Family Blogging Afternoon

Today 4KM and 4KJ held a Family Blogging Afternoon.

Last week, all students made an invitation to give to a special person in their family.

It was exciting for 4KM and 4KJ to have so many visitors in our classrooms.

We had mums, dads, nannas, pas, aunties and other family members come along.

Our new principal, Ms Rollinson, attended and we also had a visit from our assistant principal, Mrs Hair.

We launched our Family Blogging Afternoon by skyping one of our closest blogging buddies,Β Mrs Yollis!

Mrs Yollis told everyone about some of the benefits of educational blogging in regards to literacy, community building, geography and internet safety.

Thank you, Mrs Yollis! It was great to hear from you!

The students and their special person had a challenge to complete. They had to visit different blogs to answer ten questions.

When they finished the challenge, the students showed their relative how to write a quality comment.

Well done to the winners’ of the challenge; Riley and his dad, Ashley, in 4KM, and Kadyn and his mum, Tracey, in 4KJ.

Check out our slideshow!

What a fabulous afternoon full of fun and learning. Thank you everyone for coming!

How did you like the Family Blogging Afternoon? Who did you invite?

What do you like about blogging?

What tips would you give to new bloggers?

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87 thoughts on “Family Blogging Afternoon

  1. Hi everyone!
    Wow! What a great session with parents on blogging! I’m sure the parents learnt alot from you all about your blogs and also about commenting!
    This is a great idea that your teacher(s) came up with.
    Mrs Natusch
    room 7
    Vardon School

    • Dear Mrs Natusch,

      My name is Liv S and I am in Miss Jordan’s class this year. I am very lucky as this is the second time I have had Miss Jordan as a teacher. Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris are fabulous teachers.

      4KM and 4KJ had an absoloute ball at Family Blogging Afternoon. We had lots of Mum’s, Dad’s, Grandparents, Auntie’s and Uncle’s. I’m sure the parent all enjoyed it too!

      I do agree that this is a fantastic idea. I hope to do it again in the future!

      Thanks again for your comment!
      Your new blogging friend,
      Liv S πŸ™‚

      • Dear Liv S,

        WOW what a great post. I enjoyed the the family afternoon. I’am in Miss Jordan’s class this year. You are right about Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris.

        Got to do my homework.

        by for now. From Ronan :}

    • Dear Mrs natusch

      Thank you for for commenting on the blog
      and yes when I first heard about it I thought it was a good idea too!

      kind regards
      James 😎

    • Dear Mrs Narusch,

      My name is Maddy from 4KM.
      Thank you for commenting on our blog, it seemed likec every one had a lot of fun with there family members.

      If it wasn’t for the parents this wouldn’t be a great success. My family members could come so Josh and I helped our new Princeipal and tought her more about our blog and our quodblogging buddies.

      Your friend
      Maddy :mrgreen:

  2. Dear 4Km and 4KJ
    What a great turn out of family members you had for your afternoon.
    I love the idea of the challenge. I wonder how long it took the winning teams to complete it?

    I’m sure your blogging month will be very successful.

    I’m really looking forward to our Tale Trail project. It’s exciting anticipating what storyline might be chosen, and thinking about how the story will turn out!

    warm wishes
    Mrs McKenzie from B4

    • Dear Mrs McKenzie and B4,

      My name is Liv S and I am in Miss Jordan’s class. I am very lucky as this is my second year with Miss Jordan. Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris are experts at teaching!

      Thanks for a quality comment! We always love to hear from Blogging Buddies!

      All of 4KM and 4KJ had a magnificent time with their special person. The challenge was very fun aswell. Well done to Riley and Kadyn!

      I am looking to Family Blogging Month, I’m looking forward to see all the family members participate.

      I am too looking forward to the Tale Trail. I will like to see what adventures there are.

      What did you vote?

      From your new blogging buddy,
      Liv S πŸ™‚

      • Dear Liv
        I voted for the underground tunnel idea for The Tale Trail, and I know quite a few of the B4 children voted for the Lego world idea. It will be exciting to find out the winning idea this week.

