Term 3 Week 10
This is your last blog post of the year. Tell your readers about your year. What has been good and what has been bad. What are your goals for 2011.



Week 7
Your blog post this week need to show your basic facts chart for this year. You must write about strategies you have used to improve your basic facts. Also tell us what your bar chart tells you about your basic fact knowledge.

Week 6
Your blog post this week can be about anything, as long as it all in your own words. Find a creative commons photo from Flikr that adds to your blog post, remember to give credit to the owner.







Week 3
Yesterday we had a challenge . . . now it is your time to blog.
The challenge . . .
The rules . . .
The team . . .
Working together . . .
The finished product . . .
Two things that we did well are . . .
One thing we could do better next time . . .

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1. Embed the photo of your Diwali rangoli pattern into your blog.
2. Write a short paragraph that explains what you have done AND what you have learnt.






Week 2
Your WeeWorld avatar has been to saved to our class Flickr account.
Embed it into your own blog.
Write and explain what an avatar is.
Why do we use them?
Where do we use them?

Extra for WizzKids: explain how your readers can create their own.



Week 1
Use your mind-map about your holiday to write a blog about it.
Re-read your writing for meaning.
Check for spelling and grammar errors.



























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Week 9 Student Blog Task
1. Publish your earthquake story on your blog and your ePortfolio writing page.
2. Comment on two different Team 17 earthquake stories. Use our success criteria:
- It has an orientation with characters and a setting.
- It has a problem and a resolution.
- How well did they use descriptive language.



Week 8 Student Blog Task
1. Read Loretta's post on your culture wikis. Comment about your wiki.
- What can we expect to see when you finish?
- With 3 weeks left, how far are you to finishing?
2. Publish your own Alice story on your blog.
3. Comment on three different Team 17 student blogs.


Week 6 Student Blog Task
1. Embed your digital story on your blog AND write a paragraph telling your readers about the experience.

2. A SuperScooper team has created a blog website for a toy called Trev they are sending to the U.S.A.
You may get some good ideas for your wikis. The Kiwiana page has a great PhotoPeach show on things that make us all kiwi. This is part of our New Zealand culture.
Please visit their blog and leave a comment on one of the pages. Use the Blog Comment Guide below.

Blog Comment Guide:
[_] Does it make sense?
[_] Have you said something good about their blog post?
[_] Have you told them something they could improve on next time?
[_] Have you and your buddy re-read for meaning.


Class Blog : Class leaders of the week will write and post a blog about learning during the week. Reviewed by Mr. Wood on Thursday morning.

Student Blogs : Blogs are for writing about school learning and events. No personal blogs, songs or other posts unless approved by Mr. Wood. Please remember to re-read and edit your post before submitting for publishing.

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    Week 5 Student Blog Task
    1. Read and reply to all comments on your blog.

    2. Visit Room 3 student blogs. Choose at least two blogs to read, and leave a helpful and friendly comment on each.
    Your buddy must read your comment aloud to proof it for errors before posting it.

    3. If you have not embedded your Alice orientation into you blog please complete this. ALSO write a short explanation of what your Voki is about.

    Kahurangi leave at least three comments please.

    Re-read your comment:
    [_] Does it make sense?
    [_] Is your comment friendly, polite and kind?
    [_] Have you said something good about their blog post?
    [_] Have you told them something they could improve on next time?
    [_] Have you and your buddy re-read for meaning.


    Week 4 Student Blog Task
    You have new 'Blog Buddies' who also write their own blogs. They will be reading and commenting on your blogs every week. You will also be reading and comment on theirs, but they are only starting so will need your help. They are Room 3 from Broadlands School, Reporoa. It is a great country school in Dairy country.

    1. Read and reply to all comments on your blog. "Nice to see Team 17 students commenting on each others blogs too," said Mr Wood.

    2. Visit Room 3 student blogs. Choose at least two blogs to read, and leave a helpful and friendly comment on each.
    Your buddy must read your comment aloud to proof it for errors before posting it.

    Kahurangi leave at least three comments please.


    Week 3 Student Blog Task
    You have new 'Blog Buddies' who also write their own blogs. They will be reading and commenting on your blogs every week. You will also be reading and comment on theirs, but they are only starting so will need your help. They are Room 3 from Broadlands School, Reporoa. It is a great country school in Dairy country.

    1. Brainstorm and plan your blog post in your writing book.
    2. Write a post for Room 3 about what you like about blogging and why they should blog too.
    3. Re-read your writing:
    [_] Does it make sense?
    [_] Are comments explained in detail?
    [_] Have you engaged your reader?
    [_] Is your grammar and tense correct?
    [_] Have you corrected all spelling and punctuation?


    Week 1 Student Blog Task
    1. Read our class blog and leave a comment.
    2. Write a paragraph telling us what you know about your culture.
    3. Find a creative commons photograph that matches your writing.

    Week 2 Student Blog Task
    1. Read our class blog and leave a comment.
    2. Last week we read an article called ‘Family Treasures’ which was about things special to each child. Write a blog post explaining what and why it is your family treasure.
    3.
    Photograph your treasure or drawing and insert it into your blog.


















