Monday, 16 October 2017

Odd toy

Steve brought in a very odd 55 year old toy his parents gave him when he was a sick child! 
I made a sample story map for Captain Underpants 
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Saturday, 14 October 2017

Random images for a sunny (Finally) Sunday

To hell with working today. I'm going to enjoy the sunshine on this springy Sunday.
The good 'doctor', creating the Grinch!
Gothic. Reading ghost stories at the moment.
Fattening too?
Taking a while.
Not waving....drowning!
Don't forget.
Love to play this.
My worse nightmare.
1930s Hobbit images
Australia looking very poor in this graphic.Below OECD!

Friday, 13 October 2017

I thinks it's supposed to make you feel uncomfortable

"To Kill a Mockingbird" is being removed from a junior-high reading list in a Mississippi school district.

The Sun Herald reports that Biloxi administrators pulled the novel from the 8th-grade curriculum this week. School board vice president Kenny Holloway says the district received complaints that some of the book's language "makes people uncomfortable."

Published in 1960, the Pulitzer Prize-winning novel by Harper Lee deals with racial inequality in a small Alabama town.

A message on the school's website says "To Kill A Mockingbird" teaches students that compassion and empathy don't depend upon race or education. Holloway says other books can teach the same lessons.

The book remains in Biloxi school libraries.

Saturday morning can mean only one thing....

....laying in bed, leisurely brunch, walk in the gardens, bit of shoppin... nup! Up to school to clean and prepare for week 2!
I finished about 11, a lazy 3hours! Then I popped into the Rotary book fair and picked up some bargains! ( photos below)
Black Arrow is a great find. I nearly bought one in Castlemaine the other day but this abridged one will be much better. I'll put my Ramose unit up on TPT tomorrow after I finish it this afternoon....what...more work on a weekend!

Thursday, 12 October 2017

Busy at work on our new themes

We have started Canterville Ghost tasks, I finished the story this morning. We finished matchbox stories
My Prep girl has now started on Fables and we started with The Ants and the Grasshopper
My grade 3 student is studying Captain Underpants
I found my Ramose books. I'll have to order the fourth one. This weekend I'll give my old 2003 unit a facelift. I'll put it on TPT later in the week along with my Canterville Ghost unit 


Books and libraries, books and libraries....