As 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.