Transcript: Character Box #2 | Mar 31, 1999

The opening slate pops up with a countdown timer from 7 seconds and the title “TVO’s Virtual Classroom. Get connected.”
The “V” in “Virtual” is a tick, the “A” in “classroom” is an at sign with an extended loop that turns into a power cord with a plug at the end, and the first “O” in “classroom” is a spinning globe.

Missus UJ is in her late forties, with mid-length wavy blond hair with feathered bangs. She wears a lilac cashmere sweater, a gray suede blazer and a pearl necklace.

She says HI, AND WELCOME BACK
TO
LANGUAGE ALIVE
AND I'M MISSUS U.J., AND
I'M LOOKING SO FORWARD
TO THE NEXT 45 MINUTES
THAT WE HAVE TOGETHER.
JUST A REMINDER, SINCE
YOU'RE MY LAST CLASS
FOR THE DAY, JUST LIKE
WE DID ON MONDAY,
IF WE DON'T GET ALL OF
OUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED,
I THINK WE CAN SNEAK
A FEW IN AT THE END.
SO IF YOUR TEACHERS
WILL LET YOU STAY,
WE'LL TRY AND GET ALL OF
YOUR QUESTIONS ANSWERED.
NOW, TEACHERS AND
FACILITATORS,
I THINK IT'S A GREAT IDEA
IF YOU TAPE THIS SHOW.
THERE MAY BE SOME OF THE
VISUALS AND THINGS YOU
WANT TO GO BACK TO,
AND CERTAINLY
THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE,
AND THE PLANNER
AT THE END WILL BE
THERE FOR YOU.
YOU WERE SUCH A GREAT
CLASS, THE LAST DAY,
AND YOU WERE ACTUALLY
VERY GOOD AT USING
THE CLUES ON THE BOXES,
AND ALMOST GUESSED
ALL OF THE CHARACTER BOXES
THAT I HAD LAST DAY.
SO I BROUGHT ANOTHER ONE
IN HERE JUST TO SHOW YOU.
AND I'LL JUST HOLD
IT UP FOR YOU.
AND YOU CAN SEE.

Missus UJ holds a green roof cardboard house that reads “Anne of Green Gables” in colourful print.

Missus UJ says THE NEAT THING ABOUT
THIS ONE IS THAT
THE WHOLE BOX
IS THE CLUE.
ISN'T IT
WONDERFULLY DONE?
YOU CAN SEE IT SAYS
ANNE OF GREEN GABLES,
BUT THAT'S JUST A CLUE.
AND THIS IS
CATHY CHU'S BOX,
AND SHE ACTUALLY HAS A
QUESTION SO YOU CAN GUESS,
AND SHE GIVES YOU
A LITTLE CLUE,
THAT THE CHARACTER THAT SHE
DID HER CHARACTER BOX ON
IS ACTUALLY THE
AUTHOR OF THIS BOOK.
SO WHEN YOU THINK THAT
YOU KNOW WHO THAT IS,
YOU CAN CAUSE THAT IN
TO SEE WHO CATHY
DID HER CHARACTER BOX ON.
IT'S REALLY, REALLY NEAT
BECAUSE WHEN YOU OPEN IT UP,
EVERYTHING IS INSIDE.
AND EVEN THE INSIDE
OF HER LID, OOPS,
THERE'S A LITTLE
CLUE BOX HERE.
EVEN THE INSIDE OF
HER LID IS ALL DONE.
IT'S JUST A
WONDERFUL BOX.
SO CALL THAT ONE IN WHEN
YOU HAVE THE ANSWER.
NOW, WHAT WE'RE GOING
TO BE DOING TODAY,
I KNOW IN FRONT OF YOU,
YOU ALL HAVE YOUR BOXES.
HOPEFULLY YOU HAVE BROUGHT
ALL SORTS OF DATA
AND STUFF THAT YOU'VE
ALREADY COLLECTED.
AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO DO
TODAY IS WE ARE GOING TO
LOOK AT THE INSIDE OF ONE
OF MY STUDENT'S BOXES,
AND THEN YOU'RE GOING
TO HELP ME WITH MY BOX.
AND THE WHOLE PURPOSE OF
TODAY'S LESSON IS WHAT
CAN WE DO WITH ALL THESE
THINGS THAT WE COLLECTED,
AND HOW CAN WE ATTACH
WRITING TO THEM?
WHAT CAN WE WRITE
ABOUT THESE THINGS,
AND DO WITH THEM, TO MAKE
THEM MORE MEANINGFUL?
WE HAVE A CALLER
ALREADY FROM SAINT JOHN.
IS THIS JOSH OR GARRET?

The caller says THIS IS JOSH.

Missus UJ says HI, JOSH.
YOU HAVE AN ANSWER TO
MY CLUE, DON'T YOU?

Josh says YEAH.

Missus UJ says AND WHO IS?

Josh says MADAM MONTGOMERY.

Missus UJ says GOOD FOR YOU.
GOOD FOR YOU.
AND THANK YOU SO MUCH
FOR CALLING THAT IN.
THAT WAS VERY
CLEVER OF YOU.
THE NEXT ONE IS WHAT WE'RE
GOING TO DO TODAY IS,
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT
WHAT CHARACTER IS.
NO, THE FIRST THING WE'RE
GOING TO DO IS I ALERTED
YOUR TEACHERS, WE'RE GOING
TO HAVE A QUICK CALL IN,
AND HOPEFULLY
YOU ALREADY HAVE
A COLLECTION OF THESE.
I WANT TO KNOW ALREADY
WHO YOUR CHARACTER BOXES
ARE GOING TO BE ABOUT.
SO IF YOU HAVE SOMEONE IN
YOUR CLASS THAT CAN CALL IN,
MAYBE GIVE TWO OR
THREE NAMES OF PEOPLE
THAT YOU HAVE
GOT YOUR TOPICS.
WE HAVE ELGIN
AVENUE ON THE LINE.
IS THAT SCOTT OR ERIC?

The caller says THIS IS SCOTT.

Missus UJ shows a sheet of paper divided in three columns with the following headers: “Characters you know or knew,” “Book characters” and “Famous people.”

Missus UJ says HI, SCOTT.
YOU'VE GOT SOME NAMES OF
CHARACTER BOXES IN YOUR ROOM?

Scott says YES.

Missus UJ says GREAT, OKAY.
NOW, I'VE GOT THEM IN
THREE CATEGORIES HERE.
SO MAYBE YOU CAN HELP ME
AS YOU GIVE THEM TO ME,
AS TO WHERE
THEY MIGHT GO.
REMEMBER, WE'RE DOING
CHARACTERS WE KNOW
OR KNEW, WE'VE GOT
CHARACTERS FROM BOOKS,
OR WE'VE GOT
FAMOUS PEOPLE.

Scott says I'M GOING MY CHARACTER
BOX ON MY BROTHER.

Missus UJ writes down Scott’s answers.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
OH, BOY.
YOU KNOW EVERYBODY
THERE IS TO KNOW
ABOUT YOUR
BROTHER, RIGHT?
THAT'S GREAT.
WHAT ABOUT, DO YOU HAVE
SOME MORE FROM KIDS
IN YOUR CLASS,
SOME OTHER NAMES?

Scott says FOR SOMEBODY ELSE IN
MY CLASS, SAMENIA,
HE HAS TERRY FOX.

Missus UJ says TERRY FOX.
THAT'S A GREAT ONE.
LOTS OF INFORMATION
ABOUT TERRY FOX,
AND CERTAINLY A
WONDERFUL CANADIAN.
HAVE YOU GOT
ANY OTHER NAMES?

Scott says YES, PATRICK ROI.

Missus UJ says OKAY.

Scoot says BOBBY ORR.

Missus UJ says GOOD, GREAT ONE.
ANOTHER ONE?

Scott says FATHER.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
SOMEONE'S DOING ONE
ON THEIR FATHER?
AND ONE MORE NAME?

Scott says A MODEL.

Missus UJ says WOULD THAT BE UNDER
A FAMOUS PERSON?

Scott says YES.

Missus UJ says OKAY GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
AND WE'LL TAKE ANOTHER
CALL AS SOON AS WE CAN.
OKAY, SO WE HAVE A LOT
OF GOOD PEOPLE HERE.
SOME GOOD FAMOUS PEOPLE.
I LOVE IT WHEN
PEOPLE DO ONE ON
THEIR FAMILY MEMBERS.
OKAY, WE HAVE A
CALL FROM SAINT JOHN.
IS THIS LUKE OR NICOLE?

The caller says THIS IS NICOLE.

Missus UJ says HI, NICOLE.
HAVE YOU GOT SOME
NAMES FOR ME?

Nicole says YEAH.
I'M DOING MINE
ON MY MOM.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
PERFECT.
OKAY.
AND SOME OTHER CHARACTERS
IN YOUR CLASS?

Nicole says JOHN ELWAY.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
ANYMORE?

Nicole says MICHAEL JORDAN.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
ANOTHER ONE?

Nicole says OUR TEACHER.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
WHAT A LUCKY TEACHER THAT
YOU'RE GOING TO DO ONE ON HER.
WHAT'S YOUR
TEACHER'S NAME?

Nicole says Miss BELL.

Missus UJ says OH, LUCKY Miss BELL.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO
SEE IF WE CAN HEAR
FROM ANOTHER SCHOOL.
WE'VE HEARD FROM TWO
SCHOOLS ALREADY.
BOY, I HOPE YOU'VE BEEN
VERY BUSY COLLECTING
ALL SORTS OF STUFF
ON THESE PEOPLE.
REMEMBER, YOUR ARTIFACTS
DON'T HAVE TO BE REAL,
YOU CAN ALWAYS
MAKE SOME OF THEM,
IF YOU CAN'T GET
YOUR HANDS ON REAL.
OKAY, WE HAVE SAINT
JOHN, ANOTHER ONE?
HI, IS THIS THOMAS
OR CHRISTOPHER?

The caller says IT'S CHRIS.

Missus UJ says OH, HI, CHRIS.
GIVE ME SOME NAMES
OF SOME PEOPLE?

Chris says SOMEBODY IS DOING
HIS ON TERRY GREGSON.

OKAY, TERRY.
IS THAT THE
RIGHT SPELLING?

