On Wednesday second and third graders at AES wrote their first blog post. In their posts you will find many spelling errors. The purpose of the first post was to allow them to get their feet wet.
The second graders are going to be discussing famous Americans in Social
Studies this nine weeks. For their first post they were asked to write about
the most famous person their know. Most of the second graders wrote about sports persons or entertainers. It will be interesting to see what their
thoughts are after researching some biographies from the SOLs. Perhaps it is my mind that is closed but I am not sure any of today’s stars hold a candle to those of history. Here is a livebinder containing links to Quia pages that highlight historical figures that the Virginia SOLs focus on. All in all, however, I was very impressed with their first posts.
The third grade posts were to discuss whether or not there was a relationship between government and being a good citizen. This may have been too difficult of a question to ponder at the beginning of the nine weeks. I probably should have started off with an easier topic. Even so, some of the students seem to see a connection and I was pleased with their first responses.
To read the first attempts please visit one of the two links below:
Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools, located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus, I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler