Emily and Jennifer created their summer blogs today! They have their first posts up. Names have to be created, emails worked out, and other beginning details but we’re off and running. The Back & Forth weblog is our communication hub. The t2s weblog (teacher to student) will be my place for suggested writing prompts about good web sites that they can use if they choose. (I think they might even have better ideas!)
Their parents even brought in nice letters for me today where they expressed their feelings about the student weblog group.
Here are some excerpts from the letters..
Emily’s parents kindly wrote the following:
Emily’s creative writing skills were stretched to new levels. She was excited each week to do her assignment and encouraged to keep up with current events in this process. Weblogs has helped Emily to be a better critical thinker and a global thinker as well. We were very excited about working with Weblogs this summer.
Jennifer’s parents sent these warm remarks:
Our daughter, Jennifer, had a wonderful time in your class this past year. She has benefited greatly. Her interest in reading and writing has increased. We believe her skills in communications have improved. She enjoyed being in the class and working with the other students. She has shown a greater interest in current events and she is expressing her opinions, especially at home!
I would have to say back to the parents how much I have enjoyed working with your children- they are terrific! Weblogs allow you to take a journey where the teacher is learning right along with the kids and I believe we’re both the better for it!