Thursday, June 28, 2012

This is a video that is all about some of the vocabulary that we encounter in Maths.  How many of the terms do you know?

Friday, June 1, 2012

Reflective writing - online novel study

In our classroom, we all have a novel study that we are working with. My group, the Einsteins, are reading an action book called ‘The Angel Experiment.’ This week our task is to look closely for new and interesting vocabulary.  Along with that, we are trying to determine what we like or dislike about the story, We MUST give reasons for these likes or dislikes.

This novel is about 6 kids that have some strange powers, but I’ll tell you more about those another time. One of the main characters is Max. Max has wings, is the leader of the group and is tough and fearless. Now you might be thinking that Max sounds like a great guy who looks out for his friends...well he is.  Now, here is the first twist in the story...Max is a girl! Believe it or not SHE fights mutant erasers (wolf people) that have a massive army and is a great leader and friend to her clan.

One of the things that I really enjoy about this book is that there are a lot of different emotions and innumerable action scenes. I love stories that have a bit of magic in them and it always helps if authors use great vocabulary to help hook you into their world.

Our online novel is a great place to share our thoughts and ideas as we read the book.  It challenges us to think about the great vocabulary that we are reading, and it gives us the chance to wonder about things as we read.  I feel like I’m actually participating in the adventures instead of just reading a bunch of words.  It helps me to see what my classmates are thinking as they read the novel with me.  

I’m really looking forward to continuing on this reading journey.  I have read other novels, but this one is definitely the best.  My reasons...action galore, powerful vocabulary and the opportunity to share my thoughts with classmates.  

This book is a MUST READ! You will not be disappointed.