Here Are This Week’s Blog Prompts

There are a lot of things going on in 3E.  We’ve got some growing experiments and some paragraph writing.  We’re learning about mapping and what it means to be part of a caring community.  We have much to be grateful for as we learn about our place in the world.

Here are the prompts we chose from today.  Please enjoy finding out what we chose to blog about.  After reading our posts, please leave a comment or two.  We love hearing from you!  Thanks.

  • Post your seed paragraph and add a photograph of your seeds at the start of the project and you seeds as they are growing now.
  • Create and post your TOP 10 Gratitude List. Make the most of your lead!
  • Post a photograph of the map you created of your yard and write about the five things all maps include.

Once you’ve shared at least one of these prompts,  finish a post you began a while ago, or choose your own new topic.

Here Are This Week’s Blog Prompts

We’re thinking about the importance of kindness.  We’ve realized that if we are quiet, kind and focused we are able to put forth our best effort and accomplish more.  It’s exciting to be more and more successful.

Some of us finished blog posts started a while ago.  Other chose our own ideas to blog about.  Still others chose one of the following suggestions:

  • How can you influence others to be kind? Write about what you do and what you will try to do from now on to share a little kindness.
  • What does kindness teach people?
  • Write about a time someone was kind to you? Write about the act of kindness and how it made you feel.
  • How can you share more kindness in 3E and our school? Something nice I could do for one of my classmates is…
  • What kindness means to me
  • Write a story about Kevin the Kind Koala
  • If everyone in the world did just one kind thing each day…
  • Other…

We’re trying to do something extra-kind each day.  We hope to make the world a better place.

Here Are This Week’s Blog Prompts

Friends work together and play together.  Friends share with each other and treat each other with respect.  Friends are fun to be around.  Friends – how can you make them?  How can you keep them?  Friendship is fun, interesting and sometimes challenging. What do you think about being a friend? When is it easy?  When is it hard?

Since we know about four different elaboration strategies, show you know how to use them when you write.  Your blog posts will reach out for comments when you do.

  • What is friendship really about?
  • What are the responsibilities of friendship?
  • When is it challenging to be a good friend? How do you handle those situations?
  • What are some things you’ve learned from your friends?
  • How can you show appreciation for your friends each and every day?
  • Write a story about you and your friends going on an adventure.
  • Other…

…be creative and blog on!

Here Are This Week’s Blog Prompts

We’ve been exploring Growth Mindset.  Jerome had a passion for words that he shared with the world.  Mindful the monkey asked for help when he realized his problem was too big to solve on his own.  Dizzy the dolphin chose to care about others.  Saul didn’t give up on his dream.  He was an unusual pirate, but he did have his own special flair.  Using these book characters as mentors, think about  strategies you might offer others who are working through challenging situations, learning something new or dealing with friends.  How can we keep a positive attitude when trying new things?  What choices do you make when you are learning something that really matters to you?  Maybe this week’s blog prompts will help you discover some new ideas that help you become more confident and willing push yourself to do more.

  • Has there ever been something that you were not good at in the beginning, but then through practice you became good at it? Tell your story.
  • Describe what it feels like to work hard for something.
  • If someone could help you to get better at something, what would you want to get better at? Explain why you want to be good at this.
  • What are you passionate about learning? What do you get excited about learning?  Why?
  • Who inspires you? Explain why and how.
  • Other…

Check our blogs to find out which prompts we chose.  Please leave a comment when you do.

Here Are This Week’s Blog Prompts

We are about to begin a study of maps and different places in the world. This week’s prompts are designed to help us think about where we’ve already traveled and places we’d like to learn more about.

This is also a chance to practice using elaboration strategies so the blog posts will dazzle and shine.

  • What is the best vacation you’ve ever been on? Who were you with, where did you travel to, what were some of the sights you saw?  Write down all the details you can remember.
  • What place in the world are you most curious about? What do you know about that place already?  What would you like to discover?
  • What is you most memorable travel/vacation experience? Use lots of details and try to remember all the emotions you had at the time.
  • Imagine a story of a time you are in a new country for the first time.You don’t speak the language very well, but you meet someone who is kindly willing to help you explore. Where do you go?  What do you see?  How do you feel?
  • Other…

…be creative and blog on!

Check our posts to see what we chose.

Here Are Our Blog Prompts for This Week

Happy New Year!  This week’s prompts look back and then ahead.  Will you save a memory or look forward to something new?

Write about a memory you made last year that you hope you’ll never forget.

What is one of the best things you did in 2018? What made it special?

What is your New Year’s Resolution? How do you plan to achieve it?

Make a list of things you are looking forward to this year. Choose one and write about why you are excited for it.

…be creative and blog on!

