Our Global Friends – Thanks for the Comments

One of the many positive things about having a blog is that Grade 2 students get to connect with other students and classes all over the world! Here are a few of our new Global Friends that we have started to communicate with by viewing each others blogs and leaving comments. We welcome you take a look at what is going on in classrooms elsewhere in the world and even take a moment to say hello by leaving them a comment.


Our Global Friends: Mrs. Yollis’ Class, Grade 3 students from California, USA.

Here is a comment they left for us on our post, Learning About Grammar – CONJUNCTIONS!.

Dear IST Grade 2,

This morning we read your post AND watched your video, AND now we have a greater understanding of conjunctions. We like your level of enthusiasm when it comes to conjunctions, BUT be sure to always use them correctly.

It is important to proofread for run-on sentences, BUT sometimes we make mistakes.

Are there really zebras in Tanzania, OR did you just put the zebra header there because you liked it?

Mrs. Yollis’ Class

P.S. We tried to use conjunctions in our sentences. How did we do?


Our Global Friends: The Smarties!, Grade 2 students from Western Australia.

Here is a comment they left us recently from our post Acrostic Poems – The Knight And The Dragon.

S tupendous
A mazing
G reat
E xceptional

D azzling
A uspicious
N ice
N ifty
I nspiring

Mrs N and the Smarties!

Here is another comment they left for us from one of our weekly posts on Current Events.

Hello IST Grade 2,

We’re The Smarties, from Western Australia. Your Current Affair reports look very interesting. You must be learning a lot about the world.

Love from The Smarties


Our Global Friends: Room 8 at Melville Intermediate School, Hamilton, Waikato in New Zealand.

Students in room 8 have been writing IST Grade 2 students comments of support and encouragement. We appreciate the many nice things they have to say to us about our learning.

From our blog post, Reduce, Reuse and Make 3D Objects.

Hi it’s great that you guy are learning about 3D and 2D shapes.

Room 8, Melville Intermediate

Another comment from our post, How Is A Wedge Used?

Extremely good predictions grade 2!
I liked it how you discovered that a wedge has more than 1 use.
I hope you enjoy your future experiments, GOOD LUCK!!!!

Room 8, Melville Intermediate


Thank you to our growing number of Global Friends. Your comments are read and appreciated. Keep them coming!!!


3 Responses to Our Global Friends – Thanks for the Comments

  1. The Smarties says:

    Hello IST Grade 2,

    We love looking at your blog and reading comments from you too. I agree with Mrs Yollis. Blogging is an AMAZINGLY FANTASTIC tool for learning in so many ways! I don’t think I would want to be teaching without having a classroom blog now!

    Love Mrs N

  2. I agree with Mrs Yollis! Our students get a huge thrill out of the contact and love your site! Its really exciting for them, and I personally think you’ve got one of the best class blogs out there! Keep up the great work!

  3. Mrs. Yollis says:

    Dear IST Grade 2,

    The best thing about having a classroom blog is the friendships that are made. Never in my twenty-three years of teaching has a project come along that connects so many wonderful aspects of learning.

    Reading, writing, thinking, geography, social studies, math, art, science, music, culture…it is all beautifully woven together.

    Thanks to all the teachers who are supporting educational blogs through their posts and comments!

    Mrs. Yollis

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