Welcome Back

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on September 17, 2017

 

Welcome back to another school year and our class blog.  Our beginning school theme is, “The Case of the Curious Classroom.”  This theme allows students to use facts to analyze possible solutions and arrive to a practical conclusion.  These same steps are required in any problem solving situation both academically and socially.  This theme will be integrated in many subjects language arts, math, science, social, and art.  I hope students are ready to investigate learning as I have many exciting and interesting activities planned this school year.   Stay tuned by reading our blog and twitter feed! 

Welcome Grade 4 Detectives!

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on August 28, 2016

Welcome back to another school year and our class blog.  Our beginning school theme is, “The Case of the Curious Classroom.”  This theme allows students to use facts to analyze possible solutions and arrive to a practical conclusion.  These same steps are required in any problem solving situation both academically and socially.  This theme will be integrated in many subjects language arts, math, science, social, and art.  I hope students are ready to investigate learning as I have many exciting and interesting activities planned this school year.   Stay tuned by reading our blog and twitter feed! 

 

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Welcome Back!

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on August 25, 2015

 

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Welcome back to another school year and our class blog.  Our beginning school theme is, “Welcome to an “App”ealing Year of Learning,” with a focus on being a wise learner.  Our teacher thought this would be a great theme to start the year because of her enjoyment of using technology in the classroom.  It is also important we make wise decisions both academically and socially.  Our teacher thought it was a great way to inspire us to be wise learners that are capable of steering the direction of our dreams and goals!  We just need to put our mind to it and work to our highest potential possible! We are looking forward to an “App”ealing Year of Learning. Stay tuned by reading our blog and twitter feed!  

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Happy New Year!

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on January 4, 2015

Wishing you and your family a happy and healthy New Year.  I hope 2015 is a year of dreams fulfilled, mountains climbed, and happiness achieved.  I continue to look forward helping your child make wise choices for themselves, with every chance to develop their interests, talents, and abilities.  Stay tuned for more exciting projects for next half of the school year!

 

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Welcome Back!

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on August 11, 2014

 

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Welcome back to another school year and to our class blog.   Our beginning of the year theme is, “Oh, the Places You’ll Go,” by Dr. Seuss.  Our teacher thought this was an appropriate theme, since this blogging adventure will take us around the world! Also, our teacher thought it was a great theme to teach us that we are the ones that steer the direction of our dreams and goals!  We just need to put our mind to it and work to our highest potential possible! 

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Taking the Plunge

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on August 14, 2013

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No it’s not what you think! It’s not about getting married!  It’s about taking the plunge and entering the world of blogging.  I have wanted to start a blog for sometime now, particularly after attending the iSpark conference, jumping into the world of Twitter and reading posts by other blogging educators.  I could offer many reasons why I didn’t start sooner – time, planning, spending time with family and friends but if I am honest with myself, I thought what would I blog about?  What if I was not good at it?  What if people think I have nothing to say?  As I spent more time thinking about my reasons, I thought about the times I told my students to try something new and not give up when things got difficult.  In fact, I remember last year a group of students were not able to agree on certain aspects for a project they were working on.  The group managed to work through their differences (with a little guidance from their teacher) and the project turned out to be fantastic!  So, after thinking about what I expect from my students, I had to let go of my fears and take the plunge!

After reading a post by Richard Byrne @rmbyrne called, “I Don’t Have Time to Blog,” made me feel better about taking the plunge into the blogging world. He offered three practical views on blogging.

The first one was to use blogging as a tool for reflection, but that when first starting out (like me), try posting once a week to start with.  That helped take the pressure off that I had to be profound each time I blogged and try to post a blog everyday!  I feel it is important to reflect as an educator, so blogging will definitely help me reflect on activities that I have planned for the students in a quicker and easier format.  Plus, if I want my students to start blogging this year, I have to model this practice as well.

The second was that I can take time to work on my post, which will give me more time to reflect.  That is the beauty of blogging, you can always edit and repost the page again!  How great is that?  Certainly, something my students would enjoy about blogging!

Lastly, I admit it, I do enjoy some mindless television!   I have watched many seasons of the Bachelor and Bachelorette and I could use that time blogging or reading some blog posts!  But . . . I can’t help it . . . I really want to know who will get the rose!

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I have learned a great deal from others on Twitter and reading educational blog posts.  I have soaked up many ideas, links, resources, and activities and I am looking forward to trying some of these new things this coming school year.  Thank you so much for your inspiration and insight!  Hopefully, as the year progresses I can share some things with others as well.

Welcome!

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Posted by Michelle Vidotto | Posted in Welcome | Posted on August 12, 2013

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Welcome to our class blog. Our beginning of the year theme is, “Our Class iBloom.” Our teacher thought this was an appropriate theme since this blogging adventure is new to us and to our teacher.  We are looking forward to sharing and connecting with others around the world.  We are looking forward to learning and growing!  Everyone blooms in our class! 

This front page will display our teacher’s posts, as well as, our posts and comments.

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