Tuesday, 20 December 2016

Chapter Chat 7 - Y5/6 - Reading Schedule

Hey everyone, here's the reading schedule for Chapter Chat 7, Y5/6. This Chapter Chat starts in Week 2 of Term 1 and runs for 7 weeks. 

The book we are reading is 'Holes' by Louis Sachar.

Week 1, 6-10th February, Chapters 1-7


Week 2, 13-17th February, Chapters 8-15


Week 3, 20-24th February, Chapters 16-23

Week 4, 27th-3rd March, Chapters 24-30

Week 5, 6-10th March, Chapters 31-38

Week 6, 13-17th March, Chapters 39-44

Week 7, 20-24th March, Chapters 45-50

I have timed the chapters and it will take 7-10 mins a day, 4 days a week. Week 1 is a little longer as Chapter 7 is quite long and I didn't want to end half way between a chapter. 


Thursday, 8 December 2016

Chapter Chat 6 - The final Session

Today was the final chat for Chapter Chat 6 and the final chat for the year!! SAD!!! What a great ride it has been!

Who knew when I dreamed up the idea of Chapter Chat that it would turn into such a success!! It was basically just a thought while sitting on my couch. Now look at what we have created!!

Anyway thanks everyone for making it such a cool year. Without you Chapter Chat would be nothing! Have a merry Christmas and hopefully I will see you again next year!

Here's a few tasks that stood out for me today!


Friday, 2 December 2016

Chapter Chat 7 - Y5/6

Chapter Chat 7 registration for Y5/6 is now open! 

If you are a Y5/6 teacher and you wish to take part in Chapter Chat 7 in Term 1 next year then please fill out the form below. 

The book we are going to read is 'Holes' by Louis Sachar. It's a classic book which should make for a fabulous Chapter Chat! 

I thought I would open up registration early as it lets everyone source the book over the holidays and prepare for Chapter Chat. 

I am only going to accept the first 100 classes so get in quick!

Thursday, 1 December 2016

Chapter Chat 6 - Week 2

W2 - Chapters 14-30

TASKS - Choose from the following


1. Draw a picture of Mrs Jewl or Louis the yard teacher. Describe them underneath your picture.


2. Make a model of Wayside School using an old box or m
ake a Diorama of the story.

3. 
Make an inspirational poster with the quote, "You need a reason to be sad. You don't need a reason to be happy!"

4. Make a poster about the story. Make sure to add the characters and information about what happens in the story!


5. Have a game of kickball in your class!


6. Make some upside down writing for John to read. Or get your whole class to stand on their heads to read the board!


7. Draw a picture of the three Eric's together. Make some cool lettering of their nicknames to go with it.


8. Make a acoustic poem using the letters W A Y S I D E  S C H O O L

9. WRITING TASK: If there was a 19th story and a Miss Zarves, write about what she and her classroom would be like. Or write about what you would do if you came to school on a Saturday and you were the only person there.

10. MINECRAFT TASK: Create anything you want from the story. It could be Mrs Gorf, Louis, the classroom, an apple, the playground, the hopscotch court, the blackboard with the word DISCIPLINE on it, upside down words....




Twitter Chat Questions

1. 
Can you please share any tasks that you have completed this week. Try and leave a reply on someone else's creation.


2. What was DeeDee's problem? Can you think of another way she could have solved her problem?

3. Why was D.J so happy? What are some things that make you happy?


4. What was John's first problem? What was his new problem? Which is worst? How could he solve the second problem?


5. Why did Leslie want to get rid of her toes? Can you think of any more reasons to keep them?


6. 
How is Kathy “Right all the time but still wrong”.


7. Do you think it was good that all three Eric's had nicknames? Why? 
Do you have a nickname? How did you get it?


8. What does “Terrence was a good athlete but a bad sport” mean? How can you be a good sport?

9. Do you think the kids should have been allowed to change their names? Do you like your name? If you could change it what would you pick?


10. Did you enjoy the story? Did you like the way it ended? What score do you give this book out of 10? Why? Who was your favourite character in the story? Why did you like them?



Chapter Chat 6 - Week 1

Thanks everyone who took part in Chapter Chat 6 today! It's great to see those awesome classes turn up each week and share their fantastic learning!

Anyway here's a few tasks that stood out for me!

Monday, 28 November 2016

Chapter Chat 2017

Big announcement! Chapter Chat is expanding! In 2017 there will be a Y3/4 and Y5/6 Chapter Chat!

Next year I am moving year levels to Y5/6 so I will be running a Y5/6 Chapter Chat!

Mark Lorenzen will take over the Y3/4 Chapter Chat. Mark teaches at Wellsford school in Auckland. He has taken part in all 6 Chapter Chat's this year with his class.

Both Chapter Chat's will run at 10am on Friday and both will use the current Chapter Chat blog. 

So what do you think? Will you be joining Chapter Chat in 2017?

Pretty exciting! Watch this space for more information around next year’s books and how you can sign up to take part!

Thursday, 24 November 2016

Chapter Chat 5 - Week 7

Thanks everyone for taking part in Chapter Chat 5 - 'The Person Controller' by David Baddiel! It has been a blast! As usual it was great seeing all the fantastic tweets and tasks this morning.

For a lot of classes that's the end of Chapter Chat for the year. Hopefully you enjoyed it and we will see you again some time in the future. Don't forget there is a big Chapter Chat announcement coming next week about next year. I wonder what it is???

For the rest of us I will see you next week for the start of Chapter Chat 6 - 'Sideways Stories from Wayside School' by Louis Sachar. I have already started reading this to my class and it's funny as!

Anyway here's a few tasks that stood out for me today!