Tuesday, November 20, 2012

The Hobbit

One of the most anticipated movies to come out in the very near future is "The Hobbit".  "The Hobbit" by J.R.R. Tolkien is a fantasy novel that was first published on September 21, 1937.

Watch the trailer below and then answer the following questions:

In this short clip, Gandalf talks about being afraid and gaining courage. What is something that you have done that required courage? Describe the situation and how you overcame your fear. If you can’t think of something that you have done, what is something that you would like to do that requires courage? How will you take on your fear?


Once you have posted your response, read the responses posted by your peers and reply thoughtfully to at least two other students.  Compliment strong points, make connections, ask questions and build on ideas shared!

Mr. Boettger  :-)

22 comments:

  1. I was afraid to go in the ocean in Nova Scotia. We were going swimming at the beach and it was the Atlantic ocean. I was scared to go in because we had already seen jelly fish that day and I was afraid to run into them, sting rays and sharks. I over came my fear by waiting until everyone else was in the water then diving under.

    -naom6110

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  2. Rory6180. My fear was public speaking but my dad practised with me and eventually, I became really good and won many compititions.

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    1. same as me rory i cant speak in front of a class

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  3. How I have got over my fear of jumping from a high height is because this summer my family went on a trip. There was a HUGE cliff there and I was really scared to jump. It was 30 feet in the air. The thing I was scared of is if when I was jumping I sliped and hit my head but.... I jumped I screamed the whole way down! After that it was a lot if fun!It just sucked when you got a mouth full of water.
    jenn6831

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    1. I did the same thing this summer! I went to Kilbear on a camping trip and there were huge cliffs. I started off at the smaller cliff then worked my way up to the biggest one. It was super scary the first time, but there was a girl around the same age as me and she was terrified to jump. So i went before her to show her it wasn't scary.

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  4. i had to give away one of my bb guns to friend when mine is broken and over your fear you got to look in what your scared and say im not afraid of you

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  5. 1)the thing that i did that required courage is go on the lavithon at wonderland. 2)i over came my fear because my brother would not let me get out of line of any ride so when i went on i was scared but during the ride i had courage.

    niko657

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  6. sean6100
    Going on the "Wave Rider" at the Maple Syrup Festival in Elmvale. How I overcame my fear was that I went on the "Wave Rider" about 10 times (without counting the Fall Fair, 15 times)and loved the ride.

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  7. something that i did that took a lot of courage is when i went into a big sand pit that is hard to get down and up.I overcame my fear by because i watched other people on tv do it.
    sama6350

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  8. The greatest fear I have overcome is Aiplane crashing when I go to florida or the Bahamas and this year, St lucia. It started when I watched the show mayday with my dad and thought what if it were to happen to me. I over came this fear by searching the amount of plane crashes a year and it was small so I dacided it is not likely to happen to me. I am still a bit afriad but not as much.
    Cory6190

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  9. it would be courage by fighting for my cournty. i would do that by .................goining the miltry and fight for our cournty
    jako6660

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    1. thats nice to hear that one of my class mates would risk their life for our country. :)

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    2. i was thinking about going to military because i am in air cadets and i pratice traget pratice so im preety good with my im
      nath8760

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  10. The time I was brave was when I was on my trampling and I did somthing I was afrad of doing and I trid to do it and I was good at.
    My fear was doing a going up side down.
    BY:JAME6080

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  11. something i did that took a lot of courage was when my uncle brought his super fast boat to the beach in the summer and i was allowed to go on it, i had to go with my cousin and other uncle on it. my uncle went a lot faster than usual because my uncle was there. it was awesome!! it took courage because i was the only girl in the boat and he went fast and i couldn't see!!
    cari3480

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  12. noah6130
    I had to be courages when I stood up to someone bulling someone else. I did it because I didn't like to see the person being hurt.

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    1. i dont like when my friends are bullied either


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  13. In hockey i had this kidn that was yelling at me and telling me off. then he was picking a fight on me in front of the net after the whistle, and i had courage to skate away.

    greg6091

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  14. my fear is getting the flue shot i hate the needle poking my skin it but i had courage to send my sister first
    nath8760

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    1. wow i feel the same way

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  15. Hi it,s alex6120
    This summer I went to a National Music Camp. For one of the activities they had was zip-lining. As I am afraid of heights it took me a lot of courage to do this, and I couldn't have done it without my friends encouraging me.

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  16. What is something that you have done that required courage?
    Something I did that took courage is, doing my history presentation in front of the clas. This took courage because I have stage fright. :$ It has always been my fear since grade 4. To over come this fear I can practice more. :^)
    laur0980



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