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As next week's homework will be rather a challenge, our kind Headmistress has allowed me to give you advance warning so you can do your prep!

We are choosing Arosebyanyothername's homework. Please see her post called Beautiful Thinking in the October archive. Sorry, I had trouble doing a link, but if you cut and paste the details below you should find the book she refers to, and the chapters in it!

Our homework will be to write a short piece, say a paragraph or so (if you want an A*) or a couple of sentences (B+) on any subject but ....


You can choose which vowel you use.

e.g. Gordon won't go to school

Obviously your sentences/paragraphs must make sense/tell a story! (and no slipping in some extra vowels to help yourself out!)

This homework will be announced next Monday, and please wait til Headmistress puts up the proper forum for it.

Thanks very much Arose for this interesting homework!

Faith x

Posted at 5th Nov 2008 - 08:56AM   Posted by Faith   HOMEWORK WARNING - Please read Comments: 20

Arosebyanyothername's Avatar Gosh, I feel a bit like Barak Obama this morning! My homework chosen! I shall have to work extra hard at it. It is difficult.
Thank you - Rosie

Posted by: Arosebyanyothername on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:33AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Yes I tried out a test piece and it is difficult. We are so used to using all the vowels that even when I did a sentence I used other vowels and didn't even see them!!!!!

Posted by: Westerwitch on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:14AM


Posted by: @themill on 5th Nov 2008 at 11:58AM

KittyB's Avatar I have a feeling next week's homework pigeon hole will be an empty and draughty place... my head hurts just thinking about it. Good luck to those who have a go.

Posted by: KittyB on 5th Nov 2008 at 02:10PM

Faith's Avatar Ermm no Kitty - EVERYONE has to do it! especially clever people like you!

Posted by: Faith on 5th Nov 2008 at 04:00PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar lol:LaughingLaughing
EVERYONE has to do it!

What you going to do if we don't do it Faith? Will we be sent to the naughty corner?LaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 5th Nov 2008 at 07:14PM

Withy Brook's Avatar Matron has an automatic let off! But - I will try. I am a great believer in if you don't use it you'll lose it, so must excercise the grey matter .Laughing

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:05PM

Faith's Avatar I don't have the power UPLLaughing but it IS an interesting homework don't you think?

Posted by: Faith on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:28PM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Um no actually I don't but there you go different folks for differnent strokes m what ever amuses you I guess. I am with Kitty in..
feeling next week's homework pigeon hole will be an empty and draughty place...

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 5th Nov 2008 at 09:53PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Oh come on......think we ought to try (this from someone not known for handing in homework). Anyhow, it's not Faith's homework so don't shoot the messenger! Wink

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 5th Nov 2008 at 10:21PM

TIGGYWINKLE's Avatar Laughing I'm here laughing at my efforts. I think it will be great fun.

Posted by: TIGGYWINKLE on 6th Nov 2008 at 01:42AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar Nope sorry EJ dont think its particularly hard just not fun.I am afraid that all this lets pretend we are at school leaves me a bit cold. ".Adam always sat rapt at art class..... Eve ended Eden ..or ...Toby only owns wool socks.". not to hard to expand them for a paragraph, but why? ...I cant see the point in it? Just not my thing...sure everyone else will have hoots doing it. Nothing to stop other people wanting to play though so enjoy!Laughing

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 6th Nov 2008 at 07:21AM

Pondside's Avatar The dog ate my homework................that's my story and I'm sticking to it.

Posted by: Pondside on 6th Nov 2008 at 07:37AM

Snailbeachshepherdess's Avatar Blimey that dog just ran out of here with mine as well ...blast!Laughing

Posted by: Snailbeachshepherdess on 6th Nov 2008 at 07:46AM

Unpeuloufoque's Avatar cowards!!!!LaughingLaughingLaughingLaughing

Posted by: Unpeuloufoque on 6th Nov 2008 at 07:58AM

Pondside's Avatar OK - I'll come clean.
I won't be doing this homework because it doesn't interest me and it feels like work. I like the 'where I live' types of things because they are about people and I am endlessly curious. Things like this though, while very interesting for many, just don't turn my crank, so I'll pass.

Posted by: Pondside on 6th Nov 2008 at 08:12AM

Westerwitch's Avatar Homework is purely for fun and for focus - if you don't think it is fun then not a problem - don't do it.

For some the idea of our Skool is very much liked - for others it isn't. It is impossible to please all the people all the time . . . being on PC and taking part is voluntary. We all work hard to support each other in the best way that we can.

Posted by: Westerwitch on 6th Nov 2008 at 10:24AM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Don't think I said it was hard and great that you handed yours in early UPL! Full marks and gold star. Very Happy

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 6th Nov 2008 at 12:02PM

Milla's Avatar Maybe we could have one long thread of it, rather than each with its own tail of comments. Sometimes with so many "homeworks" put up at once, there is a daunting list, which you want to read, and then you "have" to read all the comments and before you know it an hour's gone by. so maybe we could just all add to the one post our sentence, or para, or not? For this one, I mean, since it will call for individual response particularly.

Posted by: Milla on 6th Nov 2008 at 02:43PM

Exmoorjane's Avatar Think that's a great idea. I too get a bit overwhelmed by the many posts - and often feel am missing great conversations but don't have the time to go back over each one.

Posted by: Exmoorjane on 6th Nov 2008 at 03:46PM

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