August Is Family Blogging Month!

The students in 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 August, the student who has 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 people’s questions.

We’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. *

Miss Jordan has run similar competitions in the past and it is always a big success. Thanks to Mrs Yollis for coming up with this idea!

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 “August is Family Blogging Month” challenge?

Which family members will you invite to comment?

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

A Question for Parents: What technology did you use when you were younger?

This blog post is for parents and anyone else who would like to comment!

The Grade Four students at our school are very lucky to be involved in the CLIC netbook program. With all students having access to a laptop computer at school, our learning adventures in 2013 are only just beginning!

We have interactive whiteboards in every classroom at our school, and they are also great learning tools. We use the internet every single day to discover and learn about the world we live in. Our class blog is another source of technology and communication.

The 4KM and 4KJ students love using their own devices at home for learning and for fun. Some popular portable devices include the digital camera, iPad, iPod, Wii, Nintendo DS, X-box and PlayStation.

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Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris remember using Commodore 64 desktop computers and game consoles such as the Atari and Sega when they were young. They have seen technology change a lot since then!

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We would love to hear from parents, grandparents, other relatives and friends about what technology you used when you were younger and how you have seen technology develop over time. Perhaps you used typewriters, polaroid cameras, turntables, earlier model computers or telegrams? We look forward to learning all about your experiences with technology!

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What technology did you use when you were younger?

Be sure to check out Ross Mannell’s extended comment for 4KM and 4KJ by clicking here. 

Family Blogging Month Winners Announced!

During May, the students in 4KM and 4KJ have been trying hard to get all their families and friends involved in our class blog.

We had a competition called May is Family Blogging Month where we used a chart to record how many comments we were receiving from the students’ families and friends.

It was fantastic that we had lots of mums, dads, siblings, aunts, uncles, grandparents, cousins and family friends comment on our blog!

Today is the last day of May so the winners were announced. Congratulations…

Sophie and Becky each won a $30 voucher for Godfathers on Leopold Pizza and Pasta Restaurant and some lollies and chocolate for dessert!

We had around 800 comments on our blog during May. Wow!

Now that the competition is over, we still hope that many friends and families of the students in 4KM and 4KJ will continue to visit our blog regularly!

We would like to say a BIG thank you to Godfathers Restaurant in Leopold for kindly donating the two vouchers. Sophie and Becky will enjoy a delicious dinner with their families to celebrate!

What did you think about our “May is Family Blogging Month” challenge?

Do you have any ideas for other challenges we could have later in the year?

What is your favourite type of pizza or pasta?

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 people’s questions.

We’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 “May is Family Blogging Month” challenge?

Which family members will you invite to comment?

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