Our quadblogging buddies from Austrailia, 3/4 G’s are on a mission. They are trying to get comments from each of the 50 states. Hop on over to their blog to see if your state needs to be represented with a comment! Good Luck Blogging Buddies!
I love blogging. I love the sharing that happens between students and teachers. While on this journey I have learned many things and have gained some fabulous ideas from teachers. One teacher I really admire is Mrs. Yollis from California. She does some fantastic things, not only with her blog but with her students. One thing I really enjoy is her family blogging month. This is such a great opppertunityt o encourage the students to get their families involved in blogging.
So I thought it would be a great thing for us to do as well. Stay tuned for some family fun and I am leaving you with a picture of my family. My husband, Benjamin (our son), Madalynn ( our daughter), and myself!
Part of Challenge 8 is to look at ways we can draw in more visitors to our blog. Some of our students thought we should add challenging question to our blog and I agree. Each week we will have a weekly brain teaser. See if you can get it right!
Here is this week’s:
Percy has found a new word game. What single four letter word can be placed before each of the words below to make four new words? (hyphenated words are o.k.)
Edublogs Challenge 7 asked us too be creative. The story we read that week was The Garden of Happiness. At the end of the book the neighborhood children painted a mural on the side of a wall. I asked the kids to paint a mural of Fall and what it looked like to them. Here is a slideshow of our masterpieces.
Fall Murals on PhotoPeach
Challenge 6 in the Student Challenge has us looking at natural resources. This was perfect for a lesson that I wanted to teach about Arizona’s 5 C’s. Cotton, Cattle, Climate, Citrus and Cooper make up the 5 C’s and our Arizona’s major resources. To really learn about the 5 C’s we broke up into small groups and each group was responsible for researching important facts about their C. We then made some glogsters to showcase what we learned. We hope you enjoy! Click on each C to learn more about our natural resources.
I am so excited to be participating in some Quad blogging this year. What is Quad blogging you may ask? Well it is a chance for us to get to know and introduce three classrooms from around the world by our blog. Every week we will visit a new blog and get to know them b y asking questions and leaving quality comments. This will be a great way to make new friends!
We have been lucky enough to join two different post card exchanges this year. A post card exchange is where classes exchange postcards that have information about their state on it. We try to get all 50 states but sometimes we are unable too. I created a Google Maps to showcase where our postcards have come in from.
In Challenge 4 Miss W wanted to know what many of us did after hours. Activity 4 was asking us what we wanted to learn or a dream that we had. I used this as a weekly journal topic. Here is a link to our journal page where many of my students wrote about their dreams.