~While we’re in DC, we will communicate using a texting service called “Remind101.” This is a free service that allows us to send text messages easily. To sign up, text @simmonsDC to (442) 333-7982, then follow the instructions that are texted back to you. The whole process takes less than a minute. We will communicate using this service for all updates and changes to our schedule
~We also have a password protected Tumblr blog for you to follow while we’re in DC. To view the blog, go to simmonstodc14.tumblr.com. The password for viewing the blog is the name of the COUNTY that Simmons is located in all lowercase letters. We’ll be updating the blog real-time while we’re traveling as a way to photo document our trip!
~This year, we're trying out a field trip hashtag: #simmonstodc. Anytime a photo on Twitter, Google+, or Facebook is tagged with this hashtag, it’ll appear on this website:
Important! Parents: if you post a photo to Facebook/Instagram with the hashtag and you want it to appear on the Tagboard, you must make sure your post is PUBLIC (not just to your friends). In other words, if you have a private Instagram/Facebook account, it won't show up!
Students and Parents:
They're almost here! Are you packed yet? Do you have everything you need ready to go? Fifth graders, I spent some time looking over your maps of our DC trip that you've been working on. Here's one of my personal favorites:
Fourth graders: As promised, here's the video of the 3D tour of Mammoth Cave that I shared with you all today in class. Really cool stuff and a great visual of the "Historic Tour" that you all will be taking: