September 19

About Us

Crystal peer san diego

San Diego is known for its beautiful beaches and coastline.

Welcome to our class blog. We are group 3rd and 4th grade students (ages 8-10) in Mrs. McKelvey’s class in San Diego, California.  We are here to share our work and learn more about our world. We might even have a few videos in our blog. Mrs. McKelvey’s class frequently participates in the Edublogs’ Student Challenges and has posted lots of responses to the challenges over the years. We are the 3rd grade class of 2021-22 and would love to hear from you.

San Diego's skyline

San Diego is a large urban city located in Southern California, USA.

We live in a busy urban city called San Diego in southern California, in the United States of America. San Diego is on the west coast next to the clear, beautiful Pacific Ocean. California shares a border with Mexico to the south, the state of Oregon to the north, and the states of  Arizona and Nevada to the east. The city is very close to Mexico in fact, you can drive there in just 20 minutes from downtown.

San Diego is a very large city–it is 372.4 square miles (or 964.5 square km) wide. There are about 1.326 million people that live in the city of  San Diego! We have many large shopping malls, apartments, condos, houses, stadiums, sprawling highways, theme parks like SeaWorld and Legoland, attractions like Balboa Park and the San Diego Zoo. We have lots of beautiful beaches too of course and most of us spend time there especially during the summer.

San Diego is located in the desert region which means it is very hot and dry. In San Diego, we have lots of canyons, mesas, mountains to the east, and miles and miles of gorgeous beaches on the coast. It is not very green compared to other places like Oregon or New Jersey. We don’t get much rain and it’s warm all year round.

Thanks for visiting our blog! We look forward to reading your comments.

Why Bloggin’ Frogs?

Why Bloggin’ Frogs you ask? It’s simple. Mrs. McKelvey’s a frog fanatic. Our classroom is filled with all sorts of frogs. Big ones, small ones, green ones, pink ones, fat ones, flat ones, fluffy ones, glass ones, and even ones that wear sunglasses. They are on the walls, on the shelves, on the cupboards, on our folders and notebooks, and in every nook and cranny here, there, and everywhere.  So that’s why we are called the Bloggin’ Frogs. We love bloggin’ and we love frogs.

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20 thoughts on “About Us

    1. mstabata

      What a beautiful place to live, work and play! My students and I live in Coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA. We are a suburb of Vancouver, BC. Our city is a beautiful mix of land, mountains and ocean. Our climate is mild–neither too warm in the summer nor too cold in the winter. Right now is our rainy season and the trees are all turning vibrant shades of red, orange, yellow and brown. Soon all the leaves will fall off the trees. Ms. Tabata is a beach bum and is looking forward to her annual family vacation to Mexico. She loves the sun, sand and surf and would love to visit your beautiful city!

  1. Miss W.

    G’day Mrs K’s Frogs,
    What a great job you did with the animoto. There are lots of classes in Australia now who have their own vegetable gardens at school. You might be able to write a post and compare what is growing in the gardens around the world.

    I was in San Diego last year for the big computer conference ISTE 2012 and will be in San Antonio Texas this year for ISTE 2013.

  2. ag026350

    Hi my name is Anna and like you said on your all about me page I love to be active outdoors to. I enjoyed reading your blog and wish you good luck on your blog!!! Be sure to come check out my blog to your friend Anna

  3. Lila

    Hello, Mrs.Mckelvey’s Bloggin Frogs.I love the way you set up your blog! I have a blog to how did you come up with your tittle?Hpe you can vist my blog!!

    Your friend,Lila

  4. mollie1125

    Hello Mrs.Mckelvey’s class,
    I really think the little frog is cool on your blog.
    I to like to play sotfball,soccer,and baseball, too. Does your class sail the laser or just Pierce? Can you
    check out my blog?(my blog at

  5. Roadrunners- Mrs. Todd

    Hello Bloggin Frogs and Mrs. Mckelvey,
    Your butterfly garden looks nice. The students are doing a great job with their post about different topics. What is the story behind the post on the secret forest?
    My students think it would be nice to be close to the ocean and beach. Here in North Carolina it takes several hours to drive to our beaches.
    We are a group of 19 second grade students called the Roadrunners (our school mascot) and we like reading other classes post and making comments.
    You can learn what we are doing at at our class blog site Going Global.
    What is the best thing about living so close to the beach? How far away is the mountains? Do you have a forest near your school? How many students go to your school?
    We have 802. There are 7 classes of both 2nd and 3rd grade so that’s 14 out of the 40 classes that we have and we are on the blue hallway and 2 trailers outside. Our school is 6 years old.

  6. Devon

    Dear Mrs.Todd,
    Wow you have 802 students!? We only have about 630! The secret behind the forest is a post we made for the Edublogs Blogging Challenge and well, we really don’t know what the secret is.
    Wait a minute! You have 40 classes WOW! We only have like three or four classes for each grade and maybe only two for one of them! While your school is six years old ours is like 50 or 60 years old.
    By the way, we have had just had an event called a Jog-A-Thon and we earned $40,000 for our school. Get this, on May 8, is Wacky Day!
    Well now we have a question for you, what are some of your daily activities and spirit days?
    Devon and John at Mrs.Mckelveys Bloggin’ Frogs

  7. Miss W.

    G’day Blogging Frogs,

    Thanks for registering for the September 2013 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 8th September, when the first challenge is published.

    If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the “Subscribe by email” on the right sidebar of the challenge blog.

    Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages – see list in blog header.

    Feel free to add the 2013 badge to your blog.

    Miss W or tasteach – challenge organizer

  8. Miss W.

    G’day Blogging Frogs,

    Thanks for registering for the March 2014 blogging challenge. Make sure you visit the blog every week starting 9th March, when the first challenge is published.

