Friday, April 27, 2012

The Matchbox

WEEK 1
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Matchbox
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
ROLES: Discussion Director - Dorothy
Word Finder Director - Agnes
Selection Director - Ofa
Summary Director - Lavinia
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR
Dorothy

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?


Who are the characters in the first chapter?
What is the first chapter about?
What is the most important part of the chapter?
Where did the story take place?
How did the war begin, and why?
How long did the war last for?
When did the World war ll start?
SUMMARY DIRECTOR-
Lavinia

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.

The first chapter in The Matchbox is about a girl named Ginetta. The story is based about her life. Ginetta’s adventures in The Matchbox happen between 1937 and 1945. During this time a man named Benito Mussolini ruled Italy.

In 1936, Italy, Germany and Japan banded together to support each other as they tried to take over the world. This was the start of World War II in 1939.
Although 6 countries from all over the world tried to stop them, the war lasted for 6 years.
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR
Agnes

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.
Prologue : Contents page
A prologue is a introduction . The introduction provides some background information about the story.
Selection Director
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PART

Put the page number and the paragraph number
Page 6 on Paragraph 1, 2 and 3

*World War 2 started in 1939
*Millions of innocent people, many of them Jewish, were killed and imprisoned
*The war raged for six years
*A man named Benito Mussolini ruled Italy, controlling the press, radio and schools
I chose these parts because they are sad and it’s telling some information about the 2nd World War.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Retreat!

My 2 days at St. Francis centre was a wonderful experience. I have learnt a lot of leadership skills. I also learnt to not be afraid and stand up for myself.

As I lit my first candle, I prayed for the year 8’s to receive God’s direction on our new journey.
So we can become great confident leaders, at our school.

The 1st day of retreat was amazing! My highlight was making our ark. We studied the story of Noah and the ark. The year 8’s got their buddies and each got a bag, of twigs, paper, cardboard, plastic paper and fake money. Lisi, Robertanna's aunty had the tape. We had to buy it off her. Lucky, I had $65 in my bag. We started making our arks. I was with Angelica and Ilaisaane. We had to put 3 stones in our ark, so we tried making it big to balance it.

Well guess what? When we finished everyone went to the fish pond and our one sank first! That was unexpected. I expected it to stay on the top. Well it didn’t. We saw who’s ark was still floating. Actually the small, light arks were floating. I think our one sank because it was pretty heavy. Do you know who won? Well I’ll tell you, It was Lavinia’s team, Zephaniah, Rolland and Siu’s team. “Congrats” said everyone, who lost!

I had the best of fun spending time with the year 8 students and enjoyed every bit of it
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