Missus UJ spells “T-E-R-R-Y.”

Chris says MATS SUNDIN.
I THINK THAT'S RIGHT.
MATS, IT'S M-A-T-S.
SORRY.
SOMEBODY IS DOING THEIRS
ON THEIR BEST FRIEND.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT IDEA.
WHO CAN YOU KNOW BETTER
THAN A BEST FRIEND?
I LIKE THAT IDEA.
THAT'S GREAT.
AND A COUPLE MORE.

Chris says THEIR UNCLE.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
THE THING ABOUT
DOING FAMILY PEOPLE,
PEOPLE THAT YOU KNOW, YOU
CAN COLLECT REAL STUFF
THAT WAY, CAN'T YOU?
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
WE'LL TAKE
ANOTHER CALLER.
SEE IF WE CAN HEAR
FROM ONE MORE SCHOOL.
OKAY, SANDRA OR STACY?

The caller says ALI.

Missus UJ says OKAY, ALI.
CAN YOU GIVE ME
SOME MORE NAMES?

Ali says ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGER.

Missus UJ says OH, THAT'S A GREAT ONE.
I'LL JUST PUT ARNOLD S
BECAUSE I'M NOT QUITE
SURE ABOUT THE
SPELLING THERE.
I MAY RUN OFF THE PAGE.
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, WE'VE GOT SOME
GREAT CHARACTER BOXES
ON THE ROAD FOR THE VIRTUAL
CLASSROOM THIS AFTERNOON.
NOW, WHAT I'M GOING TO DO IS
I'M GOING TO SET YOU TO WORK.
AND BEFORE I DO, I JUST
WANT TO REMIND YOU,
LET'S LOOK DOWN AGAIN AT
JUST WHAT CHARACTER IS.
BECAUSE IN PUTTING
TOGETHER A CHARACTER BOX,
WE'VE COME UP
WITH SOME STUFF.
WE'VE GOT A NAME
OF A PERSON.
AND WE TALKED LAST DAY
ABOUT WHAT IS CHARACTER?
REMEMBER, THAT A CHARACTER
IS A PERSON'S QUALITIES,
IT CAN BE BEHAVIOUR
PATTERNS,
SOMETHING ABOUT THE
CHARACTER'S INNER
STRENGTH, SOMETHING ABOUT
REPUTATION, THEIR STATUS,
THEIR POSITION, AND
CERTAINLY SOMETHING
ABOUT UNIQUE
CHARACTERISTICS.
NOW, JUST FOR A MOMENT, I
WANT YOU TO THINK ABOUT YOU,
AND I WANT YOU
TO THINK ABOUT
WHAT IS UNIQUE
ABOUT YOU?
ON A PIECE OF
PAPER, VERY QUICKLY,
IF SOMEONE WERE TO GO
THROUGH YOUR KNAPSACK,
OR INTO YOUR BEDROOM,
LIST THREE THINGS THAT
THEY WOULD WRITE DOWN
THAT IS UNIQUE TO YOU?
WHAT ARE THREE THINGS IN
ONE OF THOSE PLACES
THAT WOULD BE SYMBOLIC OF
WHO YOU ARE AS A CHARACTER?
SO YOU CAN BUZZ
WITH THAT ONE.
I'LL GIVE YOU
A MINUTE OR SO.
AND I'D LIKE YOU TO,
WHEN YOU HAVE THAT,
I'LL TAKE TWO CALLERS ON
THAT ABOUT WHO YOU ARE.
HI, WE HAVE A
CALLER FROM USBORNE?
IS THIS CHRIS?

The caller says NO, IT'S MATT.

Missus UJ says OH, HI, MATT.
WERE YOU CALLING IN
NAMES OF CHARACTERS?

Matt says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY, WHO ARE THE
CHARACTER'S NAMES?

Matt says ONE IS SARAH,
A BEST FRIEND.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
THAT'S A GOOD ONE.

Matt says JOHN MINER'S DAD,
HE'S A REPORTER.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT, GREAT.
THERE'S ALL KINDS OF
THING THAT COULD GO
THAT A REPORTER WOULD
HAVE IN THEIR BOX.
THAT'S GREAT.
ANOTHER ONE?

Matt says SOMEONE'S MOM.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
GREAT, I LOVE THAT,
SINCE I'M A MOM.
ANOTHER ONE?

Matt says HIMSELF.

Missus UJ says OH, HIMSELF.
THERE'S AN
INTERESTING ONE.
DOING A CHARACTER
BOX OF YOURSELF.
THAT'S ALSO A GREAT IDEA.
AND THAT'S WHAT I'M ASKING
YOU TO DO RIGHT NOW,
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
SOME CALLS NOW ON WHO YOU ARE.
AND IF SOMEONE WAS
DOING A BOX ON YOU,
IT WOULD BE THREE THINGS
THAT WOULD BE IN YOUR BOX.

Missus UJ shows a sheet of paper with the caption “Who you are” and two boxes with the numbers 1, 2 and 3 to complete with items.

Missus UJ says HI, WE HAVE A
CALLER FROM ELGIN.
AND THAT'S
AARON OR JONKER?

The caller says MAYBE PICTURES.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
SO THIS IS ABOUT YOU.
WHAT IS YOUR NAME?

The caller says AARON.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
I'M GOING TO PUT
YOUR NAME HERE.
OKAY, SO A
PICTURE ABOUT YOU.
WHAT ELSE WOULD BE THERE?
SOMETHING ABOUT YOU.

Aaron says PIZZA.

Missus UJ says A PIZZA.
GREAT IDEA.
OKAY, AND
SOMETHING ELSE?

Aaron says BASEBALL.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
SO WOULD THERE BE A
BALL, OR BASEBALL CARDS?
WHAT WOULD YOU
HAVE WITH THAT ONE?

Aaron says BASEBALL CARDS.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
DO YOU HAVE A GLOVE?

Aaron says KARATE?

Missus UJ says SOMETHING ABOUT KARATE?
MAYBE A BELT OR SOMETHING?

Aaron says YELLOW BELT.

Missus UJ says OH, A YELLOW.
GOOD FOR YOU.
THANKS FOR
CALLING IN, AARON.
NOW, THERE'S A
GOOD IDEA.
IF AARON WERE PUTTING
TOGETHER HIS CHARACTER BOX,
NOW HE COULD PUT IN
A REAL PIECE OF PIZZA,
BUT THAT KIND OF
MIGHT GET DRIED OUT,
SO THAT MIGHT BE AN
OPPORTUNITY TO INSTEAD OF
HAVING A REAL PIECE,
TO ACTUALLY MAKE
A PIECE OF PIZZA SO IT
LOOKS LIKE IT, OKAY?
AND HIS OWN PHOTOGRAPH,
WITH MAYBE SOMETHING
WRITTEN ON THE
BACK OF IT,
OF WHEN THE
PICTURE WAS TAKEN.

The caller says HELLO.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREAT.
AARON'S ALREADY GOT
WORKING ON HIS BOX.
OKAY, WE HAVE A CALLER.
IT'S SARAH FROM USBORNE?

The caller says IT'S GREG.

Missus UJ says IS THIS GREG?

Greg says YES.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREG.
WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE IN
YOUR ROOM THAT
WOULD BE SIGNIFICANT
ABOUT YOU?

Greg says I HAVE MY DAD'S
BUSINESS CARD.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GOOD.

Greg says OH, WHAT WOULD
I PUT ABOUT ME?

Missus UJ says YEAH.
YOU COULD STILL
HAVE THAT.
THAT'S IMPORTANT
TO YOU.
YOUR DAD'S
BUSINESS CARD.
YOU COULD CALL HIM.

Greg says HOCKEY CARD OF ME.

Missus UJ says OF YOU?
YOU HAVE YOUR
OWN HOCKEY CARD?

Greg says YEAH.
FROM WHEN WE GET
OUR PICTURES TAKEN.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
SO IT LOOKS LIKE YOU'RE A
REAL NHL PLAYER, RIGHT?
THAT'S YOURS.
I LIKE THAT.
THAT'S GREAT.
ONE OTHER THING.

Greg says PICTURE OF MY
GIRLFRIEND.

Missus UJ says OH, THAT'S A GOOD ONE.
ESPECIALLY NEAR
VALENTINE'S DAY, RIGHT?

Greg says SURE.

Missus UJ says A GIRLFRIEND'S PHOTO.
THANKS FOR
CALLING IN, GREG.
YOU CAN SEE HOW QUICKLY
AARON AND GREG WERE ABLE TO
COME UP WITH THINGS
THAT MIGHT GO INTO
THEIR CHARACTER BOX.
AND THAT'S THE PROCESS WE'RE
GOING THROUGH RIGHT NOW
IN DOING THINGS FOR
YOUR CHARACTER BOX.
NOW, WE'RE GOING TO
WORK A LITTLE BIT
ON FOUR MORE BOXES.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT THE
FOUR BOXES THAT YOU ARE
GOING TO WORK WITH.
JUST VERY QUICKLY, DON'T
WORRY ABOUT USING RULERS,
DON'T WORRY ABOUT THAT,
JUST QUICKLY WRITE DOWN -
FOUR SECTIONS.
YOU CAN EVEN DO
THEM IN CIRCLES.
FAMOUS SWIMMER,
WRITE THAT DOWN.
LIST ONE, TWO, THREE.
MAKE ANOTHER
QUICK BOX.
I'M GOING TO GIVE
YOU A WORK PERIOD,
AND HERE'S WHAT
I WANT YOU TO DO.
I WANT YOU TO COME UP
WITH THREE THINGS
THAT WOULD GO INTO EACH
ONE OF THOSE BOXES.

Missus UJ shows a sheet of paper with 4 boxes and the caption “What would be in the box?” on it.

She continues NOW, THIS IS A BUZZ.
YOU WORK WITH A PARTNER,
AND I'LL GIVE YOU
TWO MINUTES FOR THIS.
YOU HAVE TO WORK REALLY,
REALLY QUICKLY,
AND YOU CAN CALL
IN YOUR ANSWERS.
I'LL LEAVE THIS UP FOR YOU
SO YOU CAN REFER TO IT,
AND CALL IN AS FAST AS
YOU CAN WITH THE THINGS
THAT WILL GO IN THERE.
NOW, AS WELL AS COMING UP
WITH THE THREE INSIDE CLUES,
MAYBE YOU COULD GIVE ME
ONE CLUE OF ONE THING
WOULD GO ON THE
OUTSIDE OF THEIR BOX.
OKAY.
HI, WE HAVE A CALLER
FROM ELGIN AVENUE.
IS THIS ROBIN?

