Sunday, October 2, 2011

C4K - September Summary

In September I commented on 3 different students blog posts. I absolutely love getting to explore and comment on the "kids" blogs! I catch myself smiling every time I start to read one of their posts.

The first student I was assigned to was Moses. Moses is a Year 8 student at Point England School in Auckland, NZ. The post I commented on was about "Silly Sports". In his post Moses described how each of the classes at Point England were divided up and participated in like a P.E./set of obstacle courses. This was my comment to Moses:

Hi Moses!

My name is Kristen Phelps and I am also in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama, USA, like Gina above. We were both assigned to comment on your blog. I want to start out by saying that I love your blogs background and layout. It looks like you really put a lot of work into it!
I really enjoyed reading your "Silly Sports" post. I wish that they would have had such fun activities at my school when I was your age. I really liked how you started out your post by saying, "Squishy, muddy, sweaty, screaming. Those were my thoughts from yesterday. Silly sports! Who would of thought of that?" That was a great way to get your readers attention. I know it got mine! I also liked the way that you described the 3 legged race. I am 21 years old and I have never done a 3 legged race but, your post makes me want to try! Thanks for allowing us to look at your blog, I am truly impressed. Have a great week. I can't wait to see what you post next!

The next week I was assigned to Alyssa. Alyssa's post was titled "Places I'd Like To Go". In the post she listed a couple of different places she'd like to visit and why. This was my comment to

Hi Alyssa!
My name is Kristen Phelps and I’m in Dr. Stranges’ EDM310 class at the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama. As part of my grade for his course I get to comment on your blog!
Those are some really awesome places that you picked! I have actually been to the beach, Disney World, and New York! I am very fortunate and actually live only about 15 minutes from the beach. It is so beautiful and something I hope you get to see one day. I actually got to go to Disney World for the first time a couple of years ago. Disney World is one of those places that no matter how old you are it is still so much fun! I actually just went to New York for the first time in June. It is a place that you have to see to believe! There are so many huge buildings and so many people everywhere! It was definitely the best trip I have ever been on! Hopefully, I’ll get to go back someday.
I’m sure if you study hard and keep focused that one day you will be able to visit all of these places and many more! Thank you so much for letting me read your post!

For my last student in September I was assigned to Kevin. Kevin is apart of the "St. Elmo's Explorers" who just recently, thanks to Ms. Lucy Buffet, were given some iPads to use in their classroom! I read and commented on Kevin's "Thank You" letter to Ms. Buffet. This was my comment:

Hi Kevin,

My name is Kristen and I am a student in EDM310 at the University of South Alabama and I was assigned to read YOUR letter to Lucy! It was so sweet of you to take the time to write Lucy a thank you letter and I'm sure she appreciated it! It looks to me like you and your classmates are really enjoying the iPads. I wish I would have had access to iPads when I was in school. I know you guys will have tons of fun with them! Keep up the great work!

1 comment:

  1. I hope you find C4K beneficial to you. I know from the comments of the teachers that they find them useful and the kids love getting them. Writing for a real audience is important!

    Well done!