewing my list of requirements for my thesis and student teaching application. Its daunting but more exciting than government. 

But then I received MORE requests for the Zebra Quest Teacher Guide. So I decided to try and get that finished and up for sale for all of you by this weekend. When I began working on the project, I realized that a "web page" would be a better teacher's guide than a printable version. As there are so many possible answers to these questions. 

The teacher's guide will be part worksheet, part web page. The links can double as assistance for helping students locate the information to study. Remember, most of the quests the students present the answers to you orally. 

Now here is the secret... go up two paragraphs. There is a link to the answer guide. Shhhh! Don't tell! It is a work in progress and it will be a hidden page in my classroom blog. Don't share this link. The site is not ready for sharing and this page will be part of the information given to those who purchase the packet but since so many are waiting... here it is! I will deactivate the link sometime in the future. 

If you notice the pages changing... don't be alarmed. It is just getting a makeover. Speaking of makeover... check out my new Zebra Quest logo... 


It is a boy and a girl zebra heading off on a quest. I wanted to do away with the Dr. Seuss type hat for fear of the Seuss lawyer people. And I am still working on Family Quests. It also has a new logo... a daddy zebra!!


My oldest son said he needed an Indian Jones type hat. The mama zebra looked like she was wearing a turban so has been exiled to the trash can! Nikki from Melonheadz Illustrating designed both of these for me.  

What do you think? Love it? Hate it? Bring back the Seuss hat?

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1 Comments:

At July 19, 2012 at 10:32 AM , Blogger Debbie said...

Love the Zebras...keep the Indiana Jones hat.....What school are you attending? I took US and Arizona Gov...YUCK! I attended both University of Phoenix (my AA in Elem. Ed) and Grand Canyon University (GCU) for my BS in Ele. Ed and Special Ed.
Debbie
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