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    Every week I take in how many pages each student has read. Below is the "Wall Of Fame", the top readers for the week, and "The 200+ Club", all the students who have read more than 200 pages in a week. Congratulations to all those mentioned!
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only ten days late on this one

Posted by willkay on October 10, 2014

I am playing catch up, and I am really good at it. Shame I am not as good at playing “staying ahead”. Here we go…more names!



  • 3497 pages: Sofia

  • 1140 pages: Sara

  • 893 pages: Fernando H.

  • 890 pages: Camila M.

  • 454 pages: Teo

  • 366 pages: Alexa

  • 355 pages: Natalia

  • 341 pages: Renee

  • 335 pages: Abel

  • 329 pages: Fernando O.

  • 320 pages: Vartine

Yes! You did read that correctly. It says 3497 pages!


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Did you miss me?

Posted by willkay on October 10, 2014

My biggest problem is time. I just never seem to get enough of it. This is late…very late, and I apologise.


  • 1581 pages: Sofia

  • 1445 pages: Sara

  • 943 pages: Fernando H.

  • 639 pages: Fernando O.

  • 513 pages: Raul

  • 416 pages: Teo

  • 369 pages: Alexa

  • 352 pages: Abel

  • 350 pages: Natalia

  • 320 pages: Camila M.

  • 307 pages: Vartine

  • 303 pages: Maria

We are doing so fantastically well! Keep it up! And my apologies again for the lateness of this post.

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And then there were two

Posted by willkay on September 23, 2014

Yippee! Last week Sofia broke one thousand, this week Sara joins her. Last week we had nine people on The Wall Of Fame, this week we have eleven! This is going really, really, well! Congratulations to everyone!



  • 1722 pages: Sofia

  • 1466 pages: Sara

  • 900 pages: Fernando H.

  • 590 pages: Camila M.

  • 570 pages: Alexa

  • 462 pages: Vartine

  • 402 pages: Fernando O.

  • 382 pages: Abel

  • 364 pages: Isabela

  • 339 pages: Teo

  • 300 pages: Victor

Exams start next week…don’t forget to read! Reading MUST still be done!

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Week Three – Sofia breaks 1000

Posted by willkay on September 9, 2014

It normally takes a month or two before someone actually reads more than 1000 pages. But this year, we have already broken that barrier. However, it is not just about one person, the good news is that there are now 17 people reading more than 200 pages a week! This is excellent! I would like to say that ALL the sixth grade are reading over 100 pages a week…but I can’t….YET!



  • 1211 pages: Sofia

  • 942 pages: Sara

  • 763 pages: Fernando H.

  • 569 pages: Camila M.

  • 516 pages: Teo

  • 422 pages: Alexa

  • 352 pages: Vartine

  • 324 pages: Juan Luis

  • 315 pages: Fernando O.

Well done everyone! Looking good!

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Week Two…and we are rocking it!

Posted by willkay on September 4, 2014

TEN! Ten students read more than 300 pages this week! That is very good. In even better news, only four students read less than 100. We are getting there…and we are getting there at a very dramatic speed! I am really looking forward to next week and the Book Reports. Wait! What? Yes, Book reports next week. Then we shall see how much they understand. But for now, here is this week’s: THE WALL OF FAME!



  • 871 pages: Fernando

  • 791 pages: Sofia

  • 485 pages: Camila M.

  • 432 pages: Alexa

  • 411 pages: Juan Luis

  • 390 pages: Isabela

  • 361 pages: Vartine

  • 346 pages: Teo

  • 345 pages: Renee

  • 314 pages: Angel

Well done everyone! Nice to see some new names. Let’s see if they are still there next week.

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Assembly Rehearsal

Posted by willkay on September 4, 2014

Obviously, before we did the assembly, there were rehearsals. I managed to video one of the rehearsals. I’m sorry, the quality is not good. The sound is awful. And the camerman isn’t that good at his job. But here it is, enjoy:

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I love reading!

Posted by willkay on August 25, 2014

One of the things we really, really promote in the sixth grade is reading! This is the students’ final year in BAI, and Mrs Kay and I really emphasise reading, writing, and oral work. And we love our reading!

Books are wonderful. They can take you away to strange new worlds, they can make you fall in love with characters, and introduce you to villains! You can learn so much more about the world and your place in it. You laugh, you cry! Books are brilliant!

So, in the sixth grade, we read every day. And, every day, we read for a minimum of 20 minutes. This means that most students read over 100 pages a week! Which is good. But, as we all know, if it is a good book, sometimes you can’t put it down, and you have to read more than 20 minutes. This means that some students read over 200 pages a week! They are doing very well, and they get to join The 200+ Club.

And then there are the students who read more than 300 pages! In a week! They have done so well we like to put their names on THE WALL OF FAME!



  • 575 pages: Sofia

  • 480 pages: Alexa

  • 450 pages: Vartine

  • 390 pages: Fernando

Congratulations to those students! Well done! And now? Well, the target has been set. Can the other students rise to the challenge? We shall see.

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The Scale of The Universe

Posted by willkay on August 23, 2014

Sorry, one day late, but here it is Isabela:

The Scale of The Universe


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….and so it begins

Posted by willkay on August 17, 2014

Hello, and welcome to the new readers!

This is where I write my blog about school…however, this year I am not promising to write every day. This year, Mrs. Kay and I intend to keep a photographic record of the school year. Basically, we are intending to take as many pictures as possible. Plus we will also be taking video. WordPress, where this blog is based, is not the ideal website for hosting photos and videos. So, although we will be posting some stuff on here, most of the pictures will be found on Flickr.

Videos will be published on YouTube.


In the left-hand column you will find clicky links that you can click on! These will take you to our pages.

Any questions? Please ask. Use the comments or send a note into school.

Thank you.

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Merry Christmas, One And All!

Posted by willkay on December 21, 2013

Every year, my elder brother (seven years, if you are asking) would play the same trick on my younger brother (two years, if you were asking) and me. As we arrived home, after attending Midnight Mass, he would wake us up by shouting:

“I don’t care what your name is Fatso! Get those reindeer off the roof!”

Because we were nine and seven, we were normally asleep in the car, after the short journey back from church. His shouting would wake us – and scare us! Had my brother really seen Father Christmas on the roof with his reindeer? Did he not know who he was? Did he just call Father Christmas, “Fatso”? DID HE TELL HIM TO GO?!?!?!????

Every year! Every year until I was 12, and then he left home. Good times!

Anyhoo, here’s the sixth grade singing a song:

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