2KM and 2KJ Dinosaur Conference

At the end of each term, students at Leopold Primary School complete a Dynamic Assessment Task to celebrate their learning.

Grade Two students have been learning all about dinosaurs this term. To demonstrate their learning and understanding, we held the

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Students were asked to perform an interview in pairs. The task involved…

* Students taking on the roles of a journalist and a palaeontologist

* Researching facts about a particular dinosaur

* Writing out a news script with a partner

* Students completing a self-assessment rubric about their script and interview.

Check out the terrific interviews from the Dinosaur Conference below!

What did you think of our interviews?

Did you learn any interesting facts about dinosaurs?

What would you like to write a news script about?

58 thoughts on “2KM and 2KJ Dinosaur Conference

  1. Dear Journalists and Paleontologists,

    Wow! I learned so much from attending your conference about dinosaurs! You have some real experts attending. And those journalists! They asked great questions that really helped me learn about the ancient creatures.

    If you could have a dinosaur join 2KM and 2KJ, which dinosaur would be the best choice?

    I think your video is fabosaurus!

    Your biggest fan,
    Mrs. Y♥llis

    • Dear Mrs. Yโ™ฅllis,

      Hi I am Eb I am in 2KM and 2KJ.
      Your comment is beautiful like always!
      I think everyone did a good job of the interviews.
      I would choose the triceratops.

      Love Eb

      • @Eb,

        What a great comment!

        Your comments are beautiful like always too.

        Did you like the interviews?

        I want to say to every-body you all did great.

        From your class pal,

  2. Aloha Journalists and Paleontologists,
    What wonderful interviews! I became very curious about learning more about dinosaurs after attending your conference. You were very lucky to have such distinguished paleontologists and excellent journalist participate.

    If the dinosaur you researched came back for a day would they be able to survive in the same environment you live in?

    Fantastic video camera crew!
    A hui hou,
    Mrs. Jacobs

    • Dear Mrs Jacobs,

      Hi!My name is Hamish I’m in 2KJ.

      great comment.

      No it wouldn’t live Because dinosaur lived in tropecal places and its much colder.

      Hope to hear from you asgain.

      Hamish ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • Dear Hamish,

        Wow what a great comment Hamish.

        You sure have been leaving a lot of comments Hamish.

        I hope you have fun on your holidays.

        From Jacob

  3. @ 2KM and 2KJ,

    What a wodnerful job you all did of interviewing, being interviewed and remembering all the information.

    I learnt so many different facts from all of your video’s, I didn’t know there was so much to learn about dinosaurs so well done.

    Best wishes,
    Melane (Jarrโ˜€d’s Mum)

    • Fiona (Jack’s mum)

      You all did a great job at interviewing and being interviewed, and I was very impressed with the research you had all done and how well everyone remembered the facts about their dinosaur. What a fun way to learn about such an interesting topic. Well done 2KM & 2KJ (and of Prof. Jack).

      • @ Fiona,

        Thank you for your great comment.

        Hi my name is Liam. Iโ€™m in 2KM.

        I was with Alana. I was Professor Liam.

        Did you get to see every ones?

        From your blogging buddy,
        Liam ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  4. Dear 2KM and 2KJ

    You have all done a great job, not only as journalists and paleontologists, but also as researchers! Having interesting information is important, as is presenting your information well.

    I think you all spoke clearly and I noticed some good interviewing skills, such as the way that Alana and Professor Liam looked at each other during the interview.

    I think one of my favourite dinosaurs is the diplodocus, just because of its name. There’s a poem I like that starts with:
    ‘Hocus, pocus,
    I’m a diplodocus,
    plodding through the swamp’

    Can you think of what the next line could be?

    from Mrs McKenzie

    • @ Mrs McKenzie,

      Great comment! By the way my name is Meg and I`m in Miss Jordan`s grade.

      I think they have done a great job too! Especially using their expression!

      My fvourite dinosaur is called the Coelophysis!


    • Dear Mrs McKenzie,

      Thank you for leaving a FANTASTIC comment on the 2KM and 2KJ blog.

      2KM and 2KJ think the rest of the poem goes like this,

      โ€˜Hocus, pocus,
      Iโ€™m a diplodocus,
      plodding through the swamp walking around all day long singing this terrific songโ€™

      Is that right? because 2KM and 2KJ think itโ€™s right.

      We hope you enjoy making more poems about dinosaurs and other poems.

      Happy blogging.

      Your friend,
      Millie (2KM)

      • Dear Millie and Meg
        I think your idea for the next line of the poem is great!
        I’ve just found my copy of the poem (I see I got the 2nd and 3rd lines round the wrong way!).
        Here it is:

        Hocus, pocus,
        plodding through the swamp;
        I’m a diplodocus,
        chomp, chomp, chomp!

        Grass for breakfast,
        I could eat a tree!
        Grass for lunch and dinner
        and grass for tea.

        I’m a diplodocus
        plodding through the swamp,
        hocus, rocus, pocus,
        chomp, chomp, chomp!

        by Judith Nicholls

        Hope you enjoy your holidays!
        from Mrs M♔Kenzie

  5. @ 2KM and 2KJ,

    What a great post ๐Ÿ˜†

    I loved watching all your wonderful dinosaur interviews they are all very good.

