The adventures of a fourth grade teacher in East Central Illinois.

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Student Guest Post 3: Changes in the Classroom

What follows is the third student guest post for my blog. As always, I am presenting it with no edits or changes. Enjoy!

This week our class experienced a birthday, for one of our fellow classmates, we had cupcakes and we had a lot of fun . On Monday, we did not have have school, so we had a four day week instead of a five day week. We experimented with Today’s Topics, instead of writing three things that we do each day, Mr. V tells us a question from Wonderopolis, and we would write it down on our Today’s Topic’s paper. We have done a lot more research on our Fish project, we will present it in front of the class.

I will clarify that the questions for the new Today’s Topics come from the article I mentioned yesterday, not Wonderopolis.

In other news, I recently acquired several new books for my classroom. One of them is R.J. Palacio’s 365 Days of Wonder: Mr. Browne’s Book of Precepts. I wanted to share the precept for yesterday, as I felt it is quite appropriate for many different settings:

Have a great weekend!

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Student Guest Post 2: Open House

This is the second student guest post of the year. Once again, I share it with no editing or revisions

everyone go to the open house yesterday on Thursday it we had ice cream and pizza and it was nice so we had so much fun yesterday no one color in some hair at open house. And Mr. Valencic is a cool Teacher

we love him with all our hearts we do things that are really much.

The class dojo it some thing we loves much we love ever one.

One thing I am coming to love about the student posts already is how they make references to things that happened in the classroom that others may not be aware of. These posts allow my students to share their own inside jokes, even if they don’t realise that that is what they are.

Have a wonderful, safe Labor Day weekend! If you happen to be in Arthur, Illinois, for the Cheese Festival, on Saturday, be sure to find me and say hello! I’ll be hanging out near the cheese tent, of course!


Student Guest Post 1: A Week in Review

As promised yesterday, I have decided to bring back my practice of inviting students to write guest posts for me on Fridays during our Read, Write, Think! time. I gave a very brief description of what the students could do, then asked if I had any brave individuals willing to write a post for us. (I will allow up to four students to collaborate on a post.) Recognising that this was the first time they had ever done anything like this and acknowledging that I have not modeled for the class how to write a blog post, what follows is the first student guest post of the year, exactly as written:

we did are science  project  about fishes    then  we did physical education   walking for 15 minutes.

Okay, so I definitely need to work with my class on adding more substance to their writing! I am actually going to use this post as a jumping point for writing on Monday. We will work collaboratively to correct spelling, capitalisation, punctuation, and spacing. Then we will add more content. The goal will be to turn this run-on sentence into two full paragraphs.

Still, not bad for a first attempt at writing a blog! Thank you to the two boys who took a risk and volunteered to go first!

Happy weekend, everyone! And happy National Bow Tie Day! (Sorry, Dr. Owen, for not wearing orange; I guess I need to find an orange bow tie!)

Photo on 8-28-15 at 3.56 PM