The 2015 Student Blogging Challenge begins–and we’re so excited to take part in this global online connection. Consider this class blog your one-stop portal to the awesome student blogs of 74 splendiferous sixth graders. I’m their truly blessed English teacher. Here’s our response to Week One’s Activity #6 — an A to Z paragraph that shares a little about us,
We are an active, bright class of dedicated, enthusiastic, friendly middle school girls and guys who have interests as varied as our names. We jump into each day keen on learning Language Arts. From mastering challenging new vocabulary words to opening the pages of countless books, we’re quintessential learners ready to launch ourselves into the world. Serious or silly, talkative or taciturn, we’re a unique collection of sixth grade Virginians who want to make a difference in the world. Explore our ever-expanding blogs and you’ll meet one-of-a-kind kids who have a zillion things to say. We hope you’ll always be a commenter!
Whether you’re a teacher or student, I’d love to visit your blog and learn how you’re integrating technology into the classroom. Tonight, as I clicked on some of the links provided on this week’s Student Blogging Challenge recap, I found some wonderful tools I intend to incorporate into my teaching. Thanks for sharing out ThingLink and Tellagami. Plus, I learned some really cool coding shortcuts from Royce, one of Mrs. Yollis’ students. Click to visit his Learn HTML Code Page.
In Ashburn, Virginia, we’ve missed 12 days of school due to snow and ice. What’s the weather like in your part of the world?