Grade 5 Billy Carts Made by the Students Themselves!

Grade 5 Billy Carts Made by the Students Themselves!

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Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Lizard on a Fork

Here is a video of the baby owl having dinner. We caught a cicak and my nanny put it on a fork because it kept running away. Owls will only eat living things. It has eaten a spider, frog, cicaks and cockroaches so far.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Baby Owl

Here is a picture of the baby owl that fell out of a tree into my backyard. Can you help me to find out about this owl? What kind of owl is it? What does it eat? How can I mend its broken wing?

Sunday, April 27, 2008

ANPS Seminar

Thank you to all the participants who joined my workshops at the recent seminar for National Plus schools at Sekolah Tiara Bangsa. Here is my presentation as promised. I converted the Keynote into JPEG images and then uploaded them to VoiceThread. Please leave a comment on any slide you wish. This will give you a chance to tr out this amazing webtool and at least do a tiny part of what I would have done had the Internet connections been working. Grade 5 students are invited to comment too.

Monday, April 21, 2008


Dreamworld Exhibition will be on Monday, 5th May.
Today we got many great ideas of how to make the exhibition more interactive:
We will invite classes using an airline ticket
Two pilots and a flight attendant will pick up the class to 'fly' them to the Grade 5 classroom.
There will be a security check on arrival to Dreamworld
All tourists will be issued a passport and a united like to Euro-dollar currency to be spent
They will be asked to view the world map
Each country will make a short promotion using a jingle.
All visitors will move around the exhibition getting stamps in their passport and sign the visitor books.

Sunday, April 20, 2008


Well done Grade 5 for getting 2nd place in the Choral Reading Competition and the Door Design Competition! It feels good to be recognized for hard work, doesn't it?

I know that you are very talented and personally the trophy was not important to me. What I thought was important was that you performed professionally and really connected with the audience. Hearing the audience and watching their reaction was so exciting for me.

You have tasted success Grade 5 and you know that it comes from hard work and being able to commit to the task. Don't forget to thank God in your prayers.

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Our Internet Rules

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Monday, April 7, 2008

Some of the Grade 5 Mottos

Raymond "Discipline, never give up, don't look anywhere, look forward to God"
Alizka "We save, we love, we care"
Marchell "Have friendship, have faith"
Amanda "Put your faith in God"
Hansen "Have no fear, because God is near"
Desiree "Earth, faith and God"
Andrew "Where ever you go, God will always protect you"
Kevin "Don't look back just look to God"
Brodie "Be close to God"
Mandy "Faith, honesty and bravery"
Michelle "We're together as one"
Jennifer "Protection, faith and cooperation"

Motto Maker

Here is a motto maker to make your motto in latin.
Some motto examples from America
Many different mottos and shields

Sunday, April 6, 2008

A Rhyme Machine

HI Grade 5,
This week in English we will write a national anthem for your country. Think about what you want to include. I have some tools to help you. We will do this on Thursday.

An online rhyme machine
You can use it to help write your Dreamworld's anthem.

In rhyming poems, you usually only need to rhyme the last word of each line. In other words, you don't need to make as many rhymes as possible. Don't write the fat cat with the hat sat with the bat on the mat and that was that. Instead try rhyming just the last word of each line, like this:

My family has a cat.
He's really, really fat.
He sat on daddy's hat.
Now daddy's hat is flat.
In fact, you don't even have to rhyme the last word of every line. The easiest way to write a rhyming poem is to rhyme the last word of every other line, like this:

Hercules avoided
baths and showers all week long.
Though it left him awfully dirty,
no one ever smelled so strong!
In the poem above, only the words long and strong are rhymed. So if you can think up just a few words that rhyme, you can write your own rhyming poetry.

Other good online resources

Friday, April 4, 2008

Animoto Landscape


Find the benefits, weaknesses, the biggest or longest and how and why it was formed.

Coober Pedy Hotel

Today we looked at an underground hotel in Australia. Here it is.