Welcome to our blog! We are the children from 2KM and 2KJ at Leopold Primary School in Victoria, Australia. There are 45 of us and our teachers are Mrs Kathleen Morris and Miss Kelly Jordan. We used this space to share all the great things that happened in our classroom in 2011.
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.
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.
We do lots of reading in 2KJ and 2KM and we love it!
We do a two hour literacy block every day at school and we have lots of time to practise our reading skills.
There are so many books to choose from! Everyone likes reading different books, so we thought we’d share some of the books we are reading at the moment. Listen to our comments in the VoiceThread below by clicking on the students’ faces.
We would love to hear about the book you are reading at moment, so feel free to add a comment to our VoiceThread! This includes other teachers, students, parents, family members and friends!
You can easily sign up to VoiceThread if you don’t have an account. To add a comment, simply click on “Comment” (under the large image) and then click the “Record” button. After listening to the playback, select “Save” and your comment will appear on our VoiceThread after it’s been moderated.