We have joined a new Quad for the rest of our term. We are very lucky to be communicating with schools from ALL over the World.
LONDON, MICHIGAN and AUCKLAND…. ENGLAND, USA and NEW ZEALAND.
VISITS THIS MONTH!
BLOGGING with PLYMOUTH, ENGLAND – MAY 2014
We have just spent the last week looking at commenting with a school from Plymouth, England. The have made lots of visits to our blogs and made some lovely comments. Thank You to this wonderful class, I we hope we came stay in touch over the coming weeks.
100 word challenge is a creative writing challenge for our children. For each challenge a prompt is given, which can be a picture or a series of individual words and the children can use up to 100 words to write a creative piece. This should be posted as a comment on this blog under the prompt.
By setting a limited word count with a focused theme, children have far greater motivation for writing. Those who are reluctant writers feel safe with only 100 words to write, whilst those more advanced writers can really extend themselves with the word restriction.
One of the special things about 100WC is that those entering a piece of writing are encouraged to read other entries and leave a constructive comment. Peer ‘talking’ to peer is very powerful and we have seen a real improvement in some writing that has come from suggestions from other children. It also provides another teaching point for teachers to show children how to comment constructively.
Above all – it is fun! Children feel challenged and then really rewarded when they see the comments. Do join in and see writing improve! (maybe even have a go yourselves, all welcome!).
100 WORD CHALLENGE – NUMBER 1 – THE NIGHT ZOO…
This is amazing! You are going to love it.
Your mission is to create your own scary character to live in the house and write a hundred words about it. Remember to use terrifying adjectives to scare your readers!
To help you create your character and story setting you are going to use a special super coll website called THE NIGHT ZOO
On this website you can draw your own character and place it into a variety of scary story settings… then all you have to do is type 100 words! At the end you can copy and paste it onto your blogs.
Watch this film to get you in the mood.
Some of the stories written by our Year 5 students can now be read on our storybird website. There are stories from last year´s students as well. Please bare in mind when reading the stories… that these were the student´s first attempts. There are some spelling and punctuation errors. THEY WILL LEARN EDITING SKILLS FOR FUTURE STORIES.
Students made some short films about how the school celebrated Andalucia Day.
Our classes are the first to be using the school´s new tablet devices. We have bought some Samsung Galaxy 3 Tablets and students are getting creative with this brand new learning tool.
NEW PROJECT FOR JANUARY
We are going to be writing fantastic picture books! The website storybird.com allow students (and adults if you want) to write and publish a book. As part of my push to improve our student´s literacy skills, this website will provide an abundant range of ideas to inspire brilliant short stories.
Each child has a student login and password to access their account.
HAPPY NEW YEAR and WELCOME BACK
Just before we broke up for Christmas we tried a new blogging experiment. We decided to make a joint website with our friends from Kansas City. We wrote messages to each other and posted some of our work about the Hare and Bear. Click on the photo below to visit our new site.
NEW BLOGGING PROJECT
The Hare and the Bear who never knew Christmas
Watch this short film and use it to inspire a wonderful story about Christmas.
Hare and Bear – Download this Worksheet by clicking on it.
Hello and welcome to our blog page. This page has been written by students at St George’s School Malaga, Spain. St George’s is a British school; we study, communicate and learn using the English language. However the majority of us are actually Spanish and speak Spanish at home. On the left you will find out individual blogs… leave comments there.
We are the centre of the Quadblogging World!
Heather Garth Primary – Northern England,
Uplands Primary – Southern England,
Briarcliff Elementary Kansas City – and Us, St George’s Malaga, will all be sharing work, making comments and making friends.
Today we filmed the Quadblogging Draw to decide the running order of which school will be the focus school for a week.
We can’t wait to get started…!
HOW TO INSERT A YOUTUBE FILM INTO YOUR KIDBLOG
Here is a helpful video for you to watch if you can’t remember how to do it from our lessons.
We are doing lots of creative writing and speaking using this video about a Cloud… a very special cloud.
KIDBLOG – LOGIN IS EASY – JUST FIND YOUR NAME ON THE RIGHT
This year Years 5 and 6 will have their own blog pages using a website called www.Kidblog.org – All students can find their pages in the following way:
- LOGIN – In the top right hand corner you will see the words LOGIN.
- Click on this and will be taken to a page where you can find your name.
- PASSWORD – Click on your name and then type in the word school
HOW TO USE SPELLINGCITY.COM
HOWord – school