What: Children’s Book Festival
Where: The State Library of Victoria
More information available by clicking on the image below.
As a class we have spoken many times about the ‘craft of writing’.
Powerful writing creates a strong image and stirs emotions in the mind of the reader.
In this, your second Gold Diary entry, you must do just that.
Can you put into words what it must have been like for many who travelled to Australia in search of fortune, in search of a better life?
Those that left their home and families behind knowing that there was little hope of returning to their loved ones.
Can you capture that moment?
A play on words or is ‘Bob’ playing with words?
You be the judge. Tell me what you think and why.
Watch the video clip. ( Sorry once again…this cannot be viewed at school.)
Alternatively you can obtain the video from the ‘to collect folder’ on students.
Selecting a book that will capture your interest and fuel your imagination is often a difficult thing to do.This is especially true for children who are reluctant readers.
Ellie, Sam, Kate and Jack have shared their favourite authors.
Click on fullscreen to view their contributions.
Speaking of the dying art of script writing, Abbott and Costello, a comedy duo straight out of the 1940’s , say it all. Can you work out who is on 1st, 2nd, 3rd and the other fielding positions? Listen carefully, oh..and laugh if you wish. Let me know when you have worked it out. You may be rewarded.
This is a ‘You Tube’ video and as such can only be viewed at home.
For your information: This very clever comedy routine is featured in the USA’s Baseball Hall of Fame.
As a way of recognising the success of the Student Learning Portfolio Presentations and celebrating a gratifyting semester’s work, Mr Rogers and I decided to reward the students with a special treat.
I’m guessing the movie “The Court Jester” was not on their ‘must see list’. After all, how could a movie filmed in 1955, staring a cast of unknown actors and with no ‘wiz-bang’ special effects to speak of, capture their attention any longer than an ant’s heart beat?
How? …the dying art of clever script writing.
What did the harshest critics think? Visit the student blogposts titled The Court Jester.
There is no doubt that the average 12 year old has definite opinions on many topics and is more than capable of arguing the point when it counts. Putting pen to paper or fingers to keyboards to communicate an opinion challenges the most capable of students.
This week we have viewed the Behind the News segement dedicated to discussing social networking sites and related issues such as user safety and privacy. Below are some examples of the student’s written responses to the question “Social Networking Sites-Whose Responsibility?”
Thankyou to Jordan and Jordan, Kate, Sam, Aimee and Jared for sharing their opinions.