Quad-Blogging is where we connect with different classes around the world, and comment on posts and make posts for our partners to comment on. The Quad-Blogging lasts four weeks, the first week we commented, the second week we wrote our post, and the last two weeks we commented again. During Quad-Blogging I had two 4th graders, Elly and Reiss from Illinois, two 6th graders, Isabella and Symran from Port of Spain Trinidad, and two 4th graders, MasterBuilder and Warrior30 from Wisconsin as my partners. I really enjoyed this activity, and I will tell you a little about this amazing experience.
I learned about commenting policies during this activity. Commenting policies are the rules that you have for the comments that get posted on your blog. Here is a link to my commenting policy. I also think that I improved my writing. Here is an example of one of my comments:
I am from Mrs. Hernandez’s fourth grade class. I think my favorite paragraph was the last one. I really like how you described what you planted in the garden. I like how you said your favorite foods from the garden, and guess what? I also enjoy raspberries. I think my favorite thing about my school is that we learn two different languages. The first one of course is English, and the second one is Hebrew. Have you ever heard of Israel? One of the languages that they speak in Israel is Hebrew. I have a safety patrol at my school, and also like you it is for the fifth graders. I will have to wait until next year to be a safety patrol, but at the end of this year the fifth graders will train my class and me to be safety patrols. I think it is really cool to have ducks living in your courtyard every year. I would love to go to school during the summer to get fruits and veggtables from school. Do you ever get fruits and veggtables from your school garden? If you would like to go to my blog press this link: http//:MJGDS.org/students/elianam/ .
Your Quad Blooging Partner,
During Quad-Blogging, I really learned about how others write. When I was commenting, I noticed posts that weren’t capitalized, were two sentences, or just about things that I thought were very hard to comment on. Although, other posts were well written, used correct punctuation and correct capitalization, and I thought that they were definitely quality blog posts.
One of my partners that really stood out to me was my partner Reiss from Ms. Thompson’s class in Illinois. She is a very good writer, writes very sweet and definitely quality comments, and her posts are really easy to comment on. I think she will be a great writer when she gets older.