Week 4: Celebrating creatively

Halloween is a fun time of the year and a great opportunity to show your creativity while developing connections with others.

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Mr. Evil Cheese Scientist via Compfight

Feel free to adapt these activities to any other celebration, festival or event that is held in your country, state or town.  It doesn’t have to be Halloween.

Activity 1: Dress up your blog for Halloween

Events like Halloween and Christmas are ideal for dressing up your blog.

Here’s some ideas on how to dress up your blog:

  • Add a Halloween picture to your header or background.  You’ll find lots of great Halloween images that are free to use on Pixabay.  For help, refer to uploading a custom header and uploading a custom background.
  • Add an animated gif to your background.  You’ll find some free animated gifs on FG.A.com
  • Add some fun Halloween Widgets.  You’ll find a list of cool Halloween widgets on Homeschool Towers Spice up your blog for Halloween post and lots of other ideas on how to make over  your blog for Halloween!  The instructions on how to add a text widget show how to add a widget using embed code.
  • Change to a Halloween Style theme.  The theme Monster on Edublogs was originally designed for Halloween.

Once you’ve dressed up your blog write a post explaining where you found all the headers, images, widgets and tell your readers why you choose each one.

Activity 2:  Write some poetry or spooky story about Halloween.

Write a poem or a spooky story about Halloween and remember to include some images to show what you learnt from last week’s challenge on using images.

Activity 3:  Write a post about how you celebrate Halloween or the History of Halloween. 

Halloween is celebrated in lots of different ways around the World.  Read If Only Best Birds Sang ‘Halloween traditions with photographs‘ post to learn how they celebrate Halloween in Ireland.

Now write a post to tell us how you celebrate Halloween where you live or write a post on the History of Halloween.

Activity 4:  Show off your Halloween creativity using some different tools such as powtoon, thinglink, padlet, glogster, soundcloud, poll daddy and embed them into a post.

There are many cool interactive tools that you can embed into post that create opportunities to grab attention and engage readers in ways that aren’t achievable using text and images.  You’ll find examples of popular tools that you can embed here.

Now choose one (or more of these tools) to show off your Halloween creativity and write a post that includes your embed tool.  Classes – you could get students to work in groups using a different tool.

Still got more time?

  1. Visit other blogs either class or student – choose bloggers from other countries, maybe you will start getting some dots on your clustrmap or some flags on your widget.
  2. Check out the magazine on the sidebar – are you featured in there yet?
  3. Also check out the One World Our World magazine – this is where I am flipping the Raise Your Voice posts
  4. Leave a comment on a challenge blog post linking back to your post so Miss W can visit and leave you a comment.

Miss W visiting your blogs

Starting this week, I will only be visiting blogs where students or classes have left the post URL in a comment with an explanation of why you chose that activity.

If your teacher is moderating your posts, you will need to wait until it has been published before giving me your URL.

Check out the difference between a blog URL and a post URL.

Blog URL: http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org

Post URL : http://studentchallenge.edublogs.org/2015/10/10/raise-your-voice/

UPDATE UPDATE UPDATE

There will be a special admin post this week, so please make sure you read it. It will affect mentors, students and classes.

153 thoughts on “Week 4: Celebrating creatively

  1. The links you have posted to go look at are amazing they all are very creative. You should come try and check out our educational blogs @cougarnewsblog.com

  2. Hi Mrs.W, Its Tyler I have completed the “Lets Celebrate” post. Don’t forget to come visit my blog @ 2021twk.edublogs.org

  3. Hello Mrs. W! I finished the Week 4 Blogging Challenge. Completing activity 2 and 3 and incorporating them into one was so much fun. Although it may have took 2 weeks, it’s totally worth it. All in all, check out my blog post to see for yourself!
    Soaring Through The Pen
    https://aishoa.edublogs.org

  4. Hello Miss W. My name is Emma. I decorated my blog for Christmas. I hope you like it and come visit @2021eeg.edublogs.org

  5. Hello, Miss W, my name is Brianna. I have almost completed this challenge. My holiday is Halloween! Please visit my site at 2021blb.edublogs.com when it’s complete. I will leave another comment.

