Sunday, March 4, 2012
C4K Summary for February
Suzanne is in Mrs. C's 8th grade class. She posted the first paragraph of her creative story for computer class. She makes great use of punctuation, grammar, and word choice, and I really like her use of ellipses at the beginning and end of her paragraph. She used first person to write her creative story. It was kind of a sad story, so I hope it has a happy ending. I'm not sure if she was writing a fictional story or not, but either way, her writing style is exquisite for someone so young.
Cade is a fourth grader. He wrote about his favorite hobby. There were some spelling and grammar issues, but it was not bad for someone of his age. His favorite hobby was football, and a lot of his family is interested in football. I told him about my love for football, and how I am involved in the marching band at South.
Riley is a 4th grader in Mrs. Garcia's class in Manitioba, Canada. In his classroom they used Skype to learn about New Orleans. They learned a little bit about the hurricane and a lot about Mardi Gras. This one was really interesting because it showed how a class was not only making use of blogging, but also of Skype. He lives in Canada so they used Skype to see and learn about another part of the world.
5TG10 VR is a student in Mrs. T. G.'s 5th grade class in Iowa. They student wrote about how his class did a book exchange, and he/she got The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe. He/she really seemed to enjoy the book exchange, as well as the book, and I think it's great that his/her classroom has a book exchange so the kids will learn about books they may have never heard of before. This also creates a sort of reading and learning network between the students where they can share their love of reading with other students. He/she also asked what the reader of his/her blog what book they thought was the best. I told him/her that my favorite books used to be the Nancy Drew series.