Count Out Three #8

2288210324_280aa3069aAs a part of the Blog Challenge09 #8, we were asked to complete a task called “Count Out Three”.  We were to visit one of the participant’s blogs and leave a comment. Then we were to visit one of the blogs listed in their blogroll and leave a comment. The third blog visit was to come from the second’s blogroll. This quest was really rewarding.

We first visited Mrs. Yollis’ Classroom Blog a third grade class from California. There we read paragraphs written by the students about their Halloween costumes. The students are very good writers. In fact they have a badge widget that says that they won the 2009 Digital Voice Award. We also visited Mrs. Yollis’ website, which is awesome!

From her blogroll we linked to Mr. Salsich’s Class, Connecticutt. We were especially intrigued by a blog post there about a Nature Scape field trip. We are in the process of building a Nature Center on a piece of land adjacent to our intermediate school. We are excited about its completion.  One of our classes just released passion butterflies into the Nature Center. The page links were very helpful and contained a lot of good information.

Our Count Three took us to a New Zealand blog called Pt England Scribes.  The recordings of the students stories were well read and has given us some good ideas about story retelling.

This blog challenge took us out of our boundaries and into the world of student bloggers.

6 thoughts on “Count Out Three #8

  1. Thanks for this post. I think I’ve read the challenge a little incorrectly, so I loved reading what you have done. Must try it this way with my class.

    • G’day Miss T,
      You could do this challenge the way done here in Co-Connections and leave a comment each time on the count out or only leave a comment on the third count out.

      Remember the challenges are just examples and you can adapt to suit yourself and your class.

      • Thanks Miss W. As it happens tried it Co Connections way today, and we met times when we couldn’t count out to the next blog because there was no where to go! So yes I think we have to find our own way. The important thing is to do the commenting!

  2. Hi Students,
    Welcome to our blog!
    We have found a very interesting thing Adopting pets on your site.
    My students like it.
    We are going to have autumn holidays. Do you have holidays in autumn?
    Ms.Tarasevich
    Russia

    • Ms. Tarasevich,
      Thank you so much for visiting our class blog. The children are fascinated to know that Russia is talking to us.
      We do have a couple of holidays in our autumn season. The first is Halloween, October 31, the children dress up in costumes and go trick-or-treating for candy. My favorite autumn holiday is Thanksgiving, fourth Thursday in November. Our families come together for a big meal and to give thanks for the blessings in their lives. The meal is usually turkey, ham, dressing, gravy, vegetables, and desserts. Please, visit again and tell us about your autumn holiday!
      Mrs. Odom
      United States

  3. Dear C-O Connections,

    Thanks for visiting our blog and saying such nice things about it! We enjoy the process of reading, writing, and sharing. It really opens up the classroom for the students, and for me! We’ve learned so much from…well, from class blogs all over the world!

    Have a great winter vacation and Happy New Year!

    🙂
    Mrs. Yollis

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