Week 3 A week in the life of …

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Creative Commons License Photo Credit: Anna M via Compfight

Admin to be completed first

Students: We now have about 1000 students registered for the challenge, yet many of you have registered more than once, probably accidentally or because you needed to change the URL of your blog. Could you all please check your age group on the list and leave me a comment on this post if your blog is listed more than once. Tell me your first name, your age and name of mentor or colour of group as well as URL so I can adjust the list.

Students: You should be starting to get comments now from your mentor (if allocated one) and others in the challenge. Remember it is good manners to reply to these comments to keep the conversation going. You should be moderating your comments at least once a week.

Students: To be mentioned in the flipboard magazine, you need to fill in the form at the bottom of each week’s activities. Preferably write posts rather than add to one page – you can always use categories/tags/labels to find these posts later.

Students: If your age is coloured in green on the list, it means there is something wrong with your blog – either it is private and people çan’t leave comments or the URL is incorrect. I will be deleting these blogs in early October, so please make changes and/or leave me a comment on this post.

Teachers: Thanks for all the good work you do with students in teaching them blogging skills. But I noticed a few animoto and slideshows that are not including the attribution for images used. These should be included at the end of the video etc. Here is a post which is part of the teacher challenge run by Edublogs (use any blog platform though) explaining images, copyright and creative commons. It includes links to many safe image collections.

Classes: If the name of your class on the list is coloured yellow, it means there is something wrong with the blog – generally privacy needs to be changed to allow other classes to comment or I don’t know your correct blog URL. Please leave a comment on this post once it is fixed.

This week’s activities

But before writing your post or leaving comments, please visit this post by Mr P. He has left some hints or commandments about blogging. Leave a comment on his post answering his questions. Remember to explain giving reasons why.

We are now getting down to the nitty gritty where we can start making comparisons between schools, states, provinces, countries so this week activities are based around Time in the life of …

Answer some of these questions by writing one or more posts or present using a variety of tools mentioned in the sidebar:

  1. What time do you normally get up to go to school?
  2. What do you normally have for breakfast, recess, lunch, tea (dinner, supper)?
  3. How do you get to school?
  4. How long does it take to get to or from school?
  5. A typical lunch at school
  6. Subjects you have to do – remember to explain abbreviations like LOTE and ELA
  7. Specialist subjects or electives, options
  8. Technology in your school
  9. A typical schoolday with timetable and breaks
  10. What do you do at break times? Games, activities etc
  11. School bell has gone for end of day – what happens now?
  12. Do you have to wear uniform?
  13. How many days per year are you at school? How is this arranged – terms etc?
  14. What do you enjoy most about school?
  15. If you could improve your school, what would you do?

You might like to run some surveys in your school re questions 1,3,4 and 10

Here are some examples of different web tools being used by students and classes in the challenge.

Isabella used Prezi,  Mrs Donofrio’s class used Photopeach, Mrs Rabe’s class used a mixture of their own images as well as creative commons images from compfight, Em used animoto and Google maps, Mrs Carpenter’s class used slideshare, Ariana used Picture Trail, Mrs Tucker’s class created a tagxedo, Mrs Hamman’s class created a video via Vimeo, Mrs Martinez’s class used Smilebox, Liah created a Voki, Sadie showed us what a well presented post looks like written in paragraphs and using great punctuation,

Whenever you write a post or leave a comment, remember Mr P’s commandments. The world could be reading what you have written so be very careful in what you say.

Nothing personal about yourself or anyone else, nothing about personal or family problems and definitely nothing about where you will be at a certain time on a certain date in the future.

 

 

 

20 thoughts on “Week 3 A week in the life of …

  1. What time do you normally get up to go to school? I usually get up between 6:30-6;45 in the morning.
    How do you get to school? I get to school by bus.
    Do you have to wear uniform? no, we have a dress code but we do get to pick out our clothes but they have to be school appropiate.

  2. If you could improve your school, what would you do?
    I would make lunch most of the day
    What time do you normally get up to go to school?
    I get up at 6:55 then get dressed, eat, and then go to the bus.
    Do you have to wear uniform?
    Our school does not.

  3. What time do you normally get up to go to school?
    A= I get up at 6:30 each morning to go to school.
    What do you normally have for breakfast, recess, lunch, tea (dinner, supper)?
    A= I have tea or coffe every morning for breakfast. For lunch I usally have frenchfries and a cookie, and fro dinner I have, Wendy’s, Pizza, Pirogies, Spegetti, etc.
    How do you get to school?
    A= I take the bus to school every morning. It usally takes about 30 minutes only because I’m the 3rd out of about 10-15 stops.

