Three New Student Blogs!

This week, three more students in 2KM earned their own blog.

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Liam, Mikayla and Hannah were awarded their blog because they were very committed to learning about blogging and left lots of comments for our class and blogging buddies.

If you get time to check out these new bloggers’ blogs, they’d love to hear from you!

Liam’s Life

Liam's blog

Hannah’s Blog

Hannah's blog

Mikayla’s Happy Blog

Mikayla's Blog

There are now 14 bloggers in 2KM and 2KJ. You can find all the links on the right hand sidebar, under “L.P.S. Student Blogs”.

Jarrod’s Awesome Blog

Charlotte’s Amazing Blog

Millie’s Magical Blog

Haille’s Happy Blog

Keira’s Exciting Blog

Kayla’s Lovely Blog

Alana’s Animated Blog

Ava’s Awesome Blog

Ella’s Fantastic Blog

Amelie’s Adventures

Jordi’s Joyful Blog

Alana and Jordi have already written posts to introduce the new bloggers. What a nice idea!

We also thank all of the above bloggers who have been involved in teaching Liam, Hannah and Mikayla about blogging!

Which student blogs have you visited?

Do you have any compliments or questions for our student bloggers?

Learning Scratch!

Today Mrs Morris’s husband, Nate, came in to investigate Scratch with six lucky students in 2KM and 2KJ.

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Mr Morris is a teacher at Kardinia International College and he is on holidays already. Mr Morris teaches Scratch to his year seven students.

Scratch is a programming language that lets you create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music and art.

Will, Kayla, Liam, Mia, Jordi and Harry learnt how to make sprites (objects) move, change colour, produce sounds, produce speech and be controllable with the mouse and arrow keys.

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Here are some of the students’ creations…

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Will

(Click on the drum)

Mia

(Use the arrow keys)

Jordi

(Click on the dog)

Liam

(Click on the bird)

Scratch is a free program for anyone to use. If you want to download it, just visit the Scratch website and click on download. There is a great support page on the website to teach you all about Scratch. Click here to find the Scratch cards that 2KM and 2KJ students used to try out their skills.

What do you think of our students’ Scratch projects?

Would you like to try Scratch in the holidays?

Family Blogging Month Update

May is Family Blogging Month is off to a great start with about 450 comments received from family members so far!

2KM and 2KJ are keeping track of all their comments on these charts.

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In 2KM, Jarrod is in the lead with Millie not far behind.

In 2KJ, Anthony, Charlotte, Ebony and Ella are all in the race for the lead.

Who will win in 2KM and 2KJ? There is a great prize for each winner up for grabs!

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We have been receiving lots of quality comments from family members and we got the idea off Mrs Yollis of demonstrating some in this post.

Here is a quality comment on the “We Love Reading” post by Jarrod’s mum, Melane. Melane used a great greeting and closing, added some new information and asked a question. Melane’s paragraphs make her comment so easy to read!

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Other teachers like leaving comments on our blog too. Mrs Murphy is a teacher from Point Lonsdale who left this great comment on our “Our Country: Australia” post. Mrs Murphy asked an interesting question and Ebony and her mum went home and researched the answer. Well done, girls!

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Liam has also been busy researching a reply. Liam’s grandpa left a comment and asked a question about the Eureka Rebellion on the “Our Country: Australia” post. Liam and his mum found out the answer by researching on their computer at home. Fantastic!

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Usually, Miss Jordan, Mrs Morris and the students try to make sure all commenters receive a reply, however with so many comments coming in, this is too much for us to keep up with!

Family members – feel free to leave a reply instead of writing a new comment. Commenting conversations are so much fun!

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Who have you noticed leaving lots of quality comments and replies?

What do you think of our quality commenters?

What strategies have you been using to get lots of points in the May is Family Blogging Month competition?

How does writing blog comments help you improve your literacy skills?