Our classroom blog has been recognised byGigglepotz.coma teacher resources web site. Our blog has been awarded the ‘Cool School Award’ for September. This is whatGigglepotz.com had to say about our blog.
Visit this great class blog all the way from Adelaide, South Australia. Check out the Year 3 classroom and how they are using technology in their learning.
There are posts about Homework, Spelling, How to make a Blog, and lots more.
Read about the Student Blogging Challenge as well! Congratulations to Mr. Baldock and his 3rd graders in Australia for winning the ‘Cool School’ Award for September 2010.
When setting up our classroom blog, creating our personal avatars was one of the first things we did. We used ‘My Avatar Editor‘, pictured below.
As you can see it creates an avatar very familiar to most students that have used the Wii. All the students in my class were able to create their own avatar, upload and crop it independently. Below is a slide show of what we all created.
Well it’s the second week of the ‘Student Blogging Challenge’ and one of this weeks challenges is to create an avatar for your blog or yourself. Creating our personal avatars was one of the first things we did when we created our classroom blog (there will be a post coming about how we went about creating our personal avatars). Creating a blog avatar was one thing that I had neglected to do. Thanks to the challenge here it is above right.
Our class is taking part in the ‘Student Blogging Challenge’. Part of the challenge required us to reflect on why students and classes should visit our blog. Well I turned this over to the students. The students had to come up with some answers to the following questions and email their responses to me. This is a selection of some of the things the students came up with……..
Why is our blog interesting?
Our blog is interesting, because we have a theme and it shows work that we have done. We can make comments on any work.
Our blog is interesting, because there are fun links on it .
It’s interesting, because you can see slide shows of what we have done in class.
What do we post about?
We post about everything. We have posted about playing hacky sack, our artwork, Japanese lessons, tennis lessons, Grandparents and special friend’s day, raising money for the Pakistan floods and about the Sun Bears.
We post about what we have been doing in our class and what we’ve been learning. We also post about what we have been doing out of the classroom.
We post about our work, sport and holidays.
What can people learn from reading our blog?
They can learn how to learn their nine times tables.
People can learn what is happening to the Sun Bears.
Our parents can find out what we are doing at school.
On Wednesday I went to the Moon Lantern Festival in Adelaide. I went with Lachlan Lai his Grandma , Grandpa and my Mum. We saw a lot of different lanterns. When it was getting dark, Lachlan wanted a lantern so he bought a green one. He wanted a white one, but in China white is unlucky. At night we put on the lantern lights and ran around with Lachlans lantern, because my lantern didnt have batteries. At night it was getting cold, so Lachlan wanted to go home, so did I. Our car was a long way away, so I had to wait for Lachlan’s Mum who worked at ANZ, but she was launching a lantern for ANZ. I walked with them for like 10 minutes and then we reached their car and they drove us to our car. Then I got hungry, so I asked my Mum if we could go to the restaurant and we did . My Dad cooked some soup for me and my Mum gave me some batteries for my lantern, so I could play with my lantern. Then we all went in to the bar and ate some moon cake and then we all went home.
Up to 4 players can try to get their penguin back to the homeland first. You can play other players online or against the computer. Players jump on the iceberg that has the correct answer to the multiplication problem. It certainly forces you to think quick, but get the wrong answer and you are in the drink!
I have added a link to this game on the ‘Students’ page as well.
Today we met up with Mrs Penley’s Year 3 class from Pilgrim to share our Hacky Sack skills as part of the Campus Multicultural Week. Hacky Sack is a game that is popular in Asia. We have been learning how to play Hacky Sack for two weeks and it was a lot of fun playing with some new people and sharing our skills together.
Yesterday we had tennis lessons with Shane. We had a lot of fun in the tennis lessons. We had two activities one was to bounce the ball on the net that Shane set up, the second activity was to have two people and one had a net and the other had a racquet. When we had four shots we swapped. When we were really good at it we used two racquets.