Wednesday, 31 August 2016

Wednesday is LOTE day

Italian with Lucy and then Japanese with Simone.

Bulbs looking great

Tuesday, 30 August 2016

Japanese competition posters on display

Finished Northern Lights characters in a match box sample.
We will be visiting the Ballarat Art Gallery on Thursday. Part of the visit will be devoted to checking out Lisa Anderson's superb Journey's Due North which links in well with Northern Lights.
More photos on Thursday.
Art Gallery photos from this afternoon 

Lovely old portico outside the art gallery.
Japanese poster competition entrants on display in the Ballarat Library.

Monday, 29 August 2016

Map of literary London

New graphic novels

I bought some new graphic novels to suit everyone's taste.
Today I worked on some work samples for our upcoming unit for Northern Lights. 
Below an armoured bear and matchbox character guide. 

My grade 3 girl is working on Heidi.
We are currently finishing off work for Kidnapped. Today they have started making their plastic model ships. We don't have a Covenant model so we are making do with the Cutty Sark.
My wife working on her money lap book which you can buy on TPT. 
The grade 6 kids will be using it at Glen Park from tomorrow. 

Friday, 26 August 2016


My collegue, Principal of Little Bendigo, Karolina doesn't drive down Springs Road at the moment because of the kangaroos. These three were on the road when I drove up and then jumped the fence into the reservoir. I'll have to start being more careful especially in the early morning.
I popped up to school to get some paper work done and out of the way and also to clean. I finished the update of the Heidi unit and did some work on units for Northern Lights and Leviathan before heading home.

One of my jobs was to update our data wall with data from NAPLAN ( we got our results this week) and add student opinion data. Parent opinion data should be out next month.
Camel by the fence.

BFG teaching ideas included

Below is a link to my Blooms taxonomy literature unit for James and the Giant Peach PLUS teaching ideas for Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Charlie and the Great Glass Elevator, Matilda, Fantastic Mr Fox, Danny the Champion of the World and more. This huge (over 120 pages) unit includes craft and creative writing responses, graphic organisers, samples and photos of student learning, puzzles and much more!
NOW it includes recently completed activities for the BFG!
Click here for TPT:

Thursday, 25 August 2016


Spring flowers

Story maps and wanted poster for Kidnapped.

Second last session at gym

I am reading Northern Lights at the moment. Just over half way. I will start Leviathan after that.

Book Week next week. Every week is book week at Glen Park!

Sovereign Hill visit

We are starting a maths unit on money next week so I thought we might visit the Ballarat Gold Museum and see a gold pour at Sovereign Hill. We also a bit of an explore and a great sit down lunch.
Photos below

This gold was worth $170000!

We had a fantastic day, with great weather, some lollies and terrific lunch. We also found some gold!