Student Bloggers

Apparently, I have become so obsessed with blogging that I talked my kiddos into blogging too. :-) Our school website has a platform for us to have a classroom blog, and I was posting about once a month there for our parents. Then, I had a brilliant idea! Why not let the kids take charge and blog!!! So I hyped it up (as only teachers know how to do :) and got my kids all excited about it. Here's a post from last week from one of my kiddos: 

They are also able to add pictures to their blog entry...this little guy added the cutest picture of him and his bug buddy. (Adorable!!!)  


They're allowed to blog as a writing "May Do"... If they've finished all their "Must Dos", they can create a blog entry for our class blog. I created a task card with instructions. It looks like this: 




It's a Pages document... (If you'd like it, please leave a comment and let me know and I'll email it to you! :)


Again, it is so exciting to see kids super excited about writing. They are so motivated to write and show the world what they've done. It's also lead to some great mini lessons on a bunch of different things including narrowing down a topic, staying on topic, and punctuation. Annnddd, I can pull up the stats and show them how many people have viewed our blog- this has lead to graphing lessons and how to read different graphs in math. 


It seems like a win-win for all of us! 


Have a great rest of your Sunday!!!


:-) 

4 comments

  1. That is very cool Sandy! Real writing and a real audience - fantastic!

    ❀ Tammy
    Forever in First

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  2. How fun :) That's great that you've inspired them to blog!


    Journey of a Substitute Teacher

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  3. You have such great ideas! I gave you an award over at Primary Punch! Head over and check it out!

    Primary Punch

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  4. I really like this idea!! Very motivating for the students and a great way to practice authentic writing.
    Lori
    Conversations in Literacy

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