    I would really like to write a dinosaur script about the plateosaurus.

    I learnt that the plesiosaur lived under water and lots more.

    What a great post again.

    Your pal,

    • Dear Hannah,

      Great ccomment.

      I like the interviews too.

      If we did another one I what do the Kentrosaurus.

      What’s your favourite dinosaur

      from your blogging pal,
      Hamish ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • @ Hamish,

        Thank you for replying to me.

        My favourite dinosaur is the plateosaurus.

        What is your favourite dinosaur?

        Your Pal,

    • Dear Jean,

      Thank you for living us a great comment.

      My name is Hamish.

      Thats good you learnt a lot.

      What’s your favourite dinosaur?

      Hope to hear from you again.

      Hamish ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  6. Dear 2KM and 2KJ Journalists and Palaeontologists,

    Congratulations on such a wonderful Dinosaur Conference!

    You all spoke clearly and had such wonderful questions and answers about different dinosaurs. It sounds like you did a lot of research to prepare for the interviews.

    I learnt lots of things from your conference, but I think one of my favourite facts was that ‘Allosaurus’ means ‘different lizard.’

    Keep up the excellent work!

    From your friend,
    Stef Galvin

    • Dear Stef Galvin

      Hi! My name is Hamish I’m in 2KJ.

      Thank you for the great comment.

      Yes we did do lots of research.

      Have you don interveiws before โ“

      best wishes
      Hamish ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • Dear Hamish,

        I have done interviews before – in fact I had one yesterday where I was the person being interviewed. Sometimes I get nervous being interviewed, but I do enjoy being the interviewer!

        If you could be in an interview, what would you like to talk about?


        • Dear Stef Galvin,

          Thank you for replying to me.

          If I was in an interview, I would do an interview about football.

          Best wishes,
          Hamish :cool

  7. Hello Class 2KM and 2KJ,

    You have wonderful interview techniques. It’s great to have questions ready to ask and expert. It shows them your are interested. It’s a little like blogging, make your posts interesting and people will read.

    Ross Mannell (teacher)

    • @ Ross Mannell,

      Thank you for your great comment

      Hi my name is Liam. Iโ€™m in 2KM.

      I was with Alana. I was Professor Liam.

      Did you get to watch every ones?

      From your blogging buddy,
      Liam ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

  8. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    What a fantastic job you all did sharing that great information! You were very lucky to have those famous paleontologists and journalists visit your class for the conference.

    I learnt so many interesting facts. I enjoyed hearing all the strange names of the dinosaurs and finding out when they lived. I thought it was interesting that some dinosaurs were as small as a chicken and others were larger than a Tyrannosaurus Rex!

    Great job with the research, the scripts, and the interviews!

    Mr. Salsich

    • @ Mr Salsich,

      Lovely comment, I don`t like it I love your comment!

      I learnt some interesting facts as well, witch interveiwers and peontologists do you like?

      What`s favourite dinosaur? My favourite dinosaur is the Coelophysis.

      Do you think the people who did the interviews used their expression? I think they did!

      Happy blogging Mr Salsich โ—

      Hope to hear from you soon!

      Your blogging pal,
      Meg ๐Ÿ™‚ ๐Ÿ˜‰ :mrgreen:

    • @ Mr Salsich,

      I like the Tyrannosaurus rex too.

      what is your second favoite dinosaur?

      I hope to hear from you soon,
      Sophie ๐Ÿ˜Ž :mrgreen:

    • @ Mr Salsich, ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      TERRIFIC comment.

      Hi my name is Mitchell and I’m in 2KJ.

      Are you interested in dinosaurs?
      What is your favourite dinosaur?

      What are you learning about in class?

      Mitchell ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ‘ฟ

      • @ Meg, Sophie, and Mitchell,

        Thanks for your replies to my comment.

        I thought that all the interviewers and paleontologists were fantastic and spoke clearly and with expression.

        I love learning about dinosaurs! When I was young I had a lot of dinosaur figures that I would play with all the time. My favorites were diplodocus, allosaurus, and stegosaurus.

        Right now in class we are learning about adaptations of animals that are living now.

        Keep up the great science research and the great blogging!

        Your friend,
        Mr. Salsich

  9. Hello 2KM and 2KJ
    What a great job you all did!!! We loved listening to all your interesting facts and you remembered lot’s of interesting information about dinosaurs! WELL DONE!!

    From Kierra (Harry’s mum)

    • Dear Kierra,

      Hi! I’m Hamish in Harry’s class.

      I’m glad you like them. I liked them too.

      What your Favourite dinosaur?

      best wishes,
      Hamishm ๐Ÿ˜Ž

  10. Dear Paris and 2kj and 2km,

    Well Done. You all did so well.

    I learnt lots of interesting facts I did not already know so thank you.

    It was also great to see you all have so much concentration whilst completing the interviews.


    • Dear Donna,

      Thank you for your great comment.

