Well, I tried to get others in my school to take part in this event today. I sent a link around a few weeks back to drum up some support and enthusiasm for it. I reminded everyone this morning that it was live today, but has anyone else actually had a go with their classes? No!
So, my class, as the sole representatives from our school, spent just over an hour looking at the what others had posted and the ideas for teachers at the top and decided to have a go.
Most of them wrote their own 29 favourite… list (although some of them struggled and got as far as 18 before changing the title!) This is fine as at least it gets them thinking and writing.
Others were a bit more creative in their ideas. One girl wrote a poem a bout 29 things. Another wrote about why she thought the number 29 was a good number. One of the boys wrote about himself in 29 words (although I haven’t found it on here yet, so not sure if it published properly). Another girl wrote about what she misses about her home country, Sweden.
I was impressed that they were all engaged in the activity and that some had a very clear idea of what they wanted to write.
Even my two boys who have very limited English managed to come up with some to blog about.
I like blogging and I have given plenty of opportunities for my class to discover the world of blogging.
Hopefully, they will see it as a way of communicating and sharing their thoughts and ideas, as well as developing their skills in writing , with a much wider audience than just within the school community.