Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Intro to Blogging: The Paper Blog

What is it?
Why do we do it?
Who is our audience?

These are questions that our class will  answer as we continue through our year.  To get the children excited and ready, we attempted our first blog on paper (thanks for the idea Mrs. Olsen).

We started our experience by deciding what we felt passionate enough to write about. Some students chose areas of interest like cars or princesses. Others chose topics close to home like cooking with their families. 
Once the topics for the first blogs were chosen, the students began to write. We discussed that blogs are personal and extensions of yourself. Because of this, the topics should relate back to you somehow. This was accomplished when I explained their audience... 4th grade buddies!

Before we opened our blogs up to our buddies, we opened them up to ourselves for comment. At this point in the year, our comments are starting with one specific compliment. We will progress on from there. We were able to travel around the room and visit many blogs for this project.

Once we were done with our comments, we opened our paper blogs up to the world by posting them in the hall. 

Our buddies even stopped by to comment!

It was very exciting to read all of the comments from our friends and fellow McDole students.

Our next step will be to start blogging consistently on our Kid Blog page. Our goal will be to create an educational portfolio and platform for our students to showcase their academic talents, ask questions and connect with students from all over the globe.

Stay tuned for more...


  1. Wow! Great job on the paper blogs! Love all of the details, and compliments :)

  2. Dear Mrs. Bright's Class,
    We are just starting to blog too, and we really like the idea of using a paper blog to help us plan our ideas. We think it would be fun to get comments on sticky notes! We love reading people's comments on our blog.

    Have a great day!

    Mrs. Sorenson's 1st Grade Class
    Colchester, VT

    By the way, we looked at your blog a bunch last week...sorry our comments are a bit late. Students gave their input for our comments and our computers were running realllllly slowly at school so I waited until I got home this weekend!