Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Check It Out!

I've decided to put my blogging skills and the wonders of technology to use on behalf of my students and their parents. So, I've started a homework blog for them. It's got the clever title of Miss McKee's Homework Blog. How's that for creativity?

I'm not allowing comments or email through that blog, and it's not linked to my personal blog either. I can just imagine the sort of emails and comments I'd get, and I really don't want to correspond with needy parents via email at home. So, the new blog is purely infomational. If there's confusion about what I've assigned for the night, they can confirm it with the homework blog.

This has been something I've been considering for a while, but after two boys did three pages of math problems last night instead of one, and after a little girl did flashcards for 25 spelling words instead of six vocabulary words last week, I felt it was necessary. Kids seem to have a hard time getting things straight at the beginning of the school year - even with a Student Planner!


  • At 7:22 PM, Blogger Kathy and Joel said…

    ME TOO!!!! I started one this year for the very first time for exactly the same reasons you did, except my guys are in grade eight! I also created a blog for student of the week and took pictures of each of them (albeit only a part of them for security reasons) to put in that space. In addition, I put up counters to graduation and our big trip in February. Check it out!

    Your parents will love this as a home tool for them. :)

  • At 7:23 PM, Anonymous Jenny said…

    What an AWESOME idea!! I love love love it Joannah!! I am so sorry we couldn't get together with you this weekend, can we do it soon??? : )

  • At 7:31 PM, Blogger wzgirl said…

    That is so cool. Not only that you would do this, but that students & parents are up to it. Whoa, times have changed. What will it be like when our little ones are getting ready for homework?

  • At 8:52 PM, Blogger Michelle said…

    That is s great idea. My husband teaches college english, and his website is a valuable tool for his students. It also looks good on the resume!

  • At 9:34 PM, Blogger Kristin said…

    The boys' school got Internet savvy last year and it is a huge blessing to be able to look up the homework and know if "I don't have any homework tonight" is an accurate statement!!

    I thank you on behalf of all your parents!

  • At 10:21 PM, Blogger Janet said…

    Good idea! I think I should do a "housework" blog for my kids and my husband......and maybe (while I'm at it) a "what to buy me blog too!..... LOL!
    Really, though, it IS a great idea!

    Janet T.

  • At 6:19 AM, Anonymous terri said…

    My son's school has a "HUB" where ALL flyers are posted (they no longer send them home) as well as assignments and I love it! It makes it so much easier, especially at this age where he doesn't remember what he's supposed to do every day.
    You are so smart to do it.

  • At 9:06 AM, Blogger Doris & Dan Clark said…

    What a great idea! Tech being a help.

    Amazing chagnd from when we were kids in school!

    Keep smilin!

  • At 11:27 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said…

    Cool idea! I am sure the parents will greatly appreciate it.

  • At 9:17 PM, Blogger Connie said…

    Fantastic idea! Wow, I wish things had been that 'friendly' when I was in school.

    Maybe I should start a: 'So, you think you're in labor?' blog. Uh...maybe not!

  • At 7:34 AM, Blogger Tamara said…

    What a great idea. you are a very creative teacher, your students (and their parents) are so fortunate.

  • At 12:43 PM, Blogger Stacy said…

    That is a great idea!

  • At 7:17 AM, Blogger Shelley said…

    What an excellent idea. I'm sometimes confused about homework assignments. This is great.

    I could see this being a helpful tool for many things - Student Recognition, announcements, fundraising, etc.

  • At 1:53 PM, Anonymous donna said…

    That is such a great idea! I hope this idea totally catches on by the time my girls are in school!


    Double Happiness!


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