Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Introducing Mrs. Laughlin

  Hello,  my name is Michelle Laughlin and I am a digital teacher librarian at Lukas Elementary.  I have been a teacher for 19 years.  One of my favorite things about my job is teaching students about technology, how to use it and how to be smart about it!  Blogging is a new tool for me to reach the 6th graders at my school and I am looking forward to the challenge.    This year I decided to pair up with my favorite sixth grade teacher and help support her writing blocks.  We decided that writing blogs will support technology and writing.

  This blog will allow me to share my work with the 6th grade students at my school.  I will be teaching them how to be successful bloggers and I will learn myself .  Of course we will always talk about being good digital citizens.  We will use caution and care when commenting on others blogs.  We will spend time reading blogs, critiquing blogs and commenting on classmates blogs.  We are going to partner with Blue Heron Elementary in commenting on other 6th grade student blogs.  My hope is that students will become bloggers and they will in turn become better writers.  As our journey begins I hope that you enjoy our posts, videos, and pictures.  Blog On!

Monday, August 29, 2016

1st Post / Summer Reading

Hello Bloggers,
   This is my 1st blog to the Lukas Students!  YAY!  This summer I had the opportunity to read a lot of the new chapter books that I purchased for the library.  I really enjoyed the stories, the plots, the characters but here is my question to you......Do you enjoy reading stories about death or sadness?  The majority of books I read this summer had death and sadness in the story.  As an adult reader I have compassion and have the schema to understand the contest but I wondered what students may think.  Please comment on my blog about this question.

Do you enjoy reading stories about death or sadness?