The caller says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI, ROBIN.
WHICH ONE WOULD YOU
LIKE TO START WITH?
YOU'RE FIRST, SO
YOU GET TO PICK
WHICH BOX TO
WORK WITH.

Robin says HAIRDRESSER.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
SO GIVE ME THREE
THINGS THAT WOULD BE IN
THE HAIRDRESSER'S BOX.

Robin says COMB.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
NEXT?

Robin says SCISSORS?

Missus UJ says YES.
NEXT?

Robin says A MIRROR.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
NOW, WHILE I HAVE
YOU ON, ROBIN,
IS THERE ANYTHING
ABOUT A HAIRDRESSER,
IS THERE ANYTHING
A HAIRDRESSER
WOULD HAVE TO
WRITE DOWN?
IS THERE ANYTHING THEY
MIGHT HAVE IN FRONT
OF THEM THAT WE COULD
PUT WRITING ON?
WHAT WOULD THEY
HAVE TO, IN THE DAY,
WRITE THINGS DOWN ABOUT?
THINK OF ANYTHING?
WHEN YOU GO TO
THE HAIRDRESSER,
DO YOU HAVE TO MAKE
AN APPOINTMENT?

Robin says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
SO WHAT WILL THE
HAIRDRESSER DO TO HAVE
TO TELL THEM WHAT TIME
YOU'RE COMING IN?

Robin says WRITE DOWN YOUR NAME.

Missus UJ says RIGHT, RIGHT.
SO I'M GOING TO PUT
DOWN, ALSO BESIDE YOURS,
AN APPOINTMENT SHEET.
THAT'S A PIECE OF WRITING.
OKAY BECAUSE TODAY WE'RE
ALWAYS LOOKING AT LITTLE
BITS OF WRITING GOOD.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
THAT'S A GREAT
HAIRDRESSER BOX.
THAT'S A GOOD START.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO
CONNECT TO ANOTHER
STUDENT RIGHT NOW.
AND WE WANT TO BE
THINKING ABOUT WHAT COULD
WE ATTACH THAT WOULD
HAVE WRITING
TO MAKE IT MEANINGFUL?
HI, KATHLEEN OR
TREVOR FROM SAINT JOHN?

The caller says HI, THIS IS KATHLEEN.

Missus UJ says HI, KATHLEEN.
WHICH BOX WOULD
YOU LIKE TO ATTACK?

Kathleen says FAMOUS SWIMMER.

Missus UJ says GREAT, OKAY.
WHAT WOULD A FAMOUS
SWIMMER HAVE IN HIS
OR HER BOX?

Kathleen says GOGGLES.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
ESPECIALLY IF THEY
WERE A SWIMMER,
SWIMMING ACROSS LAKE
ONTARIO, RIGHT?

Kathleen says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
WHAT ELSE?

Kathleen says MEDALS.

Missus UJ says GOOD, AN AWARD.
GOOD.
AND IF YOU WERE DOING
A FAMOUS SWIMMER,
AND YOU HAD A MEDAL
OF YOUR OWN AT HOME,
YOU COULD ALWAYS JUST PUT
ON A NEW PIECE OF PAPER
IN FRONT OF IT AND PUT
THAT PERSON'S NAME ON IT.
YOU COULD USE A MEDAL
AROUND YOUR HOUSE
FOR A SWIMMER'S BOX,
COULDN'T YOU?

Kathleen says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY, LET'S THINK
OF ONE MORE THING?

Kathleen says A BATHING SUIT.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
FOR SURE.
CAN'T FORGET THAT.
LET ME JUST ASK YOU A
QUICK QUESTION BEFORE YOU GO.
IF THIS WAS A SWIMMER THAT
SWAM ALL THE WAY ACROSS
LAKE ONTARIO, AND THEY
ARRIVED AT THE EXHIBITION,
AND IT WAS A HUGE,
HUGE THING,
WHAT MIGHT BE A PIECE OF
WRITING THAT MIGHT
COME UP THE NEXT MORNING
THAT PEOPLE MIGHT READ?

Kathleen says AN AUTOGRAPH OR A
NEWSPAPER CLIPPING.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
A NEWSPAPER CLIPPING.
GOOD.
NEWS CLIPPING.
OR AUTOGRAPH.
GOOD FOR YOU.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
REMEMBER TODAY WE'RE
TRYING TO REACH,
AND WE'RE TRYING TO
GO FROM ARTIFACTS,
HOMEMADE OR COLLECTED,
AND WRITING.
BITS OF WRITING
WE CAN ADD ON.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO CONNECT
WITH ANOTHER STUDENT.
AND WE'VE GOT THE FAMOUS
SCIENTIST AND THE MECHANIC
STILL LEFT TO TACKLE.
OKAY, I LIKE WHAT
WE'VE GOT SO FAR.
SOMETHING WITH THE
HAIRDRESSER ONE,
YOU MIGHT ALSO WANT TO
INCLUDE A COLLECTION
OF BILLS, OR RECEIPTS
MIGHT BE SOMETHING ELSE.
THOSE WOULD BE
PIECES OF WRITING.
YOU COULD MAKE AN
AUTHENTIC BILL.
OKAY, FROM USBORNE, WE
HAVE TANYA OR STEVE.
HI.

The caller says TANYA.

Missus UJ says TANYA, DO YOU WANT
TO DO THE SCIENTIST
OR MECHANIC?

Tanya says SCIENTIST.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREAT.
WHAT WOULD BE SOME THINGS
IN A SCIENTIST'S BOX?

Tanya says TEST BOTTLES.

Missus UJ says TEST TUBES?

Tanya says TEST BOTTLES.

Missus UJ says TEST BOTTLES.
OKAY GOOD.
SOMETHING ELSE?

Tanya says MICROSCOPE.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
SOMETHING ELSE?

Tanya says A SPECIAL KIND OF COAT.

Missus UJ says RIGHT, A SPECIAL COAT.
THAT WHITE COAT.
GOOD, ANYTHING ELSE?

Tanya says LIQUID?

Missus UJ says GOOD.
MAYBE DIFFERENT COLOURED
BOTTLES AND LIQUIDS AND THINGS.
IF THAT SCIENTIST
WAS FAMOUS,
WOULD THERE BE SOME PIECE
OF WRITING OR SOMETHING
THAT MIGHT BE IN THERE?

Tanya says I'M NOT SURE.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO
TAKE ONE MORE CALLER.
THIS TIME WE HAVE TO
TACKLE THE MECHANIC'S BOX.
PERHAPS IF THE
SCIENTIST WAS FAMOUS,
THERE MAY HAVE BEEN,
AGAIN, A NEWS CLIPPING,
A NEWS ARTICLE
ABOUT THE DAY,
OR SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR
FAMOUS EXPERIMENT.
THOSE MIGHT GIVE YOU
SOME WRITING PIECES
THAT YOU COULD INCLUDE.
OKAY, WE HAVE DYLAN OR
JESSE FROM SAINT JOHN.

She adds “news article” and “experiment” to the box.

The caller says THIS IS JESSE.

Missus UJ says HI, JESSE.

Jesse says HI.

Missus UJ says WHAT WOULD BE IN
THE MECHANIC'S BOX?

Jesse says THERE COULD BE A LUNCH.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
GOOD FOR YOU.
AND A HEALTHY LUNCH
BECAUSE SOMEBODY
THAT WOULD BE WORKING
HARD LIKE THAT
WOULD NEED A GOOD
LUNCH, RIGHT?

Jesse says TOOLS.

Missus UJ says GOOD.

Jesse says AND A PICTURE.

Missus UJ says GOOD.

Jesse says OF HIS WIFE.

Missus UJ says VERY GOOD.
OKAY.
A PICTURE OF HIS WIFE.
GOOD, I LOVE THAT.
OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
YOU GUYS WERE REALLY
WORKING HARD OUT THERE.
AND I COULD HEAR PEOPLE
IN THE BACKGROUND.
IT'S SO NICE DURING THE
BUZZ TIME WHEN YOU HEAR
PEOPLE WORKING TOGETHER,
AND PARTNERS GIVING THEM
LITTLE CLUES AND FEEDING THEM
THINGS THAT THEY DISCUSSED.
THAT'S GREAT.
NOW, WHAT I WANT TO DO
IS WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
WHAT WE'VE LEARNED DOING
THIS LITTLE ACTIVITY,
AND WE'RE GOING
TO MOVE ON NOW.
AND I'M GOING TO
OPEN A BOX THAT
A STUDENT OF MINE MADE.
AND THIS BOX IS
ON DIAN FOSSEY.
NOW, SOME OF YOU MAY
KNOW ABOUT DIAN FOSSEY.
LET'S JUST LOOK DOWN
HERE AT THE COVER.

A top view of a box with a picture of Dian Fossey appears. Her name is spelled in cut out letters around the picture.