    If you want a reminder sent to your email each week, use the “Subscribe by email” on the right sidebar of the challenge blog.

    Also make sure you visit blogs from other classes around the world with similar ages – see list in blog header.

    Feel free to add the 2014 badge to your blog.

    Miss W or tasteach – challenge organizer

    PS If using blogger platform, please have Name/URL as an option when leaving comments. If using kidblog, make sure readers can view posts and comments.

  9. 5/6 Cortes

    G’Day Bloggin Frogs,

    We loved reading your blog post. You gave so much information about your area, which was great because some of the people in our class have never heard of San Diego and we definitely didn’t know much information. We live in Sydney, Australia. It sounds like Sydney is very different to San Diego as it is very green (definitely not desert), it does rain a bit and we have Summer, Autumn, Winter and Spring. Our cities are similar because we also have beautiful beaches and we have the Blue Mountains just west of Sydney. We are wondering what a mesa is as that is not a word we use in Australia. Sydney is also a very big city, with a population of around 4.5 million.

    We play some of the games that you play. Our boys mostly love soccer. Some girls play too. We also play other games like cricket and netball. We play school handball, which is not the kind of handball that we’ve seen at the Olympics. Basketball is popular in Australia, but Rugby League is the most popular sport to watch. Our teacher was very excited to hear that someone races lasers as she used to race one when she was a teenager.

    We were wondering what wall ball is? We think it is a game where you throw the ball against a wall but we’re not sure what the rules are.

    We are also participating in the class blogging challenge and we’d love for you to visit our class blog sometime.

    from 5/6 Cortes

  10. Mrs. McKelvey (Post author)

    Dear 5/6 Cortes,
    Thanks for visiting our blog and leaving a quality comment. Sydney sounds like a beautiful city. We are all lucky to live where we live.

    We are wondering what netball and cricket are? Mrs. McKelvey could tell us since she grew up in England…and even played netball as a kid…but we’d much rather you tell us.

    Wall ball is a fun game. You need two players, a bouncy ball (like a volleyball), and wooden backboard. You can even use your garage door or a wall if you don’t have a backboard. You punch the ball with you fist and it can only bounce on the wall once when it comes off the wall. You take turns hitting it back and forth. If you miss, you’re out. The court is fairly small and runs about twelve feet out from the wall. It’s kind of like a basketball “key” on a court.

    We are going to definitely visit your blog!
    Bloggin’ Frogs

  11. 5/6 Cortes

    Hi Bloggin’ Frogs,

    We were so excited that you responded to our comment and answered our questions. We think wall ball sounds very fun and it’s completely different to what we imagined it would be. We might try it in our playground as we have a wall that we are allowed to throw balls at which has no windows.

    Netball is similar to basketball where you pass the ball to people in your team and score points by shooting the ball into your ring. Only two people in each team can shoot – the Goal Attack and Goal Shooter. It is very different to basketball because you are not allowed to bounce the ball and you can’t move your feet at all when you have the ball. If you do, the other team gets the ball. The court is divided into thirds and you can only shoot from the goal circles. You get one point for getting a goal.

    Cricket is a game with two teams. One team bat (2 people at a time), and the other team fields and bowls (one bowler at a time). The pitch is a rectange in the middle of the oval. At each end of the pitch is 3 stumps (sticks) with bails on top (2 little sticks joining the three stumps). The batsman stands in front of the wicket (all those sticks put together), and the bowler bowls to him. He hits it and then runs to the other wicket. The other batsman is at the other end and he runs at the same time. If he can run again before the fielder gets the ball to the wicket, he can. The batsman can get out by getting caught on the full, not making it to the wicket in time (run out), or if the ball hits the wicket. We’re glad your teacher is from England and so can explain this better. It sounds very tricky but it’s really not!

    We will keep coming back to visit your blog so we look forward to blogging again with you soon.

    from 5/6 Cortes

    1. Mrs. McKelvey (Post author)

      Dear 5/6,
      Just a quick word before we run off for the weekend. We are making a short video to show you how to play wall ball. Maybe you could make one that shows us how to play netball and cricket? We were done with the video but then realized we used people’s names in the video–and it’s never safe to do that on the Internet. So, we’ll reshoot the video and post it early next week. Thanks for responding and we look forward to visiting your blog.

      Bloggin Frogs

  12. Miss W.

    G’day Bloggin’ Frogs,
    Each year Mrs McKelvey comes up with a different thing to add to the About Us page. I love your Kizoa slideshow, especially where you are all eating. Do you still have your vegetable garden at school?

    1. Mrs. McKelvey (Post author)

      Hi Miss W.
      Thanks for visiting our About Us page. We plan to use our vegetable garden soon but right now it’s just a mess of weeds 🙂 We are so excited to be blogging.
      Bloggin’ Frogs

  13. msfay

    Hi Mrs. McKelvey & the Bloggin’ Flogs,

    Thank you for posting a comment on our class blog.

    We can see that Mrs. McKelvey is frog mad and we’re surprised there’s room for all the children in your class with all those frogs! 🙂 Your class blog is very impressive. We particularly like your Kid President videos.

    We are the Technology Threaders ( and our school is located in Dublin, Ireland. Have any of you visited Dublin yet? San Diego is a beautiful city – Ms. Fay visited California last summer and spent a few days in San Diego and really loved the city.

    Keep up the great work everybody!

    Ms Fay & the Technology Threaders

  14. Stuart Collings

    Hi Bloggin Frogs,
    This afternoon my class was playing with two frog puppets and planning on writing our own version of ‘Lester and Clyde’ for a school assembly item. One of the children rhymed frog with blog and now I have stumbled upon your blog. It must have been meant to be.
    You might like to check at our blog:
    When I video our assembly item we will have frogs on our blog as well.
    Mr Collings


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