Children & War

May 20, 2009

Hi Girls, what a long time it has been since we really collaborated using our blog.  Now that we have mostly decided how we will respond to our individual reading about children and war I thought I would add this information to our blog. 

LG – No Gun for Asmir & Asmir in Vienna – Christobel Mattingley
        Project TBA

LE – Hana’s Suitcase – Karen Levine
A suitcase of significant items from the story accompanied by a commentary of the contents and why you chose them.

RL – Sadako and the Thousand Cranes – Chantelle Greenhills
A suitcase of significant items from the story accompanied by a commentary of the contents and why you chose them.

AK – Sadako and the Thousand Cranes – Chantelle Greenhills
A display of paper cranes and a re-enactment of a significant event from the story.

AI – The Diary of Anne Frank -
A poster about the story of Anne Frank and the times in which she lived.

JT -  The Diary of Anne Frank
A powerpoint presentation about the story of Anne Frank and the times in which she lived.

CW – Sadako and the Thousand Cranes – Chantelle Greenhills
A suitcase of significant items from the story accompanied by a commentary of the contents and why you chose them.

GF – TBA

SM – TBA

Your project is due for presentation to the group during weeks 9 & 10 of this term (Friday 19th & 26th June).  In assessing your project I will be looking to see:

1.  How well you relate to the story and the main protagonist.
2.  Connections made between this story and the group reading done last term (Once – Morris Gleitzman and Hana’s Suitcase – Karen Levine
3.  The quality and innovation of the finished project. 
4.  Enthusiasm and application to the task. 

This week – Friday 22nd. 
This Friday you should spend our session planning and/or constructing your project or reading your chosen text.  As we work we will talk about our topic and the books you are reading.  The topic of Children & War is very emotional and sharing our thoughts on the tragedy of war and the impact it has on children may help us understand and deal with some of our emotions as we learn from history. 

In the meantime please use our blog to exchange ideas and talk about the books we are reading. 

I look forward to our session on Friday!

Mrs B. 

How to use our blog

March 22, 2009

In the top right-hand corner of our blog you will find a hyperlink to pages specific to the books we are reading.  I have sent you each an email with the password for each of our pages.  I have added this password feature to ensure that only people we invite into our blog can read or comment on the pages of our blog.  You need to read our blog pages to learn about the activities I would like you to complete, we will discuss these activities further when we next meet.  Feel free to leave a comment on any of the pages of our blog.

Happy reading and blogging.  

Mrs. B.