Welcome to Mrs Ryan’s Class Blog. My name is Rebecca Ryan and I am currently teaching a grade of 5/6 students. This blog provides students the opportunity to access educational resources as well as a place where their work can be showcased.
This blog has grown over many years and provides a vast array of educational games and activities for primary aged students.
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Today we were lucky enough to meet ex Olympian and Olympic coach Mark Ladbrook. He spoke of what inspires him, his experience at the Atlanta Olympics and even showed us his Australian athletic uniform.
What is something you learnt or found interesting from Mark Ladbrook?
The 5/6 students were lucky enough to travel to the MCG Sports Museum. The students explored the Sports Museum and met a retired olympian who competed at the London Olympics for Australia in Badminton.
The students toured the MCG and got a behind the scenes look at how the great stadium operates and where players prepare before a big game.
HOWEVER: If you choose to use strip generator, please ensure to watch the below video that explains how to use the program. Have fun!
After looking at the comic strip programs, use the Read Write Think comic strip planner to create a comic strip plan. Send screen shots/ the link to the comic strip so that these can be displayed around the classroom.
Optical meaning “eyes” or “sight” and illusions are “something that appears to exist, but does not.” Magic tricks are a great example of optical illusions. Optical illusions are like magic for your eyes.
1. Using pencil, draw two very different pictures on the Image Page, one in each rectangle. The rectangles should be held vertically. Make sure to fill up the space in each box and use images that are nice and big (little details will get lost in this kind of project).
Step 1: Draw two pictures
2. Once the the images are planned out, outline the pencil drawings with marker and colour in with crayon.
Step 2: Colour pictures in
3. When the two images are done, use a ruler and pencil to divide each drawing into four 2.5cm strips from top to bottom. Leave the “1,2,3,4” and “A, B, C, D” marks on each strip for now to help with placement. Take your time and do a nice, neat job–it will help the optical illusion work better if you do a neat job.
Step 3: Cut pictures into 2.5cm strips
4. Cut away the excess portion of the Accordian Page and fold the rectangle on the fold lines like you are folding a paper fan. Fold the 1/2 tabs at the edges so that they lay flat on the table (you’ll be stapling them to another piece of paper later).
Step 4: Prepare Accordian Fold Page
5. Following the letter and numbers written on the Accordian Page, glue the strips of the two pictures you created onto the Accordian Page with a glue stick. Take your time and do a nice, neat job. Once you are done gluing all of the strips to the Accordian Page and you are sure the illusion is works, you can cut off the excess portions of the image strips (the parts labeled with the letters and numbers).
Step 5: Glue strips onto Accordian Page in alternating order
When done, it looks kind of confusing!
6. Staple the Accordian Page onto the Backing Page. Staple through the 1/2 tabs on the left and right side of your project. This will hold your project in the way that you need for the illusion to work.
Step 6: Staple project to Backing Page
7. Test your illusion out! Tilt your drawing one way and then the other–does your illusion work?
From the left: Fire-breathing Dragon!
From the right: A brave knight!
Step 8: Create a frame
Amaze your friends and family with your Magic Picture!