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Remembrance Day Assembly

Guest post by Brittany

On November 10th, 2008 there was an assembly at our school.

It was the day before Remembrance Day and all the classes in the school headed to the gym. As all the classes were going to the assembly, students were fixing their poppies. If you don’t know what a poppy is, it’s a type of flower to remind us about all the soldiers killed in WW1 and WW2, and other wars too.

The assembly talked about the wars and soldiers, and why the soldiers died then to make peace today. Also in the assembly students sang a song about Flanders Fields, and we shared our Hands Up for Peace images. There were two videos made from our teacher. Here is one of the videos from the assembly.

(Note from Ms Smith: This is not the same video we shared at the assembly; a few of the images are cropped, but I think the students’ messages come through.)

What’s in a Word(le)?

Believe it or not, this is a graph:

It shows the frequency of words that turn up in a selected text. I took all of our About Me pages and created this Wordle. I infer the following things from this graph:

  • our class is social: we value family and friendships
  • our class is active: we like to play in many ways
  • our class is full of learners: we are curious about many things
  • our class is optimistic: we have a positive outlook

So, when you look at our Wordle, what do you see?

Go, Go Tigers!

Guest Post

This guest post is written by Div. 16 student Haley. 

Today, most of the kids in our class came dressed in green, white, orange, and tiger colours. Why? Because today was our school’s Spirit Day! Our mascot and representitive of our school is the tiger; which would explian why most of us dressed up like that. Our school colours are green, white, orange and tiger. There were 23/25 kids in our class dressed up for Spirit Day. Ms. Smith wore a tiger backpack!

A couple of years ago, we had to vote for an animal representitive for our school. It turned out to be the tiger. So every year we have Spirit Day, and it shows that students and teachers care about our school.


Trying Something On Your Own

We’ve been getting our techie groove on…

And it is quite amazing how far we have come! We’ve learned to read, comment, write, format, and publish, change our theme, and many other skills besides. We are about to learn something new: adding a blogroll. A blogroll is a list of links to other blogs to read. You can see our list of class blogs in the sidebar on the right. It a fast way to get to the blogs you like to read, and a good way to let others know whose blogs you are reading.

Once you set up your blogroll, visit Miss Wyatt, answer her survey, and write a comment on her blog.

Setting up your blogroll:

First, from your dashboard, go to Design > Widgets. Find Link in the left-hand column. Click the Add button if it has not already been selected.

These directions are adapted from this post by the brilliant Sue Waters.

  1. Your Edublog blog automatically comes with a blogroll in its sidebar.  All you need to do is Add or Delete links to change what blogs are displayed. To start your blogroll, first add Huzzah, then three classmates, then three from beyond our class.
  2. On your blog dashboard, go to Write > Links (look next to Post and  Page)
  3. Insert the name of the blog, its URL and click Blogroll, then press Save.
  4. Follow the pictures below:

Removing links you don’t use:

Edublogs comes with links already installed. To get rid of them, go to Manage > Links.  Click on the blog link you want to remove then click on Delete.

Remember, the first link on your blogroll should be our class blog!

Good luck with this; let me know how you do!