Wednesday, November 17, 2010

My Country - Celebrating our Learning!

The practice of reflecting on our learning has begun to influence the way the Middles respond to many experiences. We have just begun enjoying and writing poetry. The first poem we studied was "My Country" by Dorothea MacKellar. Enjoy these insightful responses from our Grades 3 and 4 students!






Jessica K's






All in one movie below

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Elena Martinella - FotoStream
Dave Sag - Flickr
G Sharp - Flickr
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Garry -


  1. What amazing and sophisticated reponses to a very beautiful poem. You should all be so proud of the way you have expressed your reflections. Wonderful work Middles.
    From Mrs Kennedy

  2. Jessica K's MomNovember 18, 2010 at 7:07 PM

    How wonderful to hear you all describing how you felt about the poem.

  3. I am a teacher from Birmingham in England which is in the UK. I teach a Year 4 class which is children aged 8 and 9 years old.

    Mrs Yore and Mrs Coffa have taken a look at my class blog.
    My class has had a look at your blog and we thing it is brilliant. We love reading about your learning and seeing your pictures.
    You should all be very proud!
    We especially enjoyed hearing your poems.

    Later in the year we do a topic on the Aborigines and their creation stories. Maybe you can help us to learn more?

    If you wanted you could take a look at our blog. We would love to hear what you children think:

  4. I like hearing all the poems Middle My . I would like to see more things on the blog like that.

  5. Dear Middles - wow! I'm amazed at how good your evaluations of the poems are. I liked hearing how the poem made you feel and how you could relate it to an aspect of the poem within your own life. I think that's a very mature thing to be able to do. I'm originally from South Africa and have been living in England for a while. It was so good to see your pictures of open sunny countryside. Its snowing very heavily here in England. Hundreds of our schools are closed. I think I'd like to visit your school instead!

    Mrs Turner (Nottingham England)

  6. These are awesome reflections middles! I really like how you make a connection between what you hear and see through Dorothy McKellar's work and your own experiences of Australia.

    From Ms Scott

  7. Dear Ms Scott,
    Thank you for commenting on our blog.We love when you give us positive feedback.

    Middle Matters