      Same I loved all of the intervuse as well.

      Thank you for your great comment again.

      Love from,
      Paris. ๐Ÿ˜•

    • Dear Adrian,

      I like your commment but I know it is your second time to leave a comment.

      I think you are a good step dad to me too!

      I like your comment again!

      Did you the interveiw?
      Did you like Hamiishes and my interview?

      Best wishes,
      Georgia. ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,

    This is Miss Stef Galvin’s prep class commenting!

    We like your video. You did a great job! Thank you for letting us see your movie about dinosaurs.

    We liked your background – lots of us have your dinosaur posters at home!

    We thought your interviews were wonderful!

    We are learning to do interviews in prep, too.

    We hope you have a good day!

    From Prep G-5 and Miss Galvin

    • Dear Stef Galvin,

      Thank you for living another comment.

      Its Hamish again.

      It’s wonderful your prep grade loves our interviews.

      warm wishes,
      Hamish ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      • Dear Hamish,

        No worries, Hamish.

        My class has been learning about interviewing people for a special video we’re making, so I showed them your interviews in class. They were so excited to leave you all a comment.

        Tomorrow morning I will show them your reply!

        Enjoy your holidays!


  12. Dear 2KJ & 2KM,

    Well what a fantastic job you all did! I learnt alot about dinosaurs from listening to the interviews. You all looked really professional.

    I was lucky enough to go on the excursion with you all to the museum to see the dinosaurs exhibition. Some of the dinasaur bones we saw were huge!

    Well Done on the interviews!

    Kim (Eb’s mum)

  13. @ 2KM and 2KJ,

    I love this post Miss Jordan!

    I love the video, everyone used their expression witch was great!

    I liked Flynn and Keira`s, it was very good. They used their expression!

    Yes I did learn some interesting facts about dinosaurs! It was that the Anklosaurs that was so small!


    • @ Meg,

      Thank you for your great comment

      I didnโ€™t know that the Anklosaurs was so small neither.

      I worked on the oivrator with Alana.

      Who did you work with?

      From your blogging buddy,
      Liam ๐Ÿ‘ฟ ๐Ÿ˜ˆ

  14. Dear 2KM and 2KJ,
    I have never made a little movie befor.
    I had a great time doing the movie.
    The best thing is that I was dreaming that in bed.
    From Quinn

  15. Dear 2KJ and 2KM,

    I am very impressed with your knowledge and interview skills…. Thank you for this information .. I know a bit more about Dinosaurs now… Thank you… ๐Ÿ™‚

    Rhonda. :mrgreen: (Georgia’s mum)

  16. Hi 2KM and 2KJ,

    I think you did a fabulous job, it isn’t easy trying to remember questions and listen to what the person you are interviewing is saying. Well done, lots of great and individual interviewing styles

    I learnt a lot about dinosaurs, I didn’t know much to start with, you guys gave a lot of interesting facts.

    I would like to write a news script about the town of Leopold having more healthy and happy children living there than anywhere else in the world.

    Keep up the great work. I wish you all a fabulous holiday and look forward to hearing more from you next term, hasn’t this year gone fast.

    Keep on learning Catharina.

  17. Dear 2KM and 2KJ, ๐Ÿ˜†

    I really liked the video! I especiallly liked Bradleys the best. :mrgreen:

    Bradley sleeps with me every night! ๐Ÿ™‚ Great post Miss Jordon!

    Ow I just forgot HAPPY HOLIDAYS KIDS!

    From, ๐Ÿ™„
    Jiggles (Bradleys teddy bear)

    • Dear Jiggles,

      What a great comment! I had a great holiday. Yes Jiggles I do sleep with you every night. ๐Ÿ˜Ž

      I think I did well to. I was with Lee. :mrgreen:

      From, ๐Ÿ˜†

  18. Dear Journalists and Paleontologists,

    Great job! I am wondering how you chose to be a journalist or paleontologist. You gathered interesting information and shared it in a positive way. I learned so much. I enjoyed the videos very much. It is clear to me that you all learned a great deal. What did you enjoy most about this project? Thank you.

    Carol Riley

  19. Wow guys, you were all so professional in the way you conducted your interviews. Well done!
    I sure did learn a lot about different dinosaurs. Thank you.
    Mandy (Kayla’s Mum)

  20. Wow! It’s a very interesting technique to interview.I’m sure this type interview make kids very professional for future.I enjoyed watch your video very much.Thank you.

  21. Dear Journalists and Paeleontologists,
    Wow! I learned so much from being a guest at your conference about dinosaurs. Your journalists asked great questions and your video was fabulous!

    We had a ‘Dino Dig’ last year at my school in the Northern Territory. We learned how to excavate a site from a real paeleontologist who visited us from Canberra. One Dad brought his bobcat to school and dug a patch of bush land for us to examine! We found lots of reptile, snake and other creatures bones.

    We even found an unidentified bone. We thought it could be from the Australian dinosaur called Muttaburrasaurus. Do you know about the Muttaburrasaurus?

    What is your favourite dinosaur and why?

    From your new friend
    Miss Dwyer

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