Missus UJ says AND YOU CAN SEE, INSTEAD
OF REALLY GIVING A CLUE,
YOU COULDN'T SEE
TOO CLEARLY BEFORE,
THERE WERE ALL KINDS OF
WONDERFUL BITS OF TREES
AND THINGS, BUT THEY KIND OF
GOT DRIED AND FELL OFF
WHEN I WAS
BRINGING THEM DOWN.
AND THERE WERE ALSO SOME,
IT ALMOST LOOKED LIKE
RAINFOREST TREES THAT
WERE ATTACHED ALL AROUND IT.
AND THEN INSIDE THESE
TREES WAS THE PICTURE.
BUT UNFORTUNATELY, SOME OF
ROBIN'S DECORATIONS
HAVE KIND OF
DISINTEGRATED ON ME.
NOW, AS I OPEN UP THE
BOX, YOU'RE GOING TO SEE -
WE'RE GOING TO BE LOOKING
FOR A COUPLE OF THINGS.
FIRST OF ALL, SHE'S EVEN
USED THE INSIDE OF HER BOX.
AND THAT'S A GOOD
PLACE TO STORE THINGS
IF YOU'VE GOT A NICE
BIG BOX LIKE THIS.
NOW, IN THIS BOX, YOU CAN
SEE SHE'S GOT ALL SORTS
OF ROPES AND THINGS
BECAUSE DIAN FOSSEY
WAS VERY MUCH AGAINST
THE POACHERS,
AND THE POACHERS WHO WERE
TRAPPING THE ANIMAL.
SHE HAD A REAL LOVE
FOR THE GORILLA,
AND SHE SPENT HER
WHOLE LIFE WANTING
TO STUDY THEM
AND SO ON.
SO THAT'S WHY THIS ROPE IS
SO SIGNIFICANT TO WHO SHE WAS.
NOW, WHAT WE'RE
GOING TO DO,
I'M GOING TO
OPEN THIS BOX,
AND I'M GOING TO
TAKE THINGS OUT.
AND NEAT THING ABOUT
WHAT WE'VE DONE HERE
WITH ROBIN'S BOX, IS WE'VE
NUMBERED EACH OF THE ITEMS.
AND THAT'S A REALLY
GOOD THING TO DO,
IS TO NUMBER.
AND WE'VE JUST PUT
POST-IT NOTES ON IT.
THAT'S GOOD BECAUSE
WHEN THINGS ARE NUMBERED
IN A SEQUENCE, YOU CAN
FOLLOW THAT SEQUENCE
WHEN YOU GO TO
PRESENT YOUR BOX.
NOW, ALMOST ALL OF THE
PIECES THAT ROBIN HAVE
HAVE SOME SORT OF WRITING
ATTACHED TO THEM TO
MAKE IT MEANINGFUL.
NOW, YOU DON'T NEED TO BE
ABLE TO READ ALL THIS,
BUT THIS IS REALLY
FOSSEY'S LIFE.
IT'S A TIMELINE
OF HER LIFE.
AND SO THIS COULD BE USED
DURING PRESENTATION.
THAT WAS THE FIRST THING
THAT SHE DID IN HER RESEARCH,
WAS TO ACTUALLY
FIND OUT, YOU KNOW,
WHEN SHE WAS BORN, ALL
THE IMPORTANT THINGS THAT
SHE DID IN HER LIFE, AN
UNFORTUNATELY IN 1985
SHE WAS MURDERED, AND HER
DEATH IS STILL A MYSTERY.
SO SHE'S GOT IT
ALL LINED OUT.
AND THIS IS ALL IN
HER OWN WRITING.
NOW, NUMBER TWO, SHE
GOES ON THE NEXT PART
TO TALK A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT WHEN SHE GRADUATED.
I THINK THIS WAS A
CANDY BOX AT ONE POINT,
BUT SHE'S USED IT AS
A GRADUATION CAP.
AND IT'S PERFECT TO TALK
ABOUT HER EDUCATION AND SO ON.
NOW, SHE HAS A
COLLECTION OF PHOTOS.
AND THIS IS REALLY
IMPORTANT TO INCLUDE
BECAUSE THIS TELLS A LOT
ABOUT HER CHARACTER,
AND SOME OF HER
CHARACTERISTICS.
AND SHE'S UNDERLINED SPECIAL
THINGS IN THE PHOTOS.
YOU CAN'T REALLY SEE IT,
BUT I'LL JUST TELL YOU.
THE FIRST PHOTOGRAPH
TALKS ABOUT HOW SHE HAD
A LONELY LIFE, AND THAT'S
A PART OF HER CHARACTER.
AND HOW BRAVE SHE WAS.
AND THE FACT SHE LIVED
IN THE MOUNTAINS
WHERE THERE WERE
ABSOLUTELY NO HUMANS.
IT WAS INACCESSIBLE TO
HUMANS TO STUDY THE GORILLA.
AND THAT TALKS
ABOUT THERE.
AND THE NEXT PHOTO TALKS
ABOUT HER ACCOMPLISHMENTS
AND HOW SHE
LIVED WITH THEM,
AND HOW SHE IMITATED
THEM SO SHE COULD LEARN.
AND THAT CERTAINLY IS A
LOT ABOUT HER UNIQUENESS.
SO SHE COULD STUDY
THEM PROPERLY,
SHE REALLY ADAPTED SOME
OF THEIR BEHAVIOURS
IN HER STUDY.
NOW, NUMBER FOUR
SHE'S INCLUDED,
AND A LOT OF PEOPLE
INCLUDED IN YOUR
MECHANIC'S BOX, WE HAD
A PICTURE OF HIS WIFE,
AND HERE IN DIAN
FOSSEY'S BOOK,
SHE'S ACTUALLY MADE HER
OWN FRAME AND SO ON.

Missus UJ takes out heart-shaped frame form the box.

Missus UJ says AND HERE IS HER ROMANTIC
FRIEND, BOB CAMPBELL,
WHO WORKED FOR
NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC.
SHE INCLUDED THAT.
EVEN ON THE BACK
OF HER PHOTOS,
THIS IS NUMBER
FIVE, ABOUT DIGIT,
AND IT TALKED ABOUT DIGIT
WAS DIANE'S BRIGHT-EYED,
INQUISITIVE
BALL OF FLUFF.
AND THIS WAS ONE
OF HER FAVOURITE,
I THINK IT'S
AN ORANGUTAN.

She takes out a small stuffed animal.

She says NUMBER SIX, REMEMBER
I TALKED ABOUT
YOU CAN MAKE THINGS,
OR YOU CAN USE
THINGS AROUND THE HOUSE.
THEY CAN BE FAKE.
THIS OBVIOUSLY ISN'T
DIAN FOSSEY'S PET,
BUT SHE'S GOT IN HERE TO
SYMBOLIZE DIAN FOSSEY
HAD A PET DOG, CINDY,
AND SHE WROTE ON HERE,
WHEN CINDY WAS
CAPTURED BY POACHERS,
SHE THREATENED TO KILL
NATIVE COWS UNTIL
CINDY WAS
RETURNED SAFELY.
SO THERE SHE'S
INCLUDED HER PET DOG.
NOW, DIAN FOSSEY
WROTE A BOOK CALLED
GORILLAS IN THE MIST,
AND MAYBE SOME OF YOU
ARE AWARE OF
THAT BOOK.
SO SHE MADE HER
OWN BOOK.
SHE DIDN'T HAVE THE
BOOK, SHE'D READ IT FROM
THE LIBRARY, BUT SHE PUT
A LITTLE MINI BOOK IN
THAT'S SYMBOLIC OF THIS,
AND THEN SHE'S GOT,
YOU CAN'T SEE IT, IT'S
WRITTEN HERE IN PENCIL,
BUT SHE'S GOT A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT THE BOOK INSIDE.
AND YOU CAN READ
THAT IF WE HAD TIME,
BUT UNFORTUNATELY
WE DON'T.
NOW, THAT BOOK, OF COURSE,
WAS TURNED INTO A MOVIE.
SO ROBIN TOOK A
VIDEO CASE,
AND SHE'S MADE HER
OWN COVER FOR IT,
AND SHE'S GOT
SIGOURNEY WEAVER IN
GORILLAS IN THE MIST
, AND
SHE'S GOT SOME INFORMATION
AND SORT OF AN
OVERVIEW ON THE BACK.
AND PERHAPS IF
ROBIN HAD MORE TIME,
SHE COULD HAVE EVEN PUT
A WRITE-UP AND WHAT
SHE THOUGHT ABOUT THE
MOVIE ON THE BACK.
SO THERE'S LOTS OF SPACE
IN YOUR BOX TO INCLUDE
WRITING, AND TO ATTACH
IT TO ALL YOUR STUFF.
HERE'S A REALLY
NEAT ONE.
THIS IS A COLLECTION.
THESE ARE HER
NOTEBOOKS.
AND THESE NOTEBOOKS,
ROBIN WROTE,
ARE THREE FAVOURITE
GORILLA GROUPS.
SHE TOOK NOTES ON
ALL THE GROUPS,
AND THESE ARE THE NOTES OF
HER EXPERIENCES WITH THEM.
AND IF WE HAD TIME
TO UNDO THE RIBBON,
YOU CAN SEE ROBIN
ACTUALLY WROTE LITTLE BITS
ABOUT SOME OF HER EXPERIENCES
THAT SHE HAD READ
WHEN SHE READ THE
BOOK ON DIAN FOSSEY.
AND THAT'S WHERE SHE GOT
ALL THIS INFORMATION.
SHE READ A
BIOGRAPHY ON HER.

Missus UJ takes out a curved knife made of cardboard.

