Here's my Mid-Autumn Festival video. Lots of ideas for recycling mooncake tins, and a special song at the end: The Autumn Moon (by Mr O). What did you do this Mid-Autumn Festival? Send me a message and tell me all about it.
I just wanted to say "hi" to all of my new students. I'm really excited about being your teacher for the next year.
This summer I went on holiday to the UK and Switzerland. I made some little videos on my phone from each place I visited. You can watch the whole playlist below.
Have you visited any other countries? Send a Message to me and tell me about them.
Thank you to everyone who made me a card or a gift this week. And especially thank you if you sang 'Happy Birthday' to me, although I would like to point out that:
1. I don't live in a zoo,
2. I don't look (or smell) like a monkey, and
3. Harry Potter absolutely did not kiss me!
Here are some of the lovely things people made for me. Well done Natalie, Angela, Georgina, Naomi, Artemis, Aiden and Eunice.
Special thanks to Georgina's grandma for making me some "sticky rice dumplings" for the Dragon Boat festival* this Tuesday - yum yum! And thank you to Natalie for a special cake and Alice for a baby Groot...
Some more beautiful origami ("paper folding", in Japanese) from Shing Hei - look how tiny and delicate the shoes are! Do you know which Disney princess (or queen) these are for?
Finally, an excellent book of riddles from Ava. Do you know the answers?
Well done everyone for making such brilliant things!
At last! The "behind the scenes" footage from "My Family". I hope you like it. I removed the "squashed tomato" scene because it seemed very horrible. Do you think I should have left it in the video?
These are the three videos I made in my old school. I needed to tell students that I would be serving food in the tuck shop every week, so I thought I would do it in a fun way with a silly video. I made a new one each year for three years. I hope you like them!
Tuck Shop One - Sleeping
I think I made this in March, 2013. It's very short and simple, but my students liked it. The idea is that I'm being lazy in the English Room, and Mr Gary wants me to do something useful like work in the tuck shop. I thought it would be fun to give him some magic powers. Can you guess how I made myself disappear and reappear?
Tuck Shop Two - Video Games
I made the second video in October, in the new school year. I was inspired by another filmmaker who makes videos about computer games (I can't tell you who he is, though - it's for grown-ups only!) This video is longer and more complicated, but really the story is the same as the first one. The game I'm playing is Xenon 2. What other things could I be doing in the English Room instead of working?
Tuck Shop Three - The Finale
This was the last video I made before I left that school in 2014. I wanted to try doing the light sabre effects and to put together a "fight" scene. It was quite difficult to do, but I had lots of help from some other teachers. I think this video concludes the trilogy by showing that Mr Gary and I are friends, despite our "disagreements"! Would you have chosen a different ending to these videos?