  6. Hi Miss W, my name is Hailey. I had a lot of fun doing the Student Blogging Challenge. Please visit my blog @2021hrr.edublogs.org

  7. Hi Miss W, my name is Kelsie. I really enjoyed participating in your blogging challenge. I hope you can visit my blog @ 2021klm.edublogs.org

  8. Hi Miss.W. My name is Makayla. I really enjoyed doing the” Let’s Celebrate” blog. I hope you can come check it out @2021MHH.edublogs.org

  9. Hello Miss W, my name is Ayden. I really liked the blogging challenge so far! It is very fun and I can learn a lot bout blogging an how to type right. I hope you can comment on my “Let’s Celebrate Halloween” blog. My blog URL is http://2021atd.edublogs.org/

  10. Hello Miss. W, my name is Nathan. I had lots of fun participating in this blogging challenge. I am really happy with the way i decorated my blog. I hope you can comment on my “Lets All Celebrate Halloween” blog, my blog URL is http://2021noh.edublogs.org

  11. Hi Miss. W, I’m Alexander. I enjoyed participating in the blogging challenge, especially seeing who is participating internationally! My blog’s URL is 2021abl.edublogs.org

  12. Hi Mrs.W, I’m Abby. Thank you for creating the blogging challenge! It is so cool. I like being able to see other peoples blog from round the world! I find it very interesting! Please visit my blog @2021ahf.edublogs.org

  13. Hi Miss.W! My name is Meagan! I completed the Halloween decorating challenge! I love halloween, so I loved this challenge! I loved decorating my blog for Halloween! It was super fun! I hope you come check out my blog at 2021mep.edublogs.org.

  14. Hi Miss.W! My name is Sammi,and I love Halloween! I just finished decorating my blog for this awesome holiday! A lot of people ask why I love Halloween so much because it is usually associated with death and all creepy things. The answer is I love it because for this one night,you can go out into the world and be anything you want. The candy and spookiness is great,but on October 31,if I want to be a minion or an 80’s pop artist,I can! Anyway,if you would like to check out my blog,here is the link @2021scc.edublogs.org

  15. Hi Miss Wyatt, I have dressed my blog to look really cool. I hope you have time to see it @2021ckc.edublogs.org. Maybe you could post a comment it. I hope that you have a good day.

  16. Hello, Miss W, my name is Sarah. I have completed this challenge. My holiday is Thanksgiving! Please visit my site at 2021skc.edublogs.com

  17. Hello Mrs. W! I have finished changing my blog “looks” for Halloween! I have s story, poem, and how my family celebrates Halloween.

    If you would like to check it out visit my blog!
    2021abf.edublogs.org

  18. Hi Miss W
    my name is Caitlyn and i have dressed up my blog i would love if you would look at it.
    from Caitlyn
    caitlynnw06.edublogs.org

  19. Hi Miss W,
    I wrote 2 posts for halloween. The first one was a scary poem and the second was my halloween traditions. My image on my poem didn’t require credit to the owner. I chose to do a poem because I enjoy writing and reading poetry and I added a scary image to go with the text. For the second post I chose my families traditions because I like to share how we enjoy halloween. We have different traditions and customs when it comes to halloween. I also dressed up my blog with some widgets and other cool things.

    Here is the link to the first one:
    http://bloggingwithanjali.edublogs.org/2015/10/28/sbc-wk-4-%f0%9f%98trick-or-treat%88%f0%9f%91/

    Here is the link to the second one:
    http://bloggingwithanjali.edublogs.org/2015/10/28/halloween-traditions/

    Regards
    -Anjali

  20. Hi Miss W,

    I have added some spice to my blog by changing the background and adding a gif.
    Hope you like it.
    My Blog URL: paaramiw06.edublogs.org

    Thank You ,
    Paarami

    • Jayden,
      I would love to visit your blog and see how you have decorated it, but you haven’t left the URL of your blog or the post you want me to comment on.

    • Hi Miss W I have completed the Celebrating challenge and it was a lot of fun. I did Christmas and my title is Let’s Celebrate Jesus Christmas. Visit my website to see my blogs which is @2021rlh.edublogs.org.

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