May Is Family Blogging Month!

4KM and 4KJ love to share what they are learning and experiencing through this blog.

The involvement of family members in our blog is so important. It makes everything we do at school more meaningful and special.

In an effort to include more family members in our online community, we are starting a new blog comment challenge called

Whenever a students’ family member leaves us a comment, the student will record it on our blog comment chart using the following codes.

Family Blogging Month Codes

At the end of May, the 4KM student and 4KJ student who have the most comments from different family members will win a prize! In order to keep the challenge fair to everyone, each student can only record one comment on the chart per day. So the goal is to get as many different family members involved as possible during the month-long challenge!

Having conversations through commenting is one of the best parts of blogging so in your comments feel free to ask questions and reply to other peopleโ€™s questions.

Weโ€™re inviting everyone to comment including mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins and family friends.

* Family members don’t have to comment only on this post, they can comment on any post on our blog. *

Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan have run similar competitions in the past and it is always a big success. Thanks to Mrs Yollis for inspiring us with this idea! She sure does have a lot of great ideas!

If you want to know how to write a comment and for tips on writing quality comments, click here.

What do you think of the โ€œMay is Family Blogging Monthโ€ challenge?

Which family members will you invite to comment?

Which posts do you think will be of interest to your family members?

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111 thoughts on “May Is Family Blogging Month!

  1. Hi Jess

    It was great meeting you last year in England. I hope to come visit you in Australia one day and see a real Koala Bear.

    I am 5 now and I go to Rainbows which is like Brownies but for younger children. Last week we are working towards a badge and we were learning about Australia. We tried some foods from Australia, like Anzac Biscuits and Damper Bread.
    They tasted very different…

    Love

    Flame xx

    • Dear Flame,

      I didn’t visit you in England last year Daisy did.

      Do you really wont to see a Koala I’ve seen them heaps and they are very cute.
      Sounds like you had great fun tasting all different Aussie foods. Did you like them?

      It is great that you are tring to get a badge I hop you get to it. Good luck!

      Thankyou for commenting,
      from
      Jess ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  2. Hi Jess

    This is Finn and I am 6 and a half. We have no school today so I am playing Moshi Monsters on the Computer. Do you have that there? I love watching The Voice on TV, it is a new singing programme. Do you have The Voice there?

    Finn xx

    • Dear Finn,

      Sounds like you are having lots of fun playing Moshi Monsters on the computer.

      Right now I am watching the voice to well the Australian one. I also have Moshi Monsters but I dont really play it.

      Thankyou for commenting,
      from
      Jess ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Dear Jo-ann,

    I love family blogging month it is such a great idea. It is great that you would suggest the idea to Finn and Flame’s school.

    Wow it sounds very rainy over there. We have had some rain and it has been a bit cold but not that much.

    It is such a shame that Legoland was closed yesterday. Mabye I will get to go there again one day and actually remember what it looks like.

    Thankyou for commenting,
    from
    Jess ๐Ÿ˜†

  4. Wow, I have just read everyone’s comments about the family blogging month of May. It is such a great way for extended family members to find out about and participate in what is going on in your classroom. I have put out a call to our extended families who are in different countries around the world to leave a comment during the month of may. Good luck everyone, happy blogging, Katy ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Hi Jess

    Greetings Australia from Finland… There is still snow on the ground here since November last year.. Its nearly gone though.

    Your Class Blog is a great idea to share what you are doing with friends and family.

    Niko x

  6. Hi I’m Katherine, Madeline’s other aunt. This blog is such a great idea, and from all the blogs on here everyone is enjoying it, students and family alike. I work at a university, where students blog a lot, so this is a great introduction to the world of blogging. Whenever Madeline comes to visit me she rushes to my laptop so she can check her school page! I enjoy going to the football with Madeline also, and Sandi (Max’s mum) I think the grade 4’s would be thrilled to have Josh visit, I actually read about him in the paper yesterday. Happy blogging ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Dear 4KJ and 4KM,

    Wow, Hi Olivia this is amazing, I have been watching your blog while I was in Vietnam…Its wonderful what you do in class today, when I went to school it was very different. I hope all the family get behind you on family blogging month.
    Love always
    Aunty Jackie xx

  8. Hi Jess
    This is a really great idea, will suggest it to Nicole and Corinne’s schools.
    Hope the weather is good in Australia, we have had nothing but rain for weeks. Hope it gets better for the Olympics.
    Hope you are all well and will be ringing soon for your Dad’s birthday,

    • Dear Auntie Carolyn,

      Thankyou for commenting.

