November 26

Featured Student Blogs

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:

Lindsay’s Lounge

Abigail’s Questionable Statements

Brett’s Breathtaking Blog

Ella’s Site

Maggie’ s Spectacular Site

I encourage you to check out their Week 7 posts and leave a comment for them.

November 1

Student Blog Showcase

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!

December 11

Student Spotlight Post

Have you ever wondered what other students see when they look out of their classroom window?  Students are blogging all over the world and those views are quite different depending on where they live.  Jessica has written a nice post describing here view from her classroom window.

Here is the beginning of her post titled “What Is The View Outside Your Classroom Window??”

What is your view outside your classroom window? I live in the country so my view is different from those who live in the city. When I look outside my classroom window, I see…

To find out exactly what Jessica sees, check out her blog.  Also, her blog has been nominated for the best student blog in the Student Blogging Challenge.  If you like what you see, be sure to vote for Jessica’s blog!

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November 13

Benefits of Blogging

There are many benefits of blogging.  I could go on and on about the educational benefits of blogging and having students blog.  Instead, I’d like to tell you about my favorite benefit of blogging-connecting with people from all over the world!  Where else can you learn about different places, cultures, and people-and actually get to make a personal connection with them?

I recently had the opportunity to do this with a student from Australia. I was reading some blogs in the Student Blogging Challenge, and I came across Dawso’s Blog.  Our original connection was our shared love of chocolate, but I also was a little intrigued about Netball.  I asked Dawso about this popular sport in her country and she was kind enough to write a post explaining it for me.  If you would like to know a little more about this sport, check out her post by clicking here.

Thanks, Dawso, for taking the time to explain and for making this world seem a little smaller-one blog at a time! 🙂

Go Methven

December 8

Blogging Students…

Several students have been busy working on their blogs outside of the the classroom!  Please be sure to check out these “Gold Star” blogs!

Chelsey and Kendall have written about some good books that they have been reading.  Megan has been sharing poetry on her blog and Abby and her family are preparing for their busy Christmas on the tree farm!  Want to know about the world of sports?  Then be sure to check out Drake’s blog-he will keep you up to date!  Lauren has also been busy getting her blog caught up and has written some excellent posts on her blog. Brant has written a nice post about snow (although I really don’t want to hear that word yet! :)) and has several science -related ideas for posts for his blog!

When you check out their blogs, be sure to leave a comment!


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October 27

My daughters….

OK, I am going to do a little bit of bragging here…..

My youngest daughter, Molly, has her own blog as a part of Mr. McGuire’s 6th Grade Language Arts class at Laurelville.  She has been working very hard on it and I often find her at the computer at home working on a blog post.  Her posts are well thought-out and well-written.  If you’d like to see an awesome blog, check hers out… Molly’s Mystery Journal.

Mr. McGuire has had his 6th graders blogging for several years now.  My oldest daughter, Hannah, also had the privilege of having Mr. McGuire as her 6th grade Language Arts teacher.  She did very well with her blog, also, and still continues to write on it occasionally.  I don’t want her to feel left out, so please check her blog out, as well….Hannah’s Hideout.

Both girls love reading and have read many books.  If you are looking for a good book to read, you can check out their blogs for a list of books they have read.

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