This March I challenged my students
to participate in their own writing challenge. Here's a shout out to my
friend over at Walking the
Dog for supporting me in this endeavor.
At a minimum, students are
required to post at least ten times. To help them experience success I
make sure to carve out class time twice a week for some writing time.
I've been surprised at the
community that has developed through our Google Classroom site. All 110
students that I teach have an opportunity to read and comment on their classmates’
daily posts. At this point I can say all the comments have been
supportive and positive. I've enjoyed getting a little peek at the lives
my students lead outside of my classroom. These kids are busy with
sports, dance, family fun and all kinds of other activities.
We may not enjoy many of the same
after school activities, but one thing we all agree on is that getting up early
is for the birds.