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Batty Voltz
Christ-following wife, bonus mom, teacher, Senegence distributor (#397007), and obsessed with bats...sums me up in a nutshell!
Interests: God, reading, writing, painting, singing, teaching, math, science, 5th grade, SeneGence makeup, skin care, Anne of Green Gables, Pokemon Go, PWAT, GT, technology, crime shows
Recent Activity
So at the beginning of the month, I started the following “praying through the scriptures” bible study called 31 Days of Battling Your Fears with the Power of God’s Word by Candace Crabtree. As I’m sure you can guess, the last few weeks, things have hit pretty close to home... Continue reading
Posted Mar 21, 2020 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Note* This is a bit long today, but is very much an overall of how I currently feel and think about things So I realize I have not posted since June...Work has been crazy and now it's crazier with all this COVID-19 stuff happening, but in a different way. My... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Sorry that it's been so long since I've posted! I have been super busy, but things are finally starting to calm down now that it's summer. I am doing my technology hours and will conclude those tomorrow. So far, I have earned five Breakout EDU kits with my integration points... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2019 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
So this month has been fully loaded! The last time I updated we were testing out the wazoo...that has only calmed down a little. Now we’ve just been having a lot of changes to our schedule and additions to our lesson plans. For example, I found out that we would... Continue reading
Posted Mar 24, 2019 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Like most teachers, I understand the need to assess what your students have learned at various times throughout the school year. However, the amount of testing we are making students do now is insane! This has literally been my testing/teaching schedule since I got back from break: Jan 9-11th: teach,... Continue reading
Posted Feb 13, 2019 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Lots of ups and downs the last few weeks. I won Tech Idol, which I'm super stocked about! I've been spotlighted by the director of my school's after school program for the college career readiness/tech club I run, which is very exciting. And I'm getting prepared for an upcoming marriage... Continue reading
Posted Feb 5, 2019 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
So I have been really good about all my goals for this year except keeping up with my blog. I'm sorry! There have been so many things happening right now! So the first semester of the school year ended by earning a place in the Top 3 for my district's... Continue reading
Posted Jan 27, 2019 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
So December was filled with a lot of busy days getting ready for the holidays. For Christmas, my husband, bonus son, and I went to my in-law's house. We enjoyed a relaxing four days and then came home. I spent the next week being very lazy with the exception of... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2019 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
It's been almost a month since I last posted! I am very sorry I have dropped off in such a drastic way! I thought I might do a lot of updating during Thanksgiving, but I was a bit lazy during that week I suppose. The week after Thanksgiving I was... Continue reading
Posted Dec 9, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
I am so sorry I’ve been very neglectful of my blog over the last few months. Stuff has been happening but I have had very little time to work on it. I believe the last time I posted I mentioned how I was approved to teach a class at my... Continue reading
Posted Nov 14, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Today I got some great news from the technology department in my district! They have agreed to have me as a presenter at our annual t chnology conference! On top of that, my school’s tech liaison wants to feature me Andy my class in our monthly technology newsletter and have... Continue reading
Posted Nov 5, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
I have been very bad about posting. This year has been very busy and hectic. It's hard to find time to write. I want to hold to my promise of posting twice a week, but it's very difficult with work and family responsibilities. On Halloween, Cade got in-school suspension (ISS).... Continue reading
Posted Nov 4, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Today I turn 34. The past few weeks have been very stressful at work. My students have been very off (possibly due to rain and possibly due to some additions to the number of students). I’ve had to do many write-ups and deal with a lot of students being downright... Continue reading
Posted Oct 25, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Yesterday we had a guest speaker come and talk about “Safe Touch, Bad Touch, and Confusing Touch.” She was explaining the various types of interactions individuals can have with children and one of my students asked, “What about like people doing things to animals? She asked, “Animal abuse isn’t really... Continue reading
Posted Oct 20, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Today my theater club had a lot of fun. We were studying the idea of pantomime and a touch of silent scene concepts. We practiced fake brushing our teeth, catching basketballs, rolling bowling balls, throwing snowballs, carrying water pails, and even tug of war all with pantomimed games! The kids... Continue reading
Posted Oct 11, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
This weekend Joe and I found Marblelympics! It is so hilarious. Now, to be honest, I'm not that big in people olympics. I honestly don't care so much about who takes the bronze, silver or gold. The events don't really entertain me, and I think there is just a lot... Continue reading
Posted Oct 8, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
I tend to think of myself as a mostly positive and happy person. I have an inner joy from God that helps me to get through things that I once wasn't able to face...however this week has been one of the worst I've had in a long while. Monday (as... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
Today a student of mine began so violently shaking his head that I thought he might throw himself into a seizure or at least knock into something or someone while we were in the computer lab. I absolutely loathe kicking a kid out of class or sending a student to... Continue reading
Posted Sep 24, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
So my theater club that started last week is HUGE (about 35 kids) and I need to make some cuts. The after school program that I am doing the club through typically only likes a 15:1 ratio for students to teacher. If I can find a second person to help... Continue reading
Posted Sep 20, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
I have struggled most the day with feeling like I can’t measure up in areas I know I’m qualified in! I have tried to have a good attitude about it yet it’s hard. I keep trying to remind myself that my worth is not in what other people see in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 17, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
This afternoon was my first official Theater Club meeting. I had THIRTY-FOUR 4th and 5th graders! It was a blast even though it was a heck of a lot of kids! I had a generic break down of ideas for what I wanted to do as far as a syllabus... Continue reading
Posted Sep 13, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
My 2018-2019 tech club began today. This year I decided to change things up a bit and combine the College/career readiness club with tech. I wanted to integrate as much of the new technological resources as possible as well as give my students all the 21st century skills needed in... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
So yesterday and today I have had such a horrible pain in my stomach! Yesterday I thought it was due to a late night binge Monday night on parmesan coated popcorn. When I eat too close to bedtime I sometimes get some stomach soreness the next day. However, I did... Continue reading
Posted Sep 5, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
This school year has gotten off to a very busy start. Busy yet productive. As I wrote about last week, my kids are very different from the ones I had last year. They're super excited to be using all the technology I've earned and all the new apps and programs... Continue reading
Posted Sep 1, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger
With all the new technology I brought to the classroom, the one my students and I have been enjoying the most thus far is FlipGrid! My students are a hoot to watch on that! They crack me up! On the first few days of school they did a FlipGrid video... Continue reading
Posted Aug 25, 2018 at Babblings of a Batty Blogger