She says THIS IS INTERESTING.
SHE WROTE ON HERE,
THIS IS THE KNIFE
DIAN WAS KILLED WITH.
AND THAT'S VERY SAD
THAT THAT HAPPENED,
AND SHE TALKS A LITTLE
BIT ABOUT THE FACT
IN HER LAST PIECE HERE,
THAT THE PICTURES
OF DIAN'S CASKET AND
HER GRAVESTONE,
AND HER DEATH IS
STILL A MYSTERY.
SO YOU CAN SEE FROM THIS
BOX THAT ROBIN DID,
ALL THE WORK THAT
WENT INTO IT.
AND AS WELL AS IT
BEING A COLLECTION
OF HOMEMADE AND REAL
ARTIFACTS, IT ALSO HAS
ATTACHMENTS AND THINGS WERE
ATTACHED TO MAKE IT MEANINGFUL.
EVEN THOUGH
ROBIN'S NOT HERE,
WE COULD ALL ENJOY
HER BOX TODAY.
NOW, I'M GOING TO SHOW
YOU SOME OF THE THINGS
OUT OF MY BOX.
AND THIS WAS A
VERY CLEVER GROUP.
I REMEMBER THAT YOU
GUESSED THAT MISSUS U.J.'S BOX
THAT I'M WORKING ON -
REMEMBER I'M GOING
TO BE PRESENTING TO
YOU ON FRIDAY MY BOX.
AND I'M STILL
WORKING ON IT.
BUT WHAT I REALLY NEED
IS FOR YOU TO HELP ME.
NOW, I'M GOING
TO SHOW YOU,
AND I WANT YOU TO LIST
THE DATA THAT I SHOW YOU.
AND IT CAN LOOK
SOMETHING LIKE THIS.
DON'T WORRY ABOUT THE
STRAIGHT LINES AND SO ON.
I WANT YOU TO WRITE DOWN
ON A PIECE OF PAPER,
MISSUS U.J.'S GRANNY BOX.
AND JUST LIST THE
NUMBERS 1 TO 8.
I'M GOING TO ONE,
BY ONE, SHOW YOU
ALL OF THE THINGS
THAT ARE IN MY BOX.
AND I'M GOING TO TELL YOU
JUST A LITTLE TINY BIT
ABOUT ALL THOSE THINGS.
AND WHAT WE'RE GOING TO
TRY TO DO TOGETHER
IS YOU'RE GOING TO HELP ME,
WHAT COULD WE ATTACH TO EACH
OF THESE ARTIFACTS
TO MAKE IT MEANINGFUL,
SO WHEN I OPEN MY BOX
WITH YOU ON FRIDAY,
AND TELL YOU THE
STORY IN DETAIL,
I'LL HAVE THINGS TO READ,
AND THINGS TO HELP ME
IN MY STORYTELLING THAT
WILL MAKE MY WHOLE BOX
COME ALIVE AND BE WAY
MORE INTERESTING.
JUST LIKE IN ROBIN'S BOX,
I'VE SEQUENCED MY THINGS, TOO.
AND I THINK IT'S A GOOD
IDEA TO SEQUENCE THEM
SO WHEN YOU PRESENT THEM
THERE'S AN ORDER TO THEM.
AND MAYBE IT'S IN THE
ORDER OF SOMEONE'S LIFE,
OR IN THE ORDER
OF IMPORTANCE,
OR MAYBE YOU HAVE AN ORDER
FOR WHAT CHARACTER IS.

Missus UJ opens a white show box.

She continues BUT A SEQUENCE IS GOOD TO
HELP YOU IN CREATING
YOUR BOX, AND
ALSO TO PRESENT.
SO BESIDE NUMBER ONE, I WANT
YOU TO WRITE THE WORD KILT.

Missus UJ takes out a piece of plaid fabric with a sticky note that reads “Number 1.”

She continues NOW, THE REASON I INCLUDED
THIS KILT IS BECAUSE MY GRANNY
CAME FROM SCOTLAND,
FROM DUNDEE, SCOTLAND.
AND KILT IS PART OF THE
CULTURE SHE BROUGHT WITH HER.
SHE LOVED SCOTTISH MUSIC.
SHE LOVED BAGPIPES.
SHE LOVED THE
HIGHLAND FLING,
AND SHE LOVED EVERYTHING
ABOUT HER HOME COUNTRY.
SO THAT'S KILT,
NUMBER ONE.
NOW, NUMBER TWO,
I'VE INCLUDED,
AND I'VE GOT A
NUMBER TWO THERE.
LET'S TAKE A LOOK AT IT.
NUMBER TWO, I WANT YOU
TO WRITE DOWN THE WORD PHOTOS.
BECAUSE I'VE BROUGHT
SOME VERY OLD PHOTOS.
THERE YOU CAN SEE MY
GRANNY THERE WEARING
HER SCOTTISH OUTFIT.
AND THESE ARE WONDERFUL.
AND THEY ARE JUST KIND
OF IN A CLUMP HERE,
AND I'VE PAPER
CLIPPED THEM.
THAT'S NOT A VERY GOOD
WAY TO PRESENT THINGS.
YOU'RE GOING TO HAVE TO
HELP ME COME UP WITH,
WHAT CAN I DO
WITH THESE PHOTOS
TO MAKE IT WONDERFUL?
NOW, NUMBER THREE IN
THE DATA LIST THAT
YOU'RE MAKING IS
ACTUALLY THREE THINGS.
YOU CAN SQUEEZE NUMBER
THREE, WRITE DOWN,
GLOVES, SCARF AND PEARLS.
THOSE ALL GO ON
NUMBER THREE.
NUMBER FOUR.
NOW, THIS IS INTERESTING
BECAUSE WHEN WE TALK ABOUT
CHARACTER, THIS IS WHAT'S
SO UNIQUE ABOUT MY GRANNY,
IS MY GRANNY LIKED TO
GO TO THE RACETRACK.
AND SHE LIKED TO
WATCH THE HORSE RACES.
AND I WAS SO LUCKY BECAUSE
I GOT TO GO WITH HER,
AND SHE WOULD
INVITE ME TO COME.
AND I'VE ACTUALLY
INCLUDED A REAL TICKET.
THIS IS AN AUTHENTIC TICKET
FROM WOODBINE RACETRACK.
AND I'VE CIRCLED IT
BECAUSE SHE ALWAYS USED
TO PLAY THE
HORSE TO WIN.
SHE DIDN'T WANT TO BET IF
IT WOULD COME IN PLACE
OR SHOW, WHICH IS
SECOND OR THIRD PLACE.
SHE WANTED HER
HORSE TO WIN.
AND SHE WOULD JUST BET
LITTLE 2 DOLLARS HERE OR THERE,
NOT VERY MUCH, IT WAS
JUST REALLY FOR FUN.
SHE LOVED THE HORSES.
SO THAT'S WHY NUMBER
FOUR IS RACING FORM.
THAT'S PART OF
HER UNIQUENESS.
NOT TOO MANY GRANNIES
LIKED TO TAKE
THEIR GRANDCHILDREN
TO THE RACES.
NOW, NUMBER FIVE
IS A BUS TICKET.
AND I INCLUDED THIS
BECAUSE MY GRANDMOTHER
USED TO LOVE TO GO
EVERYWHERE BY BUS.
AND I WAS RAISED IN THE
COUNTRY, IN UNIONVILLE,
AND I HAD NEVER EVER
BEEN ON THE SUBWAY.
SO MY GRANDMOTHER, I CAN
REMEMBER HER TAKING ME
ON THE SUBWAY FOR
THE FIRST TIME,
AND TAKING ME DOWNTOWN.
SHE WAS ALWAYS DRESSED
UP IN HER HAT AND SO ON.
AND ALWAYS DRESSED UP.
AND I JUST HAD
THE BEST TIME.
I WISH SHE WAS HERE RIGHT
NOW SO I COULD THANK HER
FOR ALL THESE WONDERFUL
MEMORIES SHE GAVE ME.
OKAY, NUMBER SIX
IS THE TEACUP.
AND ALONG WITH THE TEACUP,
I'VE INCLUDED SOME TEA LEAVES.
AND I'VE JUST PUT
THEM IN A BAGGY.
SO HERE WE HAVE
NUMBER SIX,
TEACUP AND TEA LEAVES.
AND THE REASON I'VE
INCLUDED THIS IS
MY GRANNY, AS MUCH AS
SHE LOVED TO DRINK TEA,
SHE HAD POTS OF TEA
THROUGH THE DAY,
BUT THERE'S SOMETHING SO
UNIQUE AND SPECIAL ABOUT
MY GRANNY IS THAT SHE HAD
A REPUTATION THAT
SHE COULD READ
TEA LEAVES.
AND PEOPLE WOULD
COME TO OUR COTTAGE,
AND COME TO VISIT
US ALL THE TIME
TO HAVE THEIR FORTUNES
READ BY MY GRANNY.
AND SHE WAS OFTEN
VERY, VERY ACCURATE.
SO PEOPLE WOULD COME AND
DROP IN AND WANT TO KNOW.
NOW, ANOTHER THING ABOUT
MY GRANNY THAT WAS UNIQUE,
AND THIS IS NUMBER SEVEN
IN MY DATA LIST HERE,
AND THAT'S THE CARDS.
AND YOU CAN SEE,
THESE ARE HER CARDS.
THEY'RE IN A NICE
VELVET CASE AND SO ON.
BUT ISN'T IT INTERESTING
IT ALSO HAS A PHOTO
OF THE HORSES ON IT.
EVERYTHING SHE HAD
WAS RELATING TO THAT
BECAUSE SHE LOVED
THE HORSES SO MUCH.
NOW, THE REASON I
INCLUDED THIS IS THAT
MY GRANDMOTHER ALSO COULD
READ PEOPLE'S FORTUNE
BY HAVING THEM
SELECT CARDS.
AND SHE WOULD
READ CARDS.
SO THAT'S WHY I
INCLUDED THAT.
I ALSO INCLUDED THE
BRIDGE PAD HERE.
THIS IS ACTUALLY
HER BRIDGE PAD.
IT'S ALL SORT OF
DONE IN LEATHER.
SHE USED TO LIKE
TO PLAY BRIDGE.
SO CARDS ARE A VERY
IMPORTANT PART OF HER LIFE.
NOW, NUMBER
EIGHT IS A POEM.
I'M GOING TO READ YOU
THIS POEM ON FRIDAY.
BUT I'M SO GLAD
I SAVED THIS.
THIS IS THE MOST
SPECIAL THING TO ME TO
MAKE SURE I GET
IT HOME SAFELY.
IF YOU'RE GOING TO BRING
SOMETHING THAT'S REALLY
SPECIAL YOU SHOULD PERHAPS
MAKE A COPY OF IT BECAUSE
SOMETIMES BRINGING
THE REAL THING,
IF IT GOT LOST AT SCHOOL,
YOU'D JUST BE SO SORRY.
ANYWAY, WRITE
THE WORD POEM.
AND THIS IS ACTUALLY
A POEM MY GRANDMOTHER
WROTE ME WHEN I WAS 21.
AND SHE GAVE ME THIS POEM
ON HI 21ST BIRTHDAY.
AND I'VE KEPT IT FOR
QUITE A LONG TIME.
NOW, I'M NOT GOING TO TELL
YOU HOW LONG BECAUSE
THEN YOU'D KNOW HOW
OLD MISSUS U.J. IS,
AND THAT WOULDN'T
BE FAIR.
OKAY, SO YOU HAVE
YOUR LIST ALL MADE.
AND IT SHOULD
LOOK LIKE THIS.

She shows the chart with all the items on the left box and an arrow from left to right, pointing towards the box that reads “Things she could attach to make it meaningful.”

