Friday, April 27, 2012

Reading Circle - Week 1

WEEK 1
TITLE OF THE BOOKThe Boy From Nowhere
PEOPLE IN THE GROUPAngelica, Robertanna, Fatai, Vililatai
ROLES: Angelica(Discussion Director)
Robertanna(Wild and Crazy Word Finder)
Fatai(Summary Director)
Vililatai(Selection Director)
DISCUSSION DIRECTOR

Write four to six questions about what you have just read. These questions will be used for group discussion during the next reading session. Think about the question helpers in the box below.
Who? What? Where? When? Why? How?
Details? Inferred? What if? Opinion?



Angelica -

Who are the characters?
John-paul, Claire, Paul, Liz, Stephen, Stephen’s Mum and Granny.

What happened?
John Paul and Claire find a radio in their loft They turn it on and hear different voices speaking. They become suspicious and wonder who’s talking.

How did the characters feel most of the time? Confused, Scared & Curious

Where did the chapter take place or where was it located? Home/ John-Paul’s bedroom/ Kitchen and the loft.

How did this investigation start?
JP &C look around in the loft for things they could sell in their garage sale. While they search they come across this unfamiliar radio. JP turns on the radio and something strange happens. The investigation begins.
WORD FINDER DIRECTOR

Find four to six interesting, powerful or tricky words from today's reading. Write them below along with the page number. Use flags to mark those words. You will be asked to share those words during our next guided reading meeting.


Vehemently -12
angry manner
“I hate toby” the boy said vehemently


Antique-10
a piece of furniture that will have high values
old people like old things. this might be antique
Vaguely-10
not clearly understood and said.
“OH” said Claire vaguely
Manoeuvring-9
an action requiring physical movement
Manoeuvring it through the kitchen and up the stairs
Dubious- 7
hesitation or doubt
John-paul was dubious
Plaintively- 11
expressing sorrow,mournful
a boy asked plaintively



Selection Director
Pick the most interesting part to read to your group during our next guided reading meeting.

WHY DID YOU CHOOSE THIS PART
Selection Director - Vililatai
Book Title: The Boy From Nowhere, Chapter One.
Pages to read:
Whole Chapter/ Pages 7 to 20
WHY ?
To understand the whole story from beginning to end you must read and understand the first chapter to make your way through the book and to have a fair idea of what the story is about.
Summary Director
Write two to three paragraphs summarizing the chapter or today's reading. Use the chart that guides you through summarizing.
Summary Director - Fatai
Today’s Date: Thursday 26th April 2012
This chapter summarises how John-Paul and Claire find a radio in their loft. When John turned on the radio a strange voice came out. John became suspicious and curious. He wanted to keep on listening, so he hurried to his room with the radio calling his sister Claire to come with him. They listened and listened. More voices came out. A name Stephen was mentioned. Claire was getting abit scared.

Later on in the day John and Claire’s parents arrived back home. John and Claire tried to convince their parents to listen but they’ll just say no. Eventually Liz(mother) tells her husband to spare a few minutes. They all listen. A voice cries out “St-eee-phen, St-eeeeee-phen”! The family becomes scared and wonders who owns this radio and if this is just a game or not one.

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Retreat, Leadership Role

video
What a view.

Arriving to the St Francis Friary, Retreat Centre, I was amazed at the beautiful view. The trees, bushes and plants were as colourful as the rainbow.
We were greeted by Brother Philip. He welcomed us and directed us to a room where we all gathered together. Instructions were given and rules were put in place. I knew straight away that my 2 days and 1 night stay here was going to be a great time for me.

Brother Phillip then asked us to assemble in the chapel. We had a quiet prayer time. We reflected on ourselves as leaders of the school. Brother Phillip then gave each of us a notebook. Our notebook was more of a diary. This was a notebook that only God and I could look at. During prayer time we each lit a dedication candle. I dedicated my candle to my family.
Prayer time came to an end. We were then led to a room upstairs which was called our meeting room.

Time went by. Mrs Tui and Joanne led us to our rooms. I quite fancied the room. It was just right for me. I packed my stuff away quickly and hurried back to the meeting room. We played a few activities. I enjoyed it a lot. We had to walk around the room and ask 3 people a question that was on a piece of paper we each had. I had to ask 3 people if the have won a prize in raffle.
I managed to find my three.

Day 1 was slowly coming to an end. It was sleep time. I felt a bit homesick. I missed my family so much that I wanted to go back home. Lavinia was feeling the same way as me. She asked me if I wanted to sleep with her since we’re both homesick.

Our time had come to an end. I just wanted to stay one more night. Although I was homesick at first, the time flew by fast like a cheetah running to its prey. However, what a trip to begin my leadership role this year.