Write a how-to essay.  Basically write a paragraph introducing the writing topic.  Then write a step-by-step list of everything we must do to become a superhero.  Be creative!
Look through all the different classroom blogs listed under “Blogroll” on the home page.  If you had to nominate the best classroom blog, which one would you choose?  Why did you like that one the best? 

Also, try to find the list of student blogs.  Did you like the writing of any of the students found in the classroom blog?  Which student writing did you like the best and why?  

How can we improve our blog?  How can students improve their blog posts?

Write a blog post which has at least 3 paragraphs.  Paragraph one will be about the best classroom blog.  Paragraph two will be about the best student blog (interesting writing and comments posted for that student’s writing).  Paragraph 3 will be about our blog and how it can be improved.

Don’t forget to end with questions for your readers so that they can respond to your post.

Are you guys ready for a challenge?

You are the teacher.  Which class would you add to the school curriculum that we don’t already have? When would the class meet? What would the students do? What would it look like, feel like, sound like?  What would the students produce to show their learning?

As an example, a child could say that they would want to teach a class on problem solving or building. Another child might say that they would teach a cooking class. Just mention any class you think we could add to the elementary level!

It is due next Friday, and remember, you are trying to start a conversation!

I will post a few topics.  If you see one you like, start writing!!!

  1. Instructions to do …. anything
  2. A discussion on what you’re learning at school
  3. A family tradition
  4. technology related article
  5. travel blog
  6. how to use edmodo properly
  7. tips on getting good grades
  8. Create A New Superhero-what are his or her powers?
  9. Friendly aliens have landed. What do you tell or show them about our city?
  10. What wild animal would you like to have as a pet?
  11. Recommend a movie or book and add a picture.
  12. If you could have any job in the world, what would it be?
  13. What would you do with a million dollars?
  14. What is your earliest memory?
  15. What bugs you? Here is your chance to complain!
  16. You’re in charge today-you make the rules. What are they?
  17. Make up some Olympic events for lazy people
  18. You find a genie in a bottle. What do you wish for?
  19. You are in charge of a scavenger hunt-what are 5 things to find?
  20. You’ve got a magic tree-what does it grow?
  21. What would you like to do on your next birthday? Don’t worry about the cost!!
  22. You can time travel! What period in history would you like to visit?
  23. Tell about your favorite restaurant. What makes it so great? What do you like to order?
  24. Create a new law that would make the world a more fun place
  25. What is your favorite sound?
  26. What is it you are absolutely sure you will never forget about being a kid, and why have adults forgotten it?
Tip #1: Choose short, meaningful and fun blog topics

Tip #2: Interact with the readers.  End the post with some questions.

Tip #3: Write a post once a week or once every two weeks.  Readers may forget about your blog if you wait too long to between posts.

Tip #4: Write about something you find interesting, but also something that will interest others.

Tip #5: Reply to all/most of your commenters.  Readers will be encouraged to comment again if their comment is acknowledged or if they engaged in a conversation. 

Tip #6: Understand that your blog is not only about you and what you like, but about your readers too. Readers = comments = interaction = learning and growth!