Missus UJ says SO I'LL PUT DOWN THE
ONE THAT'S THERE.
AND THERE IS
MY DATA LISAINT
THAT'S WHAT YOU ARE
GOING TO HAVE TO DO WITH
YOUR BOX AND THE THINGS
YOU'VE COLLECTED.
AND NOW WHAT YOU'RE GOING
TO HELP ME WITH THIS,
I'VE TOLD YOU JUST LITTLE
BITS AND PIECES ABOUT
MY GRANNY, BUT WE
HAVE TO DECIDE,
AND WHAT YOU ARE
GOING TO HELP ME WITH,
AND CALL ME AS SOON
AS YOU HAVE AN ANSWER,
I'LL TAKE CALLS
IMMEDIATELY.
WE WANT TO TRY AND
COME UP WITH THINGS,
WHAT COULD I ATTACH TO
EACH ONE OF THESE THINGS
TO MAKE IT MORE
MEANINGFUL?
FOR EXAMPLE,
THE PHOTOS.
MAYBE INSTEAD OF
JUST INCLUDING THEM,
IT MIGHT BE GOOD TO
MAKE A MINI ALBUM.
AND I COULD WRITE LITTLE
CAPTIONS UNDERNEATH
THE PICTURES TO
TELL THE STORY.
THEN, WHEN I'M
PRESENTING IT,
I CAN READ THE CAPTIONS SO
I DON'T FORGET THINGS
THAT I MIGHT KNOW NOW,
BUT SOMETIMES WHEN
YOU PRESENT THINGS, YOU
KIND OF FORGET STUFF.
SO CAPTIONS TO
TELL THE STORY.
OKAY, SO WE'VE GOT SOME
HELPERS ON THE LINE.
IS THIS ROBERT OR KEVIN?

The caller says IT'S ROBERT.

Missus UJ says HI, ROBERT.
CAN YOU HELP ME WITH ONE
OF THESE THINGS AND TELL
ME WHAT I COULD ATTACH TO
IT TO MAKE IT MEANINGFUL?

Robert says A KILT, YOU CAN
PUT IT ON A DOLL.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREAT.
SO I COULD DRESS IT.
EXCELLENT IDEA.
I COULD DRESS IT, AND
MAYBE I COULD EXPLAIN
A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT THE KILT,
AND MAYBE A LITTLE BIT
ABOUT WHERE IT CAME
FROM AND SO ON?

Robert says YEAH.

Missus UJ says THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
OKAY WE'RE JUST GOING TO
KEEP TAKING AS MANY CALLS
AS WE CAN BECAUSE YOU
GUYS ARE ACTUALLY
HELPING ME WITH
MY HOMEWORK.
NOW, I'M SORRY I'M NOT
GOING TO BE ABLE TO
HELP YOU WITH YOURS, BUT
I'M GOING TO PRESENT ON
FRIDAY, AND YOU REALLY
WON'T HAVE TO PRESENT
YOUR BOX UNTIL MONDAY, SO
I'VE GOT TO GET READY, FIRSAINT
OKAY, WE'VE GOT A
CALLER FROM USBORNE.
IS THIS CHRIS OR TYLER?

The caller says IT'S CHRIS.

Missus UJ says HI, CHRIS.
WHAT COULD YOU
HELP ME WITH?

Chris says WHAT YOU COULD
DO, FOR THE TEACUP,
YOU COULD TELL HOW
OLD IT IS AND STUFF.

Missus UJ says OKAY, SO I COULD
DESCRIBE IT, RIGHT?
BECAUSE THIS IS ACTUALLY ONE
OF MY GRANDMOTHER'S TEACUPS
THAT SHE LEFT ME.
SO I COULD
DESCRIBE THE CUP.
AND DO YOU REMEMBER
WHAT I SAID, CHRIS,
ABOUT WHAT SHE DID
WITH THE TEA LEAVES?

Chris says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
SO IF THIS WAS
THE PICTURE,
THAT WAS LEFT INSIDE THE
TEACUP, WHEN THE LEAVES,
AFTER YOU HAD THE DRINK
AND THE LEAVES ARE DRY,
WHAT COULD I DO WITH THAT
PICTURE INSIDE THE CUP?

Chris says YOU COULD LEAVE
IT IN THERE.
OR PUT IT ON
THE OUTSIDE.
TAPE IT ON THE
OUTSIDE OR SOMETHING.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
AND YOU KNOW, WHEN
THEY ARE DRY,
THEY ACTUALLY ARE SUPPOSED
TO TELL YOUR FORTUNE.
SO WE COULD PRETEND, IT
DOESN'T HAVE TO BE REAL,
THAT THAT WAS MY FORTUNE.
THAT'S GREAT, OKAY,
THANKS SO MUCH.
THAT REALLY ATTACHED SOME
GOOD WRITING TO THERE.
SO ALREADY WE'VE GOT
SOME GREAT IDEAS.
BOY, YOU GUYS ARE REALLY
HELPING ME OUT A LOT.
OKAY, WE'RE GOING TO TAKE
A FEW MORE CALLS ON THIS
SO I CAN MAKE MY
BOX VERY MEANINGFUL.
MAYBE WE CAN HEAR
A LITTLE BIT ABOUT -
I DON'T KNOW IF I TOLD
YOU THE IMPORTANCE
OF THE GLOVE AND
SCARF WAS, THAT LONG AGO,
WHEN PEOPLE WOULD GO
DOWNTOWN IN TORONTO OR
IN BIG CITIES, LADIES
ALWAYS WENT WITH A HAT ON.
THEY NEVER WENT OUT
WITHOUT A HAT
OR BEING DRESSED UP.
SOMETIMES, WHEN
I GO DOWNTOWN,
I'M NOT TOO DRESSED UP.
BUT YEARS AGO, YOU NEVER
WENT DOWNTOWN IF YOU
WERE A LADY
WITHOUT A HAT.
OKAY, IS THIS MELISSA
OR ROGAN FROM ELGIN?

The caller says THIS IS ROGAN.

Missus UJ says OKAY, ROGAN, WHAT CAN YOU
HELP ME WITH ON MY LIST?

Rogan says WITH THE GLOVE, YOU COULD
SAY IF SHE WORE IT A LOT,
OR SHE HARDLY
EVER WORE IT.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GOOD.
SO I COULD TELL ABOUT
THOSE THINGS, RIGHT?
IF EVERY TIME I SAW HER
SHE WORE THAT SCARF,
THAT KIND OF THING?
OKAY, GREAT.
ANYTHING ELSE THAT
YOU CAN DO WITH THAT?

Rogan says UM...
YOU COULD TELL
WHEN YOU GOT IT?
WHEN SHE GOT
IT, IF YOU KNEW.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
OKAY.
SO I COULD TELL
WHEN SHE GOT IT,
AND HOW OLD IT
WAS, RIGHT?

Rogan says YEAH.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, THESE ARE
GREAT IDEAS,
AND THEY ALL MAKE IT SO
MUCH MORE MEANINGFUL.
AND CERTAINLY, BY ATTACHING
PIECES OF WRITING,
THAT WILL KEEP
ME ON TRACK WHEN I HAVE
TO PRESENT IT ON FRIDAY.
SO WE'LL TAKE A FEW
MORE CALLS ON THAT.
AND THEN I'M GOING TO
MOVE YOU ON TO TELLING
WHAT YOU WOULD
HAVE TO DO.
OKAY, IS THIS CHRIS OR
THOMAS FROM SAINT JOHN?

The caller says THIS IS THOMAS.

Missus UJ says HI, THOMAS.
WHAT CAN YOU
HELP ME WITH?

Thomas says FOR THE BRIDGE PAD,
YOU COULD SAY ABOUT
HOW OFTEN SHE
PLAYS CARDS.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
OKAY, SO HOW OFTEN.
HOW OFTEN SHE PLAYED.

Thomas says AND MAYBE SOME
OF THE RULES.

Missus UJ says GOOD FOR YOU.
OKAY, THERE'S
SOMETHING TO INCLUDE.
AND I COULD CHECK MY
INTERNET TO FIND OUT
THE RULES OF BRIDGE,
SINCE IT'S REALLY
NOT SOMETHING I
PLAY VERY OFTEN.
SOMETHING ELSE SHE USED
TO DO WITH THE CARDS IS
TELL THE FORTUNE,
AND I DO REMEMBER
SHE DID TELL
MY FORTUNE.
NOT ALL OF IT CAME TRUE,
BUT I MIGHT INCLUDE
SOMETHING ABOUT MY
FORTUNE SHE TOLD ME.
I CAN REMEMBER HER TELLING
IT AT THE COTTAGE TO ME.
SO I MIGHT JUST PUT
DOWN HERE MY FORTUNE.
GREAT, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, THESE ARE REALLY,
REALLY TERRIFIC IDEAS.
HI, IS IT KYLE OR
SAMAN FROM ELGIN?
HELLO, PICK UP
YOUR PHONE.
SAMAN OR KYLE
FROM ELGIN?
OKAY, WE'LL CONNECT
WITH SOMEONE ELSE.
PERHAPS THEIR IDEA MAY
HAVE ALREADY BEEN TAKEN.
OKAY, WE STILL HAVE AN
IDEA WE NEED FOR
THE BUS TICKET OR
THE RACING FORM.
WE'LL SEE WHAT SOME OF THE
KIDS COME UP WITH WITH THAT.
HI, IS THIS
AMY OR BEN FROM ELGIN?

The caller says IT'S AMY.

Missus UJ says HI, AMY.
HAVE YOU GOT AN
IDEA FOR MISSUS U.J.?

Amy says YES.

Missus UJ says GREAT.

Amy says FOR THE RACING FORM,
YOU COULD TALK ABOUT
HOW MANY TIMES SHE WENT
LIKE A YEAR OR SOMETHING.

Missus UJ says GOOD.
AND WHAT WOULD I PUT
THAT ON TO MAKE IT NEAT?
SO HOW MANY
TIMES SHE WENT.
HOW ABOUT MAKING
A MINI DIARY?

Amy says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OKAY, SO WE COULD HAVE
MAYBE A MINI DIARY.
GREAT IDEA.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, HOW MANY
TIMES SHE WENT.
DIARY.
BOY, THESE ARE GREAT.
I'M GOING TO GET RIGHT
TO THIS AFTER THE SHOW,
AND START MAKING, AND
USING SOME OF THESE IDEAS.
OKAY, WE'LL JUST
TAKE ONE MORE CALL.