Make your plan.  How will you illustrate your post?

Here Are This Week’s Blog Prompts

Today your children went into the computer lab with these ideas in mind.  Most of them were able to complete a post – some may need a bit more time on Thursday to complete their’s.  See which prompt  your child found inspiring.  Please leave a comment after you do.

  • Write about your role model or someone you admire.What makes them special?
  • Create and A to Z of yourself or one of your interests. (For example you could create an A to Z about Soccer or an A to Z of Favorite Book Characters)
  • Write about animals. You could tell about your favorite pet or wild animal.  Perhaps you could write about what animals mean to you or how we can better look after animal.
  • If you have three wishes, what would they be?
  • Choose one of the glass figure to write about – share information about it, feature it in a story, create a poem…

…be creative and blog on!

Several of the children have been asking if they can blog at home.  Yes, they can if they have access to a computer.  Thank you for all you do to support learning.

This week has been about reading, making books and writing, writing, writing.  The classroom has been full of creative energy.

Quick Writes – today’s topic – making changes

I just sent the letters to the members of a new 3E.  That’s exciting, but I’m wishing for more time with you.  You, I am guessing, are looking forward to discovering whether you are part of 4D, 4H, or 4L – but also longing for the security of continuing on where we left off.  Starting and stopping can be challenging (I feel it too), but learning and wondering and discovering continues from year to year to year.  I’m still working on that! That’s exciting! We can always change and grow!  So here are some quick write suggestions that might help you think and dream of things you’d like to accomplish… someday…

Read through the prompts, think about them for a bit and when you’re ready, find ten quiet minutes to begin…  It’s okay if you finish one idea, begin another, just try to keep writing for the whole ten minutes.  It’s okay if you don’t finish when the time is up… you decide:  stop, or keep writing.   Post your Quick Write as a comment, or on your own blog. Have fun writing!

If you wake up tomorrow and everything has changed for the better, what will have changed?

If I had three wishes, I would…

The joy of today is…

What is your favorite song and why?

What is your favorite time of day?  Why?

Five things I’m good at are…

How could I encourage people around me to do more kind things for one another?

Or, write about whatever you choose. Write about what makes you happy.  Enjoy!  It would be fun if you shared your writing in a comment, or on your own blog.  Happy Writing!

Quick Writes – today’s topic trips and vacations

I’m creating this post while sitting at Midway Airport in Chicago. I’m waiting for my flight to Denver where I’ll be camping in the mountains near the Colorado Trail.  Mr. Eaves is hiking the whole 500 mile trail this summer – he’s been walking for 3 weeks already, with 3 weeks more left to go.  This has me thinking about you and your summer trips.

Read through the prompts, think about them for a bit and when you’re ready, find ten quiet minutes to begin…  It’s okay if you finish one idea, begin another, just try to keep writing for the whole ten minutes.  It’s okay if you don’t finish when the time is up… you decide:  stop, or keep writing.   Post your Quick Write as a comment, or on your own blog. Have fun writing!

If you could go on a summer vacation anywhere in the world, where would you go?  What would you hope to see and do there?

Summertime is great for being outdoors.  Go for a walk.  Write about where you walked and what you saw while walking.   It will be interesting to compare walks in different places.

What important things have you done this summer right at home?  Sometimes everyday things are actually pretty magical.  What things are you thankful for each day?

What’s your favorite thing to do when you play outdoors in the summer?

What’s your favorite thing to do when you play inside in the summertime?

Or, write about whatever you choose. Write about what makes you happy.  Enjoy!  It would be fun if you shared your writing in a comment, or on your own blog.  Happy Writing!

Quick Writes – today’s topic, family

I bet you know why I chose this week’s topic!  Here’s the newest member of our family.  She was born yesterday.  That’s why Friday’s quick writes are found on Saturday.

Read through the prompts, think about them for a bit and when you’re ready, find ten quiet minutes to begin…  It’s okay if you finish one idea, begin another, just try to keep writing for the whole ten minutes.  It’s okay if you don’t finish when the time is up… you decide:  stop, or keep writing.   Post your Quick Write as a comment, or on your own blog. Have fun writing!

Who is the funniest person in your family?  Explain why.

Think about your favorite family vacation.  What made is special?  What things did different people in your family do that made this vacation stay in your memory?

Is there a movie that you and your family like to watch together?  What draws your family to that movie?  Why is it a movie everyone in your family can watch together?

Write about a time you and your family went for a walk.  Tell about where you were. Tell some about what you saw and did and said.  What makes this walk stand out?

What job has your family given you to do at home?  What do/did you do?

Or, write about whatever you choose. Write about what makes you happy.  Enjoy!  It would be fun if you shared your writing in a comment, or on your own blog.  Happy Writing!