Friday, May 11, 2012

My Mum

My Mum is amazing, that’s why I love her. She is my best friend and someone I can trust.

Every morning at 6:30 she’ll get up, prepare lunch, and get my siblings reading for school. She is a helpful Mother.

When I’m sad she would be by my side asking for help. She’d always be there for me in times when I need her. My Mum cares about my learning by helping and pushing me to achieve my goals. She is a caring Mother.

She always makes me laugh and keeps a BIG smile on my face.
My Mum is a loving person because she cares for her family and always provides a home for us. My Mum is like an angel, by protecting me from danger. I love her with all my heart and no one will take her away from me. She’s my one and only guard who watches over me.

I thank God for this amazing gift!!!

The Matchbox



WEEK 2 Chapter 2
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Matchbox
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
ROLES:
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR
Agnes

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?


  • Why does Ginetta put her odds with people in authority?
  • Why does her parents hide the newspapers they bring from Switzerland ?
  • Who are the characters in the second chapter?
  • What is the second chapter about ?
  • Where is chapter two based?
SUMMARY DIRECTOR-
Ofa

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.

Chapter 2 talks about Ginetta’s family and what she does with her life.
Her Mom is Jewish and her Dad is Catholic. This happened in 1937 to 1940. During this time Ginetta would help care for the sick and poor.

While she was working, Ginetta would dream of her summer holidays. Climbing the mountains and living in the stone house with the old shepherd and his wife.
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR
Dorothy

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.
  • Physicians - a person who is skilled in the art of healing and is legally qualified to practise medicine.
  • Smuggler - to import or export goods secretly.
Selection Director
Lavinia
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
Book Title: The Matchbox
Pages to read: 7-9
Today’s Date: Thursday 26 April 2012
  • “Ginetta’s parents, her Jewish mama, Rosa, and her Catholic papa, Dario, both physicians”.
  • “One day her teacher was praising Italy’s dictator, Mussolini”.
  • “Ginetta and her friends would save the lives of many innocent people”.

The Matchbox


WEEK 3 Chapter 4

TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Matchbox
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAgnes, Dorothy, Lavinia and Ofa
ROLES:
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR
Lavinia
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 chapter? 7/5
What was Ginettas nickname? 7/5
What was inside the suitcase? 8/5
Why was Ginetta disguised as a cleaning lady? 8/5
Where was Ginetta when the suitcase broke? 9/5
Why was the name ‘Topolino’ given to Ginetta? 9/5





SUMMARY DIRECTOR-
Dorothy
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.

Chapter 4 page 14&15, talks about Ginetta and her jobs. Her first underground job was in a city hall. During the next two and a half years, Ginetta was a researcher, a spy, a courier, a secretary for the Air Force, a cleaning lady, and a smuggler.
The truth was hard, in the war years. The newspapers were full of propaganda, but it didn’t report the truth.
One day Ginetta carried a cardboard suitcase which was filled with secret newspapers. As Ginetta stopped on a tram, her suitcase hinges fell apart and the newspapers flew out everywhere.
Ginetta hurried to pick it up and walked for miles to her flat.
Ginetta  wore many disguises. She dressed as a cleaning lady. Ginetta was sent to the Swiss border to pick up a knapsack. She had to do take it to her friend. When Ginetta returned, the central train station was bombed. As she walked, two officials were checking passengers bags for contraband. Ginetta tried to walk through. Ginetta reached for her knapsack and went to meet Nino who took her knapsack to the bank. “The knapsack was full of money to help families and prisoners.”
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR
Ofa
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.
*Propaganda - rumors are spread to help or harm a person or group, page 14.

*Concierge - a doorkeeper, page 15.

*Rendezvous - a meeting or appointment, page 15.

Selection Director
Agnes
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

*During the next two and a half years , she was a researcher, a spy, a courier, a secretary for the Air Force, a cleaning lady and a smuggler. Page:14

^I chose this sentence because it tells us how longs it has been since her parents were taken and her past jobs.

*They clipped and gathered information for secret newspapers, then risked carrying them to distant towns, even though the penalty for being caught was death . page:14

^I chose this sentence because it shows that this job is important for Ginetta and that she would risk her life for this job

*When Ginetta finally stepped off the train , hoisting her heavy load , a german soldier reached for her suitcase “Signorina,” he said , “may I help you?” Ginettas legs turned to jelly.

^I chose this because it tells us Ginetta was nervous.








My first basketball experience!

“Yay finally!, it’s time to play basketball”. I couldn’t wait to play. It was Room 7’s first experience of basketball on a lovely Tuesday morning. Rush, rush, rush everyone rushed in a messy line to the courts.

“Good morning” said a tall man. He was Coach Bruce. He introduced himself and said he was from New York. Woow, I could recognize it from his voice.

The first thing I learnt was how to dribble the ball. It was challenging for me. I kept losing the ball. But at the end I got better and better.

We went into four groups then played a little game. It was a fun game. The four groups had a coloured cone. My group had a red cone. Every coloured cones were spread out. Everyone had to run and dribble the ball to turn their cone around, back and forth. I had heaps of fun but it still was really hard. “Phew! I was sweating already.”

“Stop, times up!” yelled Coach Bruce. Ohhhh, I had a lot of fun and didn’t want it to end. It was a awesome, new experience. Everyone left the courts and saw Room 6 on their way. Yay I couldn’t wait to come back next Tuesday for another fun experience. What an experiment!