Inspire Us Monday – 2nd Sept 2013

It has been a long time since our last Inspire Us Monday. Unfortunately Mrs S was need for more time with her 4/5 class for a while and was unable to work with 5/6 CS. She is now back and we had our first Monday Speakers sharing today.

First of all we heard about one book in the series called Conspiracy 365 written by Gabrielle Lord. Our speaker was one of the first to have a go at not reading from notes at all and was very pleased with his efforts. He shared his thoughts about the book, told us very quickly a little bit about some of the characters and read an extract from the story. The book shared today was the second one in the series called February and our speaker suggest that readers who like action packed stories would enjoy this. The plot is fast paced with lots of thrills for the reader who must find out if the main character, Cal, will survive.

Next we were presented with a section of a video to watch. Our speaker chose this video because it has inspired him to think about magic and illusions. The video shows illusionist Stephen Frayne aka Dynamo walking on the River Thames. It definitely inspired some discussion in our class about how the illusion could have happened.

Last of all was our word of the moment. It is a noun that names a ballet pose. It can also be used as an adjective. It begins and ends with a vowel and contains the letter pattern ‘qu’ as in earthquake and disquiet.


Please leave a comment on this post to tell us about your thought on our book, video or word. Do you know any interesting facts about Gabrielle Lord? What is your favourite illusion? How do you think Dynamo worked his magic?

One thought on “Inspire Us Monday – 2nd Sept 2013

  1. I’m so interested in watching Dynamo this week, I’ve heard so much about him on the radio andI’m really intrigued. I’m a bit of a cynic and like looking for the ‘holes’ in the illusions.

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