        What did you vote for?

        best wishes
        Mrs McKenzie

        • Dear Mrs McKenzie,

          Wow, what a quality comment. We are having a fantastic conversation.

          I am really looking forward to the Tale Trail. We voted the same! My second favourite was the Lego idea.

          Talk soon,
          Your blogging buddy,
          Liv S πŸ™‚

  3. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I agree that the Family Blogging Afternoon was an excellent idea.I was working with Bronte and Heath because my mum wasn’t able to come.We got six answers right, and four answers wrong.But I think we did a pretty good job.

    My favorite thing about blogging is probaly replying to someone.My advise to new bloggers is to always use capital letters and puntuation in the right places, and also using paragraphs in a comment.

    That’s all for now.
    See you soon.

    Your blogging buddy,
    Indi πŸ™‚ πŸ˜› :mrgreen:

  4. Hi 4KM and 4KJ!

    Hi everybody I’m Indi’s dad Ben.What I’ve seen on the blog looked like an awesome afternoon.So sad I couldn’t be there πŸ™
    Indi told me all about it and it looked like she really enjoyed it.Family Blogging Month is a great idea for everyone that hasn’t blogged before.
    Catch you later!
    Ben :mrgreen:

    • Dear Ben

      It is so good that you could leave a comment on our blog since it is family Blogging month.

      I’m sure we will here from you again. And yes Family Blogging month was very enjoyable.

      Hope to here from you again,Elijah 4KM

      • Dear Elijah,

        Thanks for commenting on
        our blog I didn’t invite
        anyone so I had to go with


        Shakira πŸ˜€

  5. Dear 4KJ,

    I really enjoyed the Blogging Afternoon. I was really worried that my Gran could come but she did come after all. :mrgreen:

    I left a comment on may is family blogging month and thought that you might forget to put on a blogging afternoon post soI left it on may is family blogging month with my Gran and at the time there were no blogging afternoon post so like I said it was on may is family blogging month. πŸ˜‰

    Outside the classroom when Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan were talking I saw MY Gran was talking to Miss Rolanson!.

    Me and my Gran really enjoyed the Family Blogging Afternoon. Gran thought the challenge was very hard because she did not know the answer to any of the questions so I had to go to the place which had the answer!

    From your blogging buddy Lachlan πŸ™‚ πŸ˜‰ :mrgreen:

    Ps: sorry if the bold or the smiley faces work!? 😳

    • Dear Lachlan,

      Thank you for your great comment.
      I really liked it how you did a long comment.

      I thought the family blogging afternoon was great fun.

      At the start of this year our awesome teachers Miss Jorden and Mrs Morris were teaching us how to blog.
      Now I am teaching my family members how to blog.

      At the family blogging afternoon I thought the puzzle was fun but a bit hard.

      Happy blogging,

  6. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    Hi my name is Rachel.
    I loved your post.

    At the blogging afternoon it was great to see everyone having fun. I had heaps of fun too.

    Keep safe,

    • Dear Rachel,

      My name is Liv S and I am Hannah’s class this year.

      Thanks for a quality comment! We love to hear from parents, espceailly in blogging month!

      Everyone had an absoloute ball at Family Blogging Afternoon. The special guests all enjoyed it! Skyping Mrs Yollis was a fun way to launch Family Blogging Afternoon.

      Liv S πŸ™‚

  7. Dear 4KJ & 4KM,

    What a great afternoon blogging with you, thank you for inviting me to be a part of it!!

    I think blogging is a very good educational tool which can enhance literacy skills, computer skills and also creativity by way of thinking about new posts to publish.

    I have been watching Skye blog for 2 years now and have been checking her posts and submitting comments during this time…it’s old hat to me now!!! I’m very happy to see that she is still a keen blogger.

    Keep up the great work,

    Cassie (Skye’s mum) πŸ™‚

  8. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I had a great time at Family Blogging Afternoon today, it was fantastic that so many parents and grandparents were able to come.

    I think blogging is a great way of communicating with people all over the world and was so glad that I got to be in your classroom when you skyped with Mrs Yollis… fantastic is that!!!!!!!!!!!!