  4. How do you get to school?
    I get to school by bus.
    What do you enjoy most about school?
    I enjoy how much freedom we have.
    Do you have to wear uniform?
    We do not have to wear a uniform.

  5. What time do you normally get up to go to school? I normally get up at 6:45 to 7:00 in the morning. How do you get to school? I go with my mom or i go on the bus. A typical lunch at school? I eat pizza or a ham and cheese

  6. What time do you normally get up to go to school?
    i go to middle school so i get up a 7:30.
    How do you get to school?
    i get to school on the bus.
    Technology in your school ?
    we have i pads labtops and computers.

  7. What do you enjoy most about school? switching classes and making lots of friends. Do you have to wear uniform? no, but we do have a dress code to follow. What time do you normally get up to go to school? i get up at 5:00 am every morning to get the bus at 7;45 am

  8. 1.What time do you normally get up to go to school? I usually get up at 6:00 or 6:30.
    3.How do you get to school? Im a student so i ride the bus or in a car.

    12.Do you have to wear uniform? no we do not have to.

  9. What time do you normally get up to go to school? I get up around 6:30.
    How do you get to school? I go on a school bus.
    What do you enjoy most about school? I enjoy eating lunch with my friends!

  10. What time do you usually get up for school?
    I get up at 6:30
    How do you get to school?
    I come on a bus, I am a student.
    What do you have for breakfast, lunch and dinner?
    For breakfast I have a bannanna or bagel, lunch I eat a sandwhich and for dinner i have pasta, salad, or chicken.

  11. What time do you normally get up to go to school? i get up at 5;00 am to get to the bus stop. Do you have to wear uniform? no, but we have a dress code to follow. School bell has gone for end of day – what happens now? i go home and watch tv and have a snack.

  12. Do you have to wear uniform? No we dont have to ware a uniform we can ware whatever we want but it has to be approate.

    What time do you normally get up to go to school? I normally get up at 6:20 to come too school.

    How do you get to school? My dad usually drives me to school.

  13. What time do you normally get up to go to school?
    i usually get up at about 6:30 am.

    How do you get to school?
    i usually go to school by bus

    What do you enjoy most about school
    i enjoy seeing my friends

  14. What time do you normally get up to go to school? I get up at 6:45 to 7:00 in the morning. How do you get to school? I go with my mom or I go the on the bus. A typical lunch at school I eat pizza.

    • G’day Mr McNulty,
      I visited your links and love the way you set out your lesson plans so students can re-visit and find the links again. I also noticed you said they had gone to Mrs Chernaya’s blog from Russia, but you had linked here to the student blogging challenge. I am the founder of the challenge and it is run from Tasmania, Australia. I hope your students take part in some of the other challenges we have through the rest of the year.

  15. Hello Mrs. W,
    The time I usually get up for school is about 6:30 am. Normally I have eggs and bacon for breakfast, a sub (sandwich) or a peanut butter and fluff sandwich for lunch and Steak and mashed potatoes for dinner. My mom and dad usually drop me off at school by car and since my school is in Venice FL, and I live in North Port FL it usually takes about 45 minutes to an hour so a lot of the times I’m either just making it to school or I’m late. A typical lunch my school serves would be pizza on Friday, and stuff like lasagna and tacos the rest of the week. What does your school serve for lunch and do you eat it or do you pack your own lunch? Some subjects I have to take at school are math, science, religion, language arts, and music. My electives that I got to choose are VLT (Venice little theatre), PE (Physical education), and yearbook. What are some of the electives that your students have to choose from? The technology in our school is great! We have computers and IPADS in every classroom, and also we have projectors onto whiteboards. What technology do you guys have at your school? Usually after school ends I go to gymnastics in North Port, FL. I actually just finished up my first gymnastics competition on September 28th. Yes at my school we unfortunately do have to wear uniforms which most kids at my school don’t like. Does the kids at your school have to wear uniforms and do they like them? I’m not quite sure how many days we are in school but we have a lot of regular holidays off and we also have religious dates that we get off school so we get a lot of extra days off school too. What I enjoy most about school is seeing my friends. What are your favorite things about school? If I could improve my school I would….. make there be longer recess and lunch and make it so we could choose more electives to take. I hope you find my answers interesting!
    -Baylee

    • G’day Baylee,
      What a great comment! To answer some of your questions:
      Kids in Australia take a packed lunch to school but often there is a canteen where they can buy lunch as well.
      Different schools have different electives but this usually happens only at high school (grades 7-10)
      Most schools have data projectors and smartboards but not in every room. Students at high school often have sets of laptops to borrow to use in class, but there are some schools going towards 1:1 at the moment.
      Most schools in Australia have students wearing uniforms.

      I did find your post and questions interesting. Have you written this same post on your own blog so I can add it to the flipboard magazine?

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