Happy New Year

Hi Everyone,

This post is going to wish you a…

 I hope you had a great 2011 and I hope you have an even better 2012. 

 

On New Years Eve, my family and I went to the beach. We then went home to get ready to go to my Auntie and Uncle’s for a barbecue. My cousin Daniel got a little pool and Amy and I put our feet in it. Then we left at 8:45 so we could go to see the fireworks at the beach at 9:15. The fireworks were amazing, but I wanted to watch the midnight fireworks in Sydney.

There was now a few minutes left of 2011, so my family and I put the T.V on and we watched the Melbourne fireworks and recorded the Sydney fireworks. They were spectacular.

 

 

What was your favourite thing you did in 2011

 

Happy New Year!

Georgia 🙂 

 

Graduation

On the 20th of December, the grade sixes at Clairvaux Graduated. I was one of the Grade Sixes who was graduating primary school. That day we went to Adventure Park and then we had Graduation at 7:00 that night.

At Adventure Park, we went on River Torrent three times in a row. It was the best fun ever. We then went to Bonito’s Bay and got drenched by the water. All of my friends and I went and brought some hot chips, but I saved my money until later. We sat at a table, and across the lake we saw three teachers from our school. Mr. Vagg, Mr Flint and Miss. Nat. We then yelled over the lake and said, “Hi Miss. Nat” and then she turned around and we all waved and were laughing. Then I wanted to use my money to buy something. I saw my friends Erin and Caitlyn. They had a bucket of fairy floss. I ended up buying the same and it was Pink and Blue Fairy Floss that was in a 90 gram bucket. I was so good I ate it all and I wasn’t sick. Finally, after a long day we had to go, but it was the best last day of school ever.

At Graduation that night, my twin sister Amy had to do a reading. All the year sixes were called to the back of the church, and then we entered during a video of photos from the year. We all sat down while the reflections were being read about the years at Clairvaux. Then it was the end of the graduation, and we did our dance. The songs were

-Thriller/Heads will Roll

-Tonight

-LMFAO Mash up

-Dynamite (My group)

and the end dance all the year sixes did:

-Good Feeling

It was really good and one of the best dances I have ever been in. All the year sixes got a certificate, and DVD with all the year sixes prep photos on it, and a cross.

My time at Clairvaux had been great, especially this year, but I can’t wait to go to High School at Sacred Heart.

See you soon,

      Georgia 🙂    

                          This is a photo I made of all of my best friends.                                      

BFF's PhotoScape

 

Student Blogging Challenge- Evaluation

It’s the end of the Student Blogging Challenge, and I am sad. We now have to write a post answering some questions about the challenge.

Registration: Is two weeks early enough for registration to begin before the first challenge? I think 2 weeks is enough for kids to find out about the challenge and register. They will be able to get their blog ready, and write a post about it, so the readers of their blog will know that they will be a part of a challenge.

Subscription: Did you subscribe by RSS or email in order to get the posts as soon as they were published? I subscribed by using my email, because I check my emails everyday to see if Mrs. N  has sent me an email, or if I have had a comment on my blog.

Student and class participants: How useful are these pages in the header of the blogging challenge? I found the post called Visit these- Nov 2011 easier because you knew what posts you were looking at that you could make a comment on. I also found it easier because the Participants list is really long.

The Challenges.

Did you visit the actual challenge on the blog each week or did your teacher have a post on your class blog? I visited the blog every week, because I had subscribed and I got an email and started right away.

Which challenges were the most useful? I found the Being Creative challenge useful becuse I learnt how to use more Web 2.0 tools. I also liked it because you could do what you wanted to do.

 Which challenges were the most interesting? I thought the Zoom out of an Image challenge was interesting because I had never done anything like that before.

What would be some other topics you would like included in future challenges? I would like to include a challenge where you could publish a piece of work you did at school.

Are more tutorial type challenges needed? eg how to make a link in your post? I think new blogger’s like I was, need to know how to do a few things.

Were the ‘Visit these’ posts useful? I think the Visit These posts were useful because it was shorter than the participants list, so you knew what blog’s had a good post to comment on.

Were the challenges where you had to embed eg polls, cartoons, wallwisher etc interesting or could you not embed due to being a free Edublogs blog or a blogging platform that didn’t allow embedding? I could embed, and I thought they were interesting because they were more fun to do than just posts you would write.

Were there enough chances to visit blogs from overseas and make links with other students/classes? There was some time to, but not a lot of time because you were more focused on doing posts.

Did you make global connections? I didn’t make any global connections.

How many posts did you write? I wrote 4 posts.

How many were school based, your own interests or set by the challenge? They were all for the challenge.

How many comments did you receive from classmates, teachers or overseas students? 11 comments.

Which post received the most comments? Why do you think that happened? The ‘Being creative’ post received the most comments. I think it did because it had a GoAnimate, Voki and a picture I made on Art Pad. 

Which post did you enjoy writing the most and why? I enjoyed writing the favourites post, because I could write all the things I like.

Did you change blog themes at all and why? I never changed the theme.

How many widgets do you have? Do you think this is too many or not enough? I have 25 widgets. I think it is a bit too many, but most of them are essential widgets.

How many overseas students do you have on your blogroll? I have 1 overseas blog on my blogroll.                                             

Now ask another student and teacher/parent from your school who might not have read your blog to do an audit. Sit beside them while they navigate around your blog, record what you observe as they interact with your blog. When finished, ask them the following questions:

I am going to ask my mum.

What were your first impressions of this blog? My first impressions were that there were lots of posts and that it was very colourful.

What captured your attention? The pink header captured my attention, because it was bright and all of the colours captured my attention. 

What distracted you on the blog? The flashing text on the 500 hits post because it annoyed me when I was trying to read.

What suggestions can you give me to improve my blog? Try not to use to many flashing widgets and texts to distract people.

Stay Posted for my Nomination Post for the Student Challenge.

Georgia 🙂