LG: I can write a free verse poem and publish it in an artistic way.
POETRY SCAVENGER HUNT
Today you will be going on a scavenger hunt. You will be searching for words that can be used to create a free verse poem. You might find words in magazines, in newspapers, brochures, old phone books, food packaging or even old birthday cards!
First… Collect items that you can use and cut up. Don’t use the book your dad is reading or your sister’s favourite picture storybook! You need to look for items that are unused and people won’t miss. The recycle bin is a good place to start!
Next… Hunt for words that are interesting and could be included in a poem. Remember you will need different types of words so collect lots!
Then… Decide on the topic for your poem and arrange your words into a free verse poem. Once you are happy with the way they are arranged, glue them to your page and decorate the page artistically. You might want to cut out some images to go with the poem or draw/ sketch some related pictures and designs.
Here is an example of what one might look like.
Finally… Take a photo of your poem and post it to the One Note.
LG: I can make a musical instrument from household items.
What do you think is the bestselling musical instrument in the world?
If you guessed the harmonica, you are right!
The harmonica was said to be invented by a 16-year-old German boy in 1821. Since then, it has become the top-selling instrument in the world and a household item in many places. Luckily, creating beautiful noise is not just an art—it is also a science! In this activity, you will design and explore your own harmonica-like instrument made from household items. Time to tune-up!
First… Get your materials together.
What you will need:
Two icy pole sticks
One wide rubber band (#64 size works well)
One plastic drinking straw
Two small rubber bands
A piece of paper
A pen or pencil
Next… Open the PDF and follow the instructions to build your own Harmonica!
Not all language is spoken or written down. Auslan is the language of the deaf community in Australia.
This form of communication uses your hands to sign out words and phrases, and can sometimes use fingerspelling to spell out certain words, like names.
Today you are going to practise signing some simple sentences!
Watch this video to see some common signs that might be used in a classroom, at school, or anywhere else. Notice how the person in the video uses facial expressions and her whole body to help communicate the message.
Write down three sentences or questions that you want to learn to sign. For example:
My name is …
I don’t want to…
Where are you going?
Then… use the video above, as well as the link to the Auslan Sign bank below, to practise signing some of your sentences or questions. You can use the fingerspelling videos to learn to spell out your name, or use the dictionary to search for a specific word:
Learning Goal: I can play the role of a character when reading a script.
Reader’s Theatre is similar to a play but instead of using body language and acting, you use your voice. It means that each person in the group has a part to play and needs to express their lines as the character in the story would.
First… Take a look at these students performing a reader’s theatre script to their class.
What did you notice about the way the students read their scripts?
Then… Download your group’s script and have a practice reading along with one or more people at home.