Thinking Thursday 7/06/18

LHS Centenary Slogan 

2019 is the 100th anniversary of Lilydale High School!! To help the whole school community celebrate, we need YOU to come up with a suitable slogan and have your words on the lips of the school and create a lasting legacy. PRIZES for the winning and top three entries will be awarded.
The current slogan is “Respice Lucem” which means look to the light in Latin. Our school motto is:”Excellence in learning, resilience in life, thriving in community.” Perhaps you would like to include elements of the motto in the slogan?
Today, talk about what a slogan is, what is it supposed to do? Have a go at drafting some ideas in your Writer’s Notebook.
On Friday, enter your slogan into the competition. 

 

Thinking Thursday 17/05/18

Focus: Making inferences

Read the following opening line of a text. Make inferences about the Person (or people), Place, and Plot using only the opening line.

I used to bite my tongue and hold my breath, scared to rock the boat and make a mess, so I sat quietly, agreed politely.”

On Friday, write about the who the person might be, where it is set and what is happening using evidence from the quote.

 

 

Thinking Thursday 3/05/18

Focus: Making inferences

Read the following opening line of a text. Make inferences about the Person (or people), Place, and Plot using only the opening line.

It was a dark, blustery afternoon in Spring, and the city of London was chasing a small mining town across the dried-out bed of the old North Sea.

On Friday, write about the who the people might be, where it is set and what is happening using evidence from the quote.

Thinking Thursday 25/04/18

Wednesday 25th April is ANZAC day. A day reserved to reflect on the impact of war on Australians and those who have fought along side us in conflicts around the world and over 100 years.

Thinking Thursday Prompt:

“Lest we forget.”

  • Why is it important to reflect on tragic events such as war?
  • How does our ability to feel empathy help us to learn from the past?

On Friday, add your ideas to your Writer’s Notebook.