Monday, 14 October 2013

The original nutty professor

Another typical spring day. Sunshine one minute and raining the next. They're ploughing the paddock next door to the school( refer to the photos below) at the moment. probably potatoes for chip making or turnips for cattle food. We finished reading The Incredible Adventures of Professor Branestawm. It is a very eccentric and old fashioned sort of book but the kids enjoyed it.

They have finished a missing persons poster for the Professor, a mini reader, a Heath Robinson type invention and a Y chart for the Professor's inventing room. ( photo of their work on display below)Check out the unit plan on TPT.

We start reading The Invisible Man tomorrow? We've just read the chapter in The Wizard of Oz where the Wizard floats away in his balloon leaving Dorothy behind. In the movie that is almost the end but in the book we still have a third to go. if you haven't read the original book before then give it a go, there is a lot more too it than what you see in the movie. My students are also reading a graphic novel version of The Marvelous land of Oz and will have work to do on that once they have finished it.

I will post my Wizard of Oz unit later in the week.

I had a visit this afternoon from my old RNL ( Regional Network Leader) Julie McMahon. it was great to catch up and have a chat about future directions in education.

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