Nim's Island

A site for readers of the book Nim's Island, by Wendy Orr

Thursday, February 18, 2010

Nim's Island Unit Study, Lesson Plans, and Activities

Thanks very much to wolftyrs, a home schooling mom, who's compiled this great list of Nim's Island Unit Study, Lesson Plans and Activities. I'm always meaning to do this and get sidetracked by writing books!

Nim's Island Unit Study, Lesson Plans, and Activities

Sunday, February 14, 2010

Pumpkin Patch: F.F.W.W.: Nim's Island Again

Tidying up my inbox I came across a link to this home-schooling blog on Nim's Island activities:

..." on top of watching our Prof H videos that go with the Nim classes we'll be:

Open a coconut (with a hammer instead of Jack's Machette), and after eating the meat use the shell for a bowl
Scour the seaside for shells, and check for messages in a bottle (you might have to read the book to understand that one!) -- I may put a message in a bottle in their workboxes
Record the coming and going of the tide
Check their weather stations daily...

To read the rest go to:
(and by the way, I have no idea what the Prof H videos are)

Pumpkin Patch: F.F.W.W.: Nim's Island Again

Thursday, February 04, 2010

This always makes me smile - love the song, and of course it always takes me straight back to sitting in that beautiful Graumanns Hollywood Chinese Theater and seeing my name roll out from the big blue wave in the credits. I'd already seen it at the Sea World cinema in Australia, but I was so overwhelmed with seeing the movie for the first time that I barely took it in!

Nim's Island: Title Sequence from Isaac Woodby on Vimeo.