While you are choosing the topic to write about, the same rules apply:

Normal "rules" apply:
**use school appropriate language
**use correct spelling
**include capitals and periods
**include at least 100 words!

Remember to post this on your new blog page.

Your blogs are due each Friday by 2pm.
 
 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own 
website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post, rather than
using the comment box to add your blog. Remember to create a title that
matches your post!

Question:  What is something that you have done over winter break? We're out of school for almost 2 weeks. This is a great way to catch up with each other!

Normal "rules" apply:
**use school appropriate language
**use correct spelling
**include capitals and periods
**include at least 100 words!

Your response is due by Friday, 1/4 @ 2pm. 
 

Pick a topic Blog

12/06/2012

 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own 
website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post, rather than using 
the comment box to add your blog. Remember to create a title that matches your 
post!


Question:  It's been a long time (almost a month!) since our last blog.  This week, you get to pick the topic. What's on your mind?  Lots of things have been going on:  Thanksgiving, 5th Grade concert, lots of rain, Christmas is coming up, 2nd trimester has started, sports, pets, explorers, division...  

Make sure you start with a topic sentence that tells your reader what you are going to write about!

Normal "rules" apply:
**use school appropriate language
**use correct spelling
**include capitals and periods
**include at least 100 words!


Your response is due by Friday, 12/14 @ 2pm.  
 

Veteran's Day

11/09/2012

 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own
website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post, rather than using
the comment box to add your blog. Remember to create a title that matches your
post!

Veterans Day is an annual United States holiday honoring
military veterans. It is a federal holiday that is observed on November 11. It
is also celebrated as Armistice Day or Remembrance Day in other parts of the
world and falls on November 11, the anniversary of the signing of the Armistice
that ended World War I. (Major hostilities of World War I were formally ended at
the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month of 1918 with the German signing
of the Armistice.)

Question:  What is the best way that we can honor our veterans? Think of creative ideas that would show appreciation, or research some ways that people are already celebrating.

Normal "rules" apply:
**use school appropriate language
**use correct spelling
**include capitals and periods
**include at least 75 words!

Your response on your blog is due by Friday, 11/16 by 2pm.
 

End of Trimester

11/02/2012

 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post, rather than using the comment box to add your blog. Remember to create a title that matches your post!

Question:  It's the end of the trimester, and I will be meeting with your parents soon and going over report cards.  Thinking of the last several months, what is one thing you have excelled at, or felt good about, and what is one thing that you think you could work on for next trimester?  Think about everything that is on your report cards -- skills and behaviors.


Normal "rules" apply:

**must be at least 75 words
**use school appropriate language
**include capitals and periods

Due Friday, 11/9 by 2pm.


 

Acrostic Poem

10/25/2012

 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post, rather than using the comment box to add your blog. Remember to create a title that matches your post!


Task: Create an acrostic poem for one of the following words:  Autumn, Halloween, October, Pumpkin or Election.  A great acrostic poem uses not just words, but phrases to convey your ideas.  Your poem should have something to do with the word you started with. 

Example for "September": 

Summer escapes
Ever so slowly
Preparing the way for Fall.
Teachers get ready for
Each and every 
Member of their classes.
Backpacks are full
Every morning
Ready for school!

Normal "rules" apply:
**use school appropriate language**use correct spelling
**include capitals and periods
**there is no word count for this entry -- be creative!


Due Friday, 11/2 by 2pm.
 

Presidential Blog

10/18/2012

 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post on your website. Remember to create a title that matches your post!

Question: If you could become President of the United States when you grow up, would you want to? Why or why not?

Normal "rules" apply:

**must be at least 75 words
**use school appropriate language
**include capitals and periods

Due Friday, 10/26 by 2pm.
 

Childhood Toy Blog

10/12/2012

 
This week will be like last week. Respond to the question below on your own website. Make sure you are logging in and creating a new post on your website. Remember to create a title that matches your post!

Question:  What was one of your favorite childhood toys?  Describe what the toy was and why you liked it. If you can find a picture online, it would be fun to add that to your post!

Normal "rules" apply:

**must be at least 75 words
**use school appropriate language
**include capitals and periods

Due Friday, 10/19 by 2pm.
 

Fall

10/04/2012

 
This blog will be like last week. Create a new post on your website that answers the following question. 

Question:  It seems that Fall might finally be around the corner. Even though it is still sunny and warm in the afternoon, there has been a crispness in the air.  How do you know it's Fall?  What are the sights, sounds, smells, activities that help you know the season has arrived?

Normal "rules" apply:

**must be at least 75 words
**use school appropriate language
**include capitals and periods

Watch your comment section for a comment from me  to indicate if you need to edit your blog  for one of the items above.  I would recommend posting before Thursday night so you have the option to edit. 


Due on Friday, 10/12 by 2pm.
 

Perfect Weekend

09/28/2012

 
Now the fun begins with your blogs! You will create a new post on your blog page that answers the following question. 

Question: What is your idea of a perfect weekend? Describe
what you would do, where you would go etc. on your ideal weekend. 

Blog "Rules":

**must be at least 75 words
**use school appropriate language
**include correct usage of capitals and periods

Due Friday. 10/5 by 2pm