Friday, September 30, 2011

"Miss there's a shark in the library"

Shark browsing for books!
Photos from the other day when Mr Greenfield bought his birthday present to school.  His Mother loves him very much and bought him a remote controlled shark for his birthday. He does duty in the library at lunchtime and is usually found at The Last Card League table but not this day.

It isn't every day you have a shark 'swimming' between the shelves and harassing the teachers!  There was a lot of humming of the theme from the movie Jaws, there was the occasional student who didn't see or hear it coming and who looked up and got a huge fright, and there was much hilarity.  Oh how we laughed!

It could even be turned into a science lesson.  You could see the different thermodynamics and temperature changes as the shark 'swam' from place to place, you could see how the weight altered direction and diving.  It was pretty awesome!
Ms Harford attempts to speak shark

Lets see if we can creep up on them
Miss, there's a shark in the pit!

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Matched by Ally Condie

I thought Matched might be a little more suited to girls rather than guys when I first picked it up but it is proving to be popular with the boys as well.  It's a great read, lots to think about and mull over. It really appeals to those who have been all caught up in The Hunger Games, and who are looking for something new to try.

Cassia lives in a world where everything is perfectly matched to her.  Her food is perfectly measured to the amount of energy she needs, her job is chosen on the attributes she has, she has exactly the right amount of clothing for her needs.  It is all sorted out from birth, even the number of children she will have and when she will die.  Her future life partner is also matched to her.  When she attends the ceremony to meet her perfect match something weird goes on, her perfect match may not be the right match.  This sets her on a path which is untrodden in her world, she is challenging basic concepts of their society, what will happen when the rules she has grown up with need to be challenged.

Matched has a great website.  Below is the booktrailer.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Lord Of The Rings Speakalong - a BookGang event

Image from Goodreads
One BookGang to rule them all

The BookGang Presents –
the Speakalong Lord Of The Rings

We are going to recite the script along with the movie – awesome!!!
Come and read along to the script while we watch the LOTR movie, The Fellowship Of The Ring - includes sound effects!
In the school library, 6.30pm, Wednesday the 5th October.
BookGang Members Only (and staff of KHS)
RSVP- Ms Schaumann ASAP


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