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    TERM 2 2010
    WALT: write to express ourselves to our audience.
    Success Criteria: We will know we have succeeded . . .
    - when we use proper sentences and multi-media to express ourselves.
    - have positive learning comment conversations.
    - when we re-read our writing for sense, and to correct both grammar and spelling.

    1. Class Blog
    2. Student Blogs

    Week 9
    1. Type your character description into your blog. Re-read it for meaning.
    2. Read your assigned partner's character description and assess it in their comment field using our success criteria.

    Success Criteria assessed by _
    - Physical Description (how well could you imagine them?)
    - Proper sentences and good grammar and spelling.
    - How many adjectives and adverbs did they use?









    Week 8:
    1. Comment on your readers theater class blog post.
    - How would you rate your groups fluency and expression?
    - What is your own personal goal for telling a better story next time?

    2. Write a post on your own blog that explains how to write an excellent character description.





    Week 6: Time To Nominate!

    Over the term you have been visiting lots of different blogs from students and classes around the world.
    Which of them did you find the most interesting and why?
    The Edublogs Awards will be given later this year, but first you must make your nominations.
    To nominate blog you must write a blog post saying WHY you think it should be nominated.

    1. You must nominate a class blog from 'Blogs we read' on our class blog.
    2. If you have completed 1, then you may nominate a student blog from our class or from any other class. Remember that this needs a new post.

    Here are the rules for nominating from the Edublogs '**//Time to nominate//** ' blog.
    1. You may nominate, a student blog from your school, a student blog from anywhere else in the world and a class blog.
    2. You must write a post explaining why this blog is deserving of the student or class blog award. Give lots of reasons why this blog is fantastic and why you want to nominate it. If nominating more than one blog, you must write a post for each nomination.
    3. Each post must have 2 links: first to the blog you are nominating and second back to the Edublog post explaining how to nominate.
    4. You must then come back to this challenge post and leave a comment saying which blogs you have nominated and leaving their URL, in case the pingback doesn’t work.


    Week 5
    1. Read our class blog on the Fonterra Science Roadshow and leave a comment (LEAVE YOUR FIRST NAME). Tell us which was your favourite experiment, what is was, how it worked, and what you learnt from it.
    2. Go view at least 5 different Team 17 student blogs post of the Rocky Shore PhotoPeach slideshow. You must view both boys and girls shows.
    Comment on their blog post NOT on PhotoPeach.
    You will comment using our success criteria to guide you: (copy and paste below)
    1. The order of the photographs tell a story.2. Each photo has proper sentence explaining it. 3. Grammar, spelling and punctuation.4. The quiz makes sense and is about the photo.5. There is a text only page with extra information that is related to the slideshow.




    Week 3
    1. Watch Ben's story "the aquarium " which he made with PhotoPeach and leave him a comment.
    You will use PhotoPeach to make your own story like this using photos from our beach visit in week 4. You will embed it onto your own blog next week.

    2. Write your own blog for this week.
    Find a creative commons photo of a shell or other rocky shore creature. Add it to your blog, give credit and link back correctly. Write a poem about the photo.

    Some other ideas are:
    - What happened during the weekend, did you play any sports? (include a creative commons photo)
    - Your AHA moment of the week and your DOH moment. When did you show the Bailey Road HEART?
    (include a creative commons photo)



    Comments4Kids Thursday
    Kids in the middle : a primary school in Tasmania

    A good comment says what you liked about the blog post and why.
    It is written in a positive way, looking for the things they do well.
    Can you make any connections to your own life or learning?
    Do you have any questions for the writer of the blog?




    Week 2: EduBlogs Challenge 6

    This week’s blogging challenge is to update our blogroll, that means our favourite blogs (see Blogs We Read, on our class blog sidebar). Below are some blogs from our blogroll.
    Visit all of them and leave at least one good comment at each. Try find a blog that interests you.
    1. Mr C's Class Blog : Mr C's and his students are the ones who have commented most on our blogs. They are the Noel Elementary School students.
    2. Mr Miller's Classroom – Mr Miller's students in California are also entering the blog challenge. Look for the student blogs in the left bar under the heading Edublog Challengers.
    3. Room 8 Melville Intermediate : Mr. Webb always leaves thoughtful comments on our blogs, he is one of our biggest supporters. His class make amazing video blogs.
    4. The Super 7Scoopers@St Clair : our friends from Dunedin and Rocky Shore learners are always sharing their amazing learning on their blog.
    5. Moturoa's Blog : These are our Year 4 buddies from Applebly School in Nelson.
    6. Grade 4 Culture Studies : These students are learning about other countries.

    If you complete all those, look through this list of student blogs to visit..
    http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/about/march-2010-students/





    Week 1
    Go to Edublogs Challenge 5 and read all about this weeks challenge. As you now are writing your own blog you are now in the Beginner section.

    Beginner: Write a post about your Easter holiday. Include at least one image that is creative commons. Include the attribution at the bottom of the post.

    [ This is my //Edublogs Challenge 5// blog post. ]