Really they’ve been blogging all year. Only it’s been on our class blog. A few short weeks ago now, though, our 5th graders got their own blogs!
There is a long story behind how I started down the road toward kid-blogging, and I posted about it here. We did much of the same process this time, and it went equally as well with these kiddos as it did the first time around. Only I have a little bit of hunch that this year’s class will go even farther with their blogs. Partly because we started earlier and so they’ll simply have more time, but also just because this class just seems to dig into their work with such eagerness and enthusiasm. I think they’ve already written more posts on their own at this point. They really think in terms of what is “blog worthy” as they go through their normal lives. I love it when I go home and there are posts waiting for me in the inbox that tell the tales of all the great things that happened during the learning day. And not because I told them to write about them, but because they wanted to write about them! It’s great.
But I digress…
Here are some pictures of our first days on the blogging journey, which started with creating our paper blogs:
Some kiddos got inspiration by checking out last year’s blogs before they got started on their own.
After we had our blogs created, we learned how to comment. And got to work practicing on post-its before we went into the “real” world. I have to say how proud I am with how great they did, remembering to be positive, tell something they liked about the blog post, as well as ending with a question to keep the conversation going.
So needless to say, they are totally rocking this blogging thing! If you haven’t had a chance to check us out, visit our student blogs to see what it looks like live! We would LOVE it if you left us a comment to tell us what you think!