I can't believe it. Another week has gone by. As I came back from camp late Friday night I didn't even get to share what happened last week, will have to spread it out over the next few days as we had some amazing experiences.
However, looking forward some more exciting things happening.
New products. I always get so excited when we put up new products and we have put up the remainder of our Natural Disaster activities and foldables plus also combined them into a mega pack which means you get a product for free. That's right! A $6 product for free. This pack is a must have for anyone that is teaching natural disasters as it has hands on learning experiences, embedding literacy and science and technology all in the one pack. My students loved it. Will have to do a post showing some of their work soon.
Halloween is this week. Not so big here in Australia but I am going to use some of the activities from our Halloween Activity Pack for the Thursday here. I especially am looking forward to making the 3D decorations. And don't forget our Halloween Crossword and Wordsearch is free, when you click on the Freebie tab in our blog.
I found this awesome information about these pigeons in Asia that are multicoloured.
If all pigeons looked like this, I might not consider them flying rats!
This is the pink-necked green pigeon (Treron vernans) and it's honestly not photoshopped.
They're found in Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests, subtropical or tropical mangrove forests, and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests.
Photograph: by Chong Lip Mun
I was thinking this week it would be great to do a writing prompt on how the pigeon got this way. I could link it to "How the birds got their colours"
Recently in the news here there has been major coverage over our bushfires. Last week two kids aged 8 had been arrested for trying to start a fire
. Where they started it was less than 20km from a huge bushfire. A lot of the other bushfires have been now found to be started by 11-14 year olds. These two 8 year olds though are too young to be charged and are the responsibility of the parents. I thought this might be an opportune moment to look at fire safety but also responsibility. This would be a great topic to do a discussion on whether the students agree that the 8 year olds shouldn't be held responsible and lead that onto the 11 and 14 year olds also arrested later.
I found this great article
about what books the Harry Potter characters would read. I think it would present some interesting discussion about whether the suggested books are appropriate to the characters and also some extension on what other books with justfication.
Have a great week!
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