You need: recipe + personal comments/information + image
You might want to discuss –
Why you chose this particular recipe (e.g. the taste, the connection to someone you love or a specific event)
When or where you eat it (e.g. for a special event, a certain meal or season)
The origins of the recipe (e.g. is it from your family’s culture or another culture)
You should pull your reader in with a strong opening sentence –
You could describe (VIVIDLY) how it tastes
You could recount a specific event
Sample posts from student bloggers –
This is Mrs. Kane’s class.
In case you’re wondering, Year 6B and Year 6A are both from the same school in Australia.
Save the image
Right-click on the image with your mouse.
A little menu will open. Choose SAVE IMAGE AS ….
A new screen will open. Choose DESKTOP and Name your file as follows: your fake name & object (e.g. Karen, car)
Resize the image
Right-click on your image (which you should find on the desktop)
A little menu will open. Choose OPEN WITH Microsoft Office Picture Manager
A new screen will open. Choose PICTURE and then resize
Don’t forget to SAVE again before closing.
Some of you may have noticed a new link in our blogroll –
I thought this link might interest you because much of what this Australian class is doing (and thinking about) seems be in sync with what we’re doing (and thinking about). For example, just as we’ve been thinking about the keys to success in high school in terms of knowledge, skills and competencies, Mr. Rogers’ students have been thinking about similar ideas through a program called “Habits of Mind”. In both cases, what we’re doing comes under the category of metacognition – “thinking about thinking” and “knowing about knowing”. And that is the key to long term success.
Later this week – once you’ve finished updating your own blog pages – I’d like you to visit some of the Year 6A 2010 student blogs. You’ll notice that their blogs have a focus that is quite different from that of the blogs that we’ve been visiting so far. Please let me know what you think about these differences and what you think we might be able to emulate in our own blogs.
In our Social Studies course this week we’ve been discussing democracy and democratic values, and we’ve learned that two hallmarks of democracy are freedom of expressionand a free press. Blogging is very democratic because it’s a new way for us to express ourselves freely and share our thoughts with the whole world. In fact, in non-democratic countries people are not allowed to blog at all. In democracies-in-transition some people may be allowed to blog, but their blogs will be censored. This means that someone (a censor) reads the blog and takes out anything that they don’t want people to read. This is also be called the suppression of information. So, according to our democratic ideals ….. Continue reading