The caller says HELLO.

Missus UJ says HI, ALYSSA?

Alyssa says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
YOU HAVE AN IDEA FOR THE
BUS TICKET OR THE POEM?

Alyssa says FOR THE POEM.

Missus UJ says OKAY WHAT WOULD YOU DO?

Alyssa says MAYBE YOU COULD READ IT.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
I THINK I WILL;
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
AND YOU KNOW, IT WOULD
BE REALLY NICE FOR ME.
DO YOU EVER WHEN
YOU'RE WRITING
DO REFLECTIONS, AFTER
YOU READ SOMETHING
OR WRITE SOMETHING,
YOU REFLECT ON IT?
MAYBE I'LL JUST REFLECT
AFTER I READ IT,
AND TALK ABOUT HOW I FEEL
READING IT SO MANY YEARS LATER.
GREAT, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
WOW, THESE ARE
REALLY, REALLY GOOD.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT
ONE MORE TO GO,
AND THAT'S THE BUS TICKET,
AND THEN YOU'VE
REALLY HELPED MISSUS U.J.
SOMETHING ELSE YOU MIGHT
BE THINKING ABOUT TO HELP
ME WITH WHILE WE'RE
WAITING FOR THAT
NEXT CALLER IS, WE HAVEN'T
GIVEN ME ANY HOMEWORK CLUES
YET ON WHAT I COULD DO.
LET'S JUST TAKE
A LOOK AT THIS.
I WONDER WHAT I COULD
DECORATE MY OUTER BOX WITH.
MAYBE YOU HAVE AN IDEA ON
THAT THAT YOU COULD CALL IN.
AS I SAY, WE'LL STAY A
LITTLE BIT LATER AFTER
WE GIVE THE VIRTUAL
CHALLENGE.
SO IF ANYBODY HAS IDEAS
ON HOW I CAN DECORATE
MY OUTER BOX.
REMEMBER, WE'VE GOT TO
USE SOME CLUES
ON WHAT WE COULD DO THERE.

Missus UJ shows a sheet of paper with the caption “What clues could I put on my outer box? Don’t forget the lid!”

Missus UJ says HI, CATRINA OR AUSTIN?

The caller says THIS IS CATRINA.

Missus UJ says HI, CATRINA.
WHAT COULD WE DO
WITH MY BUS TICKET?

Catrina says YOU COULD TELL
WHERE SHE WENT.

Missus UJ says
SO MAYBE I COULD WRITE
A LITTLE STORY ABOUT
THE DAY I WENT
ON THE SUBWAY.
OKAY, THAT'S GREAT.
THANKS VERY MUCH
FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, THAT'S GREAT.
SO A STORY ABOUT
WHERE WE WENT.
BOY, THAT'S TERRIFIC.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT A LOT
OF THINGS DONE HERE.
JUST ONE MORE THING I
WANTED TO SHOW YOU ABOUT
MY BOX BEFORE WE MOVE TO
THE VIRTUAL CHALLENGE.
WHEN I PRESENT MY
BOX TO YOU ON FRIDAY,
I'M GOING TO BE
SORT OF CHEATING.
LET'S JUST TAKE
A LOOK HERE.
I HAVE LISTED ON
ONE SIDE OF MY BOX,
I'VE LISTED MY DATA LIST THAT
YOU'VE ALREADY COPIED DOWN.
AND THAT'S GOING TO BE
THE SEQUENCE OF MY STORY.
SO WHEN I TELL YOU, AND I
TAKE THINGS OUT OF MY BOX
TO PRESENT IT TO YOU,
I HAVE AN ORDER, OKAY?
AND THAT JUST
KIND OF HELPS.
AND THE NEAT THING ABOUT
DOING IT THAT WAY IS
THIS IS GOING TO BE
IN FRONT OFTEN HER,
AND I'LL BE ABLE TO PULL
IT UP AND YOU WON'T EVEN
BE ABLE TO SEE THAT IT'S
IN FRONT OF ME, OKAY?
IT'S ALMOST LIKE A CHEAT
SHEET WHERE I CAN LOOK
AND LOOK DOWN, AND
IT WILL KEEP ME
RIGHT IN ORDER, OKAY?
SO THAT'S A GOOD IDEA.
WHEN YOU START
DECORATING YOUR BOXES,
IF YOU LEAVE
ONE SIDE OPEN,
AND YOU COPY DOWN YOUR
ORDER, YOUR SEQUENCE,
THAT WILL REALLY HELP YOU
WITH YOUR PRESENTING.
OKAY, YOU WILL STILL BE
ABLE TO CALL IN MY CLUES
FOR THE OUTER BOX,
BUT RIGHT NOW,
TAKE OUT A PIECE OF
PAPER AND A PENCIL,
AND LET'S LOOK AT THE
VIRTUAL CHALLENGE
AND GET THIS COPIED DOWN.
I'VE PREPARED A
PLANNER SHEET FOR YOU,
WHICH I'M GOING TO PUT UP
ON THE SCREEN IN JUST A SEC.
AND THE FIRST THING TO
WORKING ON YOUR CHARACTER BOX
IS TO COMPLETE
YOUR PLANNER.
AFTER YOUR PLANNER
IS COMPLETE,
THEN YOU CAN COMPLETE
YOUR CHARACTER BOX.
NOW, IT WOULD BE GREAT
IF YOU COULD HAVE IT
FINISHED AND WITH
YOU FOR FRIDAY.
THERE MAY BE SOME
FINISHING TOUCHES
THAT YOU MIGHT WANT TO
DO OVER THE WEEKEND ON IT
WHILE YOU'RE PLANNING
YOUR PRESENTATION,
BUT THAT'S WHERE
TO GET STARTED.
NOW, I'M GOING TO PUT
UP ON THE SCREEN NOW
YOUR CHARACTER BOX PLANNER.
NOW, DON'T WORRY ABOUT
DRAWING LINES AND SO ON,
JUST MAKE SURE YOU HAVE
YOUR THREE LISTS MADE
FOR YOUR PLANNER.
FIRST OF ALL YOUR
OUTER BOX CLUES.
WHAT ARE YOU GOING TO
DECORATE YOUR BOX WITH?
WHAT CLUES ARE YOU GOING
TO USE TO DECORATE IT?
ON ONE OF THE SIDES, I
THINK IT WOULD BE
A GREAT IDEA IF YOU
DID YOUR SEQUENCE.
BECAUSE YOU ARE GOING TO
BE NUMBERING ALL YOUR ARTIFACTS
AND THINGS, THEN THAT WILL
HELP YOU WITH PRESENTING.
OKAY, SO THE NEXT LIST
IS YOUR INNER BOX.
OKAY, FIRST WE'VE
GOT THE OUTER,
AND THIS IS THE INNER.
YOU SHOULD HAVE AT
LEAST SIX ARTIFACTS
OR THINGS IN YOUR BOX.
NOW, OF COURSE YOU
COULD HAVE WAY MORE.
I MEAN, WE SAW
ROBIN'S BOX.
SHE HAS 11 OR 12
THINGS IN THE BOX.
YOU SHOULD HAVE A MINIMUM
OF SIX FOR THE PROJECT.
THEN, BESIDE THAT,
YOU'RE GOING TO DECIDE,
JUST LIKE YOU DID
WITH MY GRANNY BOX,
WHAT WRITTEN ATTACHMENTS
COULD YOU ATTACH
TO THE ARTIFACTS THAT WILL
MAKE IT MORE MEANINGFUL?
WHAT CAN WE WRITE?
WHAT CAN WE INCLUDE
THAT WILL MAKE IT VERY,
VERY MEANINGFUL?
I'LL GIVE YOU A FEW MINUTES
TO GET THAT COPIED DOWN.
I'D LOVE TO TAKE AS
MANY CALLS AS WE CAN
UNTIL THE TIME'S UP.
AS I SAY, IF YOU
HAVE TO GO, TEACHERS,
I UNDERSTAND TOTALLY.
BUT FOR THOSE
THAT CAN STAY,
WE'LL TAKE AS MANY
CALLS AS WE CAN.
HI, MELISSA OR ROGAN
FROM ELGIN AVENUE?

The caller says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
ARE YOU ENJOYING
THE CHARACTER BOX?

The caller says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.

The caller says I HAVE AN IDEA FOR
WHAT YOU CAN PUT ON
THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BOX.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
WHAT'S THE IDEA?

The caller says YOU COULD PUT HORSES
CHASING EACH OTHER
AROUND THE BOX.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT IDEA.
THAT'S A FABULOUS IDEA.
THANKS FOR CALLING
THAT ONE IN.
THAT'S GREAT.
I SHOULD BE WRITING
THESE DOWN FOR MYSELF.
WHILE YOU'RE DOING THAT,
I'M GOING TO WRITE DOWN
ALL THE IDEAS THAT
COME IN FOR ME,
FOR MY OUTER BOX.
REMEMBER, YOU'RE
GIVING ME MY HOMEWORK.
THAT'S GREAT.
HORSES ON THE OUTSIDE.
FOR SURE I'M GOING
TO GET THAT ONE DOWN.
WE'LL KEEP LOOKING
AT THE PLANNER BOX
AND GET THAT ONE DOWN.
THAT'S REALLY IMPORTANT
BEFORE YOU LEAVE
THE VIRTUAL CLASSROOM THAT
YOU'VE GOT YOUR PLANNER DOWN.
OKAY, WE'VE GOT JODIE
OR ZACH FROM OSBORNE.

The caller says JODIE.

Missus UJ says HI, JODIE.
ARE YOU HAVING A GOOD TIME
WITH THE CHARACTER BOX?

Jodie says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD.
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Jodie says I KNOW WHAT YOU CAN PUT
ON THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BOX.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
OKAY, WHAT'S THAT?

