Hello My Fantastic Friends! (See the aliteration!)

Today we are going to learn about Flipgrid! Click on the link and follow the directions! We are going to be using Flipgrid to answer questions about our Literature, explain and define our math concepts, and learn about eachother!

ALERT!! Here is a mixtape of the Best of the Best of our first FLIPGRID! They were all so great, but these examples show great volume, creativity and gave a lot of information about themselves!!  ENJOY!

Welcome to Week 7!

Wow! I can’t believe that there are only 3 weeks left in the challenge! You have come so far and have learned so much, I am so proud of you! 

Week 7 is all about celebrations and festivities! Some of us will be celecbtating different holidays over the next few months and this is a grest opportunity to let us see what you celebrate and how with your family.  We have some students in our class that don’t celebrate holidays, but do have special religious traditions that they are going to share with us! Here is where you get to add your URL and comment on others posts. To comment on other bloggers, go to week 7.

Welcome to Week 5!

Welcome to Week 5!  Please click on the link to week 5 and read about copyrighted music and where you can find free music for you to use in your posts. When you finish, upload your URL into the google form and comment on other blogs. 

*Remember, when you comment on other students’ blogs, leave your URL so they can comment back to you!

Week 5 of the STUBC is about music. There are 8 tasks to choose from

Week 4: Students Display their Learning Using NewsELA and SeeSaw.

This week, students worked completed their ELA assignments on SeeSaw and NewsELA. SeeSaw is a class favorite site. It is interactive, allows students to be creative, gives them choice and voice, and allows students to view eachothers work and comment on their learning. NewsELA is a site that has current events and articles that students are interested in. It allows for critical thinking and helps students see what is happening in the lives of students all over the world.

In class we are reading the book Lemonade Wars and our vocabulary lessons revolve around the text. Using SeeSaw, students chose which word they wanted to explain and completed the online graphic organizer. When they were done, they made a recording of themselves explaining their learning.

In NewsELA, students read an article about how a company based out of South Africa wants to use insects to replace many dairy products. They read the article, highlighted the main idea and key details, and wrote a paragraph summarizing the article.  When they were done, they were able to post into their blog.


Students learned how to embed content into a post, how to create a link to their work, how to use a QR code, digital creative tools, recording their learning and creating an auidio file, adding a widget to their blog, adding a plug-in to their HTML, getting images from Pixabay and Creative Commons.

Here are a couple of examples, but please click on as many students as you can to see their awesome work!




Welcome to our Classroom Blog!

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Welcome class to our brand new class blog! When you log onto my teacher blog, you can see what we have been learning in class, what is happening at school, and any other important information that you might need to know. This is also a place where you are going to be logging into your own blogs as well! Just as I am going to be learning how to blog, so will you! 

Student Outcomes 

On October 6th, our class will participate in the Student Blogging Challenge! It is a 10 week course that will help you build and design your blog!  By the end of this year you will learn about posting text, creating pages, connecting with other classrooms, adding widgets, creative commons, digital citizenship, using video and several media platforms, writing thoughtful and useful comments. You will also be able to demonstrate your academic learning by embedding personalized digital projects through ThinkLink, Animoto, Haiku Deck, Padlet, Pow Toon, Screen Casting, You Tube, and Book Creator. You may not get to all of these, but you have many great options to share your learning and teach your friends!

Watch this short video about the possibilities for student bloggers and how this is going to make you a better learner by helping you become more aware of the world around you!