Mr. Gonzalez's Science Classes
We have three 6th grade Science classes and two 8th grade Science classes blogging here from the Pacific Northwest in Chimacum, WA! Sixth graders are learning a bit about Mt Saint Helens, environmental science through fresh water ecology, and physical science this year. Eighth graders are learning about life science this year. Please join us as we learn Science by exploring our world.
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If you're having problems...
As more of you are starting to write your articles for your first blog, problems are beginning to happen. I'm going to put the How to Blog instructions here. If you still can't solve your problem, please come in at lunch and show me what is going wrong so that I can help.
How to Blog -
Note: Before you blog, please have your article typed and saved on Word, or Wordpad, or Notepad, or Textedit, or any word processor you have. That way you can work on it as long as you want and come back to it whenever you can to finish. Make sure your article is spell checked and that there are no grammatical errors.
1. Click on your name on the list on the right.
2. In the next screen type in the classroom password (don’t tell anyone what it is or we’ll have to change it).
3. In the screen after that, click on Login at the top left hand corner of your webpage and login right there using your name (remember that it’s your first name and last initial – no spaces and no capitals) and the password you gave Mr. González (don’t share your password with anyone!).
4. Click on Articles to write about one of the topics. Highlight the entire article you wrote in your word processor and go to edit, copy. Then go back to the blog window to paste your article (go to edit, paste). Please write in the title of your article. When your article is ready click on the button next to Request Publishing for Mr. González to read and then click on Save.
5. If your article hasn’t been published in a few days, log back in (steps 1 to 4 above) and click on the triangle next to your article’s title. Read what Mr. González wrote for you.
How do I respond to someone else’s blog?
1. Type mrgonzalez.org in your browser (like Internet Explorer).
2. Click on someone’s article on the left of the webpage and read it.
3. Type up a response in Word or just go ahead and click on Comment at the bottom of the person’s blog article.
4. When the Comment page comes up scroll down to either copy and paste your response from Word or type right into the boxes on the webpage. Please use your initials for your name or your first name and last initial.
5. Follow the instructions before you click on the Submit button.
About the Blogger
I started my teaching career in South Central Los Angeles teaching in modified to full bilingual 4th and 5th grade classes. Then I moved to WA State where I have taught mainly 6th through 8th grade. I have enjoyed the culture clash but notice that kids are the same everywhere :o)
My areas of interest are science and technology but I also love studying ancient cultures and learning about different peoples and cultures.