What else could I do? write? sing? create?
If a kid doesn't understand, what else could I do to help?
I'm a wife, grandmother, mom, sister, teacher, teacher, teacher.
I wonder, but wonder was taken already. So, what else?
I wanted to tell the story of time with the grandkids. Our two favorite activities are visiting the “bat cave” up the hill from us and creating art work. I included details: where: bat cave, bridge, dusty hill, creek, home, art cave, Gramma’s cottage what: bats hide, chalk families, painted flowers strong verbs: hide, […]
Welcome Bloggers! Take a look at your new blog! It’s ready for you to personalize! What does that mean? Take a look at these student blogs. Here are examples of real student blogs to check out for ideas: Jarrod’s Aweome Blog – 10 years old Heather’s Perfect Posts Meaow @ Josie’s Blog Mirian’s Magical […]
Let’s spin some great stories again this year. What did we do last year? Watch the video for inspiration from our “Genius Fridays.” Are you ready for more? What do you love to learn about? What in the world do you wonder about? What in the world do you want to help? […]
Photo Credit: Matthew Moss via Compfight Organize Week 2 Edublogs Blogging Challenge helps me think about my students and other readers. What will they need to know and want to know? How do families and students know what to do with a blog? Set up pages, which […]
Blogging is something I hope to start within the first week of school so I need to revamp our class blog and see what other class’s are doing. So, I decided to take the Edublog Teacher Class Blogging Challenge! In choosing a theme, I like a mobile-friendly theme that includes a customizable header, menu for […]
April is National Poetry Month sponsored by the Academy of American Poets What is poetry? What is a poem? #napowrimo is National Poetry Writing Month! started by poet Maureen Thorson a challenge to write a poem a day that’s write: 30 poems in 30 days Let it bloom! Ready ? Set? Write ! Writer’s block? […]
I created a world today: Imagine 42. I started with a tree for the air and shade they provide and added a hummingbird and butterfly for their small but important work in plant pollination and beauty. I added a polar bear, hoping they survive. Then I added science tubes, the brain, math concepts, computers, satellites […]
Vocabulary Pictures Cascade flowing downward, like water but — could be long hair flowing down Her hair cascaded in curls onto her shoulders Photo Credit: by …love Maegan Image Something fun filled with learning happens when you share. This fun lesson is from an idea by: Laura Coughlin Thank you for the engaging idea to […]
RW8 Rocks!To show your reading and science knowledge, write a blog post with these elements: Title of Ecosystem Science Activity Hypothesis / Question: Are ecosystems a system where living and nonliving factors interact in a specified area? Materials Process — what did you do. Results: what happened. Conclusions: Explain one of the questions below: Choose […]
Photo Credit: Collin Key via Compfight What is a conversation? A conversation, the give and take of ideas among people. We converse in the hallway, at dinner, or any time we meet. We listen to the stories of our friends, and we share our own. We ask questions, and answer those of others. We laugh. We cry. […]
Photo Credit: Jill Clardy via Compfight What is a novel? You’ve heard about it: Grade 8 writes novels in November. You’ve heard about NaNoWriMo: National Novel Writing Month, and as an eighth grader, you’re wondering, “What will I write about? What is a novel?” Let’s get started thinking about it: What is a Novel? This […]
It’s National Novel Writing Month in November, and we’re about to embark on a journey that will free your creative spirit and create your own style as author. But how? Let’s start by thinking about the novel we just read for #gra13 so we can Read Like a Writer. Let’s think and discuss as writers how this […]
Awesome! The Edublogs Team now offers challenges for Connected Educator Month to help teachers and students learn to connect through blogs. Choose teacher personal/professional blogging challenge or the student blogging challenge. This is a class blog. Students and teachers will post and comment here; and grade eight students have their own blogs (see sidebar). The […]
We’ve settled in, but still testing, with new laptops for grade eight. We’ve got writers ready to write, and lots to learn. At left is a wordle by a student two years ago who wanted to express her thanks for our school district’s emphasis on technology, at least in the language arts classroom. With laptops […]