I was on Twitter this afternoon and saw this. Kind of ironic that it was on Twitter, right, considering the topic?
I have to be really honest–I’m not sure I’m going to make it! But it’s because of the amount of time I know I am “plugged in,” connected, in front of a screen (sometimes more than one at a time!), that I think it’s important. I shared the goal with my son tonight and he was less than impressed (because as a 5YO that meant he couldn’t play Lego Batman this week–oh no!). For me, it means no Facebook, no Twitter, no blogging (what??), no games, less texting, and no TV. I’m excited about all of the conversations I’ll have, books I will read, entries I will put in my Writer’s Notebook, muffins I’ll bake, miles I’ll run and all the other things I may not even be aware of that I could do with my time. Ooo, I have a couple of sewing projects calling my name, too…. 🙂
My students will read this tomorrow morning as they are welcomed back to school on a (hopefully) bring Monday morning. And they will be asked to take the challenge with me. Because if I can do it, ANYBODY can do it!
So, 5th grade friends…
Please leave me a comment with your thoughts about Screen-Free Week. Are you willing to commit to unplugging this week? Think of all of the other things you could do with your time instead! What will you do with your time this week?
And so I say goodbye to cyberspace for a little while. I’m hoping I come out on the other side more enlightened, better read, happier and more productive. I hope that it helps me appreciate all that is around me (instead of just what is in front of me). I know I be writing about it when we’re finished (along with my 5th grade friends who also accepted the challenge with me), and hopefully will have great things to share! See you next week, friends!
Anybody else want to take this challenge with me to be SCREEN-FREE?