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Have a safe and happy summer. Tweet me @cre8tivehavoc and tell me how your bucket list is going!




Watching “The Buried Life”


Thursday- Catching Up on Missing Assignments

Laptop cart is here!

(1) Catch Up on Incomplete Assignments:
 – Your progress report shows INC or NHI for any incomplete assignments.  Once you complete a missing assignment you must highlight it on your progress report, so that I know if has been completed. Progress reports with highlight must be handed in by the end of the day Friday.  The substitute will collect them all and hand them to me, so that I can update your mark.
(2) Making your blog look awesome:

– We still need to give you blogs a final assessment. So please make sure that you have done your best to make it look awesome! I would recommend that you look at Ryan’s blog ( or Criz’s blog ( for solid examples of awesome looking blogs.

Consider the following:

·       Create a post detailing the names of all the books you’ve read this semester. Be sure to include the tile, author, and five start rating you’d give it

·       Add a twitter feed gadget to your blog so that if feeds all your Buried Life posts to your blog! If you don’t know how to do this, GOOGLE IT! Or ask Nathalie Massaroni how to do it, she’s got one on her blog (

·       Update the “book I am currently reading” and “books I just finished” gadgets on your blog.

·       Make sure you’ve added all the pics and vids of your Buried Life Project

·       By now you blog should have between 25-30 personal additions.  Make sure you got that many and that you’ve given them a number in the title of the post.


*******  Give your blog a final mark:

Make a post on your blog were you give your blog a final percentage grade, and discuss in five or more sentences why you think your blog deserves that grade.  What did you do this semester, to make your blog and extension of your thinking, reading, and writing? What makes your blog interesting/unique? What could you have improved on?

A Note From Ms. McLauchlan

Hello class,

You all have a very busy week ahead of you, despite the fact that I am away.  The sub will give you a paper copy of the daily breakdown of work, but it will also be posted on  The daily instructions are fairly clear but if you have any questions, feel free to tweet at me  (@cre8tivehavoc), or e-mail me ( and I will respond fairly quickly. I will be away all week, but will be back on Monday, June 18th, which is the last day of classes.  Yes, you have to come to class that day, but I wouldn’t argue if you all wanted to bring some snacks!  Also please make sure you return any books you’ve borrowed this semester.  Just put a post it note with your name on the cover of the book and put it on the front desk.

Ms. McLauchlan


Final Thoughts on the Course

(1)  Continue to tweet bucket list items on a daily basis.
(2)  In today’s class you will be working on the rough draft of your final thoughts on the course.  Please make sure you complete the rough draft in class, as you have limited time with the laptops (Tuesday, and Thursday only). 
(3)  Have rough draft ready for Tuesday’s class as you will be typing it up and posting it on your blog.
 Final Thoughts on the Course:

Share your thoughts on the following topics.  Each topic should have multiple/full sentences of discussion.

Favourite Assignment? Why?

Least Favourite Assignment? Why?
Friday Reading?

Monday Written Reflection?

The WRN?



The integration of technology into the course?

What you learned about yourself as a reader, writer, and thinker, creator?

Comments/Compliments/Constructive criticism for Ms. McLauchlan about the course

Advice for future CW students?