We are having a difficult time finding time to respond to all of our comments.Our class schedule is so busy with everything we need to learn and do, that it’s hard to sneak off to the computer lab.However, blogging is such a great tool that allows us to get all of our thoughts down and encourages us to think and learn from others.It allows us to write, discuss, and read about a variety of subjects.
I would like you to come up with one or a few ideas that will help solve our problem!Figure out a plan that will allow us to respond to some or most of our comments.
Here are some things to remember…
Is your plan going to require students to miss class when we are learning new things?If so, how can we avoid this?
Think about time, space (in our classroom and in the labs), and resources (you should know what these are since we just studied them).What resources are you going to need to help with your plan? Some resources may include: computers, teachers, parents, students, etc…
Does your plan work for everyone in our blog group?
What pros and cons do you see with your plan?These are the good things and the not-so-good things.
Remember, there is not always one “right” answer when we are problem solving!
I hope that this assignment will get your brains working!Solving problems are often hard because as I said above, there is not always a “right” answer!I know that you are terrific problem solvers though and will come up with some great ideas.
Please let me know if you have any questions!Remember, these assignments only need to be between 5-8 sentences.I say this because I want you to explain your thinking.To truly explain yourself correctly, you need more than 1 or 2 sentences.If you would like to write more, of course!
Hey, hey second graders! This is an exciting day for you! You've been blogged! Now what that means is that someone was impressed with your blogging and wrote about you for lots of other people to read. The SLJ Blog is a blog where you can find the "buzz" about libraries, learning and technology. SLJ stands for 'School Library Journal.' Amy Bowllan is the author. Here's an excerpt from her post:
...in Ms. Neville's class reveal some of their innermost feelings about writing. Here's what Mimi said, "What I like about writing is that I get to share what’s happening and what I’m learning." Julia says, "I find writing hard because it makes my hand hurt. I enjoy picking out my topics because you are creative." And Ian says, "WhatI like about writing is using your mind and picking topics. Once you get started it's really easy."
Wow! Mimi, Julia and Ian were quoted! That is special! Amy also went on to recognize the rest of you. She said, "Who says the little ones can't blog? BTW, there are more students in Ms. Neville's class with adorable writing posts to their class blog."
I am so delighted that I will see you this afternoon! Our session is going to start off with a bang, thanks to the nice post from Amy Bowllan. She has another blog, too. It is called "Life in The 21st Century." Here's one special post she wrote about her daughter entitled, My Daughter My Friend. One of the cool things about blogging is all the nice people you will share conversations with as you are learning. See you soon!
What fun we had Friday writing about writing! I was astounded by your writing. I could tell you gave it a lot of thought. Miss Neville and I were whispering over in the corner of the lab about how impressed we were! Did you hear us?
I was disapponted that a few of you had not done the assignment Miss Neville gave you. You did not get to blog with us. I hope you will think about the importance of being responsible because we missed your being in the group. I am going to think positive thoughts that that will not happen again.
I want to complement Mimi on getting her assignment done as she was absent the day the assignment was made. That is being responsible. We'll add her picture when she gets a chance to draw it. Your clever illustrations added a lot of pizazz to your blogging posts. Friday was also a day full of establishing routines that will save us time so we have more time for blogging and answering comments. We just couldn't get to all the comments but we will try again! You were all so excited about the number of comments you had. We thank those readers who took the time to respond to our writing. It is so exciting to open up those comments. That is what my fifth graders loved the most about blogging - oh the anticipation! It was wonderful.
find writing hard because it my hand makes hurt. I enjoy you picking out my
topics because you are creative. I also enjoy it better when you pick them
because I like your ideas. I like writing because I can write about anything I
want. I can’t wait to write again.
It is sharing time with Miss Neville. I love to share my stories. My favorite stoy I shared was "The Invisible Girl."
I like about writing is using your mind and picking topics. Once you get
started it’s really easy. When it’s nonfiction you just skip along and remember
what you did. I like to pick my own topic to write about. I would tell 1st
graders don’t forget to put punctuation! The one thing I need help on is
I'm writing about my first Mite Tornament in hockey.
like picking my own topics and starters. I also like that we can be as creative as we want. What I don’t like is that it’s hard. It’s hard because a conversation is kind of
long. It is also hard because we have to
use good handwriting.
This is my brain and I am thinking. I think about how creative I can be.
I like writing sometimes but sometimes
I don’t. When I don’t like writing I
normally, don’t have a topic and I just come up with a topic from out of
nowhere. I normally don’t like
writing. When I have a topic, I do like
it. I find writing so easy sometimes but
sometimes it is challenging. I would
rather choose a topic myself because I feel confident and independent.
This is my brain thinking about writing. I ask questions like "What should I write about?" and "How do I spell some words?"