We have been very busy learning how we will be reading and writing through blogging. We are a participating in a global collaboration project called The Student Blogging Challenge in which students and classes from around the world are joining together to work on improving their writing through blogging. This project also challenges us to learn new Web 2.0 tools that support and enrich our learning. We get weekly challenges and try to keep deadlines for completing them, which is an important skill as we learn to collaborate and communicate with others around the globe. We are so grateful to be a part of this project.
We know that we are using our blog to practice the Daily 5 which is part of our literacy time: read to self, read with others, listen to reading, writer’s workshop, and spelling/vocabulary practice. We know we can even read books on the iPad.
We will also be starting book bags for at home reading. This is are a fun way to do your daily reading homework, and a great way for you to share your learning with us. We will be blogging about our reading as a way to share our reading reflections with each other. I am excited to start this type of book sharing. Yay for reading!