Put a Sock in It!!!

Today in Reading we spoke about Figurative Language. Figurative Language are words or phrases that do not always take on their normal everyday literal meaning. The following websites give good definitions of Figurative Language: http://mrswarnerarlington.weebly.com/figurative-language.html and http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Figurative_language

Examples of Figurative Language are:

* Similes

* Metaphors

* Alliteration

* Personification

* Onomatopoeia

* Hyperbole

* Idiom

Our focus today was on Idioms as today’s chapter in Wonder (our class novel) began with the following idiom: ‘Like a lamb to the slaughter’

We used the following PowerPoint presentation to help us understand what an idiom was: Idioms. Try and explain to your parents what an idiom is. You could also look at the following sites for a definition:


* http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/idiom

The following websites give great examples of common idioms:


* http://tx.english-ch.com/teacher/jasper/kids-a/idioms-for-kids/

This website has lots of PowerPoint Presentations with lots of idioms and what each of them mean: http://www.vrml.k12.la.us/cc/idioms/idiomsclassppt.htm

Over the weekend I would like you to attempt the following tasks:

– Find out what Personification, Onomatopoeia and Hyperbole’s are and some examples

– Create your own idioms Powerpoint using the literal picture and including the figurative meaning

Good Luck!!!


Grease is the Word!!!

Yesterday all of the grade 5/6 students were lucky enough to travel to Kyneton to see the talented children of Gisborne Secondary College perform Grease. They have been working on this performance since February and it was evident yesterday that an awful lot of hard work has gone into creating such a magical performance.

grease cover

I know I enjoyed hearing all of those bobby songs that Grease is so well known for! It was also great to see so many ex New Gisborne kids as part of the cast. Well done to Bonnie, Grace, Eleanore, Jessica, Hayley, Kyle and Ashleigh. I’m sure there were many others but it was hard to see with all of the lighting and different face make up.

Grade 5’s I’d like you to put a post on your own blog that contains the following:

* An Introduction – think about where we went, who performed, how long they have worked on it, where there costumes came from, info about their props etc

* 3 separate paragraphs. These could include: positives of the show, negatives/things they could improve, comparison between movie and stage show, your favourite scene with reasons why, your favourite character and reasons why, a paragraph containing all of your senses, facts about the movie/stage show

* A Conclusion – think about how you felt, your final opinion of the show, whether you would like to do this sort of thing one day

* Include a Tagxedo/Wordle of words to do with Grease. You can access them from the following links: http://www.wordle.net/ and http://www.tagxedo.com/

pink ladiest birds

I’m really looking forward to seeing what you come up with Grade 5’s.

Good Luck