Today I was in the library with my students. I have been expecting a VERY important e-mail about a student all day. I took my phone to the library with me in order to check to see if the email came. We were going to be in there doing a project with the media specialist for about an hour. I started to get my phone out about 30 minutes after we were in there. Then, I put it back. I just felt so funny about using it. So, I went over to the old-fashioned computers that they have, booted one up and checked my email. In this day and age, phones can do so much. If I was on my iPad checking my email I wouldn't have felt funny. I definitely didn't feel funny using the computer. If a family member calls the school, the secretary forwards the call to our classroom regardless as to whether we are teaching or not. So, what's the big deal about answering my phone really quickly if my husband calls? I've never gotten in trouble for using my phone at school, and I actually am very weird about it myself. But, I'm not sure why. Just food for thought. Interested in hearing opinions.