As we were learning in math class, our principal walked into the room holding a package. He told us that we had something that seemed to travel a pretty long way to get to us. He handed us the package. We took a look and noticed that it was from Australia.
We had a sneaking suspicion that it might have been our friends from 2KM and 2KJ. When we opened it up, it was a book, and it was from them!
2KM and 2KJ is a second grade class taught by Mrs. Morris and Miss Jordan. We’ve been blogging with them since last year. There is always such fascinating information on their blog and the students there are amazing commenters. Many even have their own blogs!
We absolutely loved the book they sent to us. It was a story called Santa’s Blogging Adventure. It was all about Santa’s journey to find the value of Christmas in order to save the world from an internet outage. In order to do so, he has to collect clues from blogging classes all around the globe including Mrs. Yollis, Mr. Salsich, Mrs. Watson, Mrs. McKezine, and us!
The story was amazing. The illustrations were incredible. There was just no way possible to show 2KM and 2KJ how much we appreciated the thought, so we thought the least we could do was share a video of us enjoying the book. The video below is the story that was written by 2KM and 2KJ read by us!
Thank you so much to our Australian friends. You did an amazing job!
*What was your favorite part of the story?*
*What would be different for you if you had to go a day without internet?*
Dear Mr. Avery’s students,
Hi. What was your surprise? Do you guys have text breaks. I love surprises!
The Classroom Connection
Dear Mr. Avery,
It was really nice of 2KM and 2KJ to write this story for us. It is really important to know the true meaning of christmas. I think that we did a great job on the narrations and I love the background music.
Dear Mrs. Hembree,
Thanks for commenting! We loved our “Australian Suprise” and had fun reading the book too! Blogging is very important and I’m happen it did not really get taken away!
Dear Mr Avery and Class,
I am glad you all enjoyed our book. A lot of work went into making it and we all enjoyed illustrating the cool story. I hope you all have a lovely Christmas and New Year. I have my own blog here is the link http://ameliesblog.global2.vic.edu.au
Your Blogging Pal,
Amelie (2KM Australia)
Thank you for leaving a comment. Your story was great. I also liked your blog. I think that it’s cool that you had a helicopter ride.
Dear Mr. Avery and class,
What a fabulous present you received from 2KM and 2KJ in Australia! I love their story and the illustrations were great too! This book is a wonderful example of how blogging is a global connection with friends all over the world.
Your narrators read everything clearly and were easy to be understood! Great job everyone!
PS. It was fun meeting you face to face today on Skype!
Dear Mrs. Morris,
We are all very glad you enjoyed our post. We thought it was the least we could do for the wonderful gift you gave to us. Yes, we would love to get to know your new class next year. Of course it will be different kids since we will have moved on to 7th grade but next year’s students will be just as fun! I cant wait to do that next special project we will be a part of soon. We hope to hear from you soon. MERRY CHRISTMAS.
Dear Mr Avery and class,
Wow, everyone in 2KM and 2KJ cheered when we saw this post was about us! Thank you so much for taking the time to publish our story on your blog. We loved it!
We also wanted to compliment your sixth graders on their reading. They were so fluent and clear. Well done!
Miss Jordan and I are looking forward to teaching grade four when school returns in February and we know our older students will love getting to know your class!
2KM and 2KJ also look forward to one more special project with you before Christmas….stay tuned!
Your blogging buddy down under,
What a fantastic idea! Well done to everyone involved. It’s great to be able to share your learning with so many people. I am going to show your video to my grade later today as we are hoping to expand our blogging ideas next year. Thanks for sharing, well done and….MERRY CHRISTMAS!
I`m glad you enjoyed our post. I was just wondering if you we`er a teacher or a student. Thanks again and MERRY CHRISTMAS to you too!
Dear Mrs Avery and Class,
Hi my name is Ava. I’m a student in 2KM. (Victoria, Austalia)
The whole of 2KM and 2KJ loved reading and looking at this post!
Well because I’m in 2KM my favourite part was making the story.
I don’t think I would have lasted without the internet for a day because I usely get comments during the day on my blog! If you would like to chexk it out click this link: http://avasblog.global2.vic.edu.au/
We raelly enjoyed your video and the kids rad beautifuly.
From your blogging buddy,
Ava (2KM, Austrlia)
I’m super happy that you like our video of your book. You have very creative ideas. I think we might visit your blog someday. We hope to hear from you soon.
Thanks for commenting on our post! We really appreciate it! We really loved your story and the pictures were great too! I probably wouldn’t last a day without the internet either because of our blog and all the amazing capabilities we have on the internet! But if it was Christmas Day I probably would because I would be spending it with my family. We’ll defiantly look at your blog! Thanks! I’m actually one of the people reading the story as well!
Dear Mr Avery,
I like the post you guys put up about the book we made you. I ws suprised that the front cover of your book was drawn and colured in by me.
By the way I am in 2kj, I have my own blog too.
Again I really like this post.
We really liked your book! We all thought it had a truly unique plot. I really liked the picture on the front cover and I was wondering who made it because I really liked it. We will definitely check out your blog!