Posts made in January, 2013

Grade 4 Film Festival

Posted on Jan 30, 2013 in Storytelling

Grade 4 Film Festival

Last Friday, the Grade 4 students hosted a Film Festival. We invited studens, parents and teachers to come to our premiere. We screened 5 amazing digital stories, made by us! The titles were: Blaze Saves The World, A Magical Adventure, Monster Challenge, Underwater Adventure and Aliens Attack. We also provided snacks for the audience to enjoy while watching our short films. During the party, the hosts explained the 5 steps we used while making a movie. The first step was imagining (or...

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Online Interview with Famous Author

Posted on Jan 22, 2013 in English, Storytelling

Online Interview with Famous Author

We were very excited to interview an award-winning children’s author this week, as part of our inquiry into story telling. Jacqueline Harvey is the author of the picture book, Sound of the Sea, the best-selling Alice-Miranda series and the new Clementine-Rose books. She has won Australian Book of the Year, YABBA and Koala awards. Her Alice-Miranda series includes 8 novels. (Learn more about Jacqueline Harvey here: http://jacquelineharvey.com.au/. And here:...

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Shadow Puppets Tell Traditional Tales

Posted on Jan 9, 2013 in Storytelling

Shadow Puppets Tell Traditional Tales

This week, we were treated to a wonderful morning of shadow puppetry. At a local theatre, we watched beautiful puppets move to music, as they narrated traditional Chinese folktales. In one story a cheeky turtle disturbed a peaceful lake; in another, some selfish squirrels learned to work together and in the final story, a Chinese god taught woodcutters the value of honesty. When we returned to class, we explained the stories to Ms O’Dwyer (who could not understand any of the Chinese...

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