Monday, 30 April 2012

smiling and healthy

toktok! May 2012


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Friday, 27 April 2012

Mini Newspaper

BJC INCORPORATED              APRIL 2012          5 VATU
The Funny Fairy
The funny fairy was found in Mary Pevensie’s garden and it is named the funny fairy because it is so cute.
        Mary Pevensie, who first saw the funny fairy, tells us about it. “Hi. when you look at the photo I took don’t be confused by the wings because they have wings that can’t lift them off the ground but they fly with the breezes and their wings are invisible. I found that out because when I was about to go inside, I heard a buzzing noise and I turned around to
see the funny fairy flying away with the breeze and steering with its wings”.
        OK thank you Mary Pevensie for your information. This is the end of this article thank you for reading "the funny fairy".


Demesco Store 

BUY STORIES FROM DEMESCO STORE. PLENTY OF BOOKS TO READ. YOU WILL ALWAYS GET PULLED INTO A STORY OR ADVENTURE. IT IS GOOD FOR BOYS AND GIRLS. PHONE 80178.
Gymnastics
Come to gymnastics. Make your muscles stronger every day. You would never get bullied again. Sign in at four. Have free training. Classes at One. Never be late.

The Mystery Plane at Two O'clock
Come at two o’clock, every one is welcome. Fly over jungles and bushes and have fun with the mystery plane. Some times you go on a mystery or go tracking down a crime and you might even see a dinosaur. So go on the mystery plane at two o’clock.

The Magic Club
TIME TO SIGN UP IS AT THREE! YOU SIGN UP DIRTY AND RUDE. YOU COME OUT PRETTY AND POLITE . SIGN IN MEAN COME OUT KIND. YOU WILL NEVER GET INTO TROUBLE AGAIN. YOU WOULD LEARN TO BE PERFECT. NOBODY COULD OUT-WIT YOUR KINDNESS. YOU WOULD BE THE BEST OF THE BEST TO COME OUT. SIGN IN IF YOU WANT  TO GO TO THE MAGIC CLUB.
BEFORE (in rags)
AFTER (in riches)

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Australia or Vanuatu?

In this piece of writing, Sophie (9), discusses whether she would like to live in Australia or Vanuatu.  It's interesting to hear her perspective....


Our Mum and Dad are missionaries are we're allowed to choose whether we fly to Australia or Vanuatu.

There are many enjoyable things about living in Australia.  People are careful on the road because there are lots of fast cars on the road.  It is quick and easy to go to town.  Usually the stores have what you need.  There are lots of heated swimming pools so when you want to have a swim you had have one.  There are lots of fantastic foods.

There are some difficulties about living in Vanuatu.  Children run and play on the road!  It is hard to find transport because the roads are awful!  Things aren't so easy to find in the stores; often there won't be the thing you are looking for for weeks!  There aren't so many swimming pools and the few there are, are in very expensive hotels.  The foods aren't too lovely and they keep running out!

However, there are also many disadvantages to living in Australia.   Children who can't ride a bike on the road can't ride a bike at all.  There isn't much room to run around and you can only ride inside a car with a tight seatbelt on.  It's hard to visit friends who aren't in the block without driving.  You have to drive to church.

There are also great things about Vanuatu.  Children can ride bikes anywhere (when they can get them!).  There's lots of space to run around and you can ride on the back of trucks!  It's easy to walk to visit friends not on the block and it's easy to walk to church!

As for me, I'm still undecided about whether to go to Australia or Vanuatu.

Thursday, 12 April 2012

first words

Here are a collection of Lachlan's first words:
Mum (said more like the French, Mere) 
Please 
Yuk! 
Poo.
Some even come in intelligent combinations.

Oh!  I forgot these ones:
No  (usually in a string... nonononononono)
Me 
Blong mi (Bislama for mine)

Tuesday, 10 April 2012

bible reading notes for primary schoolers

Can anyone help?  (Where've I heard that before?)

Can anyone recommend bible reading notes that they have used with success with primary school children who are fluent and avid readers?  Notes that encourage them to develop good habits of reading and reflecting on God's word.

We have used XTB in the past.  They were faithful and exciting but the activities could be completed without the child actually reading the text of scripture itself.

We have some books in a series called Discover 4 Yourself by Kay Arthur and Janna Arndt which teaches inductive bible reading.  They look fantastic but are still a little out of reach for our eldest (9).

We have tried one or two other things but with little success.

Can you recommend anything?

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

skipping rhymes and games

Can anyone help?

Can you remember any of the skipping rhymes that you used when you were young? 

Our girls have (finally) started to enjoy skipping with their friends (with a long rope).  Skipping isn't a tradition here so no-one knows any rhymes.

 I can remember:

Blue Bells
Cockle Shells
Iv-y I-vy Over

Little Red Racing Car
Number 99.
Racing round the cor-------ner

Teddy Bear Teddy Bear
turn around.
Teddy bear, teddy bear
touch the ground.
Teddy bear, teddy bear
go up the stairs
Teddy bear, teddy bear
say your prayers.
Teddy bear, teddy bear
turn out the light
Teddy bear, teddy bear
say good night.