Last year I created a website to use in my classroom but I don't think it was really used by my families. My students used it when they were on our iPads to look at our pictures and access their favorite websites, but I wanted something more collaborative for this year. This year I'm going to try using a blog to keep my families updated on everything that we're doing in our classroom. I'm hoping to post on a daily basis and as the year progresses I'd also like to delegate some of the posts to my students.
I needed to find a blog designer so I was checking out all of your blog layouts and finally came across Christi Fultz @ Design by Christi.
She's also a third grade teacher and blogs about her classroom happenings @ Ms. Fultz's Corner.
If you're looking for a new blog design I highly recommend that you checkout Christi's amazing talents! She was so easy to work with and each of her blog designs had a different look to them.
Our school mascot is a Pirate, so of course I needed my new blog to have a pirate feel to it and since our school colors are red, black and white, I wanted to include that too. I think I've said it before, but I think it's so important for my children to have pride in our school and I think it's easy by incorporating our school colors and mascot into my classroom design and instruction each day.
After I contacted Christi about designing my new blog, she sent me a document filled with questions so that she could get an idea about what I was looking for. I made a deposit into her PayPal account to secure the date she was going to begin her work. A couple of days later she sent me some digital art to pick from and within a week, ta-da!! I have a blog!
When I say, "She was so easy to work with," I totally mean it! She sent me the first proof of my blog design and I was able to make any suggestions I wanted and she tweaked it to meet my needs immediately.
I'm so excited to share my new classroom blog with my families this year! If you have a classroom blog that you use to share things with your families, we'd love to connect with you. I don't want to post a lot on the new blog quite yet but I will once the school year nears and my new families are aware of it.
Hope everyone had a great 4th!