Sunday, February 7, 2010

Melville Intermediate - Week 2, Literacy Task

Leaving comments is an important part of blogging. For this task you will go to the following locations and look at the work that is on display.

You need to choose two of the links that are below and leave a comment on a piece of work at that persons class page or individual page.

When you leave a comment proof read through your comment before it is saved, check that there are no spelling mistakes and make sure that you leave your first name only, Room 8, Melville Intermediate, Hamilton, Waikato (and New Zealand if its overseas).

If you are not sure get Mr Webb to check your comment before you publish it! Remember that your comment needs to be positive and think about what you learn t and enjoyed by reading the post!

1. Tanieul is a Y7 student at Point England School in Auckland. He has his own blog and is one of the main presenters on the school TV station that the school has, he's produced this video to talk about his work which you can look at by clicking here.
2. Mrs She's Classroom is the Y2 Class that we looked at last week. The students in that room publish a large amount of their literacy work online, you can check them out by clicking here.
3. Mr Lamsheds Classroom is a Boys Class in Adelaide, Australia. They may come to New Zealand to visit later in 2010! You can look at the students work on their classroom page here.
4. IST Grade 2 are an International School located in Tanzania, Africa. You can visit their site and see their work on simple machines by clicking here.
5. Mrs Yollis has a classroom blog in Califorina - last year they were Runners Up in the International Edubloggers Award, they have some wonderful work online and you can click on it here.
6. Mr Salsich Classroom is part of Dean Mill School in Connecticut, USA. His third grade class are currently looking at Boat Building, and boat building ideas, you can click on the link here.
8. Mrs Bee's Classroom is in Dunedin, New Zealand. They have just started blogging like us like week, they had some innovative fantastic ideas in 2009 this years work by clicking here.
9. There are plenty of other classrooms around New Zealand and around the world, just locate the classroom links bar on the left hand side of the classblog, you can visit any of the classrooms listed.


  1. Hi from the deep south! My Year 5/6 are just learning about blogging and would appreciate any feedback you can give them... Tell Mr Webb off for not putting us in your blog roll. It is partly his fault that Ms Bee is shifting from wikis to blogs!

  2. @ Jahnard Room 8 Melville Intermediate School,

    Thanks for visiting our blog and for leaving a comment about our Sports Day PhotoPeach. We hope you will come back and visit again. :-)

    Blogging is a fun way to learn about the world, no?

    Mrs. Yollis

  3. @ Bjork,

    The comment that you left on our third grade blog is much appreciated! I like how your teacher is teaching all of you about how to comment and how to be a part of an online community. That is an important skill in today's world.

    In addition, I like how you proofread your comment. Your sentence started with a capital letter and had punctuation at the end. That kind of attention in the writing process is important.

    Mrs. Yollis

  4. Dear Mr. Webb,

    I wanted to let you know that we just added a new feature to the top of our blog. It's called "Time Zones of Friends" and we added you!

    Did we get the right time? Let me know!

    Your friends,
    Mrs. Yollis' students

  5. Dear Room 8, You people are in for a great year with Mr Webb. It is very special to have a teacher who includes online environments such as blogging in the your learning opportunities. You will get to meet lots of interesting and wonderful people this year as you make connections through your blog. Enjoy it all.
    Mrs Burt