Edublogs Awards 2015

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The 2015 Edublog Awards are here! Vote for us (http://reutherstudents.edublogs.org) using this link.

While you’re completing the form, here’s a few tips.

  1. Nominate in as many categories as you want!
  2. Please make only one nomination per category
  3. Even if you know that your favorite has already been nominated, it is best to nominate them again
  4. Categories are competitive, and only the most nominated will make it to the voting round
  5. Share your nominations using Twitter (#eddies15), Facebook, Google+ and email

These are the categories for the awards.

  • Best new blog
  • Best group blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog
  • Best ed tech / resource sharing blog
  • Best teacher blog
  • Best library / librarian blog
  • Best administrator blog
  • Most influential blog post of the year
  • Best individual tweeter
  • Best individual blog

These are the categories that accurately match our blog. Vote for us for the following categories:

  • Best new blog
  • Best group blog
  • Best class blog
  • Best student blog

Enter our blog exactly as follows:

http://reutherstudents.edublogs.org

Feel free to copy and paste that. This way, we can officially be entered without any typos.

Happy voting!

-Rishma

Feel free to leave suggestions in the comments! We’re always looking for improvement.

 

Letters About Literature Contest!

The 23rd annual Letters About Literature writing contest is back! It is granted by the Dollar General Literacy Foundation, with additional support from gifts to the Center for the Book in the Library of Congress, which promotes the contest through its affiliate Centers for the Book, state libraries and other organizations.

Competition Levels:

Level 1: Grades 4-6

Deadline: 1/11/2016

Level 2: Grades 7-8

Deadline: 1/11/2016

Level 3: Grades 9-12

Deadline: 12/4/2015

Theme:

How did an author’s work change your view of the world or yourself?

How to enter:

Read:

Choose a fiction or nonfiction book, a poem or play you have read in which you have strong feelings. (Sorry, no song lyrics!) It might be a book that helped you through a difficult time or it might be a book
that simply touched your heart or inspired you.

Reflect:

Before you write, think about how the author of the work of literature. How did this author change you or your view of the world? How do you know it did? How and why are you different now than you were before you read this work?

Persuade:

Write a personal letter to the author, writing how reading his/her work changed you. Remember to be personal but also persuasive! Support your ideas with specific details/examples, with details from the book itself.

**THIS IS NOT A FAN LETTER! IT’S A REFLECTION ON HOW AN AUTHOR INFLUENCED YOU!**

Write:

Type your entry in letter format. *Do not send handwritten letters!* Your name and complete return address (either school or home) must appear in the upper right hand corner of the first page of the letter.

Send:

Send your entry with the required entry coupon (below) and mail your entry by the deadline date.

Letters About Literature Writing Contest 2015-2016

–Amy–

Canned Food Drive!

The student council is currently sponsoring a Canned Food Drive. You will bring your own canned food or personal hygiene item to your homeroom.  The homeroom with the most cans will get to go to the Pogo show on December 4th!! HURRY, HURRY!!

 

–Amy and Jordan–