Saturday, February 11, 2012

Mrs. Byrd's Blogging Classroom Forum

Dear Parent's,

This year I am implementing a new blogging experience into our weekly lessons as part of our Science Curriculum.  I have teamed up our technologies instructors, and during this year the students will learn how to set up a new blog, and add to it weekly!  The students will be encouraged to read and reply to at least one blog a week as well in order to help them work on communication skills within a structured environment.  Your student will write over what they have learned during our weekly Science Units.  As part of the blog they will be asked to be as descriptive as possible about their learning experiences and will be asked to include one thing they liked about the unit as well as one thing they disliked about the unit.  This will help me assess areas that I, as their teacher, can improve on as well.  I kindly ask that you also check in and read what they have written as well in order to encourage them!  Student's love it when their parents are involved with what they are learning in school!  It is very important for you (as their parents) to know what is going on in their education, and this will also encourage them to give their best!

Technology is very important and is increasing as we move along in society.  Do not worry, blogging doesn't take a lot of expertise, but I feel this will open up a world of communication between myself and the students, students and students, and parents and students.  If they have close grandparents, you might encourage them as well to check up on their progress and encourage your children to have fun with this new step towards learning in Science, Technology, and Writing!  Last, but not least, please feel free to comment on your child's blog as well in order to help me foster excitement towards this exciting new learning adventure!  If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to contact me via phone or email.

Thank you,

Mrs. Byrd