As we approach the end of the first week of school, my students and I have much to be proud of.
We’ve done good work together: writing our thoughts, writing our hearts, writing our selves. We’ve shared our ideas with each other, even though it might have felt a little intimidating at first. We’ve taken those first important steps toward building a community, practicing the work of respectful talking and listening. We’re realizing just how powerful a tool the writer’s notebook can be.
Next week, we introduce more powerful tools into our community of readers and writers. With the iPad will come the collaboration features of Google Drive and the discussion opportunities of Edmodo. The week after that will bring the introduction of blogging, and then wow! Watch us go!
What a great beginning.
Wildcats write, indeed!
Great to see that your students and class are back online. We’d love to collaborate or connect with you this term (our year finishes in December so we are half way through the school year) as we did so last year (last school year). We will be watching your class and work from here in New Zealand.
Mr Webb and Room One, Auroa Primary School, Taranaki, New Zealand.