Lit Circles

Congratulations on finishing your first Literature Circles discussion sessions!

Firstly, you need to complete a PMI in your about your Lit Circles experience: You can do this on your blog.

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Then choose from a range of activities to celebrate your book:

  • Create a Comic Strip (on Comic Life or paper) about your favourite scene from the book.
  • Create a gameboard of significant events in the book
  • Create a quiz for the members in your group about the book
  • Write an interview with one of the characters from the book, and record their responses
  • Create a poster that advertises the book
  • Write a book review
  • Create a new front cover for your book
  • Write a letter to the author of the book explaining what you liked about the text

Did you enjoy your Literature Circles text?

What was your favourite role/activity?

If you could improve one thing about Literature Circles what would it be?

Term 4 – Science

Moon Diary

Starting on the first Saturday of these school holidays, your task is to draw, take photographs, collect cuttings from the newspaper or copy and paste from the internet, the view of the moon each evening.

You need to record on the page provided the moon phase and the percentage of the moon for each date on the Moon Diary 2014.

Take note of what you can see on the moon’s surface. Try to show this on your illustrations on your Moon Diary.

You also need to note the sunrise and sunset times each day.

Good luck and have fun! 🙂

The link to the Moon Diary is below.




Character Strengths

Today we are going to take a survey to find out what some of our ‘Character Strengths’ are. Click here to visit the website to take the survey. We can work on developing character strengths to help us with various relationships, tasks and well-being.
The Values and Character Strengths are:

Wisdom and Knowledge:

  • Creativity
  • Curiosity
  • Judgement
  • Love of Learning
  • Perspective


  • Bravery
  • Perseverance (Persistence)
  • Honesty
  • Zest


  • Love
  • Kindness
  • Social Intelligence
  • Teamwork
  • Fairness
  • Leadership
  • Forgiveness
  • Humility
  • Prudence
  • Self-Regulation
  • Appreciation of beauty and excellence
  • Gratitude
  • Hope
  • Humour
  • Spirituality

What are your top three character strengths?

What are the ways in which you could use your strengths to help others?

Procedural Text
A New Game
Bring along some games, or parts of games from home. You might like to bring Monopoly, Uno, Draughts, etc. It can be any game that you like.
Now you are going to write a set of rules for the game. You may even like to change the rules for the game or write up you totally new set of rules. Change the name of your game. You have to explain to your friend what equipment you need, how to play the game, the way to win and if there are any special rules. You may put the instructions on your blog.

Tying Shoelaces

Tying shoelaces

  • Your task is to write a sequenced instructional text on how to tie a shoelace.
  • Each step in your procedure must contain an action verb.
  • Write your procedure in your writing book. You have 20 minutes to complete your first draft.

Publishing and presentation

  • You need to take photos of your shoe following the steps in your procedural writing.
  • Present your pictures with your text.
  • You will be giving this piece of work to your buddies next time we meet!