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Loving beyond Self @ AACL

Tatum Walsh Clevely wrote: My life now is pretty exciting, because when we went to the AACL yesterday, I saw a kitten. I really liked it so much. I went home and told my dad about it and my dad said yes! My cousin is getting the kitten and I’m getting a puppy.  (First image on right)

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Mother’s Day and Similes

The build up to Mother’s Day this past Sunday, presented the Pheasants with an opportunity to express their thanks to their moms. The students were tasked with writing a poem that needed to include a number of similes to express their feelings and thanks for their moms. To start with the students learned about the role of similes in the English language and practiced writing some of their own. They then took a sneaky selfie with their moms. They loaded the selfie into PicCollage and edited it with all manner of backgrounds, frames and digital stickers relevant to Mother’s Day. Once they were posted to Google Drive and printed, they were then used as the covers for their cards, within which were their original and heartfelt, simile-laden poems.

  1. Below is the cover and poem created and written by Sienna Casarin for her mom.

 

You are as sweet as the icing on my cupcake

I hope you know that, I hope you do

Cause you smell like sugarplum and trifle too

You care for me like I care for toffees

I care for you like you care for coffees

 

You are as sweet as the icing on my cupcake

I hope you know that, I hope you do

You have lips as sweet as the glaze on my cherry

So it’s really nice when you kiss me too

All the kisses I want to get, I have to get from you

 

You are as sweet as the icing on my cupcake

I hope you know that, I hope you do

 

Sienna Casarin Gr4 Pheasants

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Quails @ the AACL

The Quails had an awesome time playing with the rescued animals. These dogs and kittens are rehabilitated for adoption.  We also wrote thank you  letters to Mpho who works at the  Epping Branch.  Each child experienced “Living and Loving beyond Self”.

 

Enjoy reading the authentic letters our children wrote to Mpho. Many hearts were touched! Learning beyond the classroom in full swing!

Kim

Shannon

Jean