Rainbow Tweets


Posted by Miss Crowther | Posted in Collaboration, Literacy, Twitter | Posted on May 14, 2014

We have started a new Twitter project! It is exciting to be working with our old friends Mrs Monaghan and Class 2 in England and Mrs Yollis and her third graders in America again and our new friends Ms Shannon and the Tipperary Station children in Australia’s Northern Territory.

Our last Twitter project had a number focus and this one has a literacy focus; poetry.  Each week we focus on a certain colour, take photos of objects that are the focus colour and write a short poem to match. We are working our way through the colours of the rainbow (in order) and this week the spotlight is on YELLOW.


Red  Orange  Yellow  Green  Blue  Indigo  Violet


There are easy ways to remember the order of the colours in a rainbow:

1. Use the acronym ROY G BIV.  Think of it as a boy’s name. Roy is his first name, his middle initial is G and his last name is Biv.

2. Use the mnemonic Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.

Here are this week’s YELLOW photos and poems so far:

(Click on them to make them bigger)


Twitter 1


Twitter 2


Twitter 3


Twitter 4


Twitter 5


Click HERE to read Mrs Yollis’ post about our Twitter project.  We are using #clrpoem. If you search Twitter using the hashtag you will be able to read everyone’s poems about all the colours we’ve done so far.

It is interesting looking at everyone’s photos and seeing things from around the world. Probably the most amazing thing we have found out so far is that two children fly to school in a helicopter every day! We are not even half way through the rainbow so we wonder what else we will discover!


What YELLOW things should we take photos of this week?


What GREEN photos should we take next week?


How do you remember the colours of the rainbow?


Comments (18)

I have never heard of any acronym for the rainbow colours. This is something new that I have learnt. You are never to old to learn that’s for sure!
A yellow house T-shirt would be a good photo for this week or the banana that I am having for lunch, but you will need to be quick!
Mrs Laffan

I think Ethan and Emily should watch Richmond play this weekend, then they would see lots of Yellow, and black.

I think that these are all great and cool. I think that this project is going to be the best one yet! Happy picture taking!

From Marnie

Hello everyone,

1. Honestly, I think that we should take a photo of the main building.

2. I think we should take a photo of the trees because they are green.

3. Use the mnemonic Richard Of York Gave Battle In Vain.

Thank you for your time 🙂

From Nick

How about we take a photo of a yellow budgee for our next yellow photo?

By Hayden

Hey everybody! time for my opinion on what we should take photos of this week!

Something yellow: I could bring in a nice, ripe, lemon.
Something green: I could bring in a shovel or rake
How I remember the colours of the rainbow: I honestly don’t have any way of remembering the colours of the rainbow, it’s just they’re in my head at the right time and spot.

Remember, this is how I have replied to things here so it’s all my opinion and truth, and I will see you next time!

Hey 5/6s,

It’s Laikyn and I really love the idea of doing the rainbow photos. I think we will find a lot of cool things to take photos of and post them.

Some of the things that I think we can take photos of are:
1. Green football oval
2. Yellow flowers
3. The yellow monkey bars


From Laikyn

Hello Everyone,

Yellow things to take photos of:
1.I think we should take a photo of the car park.
2.The main building.
3.Noughts and crosses on the play ground.
4.The MacDonald’s play ground.
5.The yellow m.a.b.
6.One of the yellow hands.
7.Some of our graphs.
8.Our fluency on the café a wall.
9.The wattle tree.
10.The tickled onion book.

Green things to take photos of:
1.Our new football oval.
2.Noughts and crosses on the play ground.
3.Our veggie patch.
4.The old school building.
5.The big tree above the sand pit.
6.basketball court.
7.A green chair.
8.A tree.
9.An apple.
10.Green cushion.

I like to use the ROY G BIV.

BYE Everyone.

Hi everyone,

I am excited to do the colour project this term.
For the green week we could take a photo of our footy oval and do a poem.
I don’t have a particular way of remembering the rainbow but the one I know is:

Got to pack up for the end of the day!

Happy Blogging! 🙂 🙂 🙂

Hi Miss Crowther, Mrs Placek and all the students in 5/6

What a great idea for a new challenge. It will be interesting to see your photos and poetry show up in our twitter stream.

I think that it would be great if you were able to take a photograph of leaf hopper or another green insect. It might be very difficult though as first you would need to find one and they camouflage very well in among the leafy green of a garden and then they might fly away when you get near.

What about a picture of all the shades of green that you could find amongst your art supplies? That might be easier.

Looking forward to reading more of your poetry.


Mrs S

Dear 5/6 team,
We are totally enjoying the #clrpoem project – finding photos to send you is excellent fun! I am very excited about next week because Spring has just hit Yorkshire with full force, and I think you will suffer from green envy at the great and gorgeous greenness of our surroundings!
Your Aussie Rules football pic caused us great confusion – that is NOT a football! Tomorrow we will be responding to you with a picture of a REAL football, i.e. one which is the proper shape, from the home of Football, England. Not of your funny shaped stuff!
Your very English friend,
Mrs Monaghan

Hello Mrs Monaghan,

We are enjoying #clrpoem too.

We thought you would get a chuckle out of our yellow football! It most certainly is a football!! It will be our turn to be confused when we see the picture of your soccer/football.

It is a bit greener over here now and the grass is no longer brown and crunchy beneath our feet. Can’t wait to see your lovely lush fields. Are there any lambs yet?

Miss Crowther

Hi Class,
I think this project is going to be one of the best we’ve had, if not, the best!
Some of things we could take photos of that are yellow are:
A yellow lemon
A banana
Some green things are:

I don’t really have a way to remember the colours of the rainbow but ROY G BIV is a great idea.
What do you think we should do for blue?

From Bailey 🙂

Hi Bailey,

Whenever I think of something blue I always think of the Cookie Monster cupcakes I made. The food dye worked well for the cupcakes, but made everything else blue as well! Oops!

Mrs Placek


The photo of the bike is making me hungry right this second :’)
I’ll just answer this question below because this post is pretty old 🙂

How do you remember the colours of the rainbow?
Well, the rainbow has bright colours and the colours that I love so yeah!

Happy blogging 🙂 :0

🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 Billie 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Heyy peeps 🙂 🙂 🙂 ): 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

What YELLOW things should we take photos of this week?
The yellow screen on the T.V in our class room

What GREEN photos should we take next week?
A photo of my green nerd glasses 🙂

How do you remember the colours of the rainbow?
I remember the colours of the rainbow by colour code which has been stuck in my head since grade 4.

Bye for now 🙂
Happy Blogging 🙂

Tanyshah 🙂 🙂 🙂 ;):) 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

Hi everyone,

I think that this week we should have our yellow slide for the week. And next time we should do the bush because all the trees are all lush and green. For the rainbow week my idea is my rainbow loom box. It has the rainbow colour order in the box so that reminds me of the rainbow.

Got to go!

Hi everyone,

I think that doing challenges with other classes on Twitter is a great way to communicate. It makes classes more interesting. I think that we could have gotten a picture of Eureka for yellow and maybe for green we could do the Daintree forest.

I actually don’t know the colours of the rainbow.

I have had a great time doing blogs and tweets and I hope I can still do something like it in high school!

bye for now
from Alicia

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