Thursday, December 27, 2007
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Dear Flying Fish Friends,
Do you know Rachel Carson? She is a famous educator, scientist and writer. Rachel actually started writing at a tender young age. By ten, she had her first work published in a children magazine dedicated to young writers.
Here's a picture of her taken from her famous book, The Sea Around Us. It was first published in 1951. My own copy (below) is an adaptation for young readers.
From the names of her radio program and her books (listed below), you can tell she loved the sea very much.
Romance Under the Waters (1936)
Under the Sea-Wind (1941)
The Sea Around Us (1951)
The Edge of the Sea (1956)
Silent Spring (1962)
Find out more about Rachel here:
Rachel Carson: A Conservation Legacy
Be inspired! Flying Fish Friends! You can write too!
And don't forget to explore outdoors.
Always remember this: It is very important to learn 'with' Nature and not just 'about' Nature.
If you want to find out more about the animals you have seen on the beaches or the seas around Singapore, you may want to visit these websites with your parents:
1) Animal Diversity Web
2) Enchanted Learning
In the meantime, keep writing and keep smiling! : )
Saturday, December 8, 2007
Thursday, December 6, 2007
We flooded the hall with boys and girls.
Their eyes were bright and shiny with curiosity and expectations.
We breezed through classification and the major phylla of animals with the greatest of ease.
Although they knew alot about the animals already, they were all ears and readily fired questions at me. Whew! I got through alive, didn't I? ; )
But I love every minute of it. It was fun. The children were fun be with and the session incredibly lively. Daddies and mummies were like children too. Ha Ha!
Bless you, little Flying Fishes!