    I agree with alot of people’s comments about what wonderful teachers Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan are.

    Happy Blogging everyone

    Your friend Sandi (Max’s Mum):):)

  9. hheelloo 4KM & 4KJ,
    What a GREAT idea to have a blogging afternoon with parents (my parents know NOTHING about blogging).
    Blogging is great. It alows you to talk to people without even speaking!

    By for now not forever!
    Clare. ;.p

    • Dear Claire,

      Hi! My name is Liv S and I am in Miss Jordan’s class this year.

      Thanks for a quality comment! We loved hearing from you.

      Family Blogging Month and Afternoon are a fantastic way to learn about blogging and to get family members involved.

      Liv S πŸ™‚

  10. Dear 4KJ and 4KM,

    Hi I’m Millie’s dad Nick.

    Today at the family blogging day was great fun. I learnt a lot about blogging and how much all the students can learn.

    The quiz was great fun too!

    Happy blogging,

    Nick πŸ™‚

    • Dear Nick (Millie’s dad)

      Hi my name is Hannah.

      I thought the blogging afternoon was great.

      I showed my mum and dad how to blog.

      Happy blogging,

  11. to 4KJ and 4KM,
    I am Luke (Toms brother) and I am in 1MP. We also have a class blog.
    Have a good day.
    from Luke

    • Dear Luke,

      Thanks for the great comment on our blog. We love it when family members leave comments.

      Have a great day,


  12. Hi 4KM and 4KJ,

    My name is Shaylise and I go to Iramoo Primary School. I am part of The 5NA team. Miss Aspiotis is my techer she is very nice.

    From your blogging buddy Shaylise πŸ™‚ πŸ˜€

    • Dear Shaylise,

      My name is Liv S and I am in Miss Jordan’s class this year. Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris are fabulous teachers.

      Thanks for the comment. We had lots of fun at Family Blogging Afternoon.

      It sounds as though you have a nice teacher.

      Liv S

      • Hi Liv S,

        Thank you for writing back to me! It is nice meeting new people. Your techers sound very nice. Do you have your own blog? I do not have my own blog yet but I wish I did.

        From your new blogging friend Shaylise πŸ™‚

          • Hi Shaylise,

            Thanks for your great comments. We always like hearing from new people.

            I think the reason no one has replied yet is this post is quite an old one. If you comment on one of the more recent posts, someone will probably see your comment and reply πŸ˜†

            I hope that tip helps and I hope we hear from you again.

            Best wishes,
            Mrs Mβ˜€rris

  13. Dear Ben (Indi’s dad),

    Hi my name is Hannah.

    The blogging afternoon was great fun.
    My mum and dad came. I did not know they were coming. They both work.
    They only came because they got to finish work early.

    It’s sad that you could’t come but it dose not matter. ;(

    Happy blogging,
    Hannah. ;0 πŸ™‚

  14. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    What a great post I bet a lot of people liked blogging I liked doing the queze the most because you got to go on other peoples blogs like mrs yollis.Congratulations to Kadyn and his mum and Riley and his dad for winning the prizes I hope you dont eat them all at the same time if I did i would be sick

    bye for now your buddy Heath πŸ˜†

  15. Dear Mrs Morris and Miss Jordan,

    Thankyou for the blogging afternoon it was wonderful and I loved every minute of it. It was also great so my Grandma could see where I work hard every day.

    I taught my Grandma how to blog because she didn’t know how to. I think I taught my Grandad before but I’m not sure.

    I invited my Grandma because she didn’t know how to blog and I thought I could teach her at the blogging afternoon.

    What I like about blogging is that you can meet new people and skype them.

    I would give these tips to new bloggers.

    1# Write something revevant to the post.

    2# Use good puntuation.

    3# Type who it is to and from.

    4# Check your comment before you submit it.

    5# Answer most of the questions the writer gives you.

    From your blogging Buddy,


  16. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I absolutley ♥ this post!

    Thankyou for the blogging afternoon. I had so much fun.