      Sorry it took so long I just foundout you left a comment. I also hope the wether gets beter for the Olympics. Also are you going to the Olympics? Because I will be watching it.

      Also the wether has been good down here but not that good. But it has been a bit sunny.

      Got to go bye,
      from
      Jess ๐Ÿ˜†

  9. Hi Jess,

    I like your blog it’s a cool idea.
    Haven’t spoken to any of you in a while, hope you’re all well.
    We want to know when you are next planing on visiting us here in England.
    And as my mum said we have had really rubbish weather for the past few weeks.

    I have four gcse exams coming up in the next few weeks, so please wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love Nicole ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    • Hi Nicole,

      Thankyou for commenting on my fabulous blog. Also thankyou for saying it is a good idea because I think so too.

      Also yes we are all fine. It sounds like your wether isn’t that good our wether is pretty good.

      I am actually not that sure that sure when we are visiting again. I will have a check with dad.

      I almost forgot to say good luck on your gcse exams.

      See you soon,
      from
      Jess ๐Ÿ˜€

  10. Hi Jess,

    I really like the idea of you blog i think its really cool.
    Haven’t spoken to any of you in a while so hope to do so soon.
    We all want to know when you next plan on coming over to Australia to visit.
    Hope you are having better weather then we are because the last few weeks all we have had is rain.

    I have four gcse exams coming up in the next few weeks, so please wish me luck ๐Ÿ™‚

    Love Nicole ๐Ÿ™‚ x

    p.s sorry if there is more then one comment from me because my computer crashed when I submitted the first one and it didn’t show up so I didn’t know if it had worked ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Dear Auntie carolyn,

    Looks like you really dont like that wether. I would probley say our wether is beter now.

    See you soon,
    from
    Jess ๐Ÿ˜ฏ

  12. Dear 4KJ and 4KM,
    Family blogging is a fantastic idea!
    Iโ€™m really enjoying having a look through your website and seeing all the interesting things you guys are doing. I might pass this idea on to my Grade 5 class, they love computers and this is a great way to get family involved in what happens at school. Hello to my beautiful cousin Sophie I hope youโ€™re enjoying your time in Grade 4 it looks like you have some very good teachers at your school!

  13. Dear 4KM and 4KJ

    ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m Mitchell Max’s cousin :O . I’m in grade 3.

    I think Family Blogging is a good idea because your class blog gets more views.

    Good luck with the Blogging Challenge.

    From Mitchell

    • Dear Mitch,

      Thanks for the brilliant comment.Family Blogging Month is a great way to get families involved.

      I hope you keep commenting

      From Your Cousin Max

  14. Hi Max,
    It’s your cousin Britters here. I remember when Mousioss (Mitch) did this last year and won. Hopefully you can do the same!

    Good luck everyone.
    Britters

    • Dear Bib

      Thanks for commenting on our class blog it was great. Hopefully I can win like Mitch did last year but I need you all to keep commenting.

      See you on the weekend

      From your cousin Max ๐Ÿ™‚

  15. Hi Max,
    Its Jake here, I like basketball, I go for Miami heat in NBA and I like scooters. my favourite player for Miami is Dwayne Wade and Lebron James. The music I like is Eminem, Kanye West, 360 and Bliss n eso.
    From Jake ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Dear Jake,
      Thanks For your comment on our blog.I go for Oklahoma City Thunder in the NBA and my favourite players are Kevin Durant and Derek Fisher.

      Keep Commenting Max ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. Hey Oliva,
    Dan your cousin here, Mum told me all about your school and what they do. I wish I had something like this when I was a school.
    Hope your hockey is going well,see you soon.
    Dan

  17. Hi, Olivia, Nan here from NZ
    I love this blogging – when I went to school we had to write letters in our best writing, post the letter and wait for about 2 weeks (if it was going to Australia) for a reply. You will get this immediately! Congratulations to all the runners from Leopold school. Go Leopold!!!!

