Tuesday, 25 February 2014

Skype Reading

Today we read Mortimer to a grade 4 class over Skype. It was pretty interesting and something I have never done before. I think it would be fun to do that again as the children seemed to enjoy it! Havoc definitely made the experience more enjoyable for them too! I hope we do it again. 

Thursday, 20 February 2014

Quick Write-Iraq War

I found this image online when I was looking for a photo and I thought it was interesting. I think it's representing a huge part of our world in a different way. What I get out of this photo is that the great white shark, representing the Iraq war, is much bigger then anything else in the photo, meaning the war is huge and uncontrollable. I think the small fish going towards the bait are the soldiers going to be "recruited", however the shark (Iraq), is much larger then any recruiters and will eventually take over and destroy them.  

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Quick Write-Dream, Love, Talent

After writing a dream, a talent and a love on 3 scrap papers, I pulled out a talent as what to write about. The talent I chose is swimming. I have been swimming for 8 years now and I can't imagine if I lost the privilege to swim. Swimming is something I admire, if I couldn't swim I wouldn't know what to do with my time because I am so used to being in a pool. Not only is swimming something I like to do for fun, but it's my way of excercising everyday. With out that much excersize I think I would be a miserable person and I wouldn't like the way my body looked or felt. Another thing that would come along with not being able to swim anymore would be that I would loose my team. If I was unable to swim I would not see my teammates as much and I know I would drift apart from them, and they mean a lot to me so I would be very lost with out them. 

Quick Write-Which Door?

I would go through Hogwarts door. Mainly because I am most familiar with that one but also because I think it would have the most excitement beyond it. You could escape the outdoors and walk into a place full of magic and although lots of bad happens there, the journey of it all makes it seem worth it.