Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Friday Slice # 4

Due Friday, Jan. 30th!  -  

Post Slice # 4 here by Friday evening! Don't forget to include a visual, your own art uploaded or a photo.

          Please comment on the post right before you, and at least two others. 

          Remember Max & Kam's blog, too!


                      Okay, trying something new. I know it's for 'maybe' younger people, but I laughed, and hope you will too! Watch the video and perhaps you'll remember a movie you loved when you were younger that you can write about? Or perhaps you remember a silly time when you laughed and laughed. Time to perk up the ideas!

          


Happy Writing!



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Sunday, January 25, 2015

Books Read

Book Post # 3 

DUE WED., JAN. 28th
                               

       If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.

–Haruki Murakami


          Don't forget to add the book cover to your reviews! Go to the Goodreads site, find the book, click on the cover and tell it to enlarge. When it's enlarged, pull it off to the desktop and upload to your blog.


Happy Reading!

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What I'm Reading: 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

Friday Slice

Due Friday, Jan. 23rd!  - NEW WAYS TO COMMENT

Post Slice # 3 here by Friday evening! Don't forget to include a visual, your own art uploaded or a photo.

          Please comment on the post right before you, and at least two others. 

          Remember Max & Kam's blog, too!

          It's the "sunset" of your week. Hope it was a good one! Here's a favorite pic of mine of sunsets!



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          Have a good weekend!



Friday, January 16, 2015

Book Blog # 2

DUE WED., JAN. 21ST
                              A book is a dream that you hold in your hand.

–Neil Gaiman



          This time, add the book cover to your reviews! Go to the Goodreads site, find the book, click on the cover and tell it to enlarge. When it's enlarged, pull it off to the desktop and upload to your blog.

Happy Reading!

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Currently reading!

Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Slicing Adventures

DUE FRI., JAN. 16TH

photo credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/schoeband/12909072273/">schoeband</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/">cc</a>


Post Slice # 2 here by Friday lunchtime! This time: you must include a visual, your own art uploaded or a photo.

 Don't forget to comment on at least five other posts, and give a little love to Max & Kam's posts too. You can find them here!

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Friday, January 9, 2015

Books Read-week of Jan. 5-9

DUE WED., JAN. 14TH


Hi Everyone,
              This is the first book post of the year where you share the books you’ve read during the past week.

            Just like the slices, link up your posts in the comments below. Use the page we discussed about sharing the books you’ve read to guide you.  DUE WEDNESDAY!

This week, in addition!!
          Use the book cards that you’ve done these past weeks to create a Page on your blog of books read.  Here’s a link of how to do this: https://support.google.com/blogger/answer/165955?hl=en

You need to be sure you’ve listed all the books you’ve read since the last portfolio list (ask to see the portfolio).


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         Happy reading! And don't forget to comment on others' posts! This time, at least three others!


I never feel lonely if I’ve got a book – they’re like old friends. Even if you’re not reading them over and over again, you know they are there. And they’re part of your history. They sort of tell a story about your journey through life.    Emilia Fox

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Welcome to Our Blog!


                   Welcome to your first week of blogging in our class. We'll read others' words, from those in Max & Kam's class, and from other classes that we'll eventually connect with. You can find Max & Kam's blog here! They'll be blogging about books this week (more ideas of good books to read), but soon will be slicing too. This week you'll create your blog & then your first post, a slice of life. Link your post up to this blog in the comments by Friday, the 9th. 

              Here's how you link:

  • Write your post.  Read it for errors. If you have trouble editing, it's good to copy & paste it into a word document to do a grammar/spell check. 
  • Be sure to create a post title, and add a label for it in the label box on the right.
  • Click the orange button that says "publish". Click above on View Blog.
  • When you're viewing your blog, you'll see the title. Click on it, & in the address window above, you'll see what is called "the unique URL" in it. Highlight it, copy, & that's what you'll paste into the window of the comments for this blog.
Here is the code for putting a link into the comments

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 Put the "unique url" between those quotation marks, & put any other words you want to say where the word >text> is.


           At the top of this blog you'll see a "page" that gives other blogging guidelines. We'll also review this together.

           The picture I chose seems to celebrate our 'beginnings' to our blogs, and I found this at this 'free site for bloggers', title Photopin. Find it here.

What you need to do to cite the source is download the picture you choose, then copy the code that you'll find in the box below the picture. I usually choose to download "Medium 640". When you get the code, paste it into your blog post. Drag the picture to the desktop, then go to the picture box above in the command line (ask if you don't spot it) & download it into your post.

Here's the code for the picture above: photo credit: <a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/unephotos/6819858446/">UNE Photos</a> via <a href="http://photopin.com">photopin</a> <a href="http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/">cc</a>

Special Note: When you paste it in, it will look different AFTER you publish!

I usually choose to make it a smaller font. You can highlight it, & go up to the tool bar again, F for font, T for size. I use Times, but you can choose what you want, & I choose Normal. Large for most posts is too big, small for easy reading is too small.

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          Be sure to comment on at least 5 classmates' post. Read about commenting on the page of blogging guidelines above!  And if you're feeling really enthusiastic, go read some of Max & Kam's class posts, & comment there too!