August Is Family Blogging Month!

The students in 4A and 4B love to share what they are learning and experiencing 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

Whenever a family member (or family friend) leaves us a comment, the student will record it on our blog comment chart using the following codes.

Family Blogging Month Codes

At the end of August, the student who has 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.

We’re inviting everyone to comment including mums, dads, brothers, sisters, grandmas, grandpas, uncles, aunts, cousins and family friends.

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

Miss Jordan has run similar competitions in the past and it is always a big success. Thanks to Mrs Yollis for coming up with this idea!

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


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?

100 thoughts on “August Is Family Blogging Month!

  1. Hi Abby!
    We just love blogs! A great way to keep in touch with what has been happening. Hope to see you soon!
    Love Jamilla and Em.

  2. Hi I’m a friend of Abby’s grandma Marg. I am married to the son of one of her friends (Sylvia) from her school days. We live in a small country town in Central Queensland. Abby’s proud grandma sends photos of Abby, her siblings and her cousins to us via e-mail. Marg asked me to have some input into this blog. Hope the project goes well.

    What a terrific idea. Hope you enjoy blogging. It can be a great way to keep in touch.
    Have fun. HAYLEY laze disc

  4. HI AB,AND 4A/B
    I noticed 4b have ffinished the reading challenge Well done. At our school 3221 books have been read,65 students have finished,102 students still to finish. And only 25 days to go. I hope we make it. GOOD LUCK TO YOUR SCHOOL TOO.
    I thought I might stop by your class and see how different or similar our class schools are. I don’tthink I would be able to though
    Have fun at school
    From charli 3/4 Kinglake west PRImary

  5. Hi Abby B and class,

    I LOVE this idea, it is such a great way to keep open lines of communications and stay up to date with what’s happening, and you can do it at a time that suits you!

    Not to mention it gives the class to know their way around the backend of a website 🙂

    Great work guys!


  6. G’day Abby and all the students of 4A and 4B.
    Hope you are all having fun at school and learning about the blogging world of communication. It’s great to read different people’s comments.
    Good luck with the project Ab…will see you in Kinglake soon.

  7. To Ané’s class,

    I like your blog. My sister read it to me. I hope I can get a blog one day. Maybe I’ll be in your class in the future. I hope I am.

    I enjoyed reading you pr blog and writing this comment.


  8. What a wonderful idea. I am Abby’s aunt and am sending this response from Vancouver in Canada. How creative of the school and teachers and I wish you all the very best with this project.

  9. Hello Miss Jordan & class,

    Thank you for giving us ‘oldies’ an opportunity to comment on old technology. When I started work in a bank way back in 1955 the only pieces of technology (at least in the branch where I worked) were a rickety old typewriter and an equally ancient telephone. All else was strictly pen and ink and blotting paper.

    At my parent’s home it was a similar situation. We had a few basic appliances in the kitchen such as an electric kettle and toaster but mostly everything was completely manual. Oh, except for the large wooden boxed radio set in the lounge room, but unfortunately it sounded very crackly so we seldom ‘listened in”.

    We had no refrigerator but the ice man came once per week, no washing machine only a copper in the corner of the “wash house” and in the bathroom was a chip bath-heater as there was no running hot water in the house.

    Obviously no one at the time would have been able to even begin to comprehend the internet, computers, iPads and all that.

    Ah, but they were great days, we actually played outside most of the time and had great fun.

    King regards to all

  10. Hi Abs and all in 4A and B,

    We love this idea, blogging is such a great, fast, effective way to communicate with people all over the world! We find it interesting to read peoples comments and ideas. It must make school a whole lot more fun, enjoy!!
    See you in a few weeks Abs,
    Emily and Ruby 🙂

  11. Hola 4A & 4B!
    Your blog has reached the other side of the world in Chile, Sth America!
    I hope you are all working hard and enjoying 4th grade. Here 4th grade is called ‘Cuatro básico’.
    Eli, como estás? We miss you!
    Un abrazo x

    • Dear Holly,

      Great job for commenting on the class blog! How’s it going in Chile? I hope you are having a great time over there!

      I am really enjoying grade 4! I am having a great time and learnng lots. What grade are you teaching at your school?

      Cuatro básico is a wierd name for grade 4, but I guess it’s normal for you. What is school and pencil call in Spanish?

      I am glad to tell you that I know a few more words in Spanish, but I don’t know how to spell them. 🙁

      Best wishes,
      Eevie 😉

      • Hi Eevie
        I didn’t realise you two were in the same class when I wrote to Eli last week!
        That’s great that you’re having a good time in 4th grade. I remember I used to love story writing when I was in grade 4.

        I am not teaching this year, but i’ve taught 1st and 2nd grade the other years. They learn to read and write in Spanish and English, so they have lots of homework here, also lots of tests!
        Pencil is called lápiz and school is called escuela, but mostly they call it colegio (college). Learning to spell in Spanish is easier than learning to spell in English! Most words are how they sound, so don’t be afraid!
        Sylvia talks about you and your sisters a lot. Maybe you could draw her a nice picture, she would like that. Nanny can bring it over when she comes.

        We miss you and I hope you have a lovely week! xo

        • Dear Holly,

          Thanks for replying :)!

          I don’t know how to spell spanish words because of all the wierd flicks and things that are on the letters. How do you remember to put them on? Do you know every spanish word?

          In school we have words their way and every night reading, but we don’t have homework tasks all the time. The only homework we have now is when we have to measure the length and width of two rooms in our house.

          Does Sylvia still talk about Tess’s hair? I draw a picture for Sylvia and I will give it to nanny.

          Jonah and Alice say hi!

          Eevie 😉

    • Dear holly,

      How are you? I miss you, Sylvia and roddrigo so much.
      Are you coming down this Christmas and if you are is rod?

      How is Sylvia going in school? Tell her I said hi.

      Miss you,

      • We are all good. Looking forward to the Chilean celebrations next month, which is bigger than Christmas over here! Lots of music, dancing and food! Then. Nanny is coming at the end of September.
        I don’t think I’ll be coming this Christmas. As much as I would love to see everyone, I would also like to go to the Caribbean!
        Sylvia is going well at school. It’s a bit hard learning to read and write in both languages, it can get a little confusing. She’s also learning to write in Chilean cursive, which is very hard!
        How are you going at school?
        Have a great week xo

        • Dear Holly,

          If you made the book marks I share hope you like them.

          On Tuesday I went to the vic market it was amazing and there was so much food. Me and Gabe got to spend our pocket money so I bought one of those things were when you shake someone’s hand it shocks them and gabe bought an AK47 he loves it.

          Gabe’s bunny (George) is being very funny and I am get in one in five weeks.

          Cuboury is in two weeks and me and dad are going to have heaps of fun. We are really looking forwards to the shrek swamp.

          My birthday is in three weeks and I can’t wait to see you soon.


        • Dear Holly,

          Wow I can’t believe that there’s a celebration bigger then Christmas that’s amazing.

          One of my old friends Jack came back from Broome today and for some reisen he’s at school.

          I’ll Skype you soon

          See you soon,

  12. Hello grade 4s,
    I think that family blogging mounth, is a great idea because it involves kids to get there family members on the blog.

    There is only two more days of august family blogging month

    Tonight Summer is staying at my house for a sleep over and she is teaching me all about our blog!

    Kind regards PETER (pop)

  13. I think the blog is a great idea, as the extended family can stay in touch and learn all about the school and activities in the classroom. I would love to see a photo of the vegetable gardens outside the classrooms

  14. Dear evoryone,

    I realy liked the idea of getting the whole family to blog it was great.

    And well done eevie for winning it.

    Kind regards,

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