Always finish strong!


While the most stressful phases of this school year might be over, academia should not be put on the backburner before you are sure and happy about each and every grade. We still have three weeks to go. As one of these weeks is already reserved for your more sporty adventures, however, and we have another holiday coming up next week – it comes down to 11 days before grading (including today).

So now is the time to think about your achievements in every subject and determine whether a particular one might still need your attention. Are there any unfinished projects? Should you ask anybody for an oral exam before the grading deadline (26th June)?

Blogwise, please make sure you have enough posts to get the grade you desire. Moreover, edit if necessary and keep in mind: all your texts should be up to par when it comes to grammar, spelling, content and digital requirements. Once you are satisfied, “hand in” your blog for grading by commenting on this post (preferably by the 18th of June).

There are two new assignments #23 & #24 on the assignment list for you to check out.



Student Blogging Challenge: Game Week


We have arrived at WEEK 8/10, so the student blogging challenge nears its conclusion. While many of you have kept their blogging up-to-date and have done most of the required activities, some are a bit behind. This week can be used to remedy that. Please create a 2Do list for your blogs and come to class prepared – we’ll work on Week 8 activities and catching up until Friday. This means that I expect you to efficiently use our school’s IT as well.


and all about connecting with other students. For this week you need to make sure:

  1. You have lots of interesting posts for visitors to read and comment on.
  2. Visitors can find posts by using tags or categories on your sidebar.
  3. You have a visitor widget to see where your visitors are coming from.
  4. You have at least five student blogs from other places around the world on your sidebar.

Game 1: Count Out Three’.

Here are the instructions:

  1. click on a blog on the student list or class list– count one
  2. now click on a blog from the new student’s blogroll – count two
  3. finally click on a blog from that new blogroll – count three
  4. leave a comment on an interesting post at this third blog.

Do this activity at least three times and finally, write your own post saying which blogs you visited and which posts you left a comment on. Why did you choose that post? Remember to include a link back to the post you left a comment on.

DO answer all comments you receive!

Game 2:

Many great student posts are being flipped to the #17stubc Flipboard magazine:

  1. Click on the flipboard magazine link here
  2. Click on the title of the post of what looks like an interesting image or a catchy title
  3. You should now be taken to the actual blog post, read it and leave a comment
  4. Come back to the magazine again and repeat two more times

Write a blog post mentioning the blog posts you read and the comment you left.


Game 3:

Start your own game and have at least 5 people participate.

  1. Decide on a game/puzzle/quiz
  2. Create a blog post for it with a carchy title and intruiging design (don’t forget the picture quotes)
  3. Advertise it in person, or on other blogs
  4. Play at least 4 games of your classmates

The games you decide to provide might be very humble (e.g.: association game, three word story, …), or as complex and challengeing as you like.

Let the games begin!



Worst Case Scenarios


All of you have been thrown into one of five worst case scenarios last week. You have gotten drawn into a group and each of you was given one object to help you survive whatever difficult environment you found yourself in. As teams all of you are aiming at surviving the next five days within your scenario. Each character will provide one chapter of a short story recounting your unique experience. Each team adds one extra chapter, so we should have four stories with five chapters and one with six chapters to read.

Find and enjoy the stories:

Lost on a Mountain – Chapter One [Kerrin]

Lost on a Mountain – Chapter Two [Kathi]

Lost on a Mountain – Chapter Three [Bastian]

Lost on a Mountain – Chapter Four [Matt]

Lost on a Mountain – Chapter Five [Matt]


Lost in the Woods – Chapter One [Lukas]

Lost in the Woods – Chapter Two [Sophie D.]

Lost in the Woods – Chapter Three [Noah]

Lost in the Woods – Chapter Four [Hannah]

Lost in the Woods – Chapter Five [Lukas]


Lost on an Island – Chapter One [Flo]

Lost on an Island – Chapter Two [Nici]

Lost on an Island – Chapter Three [Pia]

Lost on an Island – Chapter Four [Ida]

Lost on an Island – Chapter Five [Sophie K.]

Lost on an Island – Chapter Six [Nici]


Lost in Zombieland – Chapter One [Alex]

Lost in Zombieland – Chapter Two [Dome]

Lost in Zombieland – Chapter Three [Alina Kop.]

Lost in Zombieland – Chapter Four [Tizi]

Lost in Zombieland – Chapter Five [Tizi]


Lost in Space – Chapter One [Alina Kow.]

Lost in Space – Chapter Two [Fanni]

Lost in Space – Chapter Three [Gerry]

Lost in Space – Chapter Four [Irry]

Lost in Space – Chapter Five [Alina Kow.]

Lost in Space – Chapter Six [Fanni]

Lost in Space – Chapter Seven [Gerry]



How long can you survive?

Best of luck!

222 in the eye of the beholder

For the very last post of this semester, I’d like to give you the official results of our class reading challenge:

During the past 20 weeks, we managed to read 172 books total. This means we have missed our goal by 50 books. However…if we count each book that has more than 250 words as double, the way we agreed upon regarding your genre requirements, …we did not only complete, but excel our target. Should you choose to count the second variant, you can proudly chalk up 257 books and celebrate 222 + 35 books read in just one semester! Congratulations to all of you for having read so many books, some of which must have been quite challenging. Kudos!


Thank you all for a great and productive first semester!

Enjoy your break 🙂

End of semester evaluation

As announced, I would like to finish this first semester of blogging by having you state your ideas and opinions about it in form of an online evaluation. It deals with questions regarding, this semester’s English classes, the 222 challenge, and naturally … your blogging experience. The evaluation consists of 20 questions of which some are multiple choice, some call for short answers and some offer the opportunity to give your opinions in more detail.

This survey is anonymous and will in no way affect your grades. Please take your time and be honest as I will use the results to improve our future lessons.
Thank you for having participated!