Water Tolerance Blog Post

Room 231 students …….

On YOUR blog, in a blog post ……

  • embed the image of the plant that you were the expert for (from our flickr account – remember to login so that you can grab the code) and
  • write a post detailing it’s range of tolerance and it’s optimal environment.

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You many also add any extra information that you have found out about your plant such as it’s more usual environment for growing and any other interesting facts about it (such as how high it grows, what it’s grown for, etc).

See if you can hyperlink back to this post.  $10 H ….. Bucks if you can figure out how to do this successfully. (Hyperlinked means I won’t see the full web address inside your post!)

This post is due by Wednesday 2nd December.

What Do You Think?

Hey there Room 231 ……

Take a look at this blog post by a 7 year old girl.  Yes, that’s right, click on this link here and read the blog post written by a 7 year old!

I’d like to know what you think about what she’s saying.  Do you agree? Do you disagree?  Do you have the same point of view or a different point of view?

Leave her a comment – but remember that we don’t need to just say “cool” or “awesome” because that’s not very helpful and it doesn’t really let the author of the post know what you are thinking.
You could even use some of those prompts we’ve been talking about in Writer’s Workshop:

This makes me think …..
I’m realising that …….

Don’t forget to type your own blog’s URL so that she knows where you’re from.

Ms H

Reading with Our KinderBuddies

Each week on F day we read with our KinderBuddies.  KinderBuddies are Kindergarteners.

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Room 231 students, please write a reflection post about reading with your kinderbuddy by this Friday.  You could talk about why it’s an important thing to do, what you are learning by doing it and what you think your kinderbuddy might be getting out of this activity.

The photos taken today are uploaded to flickr already.  Find your kinderbuddy photo and copy and paste the code into your blog post.  Remember we have 4 embedding image experts in the class if you forget how to embed the image.  There’s this tutorial below too if you are working on this at home and get stuck!

Using VoiceThread for Science

Here Room 231!

Below is the tutorial for logging into VoiceThread and how to leave a comment (using your own identity) on your group’s page.  I’m interested to see how many of you can teach yourself what to do just by using this tutorial and of course, your own brains!

Good luck …… (and remember, you can ask me for help if you get really stuck – but think of 3 before me!)

Wise Words from Mr McGuire

Room 231 bloggers ……..

Read this post by Mr McGuire. The Reading Workshop: How To Grade Student Blogs

He’s a teacher of students that blog just like you do.  He raises some very good points about posting cleanly on your blog.

Click this link to read his post about PUGS!

We are going to use Mr McGuire’s blogging rubric called Stairs Steps to Success to help us improve our blog posts.

End of RQNW – Reflection

We’ve come to the end of our second Personal Narrative Writing Unit – Raising the Quality of Narrative Writing.  Your next blog task is to reflection on how Writing Workshop worked for you as you focused on gathering more unpolished gems,  chose an unpolished gem to work with, and then began to polish it and polish it into the best gem ever.Flickr Photo Download: Gems

You can use the following questions to help you with your reflection post and remember to link back to this post on our class blog.

What did you learn?
How did it go for you?
What’s still confusing?
What will you try to do next time we come back to Narrative Writing?

I’m looking forward to reading your reflections!

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