Have you ever thought about where your photos come from when you search the web? If not, you should. There are many pictures that are floating around out there that are not allowed to be used even for classroom projects. Our class is participating in the Student Blogging Challenge, and we are learning how to search for photos and give them the proper attribution. Click on the hyperlinks to find out how you can use and post photos properly.
We have been practicing using photos in our blog posts and giving the proper attribution (photo credit). Can you READ the following pictures and guess my idiom?
If you think you have an idea, leave a comment below. We’d love for you to create one and challenge us! Don’t forget to leave a link to your post in the comments.
My class and I read, The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt. While reading the book, we discussed such topics as point of view, author’s voice, and evidence that supports a claim. We decided that we should write our own letters from objects in our lives that have been misused or mistreated. Here’s an example:
Dear Mrs. Vazquez,
Hello? I mean…is anyone there? Seriously! I’ve been sitting on the shelf next to your “Mrs. Vazquez’ Hot Read” sign for weeks now. Some “HOT” read. You haven’t picked me up in forEVER! I thought we had something. I thought we had a connection. We were spending lots of time together…day after day, page after page. Where’d you go? Did leave me for another? I’m not going to wait around until you’re ready! There are other hands to be filled. I was anxiously waiting to fell you what happened to Paul, but you never came back. I’m sorry if I was boring you with Eric’s story, but if you come back I promise to show you some conflict. Please give me a second chance. I will make it up to you.
Your dusty book,
P.S. Erick has seeeecrets…
Check out some students examples:
The Day the Tennis Ball Left by Lucas
The Day My Pen Quit by Nelly
The Day the Bars Quit by Estella