    I bought my dad to the blogging afternoon. I really liked showing my dad how to write a comment. Me and my dad were having fun doing the challenge. Going to different websites and finding different thing.

    I like blogging because you can collabarate with classes and people. I also like blogging because you can show people what your doing with posts.

    I blogging tip for new bloggers is to double cheak your comment when your finished.

    Bye for now,
    Kealee :mrgreen: πŸ˜†

    • Dear Kealee,

      I think you have given bloggers a very important tip. My students are just learning about blogging and how to write quality comments and if you visit our blog you will see that we stil need to work on double checking our writing.

      It would be great if you could leave us a quality comment so that my students could see how you respond to a post. Our blog is .

      I think my tip would be that you need to make sure you read the post and respond to what the writer has written.

      Why do you think it is important for families to get involved with blogging on class blogs?

      Thanks for setting such a great example!


      Mrs. Georganas, Grade 3 Teacher, ALC, Stittsville, Canada

      • Dear Mrs. Georganas,

        Thank you for a wonderful comment!

        Why do you think it is important for families to get involved with blogging on class blogs?-
        I think that it is important for families to get involved in blogging because they can read post and see what we are doing in the class and they can collaborate with new people and class’s.

        You should also leave a greeting and closing in your comment if you want to write a quality comment.

        Bye for now,
        Kealee :mrgreen:

  17. Dear Liv,

    Well Dad-Dad left a comment now its my turn. Bit different to when I was at school we only had a blackboard not a blog. How lucky you are to be able to keep in touch with not only your class mates through your blog but classes all over the world. I am glad that you enjoyed the blogging afternoon with Mum. I’m not doing too bad Liv first the Ipad now the blog whats next???
    Love you Livvy
    From Nan

    • Dear Nan,

      I was so proud of you for getting on the blog. I was happy when Miss Jordan told me.

      I know you follow our blog which is great. I hope to hear from you again soon. You are wonderful.
      Your big princess,
      Livvy Loo πŸ™‚

  18. Dear 4KM & 4KJ,

    What a pleasure it was to see everyone last night/your afternoon! I loved all the excitement and enthusiasm for learning. It really was wonderful!

    I received several quality comments from your class, and I shared them with my class today. They loved the comments and will try to comment back during our literacy rotation tomorrow!

    Happy blogging, everyone!

    Do you think your parents will become regular commenters? πŸ™‚

    Your pal,
    Mrs. Yβ™₯llis

    • Dear Mrs Yollis,

      My name is Liv S and I am in Miss Jordan’s class this year. This is the second time I have had Miss Jordan as a teacher so I am very lucky. Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris are fabulous teachers.

      Thankyou for your quality comment! We absoloutley love to hear from Blogging Buddies.

      Blogging Afternoon was fantastic fun. 4KM and 4KJ had a ball, I’m sure the special guests had fun too!

      I think Skyping you was a fabulous way to launch Family Blogging Afternoon. The parents enjoyed to see Skype.

      I’m glad you got many quality comments. I hope many parents become regular bloggers. It will make class blogs more entertaining!

      What is your favourite thing about blogging?

      Your new blogging buddy,
      Liv S πŸ™‚

  19. Hello 4KJ and 4KM,

    Your Family Blogging Afternoon looks like it was not only fun but a great opportunity to share with your special guests. I saw the questions at the end of the post and it made me wonder what I would write in reply. Here is a link to my comment…

    As you can see, I sometimes get carried away with commenting, especially when I really enjoy the post. Thanks for sharing your afternoon. πŸ™‚

    Teacher, NSW, Australia

    • Dear Ross,

      Thanks for the comment on our blog. I enjoyed reading it especially the answers on the blog post. You are a great commenter.

      Yeah, I agree. It is a great idea to have a Family Blogging Month. I love the idea because it gets a family member to get the hang of blogging.

      Have a great day! πŸ˜€

      Sorry, I have got to go,

  20. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Sadly Iesha missed the start of the family blogging month. It looked like everyone had a wonderful time.
    I am looking forward to all the new comments from this post.

    I think this is a wonderful opportunity for the classes to keep in contact.

