I started our blogging story yesterday, with how I introduced the whole idea to my first graders. Like I mentioned, they’re pros already!!
After we made our paper blogs, we were ready to talk about comments, and how the whole point of a blog in the first place is the conversation it starts. We talked generally about how to comment, and then studied this document, another great resource I got from @mcteach. It’s called the “Art and Aspirations of a Commenter,” and while I had to paraphrase much of it for 6-7yos, the idea still applies:
We discussed what the parts of a comment were supposed to be, and then tried it on each others’ blogs. Much like we do when we have a gallery walk in math or a writing celebration in writing, everyone laid out their blogs and kids read and wrote: one comment on each post-it, then post-its on paper posts. Check out this amazing video to show how quiet and focused everyone was during this time. Seriously. Believe me. It’s good stuff.
So after that experience, our paper blogs looked like this:
These kids are picking up this whole blogging thing so fast and furiously! Can’t wait to share the next step! 🙂