Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Assignment #3 - Behind Your Name


Good morning, bloggers.

As you probably remember, at the beginning of the year, I asked you to fill out a questionnaire so I could get to know you better. A few of the questions centred around your name. I asked you what you liked to be called and if you knew of any special significance behind your name.

Inspired by the wonderful Mrs. Burke, I have decided on your next assignment.

I would like you to do some research about your name and write a post telling us what you learned. As well, you are going to learn to create a hyperlink for this post.

First, go to the website, Behind the Name. Open it in a new tab in your browser so you can still have my blog and your blog open. Search for your name. You can type in your name to the search bar or search alphabetically.

Another site that has lots of interesting information about names is Baby Names. Once you have found your name, you can click on "more info" and see a chart demonstrating how popular your name has been in different years. At the bottom of the "more info" page, you can fill out a survey about your name to help the administrators of the website enhance their information. You may do this when you are done writing your post.

Tip: Search your full first name, not a shortened part. For example, if you are Isabella, but everyone calls you "Bella", search "Isabella" to get the most information.

Find out the meaning or the root of your name. My first name is Shauna and when I searched for it, I was directed by a link to "Shaun", then "Sean", then "John" before I got information about the root meaning of my name. You can have a look and see why I am gracious. You may have to follow a similar path to find out where your name started (the roots of it).

Start a new post. In this post, you will answer several questions in full sentences. You may need to copy my text and fill in the blanks.

Start off your post by linking back to this assignment.

Behind My Name: ________ (fill in your name)

Before I started this assignment, I thought my name was ______, because _________.
I think my parents chose this name for me because __________________________.

After searching on Behind the Name (create a link here), I learned that my name means ____________ (use your own words here).

Some other interesting things I learned are _______________________ (maybe there was extra information, you learned the root of your name or where it comes from or who are some famous people with the same name, maybe you looked up your middle or last name).

I think my name does/does not (select one) suit me because ___________________.

If I could give myself a new name, it would be ______________, because _________________. (Connor, this would be an OK time to talk about "Dragon"!)

You may add any extra comments or reflections about your name at the end of the post.


For a bonus, look up the name of a character in a book, movie or TV show that you like and write about why that name does/does not suit that character's personality.

For a sample of how you can do a great job on this assignment, check out mine or Hannah's.

Please leave a comment at the bottom of this post when you have completed this assignment. Make sure you are logged in so I can easily access your blog.

13 comments:

aisha said...

Ms. Pollock come look at my blog!!

jumanh said...

Mrs.Pollock I am done my Behind your name assignment please come check it out.

Haneen said...

Hi,Ms. Pollock!
My "Behind My Name" Assignment is ready, please come check it out.
And i also added a quote for the day, i will be posting one everyday!

Hannah Zoe said...

Hey Ms. P,
I'm done my behind the name assignment and my 3, 2, 1
Come check them out!
-Hannah

Walid said...

Miss.p i finnished assignments # 1,2,and 3

Melissa said...

Hi Miss Pollock! I finished my "Behind the Name" assignment. Check it out!

shahad said...

hello miss Polock , i have already finshed "behind the name " assignment.
come and see it at my blog

Amy said...

hey miss pollock i'm done the behind your name project; come check it out!

Claire said...

Hello Mrs.Pollock!

I'm finished my 'Behind the Name' assignment!
Sorry about your cold, get better soon, we miss you!

-Claire

jeffrey.v said...

hi miss pollock i am don come see it

zack said...

Hey Miss p im done my behind the name assignment

jatinder said...

i can fine any thing but the 5 evils

Tyler said...

Hi miss P. Since I'm adopted I don't know enough to answer why my parrents chose this name.