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16/5/2017
Crates

Wooden mystery crates emitting white light beams and animal sounds triggered the imagination of St Bernadette’s Primary students in Lalor Park in a special writing project.

The students came up with many ideas about what could be inside the five crates: Santa Claus, a lion, monkeys, a dinosaur, a scary clown, a star, Christmas presents, a music box, a gorilla, and magical powers.

Adding to the drama, the boxes were covered with warnings, postage origins, caution symbols and labels that had students wondering. 

The lesson was a new way to better engage students in order to improve their writing. 

Working in teams, the students received a letter asking them to guess what was in each box and also two to choose and two to discard and they had to put that in writing.

These pieces of writing form an important consistent benchmark in the students' writing progress throughout the school, and will be repeated in Term 4. 

Parents were also invited to join in the fun and be engaged with their child’s learning experience.
Posted By Patrick Whiteley at 25/05/2017 11:54:39 AM
 
   
  
 

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