Friday, 29 April 2011

Quote of the week

"The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you!"


What do you thinh this quote means? Do you agree? Why? /Why not?

Have a nice weekend!

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Thursday, 28 April 2011

This is my Life Map

This is My Life Map. A series of pictures that represent important things, events or goals in my life.
Can you predict what they are?
Observe the image carefully and leave a comment.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Concert try-outs

Today you auditioned for your last concert in Primary School.

How did you feel about it?

As it is a very important event at school, we have to enjoy it and have fun while rehearsing.

All the best!

Monday, 25 April 2011

What is a fantasy story?

These are the definitions that each Y6 could build on what a fantasy story is. Click here and read them. Are there any differences or similarities in the definitions? Anything that you remembered and that you would like to add?

Hope you enjoy them!

Saturday, 23 April 2011

Strategies to understand difficult texts

Whenever you come across a difficult text, you mustn't feel discouraged and give up!

These techniques might help you!

Here are some strategies for you to follow. They might help you understand better and clearly, what you read :

  • Adjust your reading speed for a better comprehension. You might have to read at a slower pace.

  • Try summarizing after one or two paragraphs to check how much you have understood.

  • You might also want to paraphrase what you have read: that means to say, to express in your own words what you have comprehended.

  • Underline key words.

  • Write main ideas at the sides of the paragraph: such as character description, setting, conflict, and so on.

Hope they are useful and you apply them!

Have a nice Sunday!

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

How fast can you say them?


Tongue twisters are lots of fun! They're great to help you learn to speak clearly, too. Don't just read them; say them out loud. Enjoy them!! Ask your family members to say them.too.

1) Give papa a cup of proper coffee in a copper coffee cup.

2) There was a young fisher named Fischer
Who fished for a fish in a fissure.
The fish with a grin,
Pulled the fisherman in;
Now they're fishing the fissure for Fischer.

Have a nice long weekend! Rest a lot!!

Monday, 18 April 2011

Reflecting- Compulsory post for this week!

This is a COMPULSORY POST for everyone to do this week that ends on Sunday 24th. You do not need to leave a comment but if you do, you will be given housepoints. But it is important for you to complete this survey and submit it!

Please scroll down to answer all the questions. There are 5 questions in this survey. Once you complete it all, just click on SUBMIT, please! Thank you!

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Reading a Fantasy Story during Easter Break

Dear all,

This is a very short story called The Dear Little Ghost by Elia W. Peattie. You need to read it for April 26th (6A & 6B) April 27th (6C). It's very short but you might need to read it twice if you do not understand it the first time.

Hope you enjoy it! We'll discuss it in class after the Easter Break!

Friday, 15 April 2011

The Canterville Ghost

These are two sites where you will find different versions on "The Canterville Ghost" by Oscar Wilde.

Simplified version: It's much simpler than the one we read in class. Hope you enjoy them if you want to re read the story.

By the way, what do you think of this classic written by Oscar Wilde?

Have a nice weekend!!

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Quote of the week

"We shall never know all the good that a simple smile can do"

Mother Teresa

What is this quote referring to?

Tuesday, 12 April 2011

I'm boarding the plane...

Who would like to join me?

When? Where? How?

Monday, 11 April 2011

A big clap for all of you!!

All your presentations on your Mystery Stories were fantastic. You were able to present your cases through an excellent choice of items!!

We all enjoyed them a great deal. It was FUN!!

A big clap for all of you and start getting ready for the next one!!

Sunday, 10 April 2011

Have you read any Ghost Story?

If you have read any ghost story, tell us about the main characteristic that you discovered and share the part you enjoyed best, please!
Have a ncie Sunday!

Thursday, 7 April 2011

My Most Valuable Item

What is the most precious item in your life? Why?
The one thing that you cannot do without.
The thing in life you value the most.

Please answer with what pops into your head first.

Please do not over think it!

Wednesday, 6 April 2011

What do you think?

Read the article and leave a comment. What do you think? Do you think schools should follow Sick Kids Example and stop selling unhealthy food, too? Should school cancel pizza and or hamburger lunches? Why or why not? They will no longer be serving Whoppers at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto, after the fast-food restaurant closed down in the food court there last Saturday. Canada’s largest hospital for children made the choice to close down the Burger King because of its unhealthy options such cheeseburgers and French fries, which are high in fat and salt. The hospital is meant to offer healthy food choices for the visitors and staff. A doctor at Sick Kids named Vishal Avinashi started a Facebook group called, “Burger King should NOT be allowed to operate at Sick Kids Hospital.” There are 265 members in the group, and more are joining each day. Avinashi tried to raise awareness of the messages that the hospital is sending by offering unhealthy options. He says the hospital is, “setting the wrong example” by allowing fast-food restaurants to sell unhealthy food there. Since child obesity rates are at an all-time high in Canada, having an unhealthy, fast-food restaurant didn’t match the hospital’s goals of fostering healthy eating. Even though Burger King was closed down, the food court at Sick Kids still offers options such as Pizza Pizza. On the Facebook group, members are now pushing for these unhealthy options to also be closed down as well.

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Monday, 4 April 2011

A video for reflecting

Take your time and check out this video which is worthwhile watching.
What do you think? I want good reflections. Try to avoid including comments such as "A nice video", please.
How could you make a difference to this world?
How could you start thinking differently?
Hope you enjoy it as much as I did!

Friday, 1 April 2011


Just a reminder about some of our blogging rules for you to reflect:

  • Write positively and respectively: avoid rudeness, insulting comments, personal attacks or purposeless comments.

  • You are an ambassador for St Andrew's School.

  • Stick to the topic of the post you are writing about.

  • Be respectful in commenting and/or posting.

  • No posting meaningless threads such as one word or short non-sense comments.

If you want to read all the blogging rules, click here.

Have a nice weekend!!