    From Barbara (Iesha’s Grandma)

  21. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    Sorry I couldent make it because I was sick.Me and my uncle were pretty unhappy when I could not go

    Even though I was’nt there i’m gussing it was a realy fun time for you guys.

    hope you
    had a great
    time from
    your blogging
    buddy brodey. πŸ˜€

    • Dear Bodey,

      The blogging afternoon was awesome.
      My mum and dad came. The puzzle was tricky but it was fun to have a go.

      It’s sad that that you could not come but it dose not matter. πŸ™

      Happy bloggin,

  22. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Hi I am Claire. I am in 4PR. I am Sophie’s family friend. We have a class blog too. Your family blogging afternoon sounds like lots of fun.

    I have never skyped before. It looks like fun. The quiz you did looks like lots of fun.


  23. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Shakira says sorry I submit
    it sorry my sister summer
    says you got a very beutiful
    post I’m going to show her
    a couple of post you put up.


    shakira’s S

  24. Dear Claire,
    Hi it’s Hannah.

    The blogging afternoon was great fun.
    My mum and dad came.
    On the puzzle I got every one right but one.

    I showed my mum the blog and other teacher’s around the world blogs.

    Do you blog every morning at school?

    What do you to most afternoons after school?
    Happy blogging,
    Hannah. πŸ™‚

  25. Thanks to Miss jordan and Mrs Morris,
    And Hello to everyone!
    My name is Matt I am Hannah and Rebekahs Dad.
    We enjoyed the Family Blogging afternoon and had
    lots of fun. We surprised the girls by turning up
    when they thought that their Mum and I could not come.The exitement they showed when guiding us through the blog pages was great and I think its great to see interaction with students and schools in other places. Well done kids for having a good go at showing others about Leopold.

  26. Hi fellow Bloggers, Thank you so much for inviting me into your classrooms and into the ‘bloggersphere’. Joshua and Madeline taught me how to navigate around our blog, gathering information as I moved the cursor from this area and then on to that video! Today I was just going to duck on to the Blog for a few minutes and have now been zooming around for 30 mins- What fun! Can I especially thank Joshua for the technical advice he provided to other blogging family teams. He went about his trouble shooting in a very respectful and friendly manner- Thanks Josh! Joshua and Madeline are now my ‘Blogging Buddies’ and I look forward to working with them in the weeks to come. Congratulations to all of us! Three cheers from me!! Cheers Ms R

    • Dear Ms Rollinson,

      Thank you for commenting on our blog. We really appreciate it!

      We are really happy that you enjoyed Family Blogging Afternoon. Maddy and Josh loved teaching you trouble shooting problems and how to scroll through other blogs as well as our own.

      We were really appealed that you spended half an hour on our blog you probalby had other things to do.

      Maha thought that you had a wonderful time and watching you made her have nice feeling in her tummy.

      • Sorry for not finishing our comment! πŸ™

        You should’ve seen Maha’s face when her mum came in. She was really shocked! It looked like that you enjoyed watching the children showing there special family members how to leave a comment on our comment and our blogging buddy’s blog.

        Your friends,

        Maddy and Maha :mrgreen:

  27. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    What a great post! I really enjoyed Family Blogging Afternoon. My mum came. The quiz we did was really fun! We got one question wrong. The question we got wrong was asking, where does Mr Avery live?

    The skype call with Mrs Yollis was really fun. My mum enjoyed every minute of the Family Blogging Afternoon. I enjoyed showing my mum around our blog and our blogging buddy’s blogs.

    From your blogging buddy,

  28. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,
    Its looks like Hannah and Rebekah have enjoyed the blogging so far and have made me, mum and dad say something every day. The blogging day was great thanks for inviting us.
    from Dylan xox

  29. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    It looked like you all had fun at the Family Blogging Afternoon. I hope I can do it one day.

    From Bon (Liv’s Sister) πŸ™‚

  30. Dear 4KJ and 4KM,

    Thank you for running the Family Blogging afternoon. I loved working alongside Jess while she showed me all of the exciting posts and global bloggers. It was lots of fun looking up the answers to the questions and we had lots of giggles finding the answers.
    Blogging is a great way to share your knowledge and to learn about other schools. Keep having fun with your learning and hopefully we can do another family blogging session again soon.

