May 11

Count out three…or maybe four

For Week 9: Count out three blog challenge we visited many different blogs but here’s a summary of four of the blogs we visited and commented on.

Learning2gether is a class blog in Victoria, Australia. They recently wrote a post called, “Persuasive Texts” and commented on it. They wrote whether a cat or dog makes a better pet. This post had very good facts and details. Many of us think a dog (19 out of 24) makes a better pet, although this post made a great argument for why a cat makes a better pet.

We also visited Grade 6B, American School in Vietnam. There are some beautiful pictures on their About Us page of places in Vietnam. There was one post called “Hidden Talents” and it two questions. One asked if we had a talent show at our school and the what talents we had. A lot of school do have talent shows. We don’t have a talent show but we do have a show called the Curie School Play.  The fifth graders act and dance, and the rest of us just dance to different music. It’s a ton of fun! In fact, it’s coming up next week.

Yeat 6 at Penbank in Australia is a really cool school. They have a creek with frogs running through their campus. They have cows, guinea pigs, sheep, a hamster, and even a little dog in their classroom. They also have a real grass soccer field. We only have dirt and the blacktop. You can’t slide tackle or anything on it. We commented on their “About Me” page. We said that they are really lucky to have a soccer field.

Finally, we will tell you about Emerson Eagles class blog. We commented on a post called “Poetry“. Oscar wants to be a poet when he grows up because he loves writing poetry.. He’d rather do that than have to write a 300 page book!

We really enjoyed traveling the globe and visiting everyone’s blogs!


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Posted May 11, 2012 by Mrs. McKelvey in category Edublogs Challenge

About the Author

Hello my name is Karen McKelvey and I am a 3rd grade teacher at Curie Elementary School in San Diego, California. I began teaching at Curie Elementary in 2002. I feel fortunate to be part of such a great community. I love blogging with my students as it provides them with an authentic audience for their work. Collaborative group work and project-based learning are key components of my classroom. I completed my Masters degree in Educational Technology from San Diego State University in 2010. Many of the concepts/pedagogy and technologies I learned about in this program, like learning management systems, Google tools, and blogs are implemented in my classroom. Technology plays a key role in the learning that occurs in our classroom. We don’t learn about technology, we learn with technology. Students are engaged in activities that incorporate writing, research skills, critical and creative thinking skills, and much more on a daily basis.

1 thoughts on “Count out three…or maybe four

  1. marytran

    I am Mary Tran from Grade 6B. Our class is very glad that you decided to write about us on your blog. We are proud to know that one of our “visitors” love Vietnam!


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