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Famous Victorians – What’s Your Story – Book Week 2015

book week 2015As part of Book Week our librarian organised for the year 5/6’s to visit the Melbourne Museum and the The State Library of Victoria. When we went to the State Library of Victoria we were greeted by a teacher librarian and went over to the Workshop. There she explained that we were to pick one of 7 famous Australians (Ned Kelly, Vida Goldstein, John Batman, John Pascoe Fawkner, William Buckley, ST Gill or William Barack) and research their lives. We used Ergo to research and Animoto to create our video. In our video we had to include 3 facts, 2 questions and 1 thought.    The hour we spent there was worthwhile and we had a lot of fun.

After all that we had a tour of the State Library and found out that the Library had a 100 year-old biscuit; it was a pity that we couldn’t see it. We got to travel back in time by looking at artwork; we saw Melbourne transform from a small colony to a lively community. Another interesting fact we learnt was that Redmond Barry was the one who opened the State Library and was also the judge who sentenced Ned Kelly to death. Overall the experience was very enjoyable.

Written by Anna and Mathew

Storybird – Artful story telling – Our Stories

Recently in our class we had the opportunity of using the Storybird website to write our own picture storybooks using the wonderful art provided. We really enjoyed writing and used the visual cues to help create interesting short stories.

Here are the first of the completed short stories.

We hope you enjoy reading them as much as we enjoyed writing them.

Congratulations to Travis, Anna, Kelvin, Trinity and Jade

for each successfully publishing their first short story.

 

What do you enjoy the most about using Storybird? 

We Are All Born Free – Amnesty International

Our Religious Education Unit at the moment is Mission Possible.

It deals with looking at issues of justice and injustice, not only in the time of Jesus,

but also in our world today.

We began our unit by looking at the Declaration of Human Rights.

We read the book

We are all born free.

We acknowledge and thank Amnesty International for the following video.

Take a closer look at the charter of Human Rights.

Here is an easier way to understand the Charter:

Click on the image below to find more videos on the Declaration of Human Rights

we are all born free

The Piano – Animation by Aidan Gibbons, Music by Yann Tiersen

The Piano – Amazing Animation by Aidan Gibbons, Music by Yann Tiersen

We acknowledge and thank Aidan Gibbons and Yann Tiersen for this wonderful and amazing animation.

As part of our RE unit this term on New Beginnings,

we watched the above animation called the Piano.

It fitted in well with our discussion of memories, and losing people we love.

As part of Literacy, and RE, we wrote narratives based on the animation.

We enjoyed writing our short stories, and we hope you enjoy reading some of the finished pieces. 

Please feel free to leave a comment.

POLAR OPPOSITES by Karl Tyson

Our thanks to Karl Tyson for this very cute video “Polar Opposites”. 

The characters have so much personality, and they certainly teach us a lesson.

Practice and patience certainly pay off, as does lending a helping hand.

What did you think about these cute characters?

How would you behave in a similar situation?

Would you do something special for a friend who is feeling down,

without expecting thanks?

VOKI STORY OF THE WEEK – Aaron, Samantha, Kimi and Kevin

Congratulations to

Aaron, Samantha, Kimi and Kevin!

Your stories have made it to

Voki Story of the Week!

We hope you enjoy listening to

Aaron, Samantha, Kimi and Kevin’s short stories.

Again, please wait for the Voki to load, since it may be slow.

         

     

VOKI STORY OF THE WEEK – Christine, Tommy, Vincent and Shenell

Congratulations to

Christine, Tommy, Vincent and Shenell!

Your stories have made it to

Voki Story of the Week!

We hope you enjoy listening to

Christine, Tommy, Vincent and Shenell’s short stories.

Again, please wait for the Voki to load, since it may be slow.

    

       

The Scarecrow

Watch this short video.

What messages do you think it is sending the viewers?

Does it fit in with our healthy eating studies?

Have you ever stopped to think about the food we eat

and where it actually comes from?

How does the scarecrow feel and how do these feelings change

as he travels through the story?

How does this short video make you feel?

Does it make you more aware of what’s going on in the food industry?

Is this a persuasive advertisement for or against fast food?

Or is the video just as advertisement for a new food chain?