    From Carole xxx

  31. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Hope everyone has had a great weekend and ready for the week ahead!!!

    I had so much fun at Family Blogging afternoon that I have been trying to get all of our family to leave comments. I don’t know if they know how as I emailed them about it, so I am hoping to see some comments soon. I am sure Max will be excited if they leave one but not everyone knows how to do a comment and they don’t live near us so we’ll see!!!

    Have a great week at school and don’t forget about your Mum next Sunday……Mother’s Day Stall on Tuesday at school!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Bye for now
    your friend Sandi (Max’s mum)

    πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  32. Dear 4KM & 4KJ,

    I loved looking at the slideshow from the family blogging afternoon. Looks like everyone had a great time and Riley was very happy to win the chocolate and lollies.
    From Janene (Riley’s Mum)

  33. Hello 4KM and 4KJ,
    I love the post it’s full of inspiration! Libby told me all about Family Blogging Month, and how i can leave a comment.

    I have never blogged before and never had Libby’s granddad either so I am working hard to do my best.

    Happy Blogging.
    Your pal,
    Leanne πŸ˜‰ ( Libby’s nana )

    • Dear Leanne,
      Thank you for leaving a comment on our blog.

      The Family Blogging Afternoon was really fun and I bet the parents or grandparents thought it was fun skyping with Mrs Yollis and learning more about our blog and our blogging buddy’s blog.

      It looked like Libby was having fun showing her dad (Clint) our blog and our blogging buddy’s blog and it looked like he was enjoying it. Libby seemed very happy that her dad could make it.

      It was nice of Libby to teach her nana how to leave a comment on our blog and I bet soon she will teach her pop how to leave a comment on the blog so that all three of you can write a comment together.

      Libby’s friend
      Maddy :mrgreen:

    • @ nan,
      Wow what a great comment for a first-blogger!

      On the day, first off we Skyped with one of our closest blogging buddy’s, Mrs. Yollis! I invited my dad to The Blogging Afternoon we didn’t have enough netbooks ( Mini Laptops ) for all of 4KM and 4KJ, so we had to borrow a couple of the grade.5 big netbooks.

      Happy Blogging hope you can blog again!
      Your granddaughter,

      Happy Blogging, hope you can blog again!
      Your Granddaughter,
      Libst♦r :mrgreen:

  34. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    It looked like you all had a great time at the Family Blogging Afternoon. I like the idea of May is Family Blogging Month. It is good because you can get all family members involved.

    I hope to learn more about blogging.
    Steve (Liv’s Dad) πŸ™‚

    • Dear Steve,

      Thank you for your wonderful comment!
      I think we all had a great time at the Family Blogging Afternoon. It was lots of fun! I also like the idea of May is Family Blogging Month.

      I agree, you can get all family members involved. I look forward to reading lots more comments from you.


  35. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Wow, this is a lovely post. I had a fantastic time at the Family Blogging Afternoon. My Mum came and learnt lots.

    I love the idea May is Family Blogging Month. I like it because you can get many family members involved in the wonderful world of blogging.

    The challenge was a fabulous idea as we could show family members where our blogging buddies blogs are.

    I love blogging because you can collaborate and meet other people all over the world. I also like to use Skype.

    Well done to Riley and Kadyn! You must have tried very hard to get the right answers.

    Number 1 tip: I would give to new bloggers is to always proof read your comment.
    Number 2 tip: Write something relevant to the post.
    Number 3 tip: ENJOY!

    From your blogging buddy,
    Liv S πŸ™‚

  36. Hello Liv,
    this my first time I have ever blogged, what a great way to stay in touch with one another.

    Catch ya Liv
    Love uncle

  37. Hi 4KM,

    I attended the family blogging day on receipt of an invitation from my beautiful son, Clancy.

    I thoroughly enjoyed the session and was surprised by how well the children in 4km are with using the blogging site and their computer expertise.