  18. @ Nanny,

    Thanks for your great comment. It is cool to think how much technology has developed from the time you were at school to now that I am at school. Thanks for your great words of encouragement for all the Leopold students who took part in the district athletics at Torquay!
    Love from Olivia xox

  19. Hi, Alistair Young, Olivia’s Poppy here
    We enjoyed having Olivia and her sister Stephanie over here in NZ recently for a holiday. They were good and interested visitors to Wellington. One thing that has always intrigued them is the number of long tunnels we have in Wellington – Wellington is very hilly and sometimes it is simply easier to go through hills rather than around or over them. I am sure they will recall their trip on the Wellington Cable Car.

    • @Poppy,
      Thanks for your wonderful comment and for taking part in our blogging month of May competition, thanks to you and Nanny, Aunty Jackie, Daniel, Stephie and mums friend Nic my family has left a comment everyday which is great for the competition!
      We had a great trip to NZ especially seeing as we didn’t have mum and dad with us. The highlights of the trip for me was the museum, the ride on the cable car and of course spending time with you and Nanny and meeting Emily. Wellington is very hilly,you live at the top of a hill and have a beautiful view.
      Your relative,
      Olivia :mrgreen: ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. Hi 4km and 4kj

    I hope you are all having fun blogging!

    From Lilli’s brother Jake ๐Ÿ˜‰

  21. Hi 4km and 4kj:]

    I hope you are all having fun blogging.
    I’am in grade 2 now and
    I look forward to blogging in grade 4! ;}

    From Lilli’s brother JAKE ๐Ÿ™‚

  22. Hi 4km and 4kj:]

    I’am in grade 2 now and
    I look forward to blogging in grade 4! ;}

    From Lilli’s brother JAKE ๐Ÿ™‚

  23. Hi 4KM & 4KJ

    How exciting skyping with Sophie from ‘The Block’ today! We love the Block! ๐Ÿ™‚
    What a small world it is to find out Miss Hannan is Sophie’s sister!

    Hope you all have a fun weekend

    from Eileen (Lilli’s mum)

  24. Hi Jadyn .
    This is Old Grandma.
    We were watching people fishing. One man pulled in a fish every five minutes. It was fun to watch. Other people were on the same jetty and they caught none.
    The Osprey birds were sitting on top of the light poles.
    They were swooping in and catching the fish in their claws. They are very fast.

  25. Hi Max !!

    Ive just been reading alot of the blog comments from your class.It is great to see so many people getting involved.Good luck with the blogging challenge and have fun doing it.
    Uncle Yob!!

  26. Hi Max

    I’ve also been reading your classes blog comments. Today its Mitch’s birthday, we got him an ipod touch and put it in an old mobile phone box to trick him. He was a bit surprised when he opened it and found there was an ipod in there. He didn’t really want a mobile phone.

    Good luck with the blogging challenge.

    Auntie Rob

  27. Hi Charlotte. It is Grandma from Romsey here.
    Thankyou for inviting me to blog with you.
    I wish we lived closer so that we could come and see you at School, but this is the next best thing.
    I think it is a great idea and I want to congratulate your Teachers on their initiative.
    How often do you blog here?
    I look forward to your reply.
    Love Grandma

  28. Hi, Olivia – Poppy and I are really loving reading all about your class activities! I hope you enjoyed your hockey last weekend. I heard today that Australia and NZ are playing the opening game of hockey at the Olympics!You and I will be cheering for opposite sides, so let’s hope it is a draw! Best wishes to you and all your class and teachers.

    • Dear Nan,
      Thanks for leaving a comment. That will go on my chart.I actually was a bit sick so I didn’t go to my game.I will definitly go next Saturday.I will not go for any hockey team.I hope the hockey teams come a tie.It’s easey to find your comments if you leave on recent posts
      Sincerely,
      Olivia

  29. Hi, Olivia
    What fun you had ice skating yesterday! And what exciting news – a new cousin for you and Steph.
    I’m sorry that family blogging month is nearly over as I have so much enjoyed reading your comments.
    Love from Nanny

    • @Nanny,

      Thanks for the comment.
      I had lots of fun at the Ice House! That is the name of the ice skating rink, it is at Harbourtown, in Docklands.
      Yes it is great news about about Aunty Ruth and Uncle Marty.What do you think the baby will be?
      We are so excited!
      The family blogging competition is nearly finished but you can still visit our blog whenever you like.

      From,
      Olivia Y

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