Monday, 17 August 2015

My Two Blankets - Irena Kobald and Freya Blackwood

Yesterday 6D were looking at a picture book in the lead up to Book Week next week. The book was called 'My Two Blankets'. The story follows a girl who moves to a new country, she is overwhelmed by all the new people, places and smells. The language is especially hard for her. She likened it to standing under a waterfall of sounds. She talks about her old blanket and weaving a new blanket. We discussed as a class what this may have meant. We decided that the blankets are her way of describing language. Her old blanket was soft and warm, where as she is now weaving a brand new blanket for this new country. 

After we had read the book and had a discussion, we did a guided visualisation. We imagined what it may have felt like to move to a new place where we knew nothing and no one. We imagined what it must feel like to be in a place where you don't know the language and can't communicate. 

We then started to make our own blanket as a class. We chose a piece of fabric and created a design that symbolised us. 

This was a really fun lesson and it will be great to see our blanket come together!


  1. I really loved this lesson that Miss Everist taught. The discussions were amazing and the students were totally engaged throughout. As they were creating their own part of the Belonging blanket, they were totally quiet.

  2. I enjoyed the book and it was very inspirational for creating our children's books!