The first comment I left was for a young man named Dilan. He wrote a post called, “2 Wheel Drive”. He and his friends started off driving a golf cart around when suddenly they came up with the idea to build a ramp. The first ramp was unstable, causing them to almost flip the golf cart. The next ramp they built was more stable, and they started to use the four wheeler. At one point in his post Dilan has a concern for his friend Cole because, he thought he fell off the four wheeler. Instead Cole was letting Dilan just try it on his own for his second try! This post was really great, and I told Dilan to make sure to keep in mind safety first.
Sam. The student posted a picture of a Chameleon reptile. In the post she stated the length of the reptile, and the fact that they can hold on to a branch with their tails. I commented to her asking her a couple of questions of what was it she liked about the Chameleons. She later replied that it was her favorite because the Chameleon can change colors.
For the third comment Dr.Strange had us post a comment on Vitulli and Sanitoli’s: Eyes on Ireland blog site. My post was under the category, "Halloween in Ireland". They were not able to finish how Halloween was celebrated in Dublin, but they did leave a link “A history in Halloween”, by Paul Colella. Paul gives details of the history of Halloween when it started and the purpose of Halloween; the purpose of Halloween was to show the end of summer and honor the dead. As well stating later how dressing up in costumes, decorating houses, and passing out candy was a new way of celebrating Halloween. The site has more information describing the specific candy made particularly during this time of the season. He supplied nice fun facts about Halloween, and I commented on their blog that I have never learned the history behind Halloween. I did not know trick-or-treating was also known as guising, did you?
P.S. Later, Vitulli, replied Dublin celebrated Halloween similar to the United States.
My fourth comment was for Mr. Boylen’s 8th grader, named Kelsi. She had a whole story about her trip to Tennessee with her family called “Fuzzlelumps”. Between the long drive she visited some family members, and picked one of her grandmothers she had mentioned in her post. She went to Ripley’s Aquarium, white water rafting, Dollywood Splash Country, mini golfing, Ripley’s Believe It or Not Museum, Bubba Gumps, Rain-forest Zoo, and went to see a 4-D movie. She also tells readers what her favorite things were at most of the places she visited. Her favorite things at the aquarium/zoo are the sea turtles, penguins, and lemurs. The best part she liked about white water rafting, was her brother almost getting knocked out of the raft. One bad thing she mentioned was at the water park she found out she was claustrophobic, because of a body slide that made her start to hyperventilate. I really liked Kelsi’s story, and I was entertained. I left her a brief comment, on her excitement at each place. I also mentioned she was tougher than I was, for participating in water rafting. I am still waiting to see, if she comments back about, how she came up with the title “Fuzzlelumps”.