Kris Kringle in 6P

Dear Parents and Grade 6 Students,
Grade 6 is having a Kris Kringle to celebrate the end of the year. Participation is voluntary. To participate children need to bring a gift of no more than $5 value to school by Friday 12th December.
In choosing the gift, school rules should be followed:
If it is unsuitable to bring to school then it is unsuitable to give as a Kris Kringle.
Boys please bring a present labelled boy and girls please bring a present labelled girl.

Children will exchange gifts on the final assembly day, Thursday 18th December.

Writing challenge #2 Nov 20

Below is information on what a limerick is. Using the information, create 2 limericks. 1 is to be based on Federation, the other to be based on Graduation. You must acccompany your limerick with an illustration.

A limerick is a silly poem with five lines. They are often funny or nonsensical. Limericks were made famous by Edward Lear, a famous author who wrote the “Book of Nonsense” in the 1800’s. This was an entire book of silly limericks.

How to write a limerick:

The first, second and fifth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 8 or 9).
The third and fourth lines rhyme with each other and have the same number of syllables (typically 5 or 6)
Limericks often start with the line “There once was a…” or “There was a…”

Example of an 8,8,5,5,8 syllable limerick:

by Kaitlyn Guenther

There once was a wonderful star
Who thought she would go very far
Until she fell down
And looked like a clown
She knew she would never go far.

Writing Challenge Nov 18

Your challenge today is to write about ‘the easiest decision in the world’. Think about a time when you had to decide something and it was a ‘no brainer’. Equally, you can completely make this up and create a situation.

REQUIREMENTS: Must be hand written. Needs to be 3/4 of a page, minimum.

Entries will be read aloud at the of the session.

Lit Circles snapshots

You have a weekly task you need to do now on top of your Lit. Circles responsibilities. Using your iPad, you need to take a photo of your chapter summaries and your role (1 photo for each). The photo needs to show a sample of each work (meaning if your summaries go over 2 pages, you only need your photo to show some of your summaries).

Once you have taken your photos, you need to do the following

1. Place both photos on a Pages document with the heading ‘Week 1 Lit Circles – Andrew’ (obviously, put the right week and right name)

2. Name your Pages document ‘Pettylitw1’ (again, use your surname and the right week)

3. Place this file in your folder on the 6P server (within the ‘Student Folders’ folder).

You should have one document in here per week.

Idiom writing

Idioms for Kids to Use

  • Give it a shot – Try
  • Speak your mind – Say what you really feel
  • A piece of cake – Very easy
  • Slipped my mind – I forgot
  • Cross your fingers – For good luck
  • Be in hot water – Be in trouble
  • It cost an arm and a leg – It was expensive
  • It’s in the bag – It’s a certainty
  • Get cold feet – Be nervous
  • A rip off – Too expensive
  • Get a kick out of – Enjoy
  • Read between the lines – Find the hidden meaning
  • Have mixed feelings – Unsure how you feel
  • Draw a blank – Can’t remember
  • Have a change of heart – Changed your mind
  • Be second to none – Be the best
  • Get your act together – Behave properly
  • Play it by ear – Improvise
  • Have second thoughts – Have doubts
  • A basket case – A crazy person
  • Have a shot at – Have a chance
  • Be in the same boat – Be in the same situation
  • Out of the blue – With no warning
  • A grey area – Something unclear
  • Give someone the cold shoulder – Ignore someone
  • I’m all ears – You have my undivided attention
  • See eye to eye – Agree
  • Call it a day – Time to quit
  • The icing on the cake – Something additional that turns good into great

Animal Idioms for Kids

  • Fish out of water – Being somewhere you don’t belong
  • Kettle of fish – Something is completely different
  • Get off your high horse – Quit thinking you are better than others
  • Hold your horses – Wait a minute
  • Horse of a different color – Something that is different
  • Let the cat out of the bag – Tell a secret
  • Curiosity killed the cat – Asking may get you in trouble
  • Cat got your tongue? – Why aren’t you talking?
  • Raining cats and dogs – It is raining very hard
  • You can’t teach an old dog new tricks – It’s harder for older people to learn new things
  • Hot dog – A person doing athletic stunts that are dangerous
  • Doggy bag – A bag to take home leftovers from a restaurant
  • A little birdie told me – Someone told me a secret
  • Bee in her bonnet – She is upset
  • Goose is cooked – Now you’re in trouble
  • For the birds – Something that is not worth anything
  • Birdbrain – Someone who is not very smart
  • But a bug in his ear – Make a suggestion
  • A bull in a china shop – someone who is very clumsy
  • Pig out – To eat a lot
  • Wolf in sheep’s clothing – A person who pretends to be nice but is not
  • Cry crocodile tears – To pretend to be upset
  • Make a mountain out of a molehill – Make something that is not important into a big deal