    Clancy was very keen to get through the questions assigned to us for the competition but we had a late start to this as the computer we were given was not being ‘friendly’.

    Everyone who attended seemed to enjoy the day as much as I.

    The best part about the day was watching all the children and their guest work well together and I personally enjoyed seeing all the children that Clancy interacts with at school each day.

    Thankyou so much for the kind invitation Clancy.

    P.S. Belated Happy birthday to Miss Jordan. I hope you enjoyed your day.

    Thanks again… Jacqui (Clancy’s mum).

    • Dear Jacqui,
      I’m Trent and I am congratulating you on doing a great comment and for attending the afternoon.
      Yes we make time to fit in the exercises to be better bloggers and get better at trouble shooting, so thanks a lot for that complement you gave us all.
      I will pass on all your complements to Clancy.
      From Trent in 4KM

  38. Hi guys,

    I really liked Family Blogging Afternoon!

    I think it is a great way to let the parents or family memebers to learn more about blogging. I had a really awesome and I hope you did too.

    Happy blogging,
    Jess πŸ˜€

  39. Dear uncle Livs uncle

    Thank you for commenting on the blog
    It was very nice of you to take some time out of your life to leave a comment.
    I hope to see you blogging again

    From James 😯

  40. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    I find this very interesting as I was a teacher and all we had was a blackboard and chalk. No Whiteboard and definitely no blogging.

    It must be a challenge for older people like me to really grasp what this is all about.But on the other hand it must be very exciting to be interacting with people all over the world.

    Have Fun Blogging

    From Maureen (Max’s Nan) πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  41. Dear 4km and 4kj,

    It looks like you all had a great blogging afternoon with your family members and teachers. I did not go because Olivia was on a short trip to New Zealand to visit her Nanny and Poppy!
    Life at school was very different for your grandparents, especially when it comes to all the technology you guys are fortunate enough to have access to in your classrooms. It would be very interesting to find out what sort of technology they did have???
    I look forward to watching your blog, reading all of your wonderful comments, and encouraging our family to leave comments aswell:)

    Bye for now, Katy x

  42. Hi 4KM and 4KJ

    It sounds like you had a fantastic blogging afternoon with your family members. I love how you had a blogging quiz to complete with your family, it’s the perfect way for them to learn how to use the blog and for you to show off your knowledge.

    I think blogging is fantastic. I love how it helps you easily connect with people from all over world. I also love how it gives everyone a voice and a chance to share their thinking.

    I have to say, I’m a fairly new blogger myself, and have only just started a blog with my class. So I’m a little bit inexperienced when it comes to blogging. Although, your amazing teachers, Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris, helped me out at the start of the year by running a session on blogging for teachers. You are very lucky to have 2 amazing and passionate teachers.

    I look forward to reading more about your two classrooms.

    Happy blogging.

    Mr Heywood

    Red Hill School – Canberra, ACT

    • Dear Mr Heywood,

      Hi I’m Trent

      Yes we did have a wonderful afternoon. I also loved the blogging quiz and I got 10 out 10 but unfortunately I didn’t win but I still tried my best. I did have to help mum and Shell how to do a couple things but we got there eventually.

      Its fun doing Skype with one of our closest blogging buddy Mrs Yollis we also blog with her a lot.

      Yes we have the best teachers in the school (obviously)!

      Kind regards Trent in 4KM.

      • Hi Trent

        Thanks for the reply, it was great to get a comment from a student.

        I’m glad you had a great afternoon blogging with your Mum. Wow, 10 out of 10. You must know a lot about blogging.

        Have you got any tips for my Grade 6 students?


        Mr Heywood

        • Dear Mr Heywood,

          Thanks for replying to me I very much appreciate it and trust me if you leave more comments your shore to get more student replies

          Well I wouldn’t say I know a lot about blogging but I guess I know a bit so thanks.

          Yes I do have some tips for your grade 6 class.
          1. Have good words.
          2. Add new information.
          3. Have a complement for them.
          4. Use good grammar.
          5. And of course have fun.

          Hope we can talk soon Trent.

