Tuesday, February 22, 2011
My first student blog to comment on was Taylor's. She is a bird lover. She has two birds, McNugget and Mr. Spock. The post that I first commented on was about her birds. I told Taylor about my dog's Termite and Betty. The second post on Comments4kids that I checked out was also Taylor's. In this post she listed her favorite movies. We have very similar taste in movies actually. I shared one of my most favorite movie titles with Taylor as well. It is really cool to interact in this format with students. It is less personal but seems much more direct.
My last student blog to visit in February was PK2011's post on Mr. Wolfe's Class Blog: http://kidblog.org/MrWolfesClass2/
In PK2011's post she tells about the book Shoe Shine Girl. She gives a short description of the main idea of the book. It was a little vague so I asked her a couple of questions. I'll check back later to see if I get an answer from PK. I think that posting questions on student's blog posts encourages them to think more about what they are posting. This is a great idea if you want to draw more information out of a child. Often they don't seem to know which things to include and asking questions helps define things like a book report or other descriptive writing.