August is Family Blogging Month!

The students on Frole Island love to share their learning 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

AUGUST IS FAMILY BLOGGING MONTH!

Whenever a students’ family member leaves us a comment, the student will record it on our blog comment chart using the following codes:

At the end of August, the 5/6E student and 5/6F 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. Please refer to our Guidelines and Safety pages if you are unsure of how to comment or respond appropriately.

We’re inviting everyone to comment including mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins and family friends! Please do not include surnames, just how you know our students. For example; Katelyn (Mia’s aunty’s cousin’s friend’s sister)

* Family members don’t have to comment only on this post, they can comment on any post on our blog. *

If you want to know how to write a comment and for tips on writing quality comments, click here.

Thank you and credit to Kathleen Morris and Kelly Jordan at 4KM & 4KJ for the idea and wording of this introductory post! This was an idea originally created by Mrs Yollis in California.

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?

Quality Commenting

One of the main purposes of blogging is to participate in conversations with other people about different topics. This is why quality comments are so important.

Blogging is fairly new to students on Frole Island. Some students had the opportunity to be involved with a blog last year if they were in Karen’s class. Miss Fraser & Caroline have learnt so much about blogging from Kathleen Morris and Kelly Jordan from 4KM & 4KJ @ Leopold Primary. Their blogging buddy, Mrs Yollis, has many great posts about blogging which have also helped so much!

“If you are unfamiliar with blogs, they are online journals. Blogs are essentially websites where administrators can add posts which are displayed in reverse chronological order. There are icons on the side, called widgets, where you can find past posts, recent comments, links to other blogs, our global visitors and more.” (Kathleen Morris – 4KM & 4KJ)

You can visit our ‘How to Leave a Comment’ section of our blog for instructions on how to type a reply to each blog post.

Mrs Yollis has written a fantastic post about leaving good quality comments. Her students have helped to make a video with clear instructions on each of the steps. Please visit the link to read the post and view the video!

What did you learn about quality commenting? Do you have any more questions about blogs and leaving comments? Have you started a conversation through leaving a comment yet? Tell us about it!