          • Hi again Trent

            Thanks for all your helpful advice about blogging. You’re so helpful.

            I particularly liked the tip about adding new information. I had never thought of that before. And of course it is always important to check your spelling and Grammar.

            I’ll be sure to share your tips with my class of year 6’s. Im sure they will appreciate it.

            Thanks again

            Mr Heywood


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  44. Hello 4KM and 4KJ,

    It’s Shazia again!

    I thought Family Blogging Afternoon was a blast and a very everyone informative hour. I hope most parents learned something new! I did of course! πŸ™‚

    I think blogging is a great way for interacting with other students and teachers all around the world and skyping is just one of them!

    I loved the slide show! Well done to Riley and Kayden! I hope everyone had fun doing the quiz and teaching their “special person” how to write a comment!

    Have a fantastic week!

    Shazia ( Maha’s mum ) πŸ˜€

  45. Dear 4KM and 4KJ,

    Good to see so many enthusiastic bloggers and well done to all family members for lending a hand.

    Keep up the good work,


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  47. I think a family blogging afternoon sounds really fun. I like the idea of showing your family things on the blog and making a quiz. What was the hardest part about the afternoon?
    I would really like to try this with the children and families in my class.

    Mrs Blair

  48. Hello 4KJ,

    What a fantastic class blog you have. I have been enjoying reading about all the exciting things you are doing. I especially like the idea of a family blog afternoon and family blog month. What a great way to get families involved.

    I am a grade 2 teacher at a school in Melbourne. My class has just started a blog in the last 2 months and I am very new to the ‘blogging world’. I am getting a lot of inspiration from your blog about teaching my students what a quality comment looks like.

    What advice do you have for my students about quality commenting?

    You can look at our new class blog here
    I am sure that my students would love to see an example of a quality comment.

    Take care,

    Miss Bates

    • Hi Miss Bates,

      I had a look at your blog and I impressed. I have a blog of my own. yunus’s blog

      To leave a quality comment in your first paragraph a compliment will be nice. In your second paragraph answer the questions the person asked. Last but not least a question of your own about the topic to keep the conversation going.

      Have your students got a blog of their own?

      From Yunus πŸ™‚

      • Hello Yunus,

        Thanks for such a great quality comment. I really like how you included a compliment, new information and a question.

        I really like your blog, what a great way to improve your ICT and writing skills. No, my students do not have their own blog but I think it could be an interesting idea.

        Thank you for your great tips. I can’t wait to share these with my class tomorrow. I have also created a page on our class blog talking about ‘quality comments’. Have a look here

        Take Care,

        Miss Bates

    • Hi Miss Bates,
      Thanks for the great comment!
      That is good that you made a blog because all the people around the world would see what you do at your school.

      Whoops! Sorry I forgot my manners! I am in 4KJ. And my name is Princess. I live here in Leopold or Geelong.

      You can look at my blog if you want it is on the side bar it is called Princess’s Great Blog.

      Even though I haven’t been on your blog I have a good feeling that it is going to look good. Not good FANTASTIC!

      Some of the people in our class are also leaving a comment on your class blog. I would love to leave a comment on your blog so stay tuned for the comment!

      You will get use to making new blog posts it is always good to try something new. When I got my blog I was so pretty scared I might do most of the things wrong but now not really! But sometimes I do so I need to edit and proof read it.

      Tip: When you are typing a blog post always proof read it because you don’t want to make a accident!

      Better go,

      • Hello Princess,

        What a great quality comment you have replied with. I am very impressed with the high level of writing from your class, which I also saw on your own blog. It was fantastic.

        Thanks for your great tips about proof reading and editing. It is important to understand it is ok to make mistakes and to learn from these.

        I was inspired by your class and Mrs Yollis’ class who I found on your blogroll and I made a page on my class’ blog about quality commenting which you can see here

        I look forward to your class commenting on our blog and my students commenting on yours. We have also started using Skype in our classroom. If your teacher has Skype, maybe this year we could Skype each other and your class could talk to my class about quality commenting? You could ask your teacher!

        Take care,

        Miss Bates

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