Parents and teachers, thanks for visiting. First, a quick introduction of what you’ll find here: Over the school week of March the 27th-31, 4th grade students spent 20-30 minutes writing about their spring break and then after a very quick edit in which I worked the mouse and the student worked the keyboard and we looked over the writing together, we submitted each comment for publication. Please bear in mind while reading that you may find typos or misspellings but that these comments are more in the nature of a 2nd draft than a final one. Still, I think you’ll agree that the reading is interesting and that sharing in this way can help us gain a great deal of insight into how our children enjoyed their respite from the usual week of school days! Feel free to email me at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any comments of your own!
NEW!: 3rd graders performed a similar exercise during an introduction to Microsoft Word. The each (assuming each was present for both computer labs) had two 20 minute or so periods to work on their comments. Their comments were saved to a network file, concatenated into one document, and finally added by me as a single comment. Read them, grouped by class, toward the end of the long batch of comments!
Here are my blogged directions for the Spring Break writing exercise:
Hey, ya’ll! Cheers from the Lower School Computer lab and welcome back from your Spring Break.
Whether you travelled to exotic places or stayed home and played your gamecube, went to a movie every day or read twelve new books, I want to know about it. Click on the “comments” link at the bottom of this post to add your comment. Make sure to enter your teacher’s name and yours the way I’ve shown you! Be as detailed as you possibly can in the time you have in the lab to make your comment!!!
Click “Comments” below to read on!