One of the best parts about having a class blog is the opportunity to share our work with friends and family. They are such an important part of who we are and it’s so nice to be able to show our hard work to them on a daily basis. We want to make sure that our efforts are reaching as many of them as possible. In order to do so, this month will be considered our Family Blogging Month!
Inspired by an idea by Mrs. Yollis, our Family Blogging Month last year was a huge success! We had over 400 comments just that month. Our winner, Amanda, was able to write her own post on the blog all about her trip to Discovery Cove!
Part of having a blog is for the conversations we’re able to create through comments. We can continue talking about something that we’ve done in class. We can talk about what we’ve done over the weekend in the share section. It’s a great way to continue the learning past 2:30 in the afternoon!
So, we’re inviting all family members to comment! The student from each class who has the most comments from family members will be able to write their own post on the blog. We look forward to hearing from you!
*Have you had any relatives visit the blog before?*
*What relatives live the furthest away?*
Dear Lauren M,
Thanks for writing a comment. That’s great that your loving Mr. Avery’s blog I am too!
Hello again Mr. Avery and class,
I still enjoy reading the blog. It’s also great to see family and friends getting involved. Good luck with the contest! Keep up the great work!
Dear Jenni M,
Thanks for writing a comment again. I think it’s great that you like to write on the blog! When you get to sixth grade maybe you’ll have your own blog!
I’m really excited to get to sixth grade so I can make videos too! I can’t wait to be able to stand next to the wall and be on the Math Movie Network or Doctor Decimal’s Sister. But I really like fourth grade.
Do you know how to go back to a comment and edit it? I accidently wrote Kirstyn M. says instead of Jenni M. says. I hope you get to have a blog!
Dear Jenni M,
I’m not exactly sure you can go back and edit your comment after you’ve posted it. But I think Mr. Avery can probably fix it when he moderates it.
Dear Jenni M,
Thanks again for writing a great comment! I really like the unique ways we can use technology “these days” too! I also enjoy the green screen and look foward to using it in another video! But I think you meant to write Jenni M. for the name instead or Kirstyn M. 🙂 We all make mistakes! Keep commenting!
Kirstyn M. (the actual one) 🙂
I think it’s awesome how you can use technology these days! Technology really changes the type of things we get to do! I think painting a green wall in the classroom is a really cool idea!
Dear Jenni M,
Thanks a lot for writing such an eloquent comment on our blog! We truly do appreciate it! I hope you like our future videos and posts! Keep checking up on the blog and keep commenting!
Kirstyn M. 🙂
I really like how you make your videos with the green screen! I think it’s really cool how you edit them and turn them into the final product.
WOW! This is a great idea! I would love for the teachers at HES to do this too.
Love Tanya ( Kirstyn’s friend’s mom)
Dear Tanya M,
Thanks so much for writing such an amazing comment on out classroom blog! I hope you’ll keep checking on the blog for new videos and posts! If I get my own blog you can even see that blog too! Keep commenting!
This is awesome. I hope Kirstyn gets to have her own blog. It would be so cool. I would love to see her writing online! 🙂
Dear Devin M,
Thanks so much for writing such an eloquent on our classroom blog! We really apreciate your great efforts you put into that sophisticated comment! Keep commenting!
Dear Devin M,
Thanks so much for writing a great comment on our blog! I really enjoyed reading your sophisticated comment on our classroom blog! I’m also very glad that you have enthusiasm of writing on the blog! If I hopefully 🙂 do win a blog I’ll tell you the name of it! But, for now you can just look at our classroom blog and keep commenting!
Dear Kirstyn and Mr. Avery,
Having a family blogging month is a great idea! I am a high school mathematics teacher down here in Texas and think it is great to see families getting involved in education in this way! Good luck reaching your goal!
(Kirstyn’s cousin in Killeen, TX)
Thanks for writing in! It’s always great to hear from the relatives of students who are so far away. That’s what I love about blogging! It provides others an opportunity to see some of the things that we’re learning about in the classroom. We’ve had such a great response from family and friends about our Family Blogging Month.
I hope your weather is nice and warm! Normally this time of year I’d be wishing I was in a place that’s warmer like Texas but our winter has been pretty mild!
Dear Amanda S,
Thanks so much for writing such an eloquent comment on our blog! I really apreciate your comment and so does our whole class! I agree with you that Family Blogging Month is a great idea! How is the weather down in Texas? Thanks so much for commenting!
It’s great to see that far flung relatives are able to see the work of the students and the other interesting things that are presented here on the blog.
Dear Steve M,
Thanks so much for writing such an astonishing comment on our classroom blog! We really appreciate it and we’re really excited we can add it on to our large collection of comments! I’m very happy that now with “modern technology” you can share what you’re learning in school with you friends and even family members! Keep Commenting!
Dear Mr. Avery,
I think it is wonderful how you have incorporated technology into your classroom activities. You are giving your students a huge advantage by teaching them how to use technology at this age. Things have certainly changed since I was in elementary school, and this is such an important skill to have. Thank you for being such an awesome teacher, the students are so lucky to have you!
Liz P 🙂
Hi Mrs. P,
I appreciate the kind words! I definitely look at technology as becoming an ever important tool. As time has passed, technology has become an everyday tool as opposed to an occasional one. On a typical day, I find myself using many different types of technology and only see this continuing into the future. On top of all that, it keeps students engaged in what we’re learning about as well!