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Archive for February, 2013


Posted by willkay on February 27, 2013

I read an interview with Ian Chappell yesterday, and he was asked what one thing annoys him the most. He replied that it was the misuse of the word “awesome“. His complaint was that too often people use the word for something mundane, for example: That was an awesome sandwich!  His feelings on the matter was that “awesome” should only be used when referring to something that actually causes AWE.

With that in mind, can I offer you the chance to view this video. It was discovered by Pablo (one of my students), and he sent the link to Mrs. Kay. She immediately showed me the video. I was in awe. This is AWESOME!

Posted in science, stuff, youtube | 3 Comments »

The Scale of The Universe

Posted by willkay on February 19, 2013

As promised, here is a link to the website we were looking at in class today. Click here and it will take you to the page. Or, if you like typing in links (why?), here’s the address:

Please note: you need Adobe Flash installed to play it…which means that you need a desktop or laptop computer. It probably won’t work on a mobile device.


Posted in link, stuff | 2 Comments »

story telling

Posted by willkay on February 18, 2013

On Friday, while most of the school had the day off, some of us were working! Some of 6A came into school and performed: Little Red Riding Hood .

And I ran around the playground, shouting a lot:

Posted in special event, stories, youtube | 1 Comment »

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