Please look at the photograph below which is the writing provocation for this week! Start thinking of ways to incorporate the ideas you get from the photograph into an interesting story!!
Personal Reflection Week 1, by Izabella
I enjoyed the Provocation Day. I got extremely inspired by people doing short stories,directing a play and standing up for women's rights. I also enjoyed walking around, and I’m in awe with the amazing Origami creations! I really despise (No offense to anyone!) the idea of Melded Classrooms. I want to stay in my own classroom, it's just not a family anymore!!!! People think that me and Sanaa don’t work well together, but we do! Our ideas are similar and we both are creative, we don’t fight over ideas, and are fine, unless someone else is in the group that might create a fight, then, and ONLY then, might we have a small fight. Any small argument finishes in after a few seconds, though. I really don’t want to lose her during Melded Classrooms. I did enjoy writing down my passions, but I do prefer my Animal Passion over all of the ones I wrote down, then my Girls Rights, and then, finally, Herbal Remedies. I feel……. Mixed. Sad, because I don’t really want to do Melded Classrooms, Anxious, because I want to bewith Sanaa SO SO much! Confused, because, well, Final X is confusing!!! Angry because I want to stay in my class with our regular timetable. My life is turned upside down, round and round, and all wrong! Whizzing off in different directions!!! I do really hope that my group is cooperative and we don’t fight. But, I would rather NOT have MeldedClassrooms. It’s just going to tear us apart, 5MCA won’t be 5MCA!
Personal Reflection Week 1 by Emma
I’m really excited to begin the Final X but also a bit nervous. I wonder how the Final X project will turn out? I’m excited to work with people from other classes. I hope to find out what others are passionate about. I’m glad that parents were told what the project is for and about. Provocation day was quite exciting, it gave me some marvelous ideas and I really enjoyed going to each class to find inspiration for the Final X. There were some incredible things to think about while being in each class for provocation day and my passions have changed in this amount of time. I am getting more passions to think about. I’m really interested in the Final X project but I’m a bit nervous because of the melded classes. I don’t know if the teachers teach differently or if the schedule will confuse me or if I will get overwhelmed. I’m looking forward to learning more about what I want to study for the Final X which is the police and government as well as cooking but I’m hoping to research the police in Tanzania. I’m also hoping to learn about the people I’m doing my project with. I know the Final X will be an incredible experience!
Personal Reflection Week 1 by Sahana
I personally think that the Final X is going to be a great experience as there will be a lot of teamwork in this project. The provocation day was great. I met many people and they all had many different passions. Some of these passions and topics I have seen have inspired me. The provocation was a great start for the Final X and it has really got me thinking. After a while we got a paper to write down our passions. I already had one I really wanted to do. We had to write down three of our really big passions but we could always change. I was unsure what to do for the third passion but then an idea popped into my head. In my head I felt a LOT of emotions. I was happy one moment that we could have melded classrooms and then sad that we won’t have the same class. After I thought about what that meant I really don’t want to have melded classrooms because first our class is going to be completely different and then I might be separated from all my really nice friends. I also don’t want to change my class timetable. I want to have the same funny and caring class. I really do hope that my group is enthusiastic and positive about this project and that we all work hard and are all cooperative. I am really excited about my group and who they are, I also really want to know who’s my mentor. I am quite worried about the X Factor and what my group will have to show them and if we have planned well enough. But, for the positive side I am really looking forward to going through this whole journey and process.
If you can, try and go to Nafasi Art Space tomorrow, Saturday 27th February to see an amazing show by some young acrobats! The show will inspire you and if your passion is music, dance, juggling or acrobatics you might get some good ideas for the Final Exhibition!!
Please make sure you spend some time this weekend to talk with your parents about the Final Exhibition. Tell them about Provocation Day and your passions! Talk about how you feel about the Final Exhibition and the melded classroom. Show your parents how to use the padlet and ask them to make a post on the padlet! You also have to make a post on the padlet reflecting how you feel about the up coming Final Exhibition!
Tomorrow is the Friendship Duka and it is free dress as long as it's RED OR PINK OR WHITE!!!!!
Thanks to Emma for the reminder!!
It's Friendship Duka!!
Remember to bring money to buy goodies for yourself and one for your secret friend!
* Tomorrow is the Science Special Day when you can show off your wonderful boat or rocket or moving vehicle!! Good Luck!
* Tomorrow is the due date for the Science Write Up!! Good Luck!
Creative Writing February 2016 by Caroline
Read Caroline's story below and suggest a good title for it in the comment box!
Knock,Knock,Knock! Ding,Dong,Ding,Dong. The doorbell rang and the door swung open!
A man walked in slowly toward Lily and Anna. Lily and Anna are twins. They both have peach blond hair and it is long and flowy. They live in a small house on 5th Avenue, New York.
“Hello,” a voice whispered in a deep scary tone.
“He He Hello, ”mumbled Anna.
“Who are you and why are you here?” Lily shouted.
“This is for you,”whispered the man. His voice seemed to echo through the whole house. Anna and Lily were terrified by the man, They did not know what to do. The man in the black uniform and hoodie left the house and the door slammed behind him.
“What was that?” said Anna,
“I don’t know!!”
The girls did not know what to do.
First there was a strange man in their house, then the man left a weird bag right in the middle of their living room! The girls really wanted to open the bag but they were really scared and they were also really suspicious because they did not see the strange man’s face because it was covered by a hoody.
The girls sat down in front of the bag and started to fall asleep.
Anna woke up and realized something, something weird.
“THE BAG IS GONE!”yelled Anna.
Lily jumped up and started running around the house. Lily did not realize the bag was gone. She thought Anna wanted to play a game or something.
“ What! the bag is gone? You mean that bag that that weird man dropped off here last night?”
“Yes that bag!”
The girls looked all over the house and they could not find the bag. They looked everywhere but one place……..The attic!
“I am not going up there!”
“Well neither am I!!”said Anna.
“Ok, Then I guess we will never know what’s in that bag!” said Lily.
Anna stomped up the stairs and stopped to realize that it was her’s and Lily’s birthday that very day!. She ran downstairs to tell Lily about it. Lily was so surprised. They were so overwhelmed by that man who came into their house that they did not realize that it was their birthday.
They decided to take the chance and go up in the attic to see if the bag was there. When they got to the top of the stairs they said they would go up together.
“Will you go with me?” Anna said in a terrified voice.
“ Oh oh ok,” Lily mumbled.
They pulled the ladder down and walked up the ladder.
They got to the top of the ladder and opened the door…….
The whole room shouted out loud and the two girls were so surprised.
They don’t even know how they had set the party up!
“How did you guys get this party set up?”
“We used the bag!”
“I was the man that walked into your house last night!!”
“You mean you Josh, you were the man?”
“ Yes!! We wanted to have a surprize party for you two. Oh, and yes I was that man!!”
“You guys are the best friends and was that whole party really in the bag??!”
“Yes and I was the one who put all the stuff in the bag and that is why we can have our memories and we can call it the…..THE PARTY BAG!” smiled Josh.
In celebration of World Languages Week we watched, " If The World Was a Village." We looked carefully at the data and make some percentage circle graphs!
What are your thoughts?
Why is Portuguese such a widely spoken language?
What about French?
Why is that not so widely spoken?
Look at the video and make a comment about something new you found out!
Look at Carter's percentage circle graph of main languages spoken in the world. Does anything surprise you?