The UNHCR theme for World Refugee Day is : ‘They can take my home but they can not take my future.’ This week students at our school have made artworks to pay homage to refugees who never give up hope even after they have been forced to leave their homes. It is this resilience that [...]
Entries Tagged as 'Real life connections'
June 23, 2010 1 Comment · Multiculturalism, Refugee Week, Successful Language Learners·
June 17, 2010 5 Comments · 2CH in 2010·
Hi everyone, 2CH have been busy reading a text called ‘Rainbow Bird’. Firstly we discussed the setting, characters, targeted audience and the author’s opinions before looking at a summary of a text. Next we highlighted the ‘content words’ in the summary. Students played a sorting game beforehand to work out the difference between ‘content words’ [...]
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June 16, 2010 9 Comments · KH in 2010·
Kindergarten have been learning about healthy and unhealthy food in the last two weeks. We made a large Food Pyramid by cutting out pictures from brochures and sticking them in the correct food category. After that we started looking at an e-book at: http://genkienglish.net/picturebookfoodanimals.htm . The students were shown the front page which has a [...]
March 12, 2010 8 Comments · 2M in 2009·
We learnt how to work out maths problems by acting out the problem. We were super agents!
December 5, 2009 4 Comments · 4/5H in 2009·
Towards the end of the year, 4/5H were involved in a news project. First we watched what the BTN team do to make a program at: http://www.abc.net.au/news/btn/page/page-behindbtn.html Students then explored the different jobs involved in making a news program. Next the students needed to interview each other for specific jobs. They could choose to be: [...]
November 21, 2009 3 Comments · 3K in 2009, Reflection on learning·
Hi everyone. Here is 3K’s first attempt at making a documentary using photostory 3 software. They were given roles like the workers on BTN: photo editer, music librarian, sound recordist and reporter. As a documentary team, the students chose 5 images from a number of photos saved on the student share drive which were originally [...]
July 10, 2009 8 Comments · 2M in 2009, Successful Language Learners, Technology, Whole class language learning plans·
‘Tiger – the zoo keeper’ movie This video is the product of one of our first Whole Class Language Learning Plans. The class had read a book called ‘Farmer Duck’. We focused on subject-verb-object-adverbial phrase sentences (modelled in the book), comprehension strategies and the purpose of narratives (to entertain, teach lessons, expose readers to a [...]