A Celebration I Love

Glitter Words

To write about my favourite celebration was the task,
An easy thing to ask!
For I knew which was my fave,
The best time of the year for which I save and save
It’s Christmas of course,
For a day of happiness there’s no better source!

It begins about a week before,
With a party that’s not a snore,
A table filled with food galore,
All the best treats, we yell MORE!

Christmas Eve and I cannot sleep,
So excited I could almost weep.
My tree is decorated from top to toe,
The flashing lights make it quite a show.

What’s needed is a trip around town,
To see the houses in their bright light gowns,
Choruses of oooh and ahhh,
And great big cries of hurrah!

Home to bed and wait til morn,
Tucked up in bed with a tired yawn,
Waiting for 7 o’clock
Until then, the presents are locked.

Here it is, the morning’s here,
Presents tier upon tier,
Glossy  ribbon and wrapping paper,
Christmas morning, what a caper!

The new things are not what I love most,
The love in my house it what makes me boast,
With my happy family around,
I grin like a great big clown.

So Christmas is my favourite celebration,
Filling me with a feeling of such elation,
Family, friends and lots of love,
The best things Christmas consists of.

Photo by Tim Hamilton Some Rights Reserved

Photo by Tim Hamilton
Some Rights Reserved


When ‘thanks’ is not enough…

Hi All,

5C, this is probably a grown up post, but feel free to read along. Some of you may find the info-graphic on the linked website interesting.

When I was in high school, I was pretty lame at referencing my sources. Mainly because I was never specifically taught how to. And for the teachers, references were just a way that they could check is we had copied anything directly from the internet, rather than crediting sources.
At uni, things were a bit more intense, we all learnt the APA referencing system… or attempted to anyway.

Now with my own blog, I’ve been more than a little slack with my referencing of information and images. Why? Well, really, who would read my blog and bother to chase up a grade 5 teacher for copy right or plagiarism? And really, honestly, because I’m not sure how.

What sort of example does that leave for my students??? That I can’t be bothered learning? It certainly doesn’t say much about my integrity on the topic.
Well, after some researching, and viewing of videos and webpages and re-reading style guides, I’ve decided that I will try much harder to appropriately use and reference the work of others.
Kathleen Morris seems to be the holder of the Holy Grail when it comes to blogging and using technology in the classroom with students. I sifted through her blog Primary Tech and found this post: Creative Commons which she had written. It includes a very easy to understand photographic explaining copy right.

Kathleen Morris has also written a version of it which is suitable for students to use. You can find a copy of it here. I know what I would like to be showing my students next week!