We recently completed Week 7 of the Student Blogging Challenge and my students wrote about a favorite holiday or the holidays that they celebrate throughout the year. These students did an exceptional job on their post:
Abigail’s Questionable Statements
Brett’s Breathtaking Blog
Maggie’ s Spectacular Site
I encourage you to check out their Week 7 posts and leave a comment for them.
For the Week 7 Blogging Challenge, I asked my students to complete Task #1, to describe a favorite family holiday or celebration. Since we live in the United States (Ohio), we realize that there may be some things that we celebrate with our families that are not celebrated in other areas of the world, or others may celebrate the same holiday, but in a different manner. To help our visitors to understand how they celebrate with their families, I asked my students to share their favorite on a Flipgrid video.
We would love to hear about YOUR favorite holiday and how you celebrate with your family. You can leave a note in the comments, or if you’d like, you can create a short video on the Flipgrid.
For this week’s challenge, I gave my students the choice of which task they would like to complete with Emojis. They seemed to enjoy this week’s challenge quite a bit! All did a great job, but here are a few I chose to feature:
Feel free to see what they created with Emojis this week!
We just finished Week 4 of the Student Blogging Challenge. This week was a Free Choice week and students were able to create a blog post on a topic of their choice. For my Free Choice, I decided to feature some of the great work my students have been doing on their blogs. I asked my students to suggest a few of their classmates’ blog posts to showcase, and here are their suggestions:
Gena has written a nice post suggesting things to do in New York City. Blaine had fun with creating a snowman image for the Week 3 Challenge. Evey argues why Minecraft and Fortnite should not be compared. Maddox tells about his favorite sport and Ella offers some great book suggestions.
Visit their blogs and leave them a comment!
Veterans Day is coming soon, and that means it’s time for McDowell students and staff to once again show our support to our local veterans in need. In the last few years, McDowell has been very successful in collecting canned food items to donate. This year, instead of collecting food, we would like to raise money to donate to the Military Veterans Resource Center. We have set a goal to raise $800 to donate. The Military Veterans Resource Center will then use that money to purchase food for veterans.
In order to help with our fundraising efforts, McDowell Student Council will be hosting a Rock, Paper, Scissors tournament for McDowell Students next Friday, Nov. 1. To encourage participation from ALL students, the entry fee to join the tournament will be just $1! You may also pay an additional $1 to go to the Loser’s round of the tournament in order to stay in the tournament. Students must preregister for the tournament during lunch on either Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday of next week.age
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Greetings from Ohio! Once again, I have entered my class blog in the Student Blogging Challenge. I am excited to connect with other classrooms from around the world. This year, my Advanced Language Arts students are also participating in the Challenge with their Google Sites. We created a Padlet wall to introduce those students to the world. You can find a link to their Google Site in the Blogroll. We invite you to visit and drop a comment!
We’re taking part in the Student Blogging Challenge!
Has it really been 10 years since I first enrolled my class blog in the Student Blogging Challenge? Back then, I was teaching 5th grade Language Arts at Laurelville Elementary. I then taught two years of 5th grade Math at Laurelville before moving on to McDowell Middle School to teach 7th grade Language Arts. I am now in my ninth year of teaching at McDowell.
There has been a lot of personal change for me, as well, over those years. My husband and I are officially “empty nesters” since our daughters, Hannah and Molly, are now in college! Hannah is a senior at Miami University, majoring in Middle Childhood Education. Molly is a sophomore at Marietta College and is currently undecided on her major. We have grieved as our beloved dogs, Rambo, Hank, and Riley crossed the Rainbow Bridge and we now have two new dogs, Willy and Dodge. And six years ago, the passing of my father rocked my world.
Although a lot has changed, some things have remained constant. I still love teaching, am proud to be a Brave, and I still am blessed with having the best students walk into my classroom each day. Connecting with my students and connecting with the world outside of my classroom is still a priority for me as a teacher. Because of this, I am once again enrolling my class blog as well as my students’ blogs in the Blogging Challenge.
I hope you come back to see what we’ve been up to and as always, we welcome your comments!