Storybirds

The 2KM and 2KJ students who are not participating in the swimming program are enjoying learning some new skills. Last week, they learnt how to use Glogster and Tagxedo. This week, they are creating stories with Storybird.

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Storybirds are short online stories that are inspired by art. To make a Storybird, you need to go to http://storybird.com and sign up. Miss Jordan and Mrs Morris signed up their students through their teacher account.

There are all different sorts of artwork that you can choose to illustrate your Storybird. The students chose their artwork first to help them think of story ideas.

Here are some of the stories…

 

 

Later in the year we might make some collaborative Storybirds like B4 in New Zealand did with their friends in Mrs Watson’s grade in Canada. You can read about the fun they had here.

What did you think of the Storybirds?

Have you ever made a Storybird?

What would you like to make a story about?

22 thoughts on “Storybirds

  1. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    Thank you for sharing this wonderful site I just love it and I have to make a point of writing up a Storybird story.

    I really enjoyed reading all the above stories and how awesome are the pictures to complete the story.

    This is just an wonderful site.
    You are so lucky to have such wonderful teachers teaching you all about these wonderful sites.
    I would love to be back school and in your grade 2KM and 2KJ.

    From your blogging pal,
    AA. 🙂

    • Dear AA,

      Thank you for your comment you left.

      Yes your right we do have fantastic teachers that teach us lots and lots of stuff that we have’nt herd of.

      Bye for now,
      Millie :mrgreen:

  2. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,
    Awesome post.

    I love all the storybirds they are very nice stories.

    No I have not made a storybird before but I would love to.

    I am not quit sure what story I would write.

    But I would write one that someone does not know what a book is.

    Now I remember when I was in Grade 2 2KM and 2KJ we read this book. I loved that book.

    From your pal,

    BB.

    • Dear BB,

      Thank you for your comment you left. 😆

      I will give you some idar what story you could make,you could make a story about a family that goes camping you could write a story about that.

      Your blogging friend,
      Millie 😆

  3. I have heard of Storybird and had forgotten all about it! Thank you for reminding me how much the kids love these – can’t wait to get started on one with my Year one class.

    • Hi Ellah,

      Thank you for your comment you left.

      By the way my name is Millie and I am in 2KM.

      Where do you come from?
      Have you made a storybird before and what wasit about? (if you made one)

      Millie (2KM)

  4. Dear Miss Jordan,
    Thank you for teaching us story bird,Tagxedo and Glogster I love them all I also use them a lot thank you so much you and Mrs Morris are the best.
    Love From
    Keira your student. 😆

    • Dear Keira,

      Thankyou for leaving a comment on our blog, it is great to here from you.

      It is very nice to say thankyou for teaching us that.

      Me to I have uesed them all to. 😆
      They are all so fun to do.

      Love From your good friend,
      Kayla :mrgreen:

  5. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    I really enjoyed all of your Storybirds! They were very creative and you all did a fantastic job matching the stories to the illustrations.

    I plan on using Storybird with my new class when we go back to school in September. We might use them to make maths word problems to solve. I like all the different styles of pictures you can choose from to create a story.

    From,
    Mr. Salsich

    • Dear Mr Salich,

      Thankyou for leaving a comment on our blog, it is nice to here from you.

      Well I can say Storybird is a lots and lost of fun. 😆

      I hope you get to go on Storybird soon! 🙂 😛

      It sounds like you are going to have a lot of fun doing storybird.

      We thourght your maths tip was great

      From your blogging Buddy,
      Kayla in Miss Jordan’s class.

  6. Wow 2KM and 2KJ!

    These Storybird stories are fantastic! I love the detail that you have been able to create in your stories. Such wonderfully descriptive and imaginative writing – and all so original! (That’s my favourite thing.)
    I can’t wait to introduce these to the Rockets when they come back to school on Monday in New Zealand. Thanks heaps for sharing!

    Miss Revell and the Room 2 Rockets

    • Hi Miss Revell,

      Thank you for the comment and the compliment.

      So you know my name is Jordi and I’m in 2KM.My favorite hobby is horse riding and netball.

      I’m sure Room 2 Rockets would love Storybird. It’s great fun.

      From,
      Jordi

      • Dear Jordi,

        What a great comment!

        My favourite hobby is horse riding I love horses do you?

        I like your story that you wrote.

        I liked the others to but I like yours the most.

        Love from your friend
        Keira 😆

        • Hi Keira,

          Thanks for the reply.

          I do like horses, so you know I’m doing horse riding on Saturday. YAY.

          I like everyones Storybird. Thay are all good.

          From,
          Jordi

  7. Dear 2KM and 2KJ
    I loved reading your Storybirds. There are so many lovely art works to choose from on the Storybird site, so you did well to choose great pictures to fit your stories.

    B4 certainly did have a lot of fun when we collaborated with Mrs Watson’s class! We’re planning on writing our own stories this term too.

    I wonder what your favourite tool has been so far – Glogster, Tagxedo or Storybird?

    from Mrs M♔Kenzie

    • Dear Mrs M♔Kenzie,

      Thank you for your fantastic comment. 😎

      Just so you know my name is Millie and I am in 2KM.

      My favourite tool so far is Storybird because There are funny cartoons and the picturs help me think of a story that I have made up my self.

      My favourite story that i’v made is called The Christmas party.

      I still like glogster and tagxedo they are fun too.

      If you were writing a story what will it be about?

      What is your favourite tool?

      Your blogging friend
      Millie 😛

  8. Dear Miss Jordan, Mrs Morris and class,

    This is an great post Mrs Morris it looks like you put a lot of effort into it, it must of taken a long time to go it. 😆

    I thought the storybirds where great. I would love to make a storybird about my friends.

    Thank you for going this post! 🙂

    Best Wishes,
    Kayla

  9. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    Do know what? Jordi and I are skyping together today.
    It was so so much fun skyping.

    We also both wort the comment together this is how we did it.
    I went on the blog and Jordi told me what to say, it was great fun!

    I think that is all for now.

    Love From,
    Kayla and Jordi :mrgreen:

  10. Hi!
    We loved reading your stories. They made us laugh out loud. We thought some of your character names were very funny, like Piggy Tale.
    Lucy said she would be mad too if someone tried to eat her head!
    We would like to see some more stories with the same characters.
    We might try writing a book using storybirds too.
    From Room 14
    Hamilton East School.

    • @ Room 14,
      Using storybird was fantastic.
      What was your favourite storybird:?:
      Mine was the rabbits.
      I better introduce myself. My name is Molly I am in 2KJ.

      Best wishes,
      ♥Molly♥

  11. Hi! Molly,
    We liked the storybird “My friends” the best. We thought it was cute. We liked how Kayla explained what each of the characters was like.
    It would be handy to have some friends like the ones she created. We could do with a friend who gives us trees.
    We are trying to create our own storybirds. When they are finished we will put them on our blog.
    Thanks for the great idea.
    From Room 14

  12. Wow Bradley,

    Your storybird is fantastic. I really liked reading about Woody, specially when you had told me all about him.

    I hope you write more…I wonder what they would be about?

    Lots of love
    Mum (Sara) 😆

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