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A Sigh of Relief

I can see a light.  This has been a good day.  Spring is around the corner and supposedly will arrive on Friday.  My husband had his last basketball practice of the season.  They are off to a final provincial tournament this weekend – the last weekend away from the family.  This has been a long, cold, dark winter.  I finished writing a paper for my final project today.  I have sent it to my editor and I am prepared to polish it next week before I send it to my supervisor.  This evening I applied the grout sealer on the tiles I grouted two weeks ago.  There are so many things to check off on my lists.  Ahhhh…..

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Blog Misc.

The other day my students met with their buddies from grades 7/8.  It amazed me to see my students guide their older buddies to our blog site.  My students then read their postings and the older students left comments.  The comments then came to me, of course, for moderation.  I decided to do this activity as a group because I thought the older students may not be able to read the postings from the younger students – we are working on content right now rather than proper spelling, punctuation and grammar.  As I read the comments, I was wondering what I was worried about – the older students’ writing wasn’t much better than the younger students’ despite the six year difference.   So then I started to wonder, is it important to stress spelling, grammar and punctuation?  The goal of our blog is to communicate and my students have communicated with their buddies – goal accomplished?  Let me know what you think:

I showed my students how to read their comments and they asked if they could leave comments on each other’s blogs so I showed them how to do this.  I had a chuckle this morning when I checked my e-mail.  My students were doing homework last night and the evidence was in the number of comment approval requests I discovered!