Sunday, May 31, 2009
Our local cinema is playing a series of old movie classics and today we saw Some Like It hot with Marilyn Munroe, Jack Lemon and Tony Curtis. Even though this is an old movie, it still had some very funny moments. My pictures didn't turn out well. I felt nervous that I would be reprimanded for taking shots in a cinema - very cheeky. But such an old movie I don't think there were copywrite issues. Just annoying to the other film goers (I only took 2 shots)
Saturday, May 30, 2009
Spent the day at the ICT Education victoria Conference at Melbourne Grammar. A very full day, generally interesting and inspiring. See: http://www.ictev.vic.edu.au/event/2009_Conf_Abstracts.htm
for notes on some of the presentations.
Friday, May 29, 2009
I was stuck for a pic today but just received an email from my friend informing me that her daughter, who works for the DSE in the area of silverculture (Silviculture is the art and science of controlling the establishment, growth, composition, health, and quality of forests to meet diverse needs and values of the many landowners, societies and cultures)
was quoted in The Age today. Also appeared on a video on The Age website
Thursday, May 28, 2009
It's always a big deal for us hills people to drive into the city. Sue and I went into an Apple Roadshow Education seminar- very inspiring! Now I would LOVE to have an Apple ipodtouch - so nifty and fun! Anyway, the Seminar was held at the VCA in St Kilda Rd and there were lots of great photo opportunities along the way.
Wednesday, May 27, 2009
Tuesday, May 26, 2009
Monday, May 25, 2009
Feeling ridiculously sentimental about my old kitchen which will be ripped out tomorrow. We've cleaned it right out (nearly) and it looks quite sparkly and fresh. but it's not - it's 32 years old and it's shabby and worn out so it's got to go! But I am a bit sad.
Sunday, May 24, 2009
Saturday, May 23, 2009
Friday, May 22, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Tuesday, May 19, 2009
Couldn't actually work out how to post a big version of the big huge labs poster, so had to "jing" it
Just experimenting with Big Huge Labs and Michael wanted a promo pic for a gig he's doing - so he's today's photo (actually taken last week)
Monday, May 18, 2009
Sunday, May 17, 2009
Saturday, May 16, 2009
Friday, May 15, 2009
Thursday, May 14, 2009
Okay, I know I've whinged about this a lot but this was the most significant thing that happened on this day so it's what I've photographed- my yr12 correction pile. They've got an important assessment coming up next week so they've been completing practice essay tasks. Hopefully the feedback I have given them will stand them in good stead. Notice my computer screen in the background? Keeping up with emails, facebook comments, tweets, blog comments do help alleviate the tedium.
Wednesday, May 13, 2009
Monday, May 11, 2009
Sunday, May 10, 2009
Saturday, May 9, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
Thursday, May 7, 2009
Wednesday, May 6, 2009
Just a short time before I took this photo, this area was buzzing with teachers and parents talking to each other. It was a postive and friendly atmosphere and the process was organized smoothly and efficiently. It was the first time parents had to book an interview online and - a sign of the times - seemed quite unfazed by this - contrary to predictions.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
I'm trying hard to establish a Literature Circle approach to our 2nd term novel in my yr7 class. We are reading Bridge to Terabithia by Katherine Patterson and this is only the second session - but so far it's been a bit of a struggle. My students are feeling a little challenged by not only the concepts of the different roles they are given each week but just reading the assigned chapters. I suspect a lot of children these days are not regular readers of novels. I've been having to resort to reading TO them - which they enjoy. Pic today shows one of the groups in action.
Monday, May 4, 2009
I had a surfeit of photos on the weekend but nothing for today - just boring old school, nothing presented itself during the day that I wanted to photograph. At home I went on the prowl and wandered into my son's old room where this portrait of Jimi lives - painted by my mother for her then teenaged grandson who was in love with Jimi Hendrix in those days. His tastes in music have broadened since. He still plays modern melodies but is also into jazz and classical music on his double bass, cello and piano. My mother still paints and is having fun with water colours and pastels these days.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
For her 6th birthday Ishaa decided ona Puffing Billy party - riding on the old steam train from Belgrave to Emerald Lake through breathtakingly beautiful countryside, a BBQ and cake picnic and home again. Much fun had (mainly) by all.
Saw a wonderful play at the Melbourne Arts Centre called Cafe Rebetika written and directed by Stephen Helper,featuring amazing old Greek blues music and songs but touching story acted out in English.Unfortunately short premier season but this play should be going places.Pics show the Art Centre foyer, old sketch of Rebetika musos and the set on stage showing interior of a taverna, Pireas, Greece
Friday, May 1, 2009
Coming home photoless what should I see as I pulled into the carport was this kookaburra in the backyard waiting for me to take its photo! Seen also in the background is a huge pile of bark and sticks gathered from around our property and waiting to be burnt.