Blog Guidelines


  • Always write in full sentences and words, please – no slang!
  • Students will only be identified by first names. All comments should have first names only.
  • Parents who leave comments are asked to use their first name only so as not to identify their child. i.e. Please identify yourself in comments as “Linda – Jake’s mom” rather than “Linda Smith – Jake’s mom”.
  • All comments will be approved by Mrs. Kostiuk before they are included on the blog.
  • All comments should be proof-read. Students should have a family member check for spelling mistakes before submitting a comment from home.
  • Others’ work, images, music or videos will not be used without permission and credit.
  • All comments must be polite, respectful and courteous.

How To Comment

  1. Click on the heading of the post you wish to comment on
  2. Scroll down until you can see the “Leave a Comment” section
  3. You will be asked for your name (you can use a nickname) and email address (you don’t have to enter an email address.)
  4. If you’re a student, be sure to only use your first name
  5. You will also need to write the “spam word” in the anti-spam box
  6. proofread your comment for any mistakes
  7. Click “submit comment”
  8. Your comment WILL NOT appear on the blog right away. It is sent to Mrs. Kostiuk via e-mail to approve first. If your comment is appropriate it will appear soon on the blog!

How to write a Good Quality Comment:

  1. Write your comment like a letter starting off with “Dear Mrs. Kostiuk’s class” or “Dear Mrs. Kostiuk” and end it with a closing with your first name only.
  2. Compliment the writer in a specific way, ask a question, and/or add new information to the post.
  3. Write your comment about the post. There are often ideas at the bottom of the post about what you could comment about.
  4. Check your comment for correct spelling, spacing and punctuation before you submit it.
  5. Don’t reveal any personal information about yourself in your comment. Be sure to use your first name only, no last names please.
  6. Be polite, respectful, and courteous!

Check out this youtube for more examples of how to write a quality comment.