An exciting start to our Monday this week as we had a parcel to open. Our set of Artist Trading Cards from 5/6 UPPS had arrived. After conducting a swift bit of sticky tape surgery we had the parcel open. Inside were lots of little parcels full of trading cards made especially for us by our trading partners in 5/6 JC.
We had great fun with a lucky dip, choosing, before sitting down to take in the great artwork sent to us. Each set of cards had a theme and many could be put together to create great scenes. There were collages, pencil drawings, bright texta masterpieces, trucks, meandering paths, brick walls and many more. We have had great fun trading and our class is keen to do some more. Thanks very much to Miss Crowther and 5/6 JC for the fantastic artwork. Follow the link to see their art on show in one of their blog posts.
After such an exciting start to the day our Monday speakers waited until after recess to share their work. First of all we heard all about the book by Enid Blyton called The Folk of the Faraway Tree. It was first published in 1946 and has been reprinted many times. Our speaker used great eye contact to keep us interested as she described the characters and she just referred to her dot point notes a few times during her talk. She didn’t let slip all the plot details and left us wondering about the threat to the tree. Many of us had also read the story and it was great to hear that the reason for choosing this book was that others in her family had also enjoyed reading the stories about this amazing tree.
Next in line to share was our Word of the Moment finder for the week. This week’s word relates to the questions were are asking about Space in our class. It is a noun and our speaker shared the plural form of the word – nebulae. A nebula is nursery of the Universe – a place where scientist believe that new stars form.
Last of all was the sharing of a video. Something to inspire us. This time our speaker chose a very different type of video and some of the class did not believe that it fitted into the category of inspiring us. Our speaker did introduce the video first and gave her reasons. She firmly believed that this could inspire us by making us think about the ideas explained. Watch the clip and please leave us comment to tell us what you think. Is this inspiring? What inspiration can we take away from it?
I was inspired and intrigued by the behaviour of water on the International Space Station. I admired the great way in which Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield explained the different way that water behaves in the Space Station and how his film clips have made more people aware of the International Space Station that circles above us.
Please leave a comment on this post letting us know your thoughts. What makes a film clip inspirational? What inspires you? Have you read any Enid Blyton books? Have you an interesting fact about our universe to share?