This week

By Vita Forest

Jacaranda progress

Jacaranda progress

This week I have been

READING The Transit of Venus by Shirley Hazzard (and savouring every word).

WRITING

MAKING a drawing of Totoro and drawing lines across his big circular belly.  I then photocopied the drawing and my class used it to write up their descriptions of the forest spirit.  (Tia “he has a silky white tummy.”  Marvin “the littlest Totoro looks like a tooth.”)

VISITING backstage at the Sydney Opera House to supervise our students for their big upcoming combined schools performance.

FIXING costumes for the event above with needle, thread, safety pins and cut up pieces of a glittery bowler hat.

WATCHING  the new Australian film The Dressmaker.

STRETCHING at yoga on the Statgazer lawn at Barangaroo Reserve.

Flame tree - imagine one of these next to a Jacaranda.

Flame tree – imagine one of these next to a Jacaranda.

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