Jodie says YOU COULD PUT SOME
PICTURES OF YOUR GRANNY.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
MAYBE I COULD TAKE SOME
COPIES OF THE ONES
THAT I ALREADY
SHOWED YOU.
THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
THANKS FOR
CALLING THAT IN.
OKAY, SO I'VE
GOT PICTURES,
AND I'VE GOT HORSES.
THAT'S GREAT.
OKAY, WE'LL CONTINUE
TO TAKE SOME CALLS.
MAKE SURE YOU'VE GOT YOUR
CHARACTER BOX PLANNER.
GOT ALL THOSE THINGS DOWN
WITH THE HEADINGS AND SO ON.
OKAY, WE HAVE SAINT
JOHN CALLING IN.
IS THIS STACY
OR ALEXANDRA?

The caller says THIS IS STACY.

Missus UJ says HI, STACY.
HAVE YOU GOT A QUESTION?

Stacy says FOR THE OUTER BOX,
YOU CAN WRITE WHAT,
USE A SYMBOL THAT YOU
LOVE HER OR SOMETHING.

Missus UJ says THAT'S A REALLY
NICE IDEA.
LIKE I COULD DRAW A LITTLE
HEART OR SOMETHING?

Stacy says MM-HMM.

Missus UJ says OH, THAT'S A GREAT IDEA.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
ARE YOU LOOKING FORWARD
TO YOUR BOX, STACY?

Stacy says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
THIS IS GREAT.
I'M GETTING SOME WONDERFUL
IDEAS HERE FOR MY OUTER BOX.
THAT'S GREAT.
OKAY, WE CAN TAKE
SOME MORE CALLS.
HI, WE HAVE CHRIS
FROM OSBORNE?

The caller says YES, IT'S CHRIS.

Missus UJ says HI, CHRIS.
DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION
ABOUT THE PROJECT?

Chris says NO, FOR YOUR BOX.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
WHAT IS YOUR IDEA?

Chris says PUT HER AGE.

Missus UJ says OH, OKAY.
LIKE HOW OLD SHE WAS
WHEN SHE DIED, YOU MEAN?

Chris says YES.

Missus UJ says MAYBE THE YEARS THAT
SHE LIVED, RIGHT?

Chris says YEAH.

Missus UJ says GREAT.
OKAY, THANKS A LOT.
BOY, THAT'S GREAT.
WE CAN TAKE
SOME MORE CALLS.
ALREADY, I'VE GOT MY BOX
DECORATED BEAUTIFULLY.
THIS IS WONDERFUL.
I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT
I AM GOING TO DO.
GREAT, IS THIS
TANYA OR STEVE?
HI, OSBORNE?
HI, TANYA?

The caller says HI.

Missus UJ says HI.
DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Tanya says I KNOW WHAT YOU CAN PUT
FOR THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR BOX.

Missus UJ says GREAT, OKAY.

Tanya says YOU CAN PUT A BUS.

Missus UJ says OKAY.
I COULD PUT A
PHOTO OF A BUS.
GREAT IDEA.
I'M NOT SURE I WANT
TO WRITE THESE DOWN
ON HERE AND
CONFUSE YOU.
I GUESS IT WON'T MATTER.
THIS IS MISSUS U.J.'S
BOX THAT'S HERE.
SORRY, I CAN PUT
A BUS, GREAT.
PERFECT IDEA.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
AND SOMEONE ELSE SUGGESTED
I COULD PUT HORSES.
AND HER AGE.
THIS IS ALL FOR
MISSUS U.J., RIGHT?
OKAY, WE CAN TAKE
ANOTHER CALLER.
HI, IS THIS NICOLE OR
LUKE FROM SAINT JOHN?

The caller says THIS IS LUKE.

Missus UJ says HI, LUKE.
HAVE YOU GOT AN IDEA
OR QUESTION FOR
YOUR CHARACTER BOX?

Luke says I HAVE AN IDEA YOU COULD
DO FOR THE OUTER BOX.

Missus UJ says OKAY.

Luke says YOU COULD PUT A DRAWING
OF A HORSE OR SOMETHING
THAT REPRESENTS
YOUR GRANDMOTHER.

Missus UJ says GREAT, THAT'S PERFECT.
THANK YOU VERY MUCH.
WHO IS YOUR BOX
GOING TO BE ABOUT?

Luke says I'M DOING IT
ON MY DAD.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
AND HAVE YOU GOT LOTS
OF IDEAS FOR YOUR DAD'S
OUTER BOX, OR CAN I GIVE
YOU HELP WITH THAT?

Luke says I'M GETTING LOTS OF
PHOTOS FROM PICTURE
ALBUMS AND EVERYTHING.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
ARE YOU PUTTING
THE REAL ONES ON,
OR ARE YOU GOING TO
MAKE SOME COPIES?

Luke says NO, I'M USING
THE REAL ONES.

ARE YOU?
YOU'LL HAVE TO MAKE
SURE YOU REALLY
TAPE THEM DOWN CAREFULLY
SO YOU DON'T LOSE THEM.

Luke says YEAH.

Missus UJ says ARE YOU ENJOYING
THE PROJECT?

Luke says YEAH, I REALLY
LIKE IT.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD, I'M GLAD.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
BYE.
OKAY, WE STILL HAVE
A FEW MORE MINUTES.
I'M SO EXCITED ABOUT
ALL THE THINGS.
I'M NOT A VERY
GOOD ARTIST,
SO I THINK I'M GOING
TO HAVE TO FIND SOME
DRAWINGS OF HORSES
FROM SOMEWHERE ELSE.
HI.
IS THIS JENNIFER?

The caller says YEAH.

Missus UJ says HI, JENNIFER, DO
YOU HAVE SOME IDEAS,
OR DO YOU HAVE A QUESTION
ABOUT YOUR PROJECT?

Jennifer says I HAVE AN IDEA
FOR THE INNER BOX?

Missus UJ says FOR MY INNER
BOX, OR YOURS?

Jennifer says YOURS.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.

Jennifer says MAYBE FOR YOUR POEM,
YOU COULD FRAME IT.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT IDEA.
THAT'S A WONDERFUL IDEA.
I WILL DO THAT.
OKAY, SO I CAN FRAME IT.

Jennifer says OKAY.

Missus UJ says PERFECT.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
ACTUALLY, YOU KNOW, I
SHOULD ACTUALLY TAKE IT OUT
AND HAVE IT FRAMED
PROPERLY SO I CAN READ
IT ALL THE TIME.
IT'S REALLY SUCH A
GREAT THING TO HAVE.
OKAY, WE CAN STILL
TAKE A FEW MORE CALLS.
IF YOU HAVE ANY QUESTIONS
ABOUT THE PROJECT,
OR ABOUT YOUR
CHARACTER BOX,
YOU'VE GIVEN ME SO
MUCH HELP ON MINE,
MAYBE I COULD GIVE YOU
A LITTLE HELP ON YOURS.
SO ANY QUESTIONS
ABOUT YOUR BOX,
MAYBE I COULD
HELP YOU, TOO.
OKAY, IS THIS ROBIN?

Robin says YEAH.

Missus UJ says DID YOU HAVE A QUESTION?

Robin says SOMETHING TO PUT ON
YOUR OUTSIDE.

Missus UJ says OF MY BOX.
GREAT.

Robin says YOU COULD PUT PART
OF YOUR POEM ON IT.

Missus UJ says OKAY, A PART
OF THE POEM.
GREAT.
GREAT.
WHO IS YOUR
CHARACTER BOX ON?

Robin says MY SKATING COACH.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT IDEA.
ARE YOU A FIGURE SKATER?

Robin says YEAH.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
AND WHERE DO YOU SKATE?

Robin says THE REC CENTRE.

Missus UJ says OH, WOW.
ARE YOU DOING YOUR DANCES?

Robin says MY SOLO.

Missus UJ says YOU'RE DOING A SOLO?
WELL, GOOD LUCK WITH THAT.
I WISH I COULD
SEE YOUR BOX.
MAYBE YOU CAN SEND ME A
PHOTO OF IT WHEN
IT'S ALL FINISHED.

Robin says THANKS.

Missus UJ says OKAY, THANKS
FOR CALLING IN.
BOY, THESE PROJECTS
ARE GOING TO BE GREAT.
AND ONE OF THE
THINGS, TEACHERS,
THAT YOU'LL BE WANTING TO
THINK ABOUT, I'M SURE,
AFTER THE KIDS
PRESENTED THEM,
IS TO CREATE A WONDERFUL
CENTRE THAT CAN
DISPLAY THEM IN FOR
OTHER CLASSES TO SEE.
LAST YEAR, I SENT ALL
OF MINE TO THE LIBRARY.
SOME OF THE KIDS
THAT DID TIGER WOODS,
AND BROUGHT IN ACTUAL GOLF
TROPHIES THAT WERE THEIR
FATHER'S OR THEIRS,
WE HAD TO BE REALLY
CAREFUL ABOUT NOT
LEAVING THINGS IN ALL
OF THE BOXES, BUT THEY HAD TO
TAKE SPECIAL THINGS HOME,
BUT WE HAD A
WONDERFUL CENTRE.
AND EVEN A GREAT THING
TO DO IS TO PUT THEM
IN SHOWCASES IN THE SCHOOL,
AND OPEN UP THE BOXES
IN SHOWCASES, AND HAVE A
FEW THINGS COMING OUT.
THEN EVERYBODY IN THE
SCHOOL CAN SEE THEM, TOO.
THEY'RE GREAT.
IS THIS STEPHANIE
OR MARIA?

The caller says THIS IS STEPHANIE.

Missus UJ says HI, STEPHANIE.
DO YOU HAVE AN
IDEA FOR ME,
OR CAN I HELP
YOU WITH YOURS?

Stephanie says I HAVE AN IDEA FOR YOU.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREAT.

Stephanie says ON THE OUTER BOX, YOU
COULD MAYBE PUT A PICTURE
OF YOUR GRANNY ON IT.

Missus UJ says OKAY, GREAT.
SO I COULD PUT A PHOTO.
GREAT.
THANK YOU.
WHO IS YOUR BOX
GOING TO BE ABOUT?

Stephanie says MY MUM.

Missus UJ says GREAT, GREAT.
AND HAVE YOU GOT SOME
IDEAS FOR YOUR OUTER BOX?

Stephanie says YES.

Missus UJ says OH, GREAT.
ARE YOU HAVING FUN
WITH THE PROJECT?

Stephanie says YES.

Missus UJ says OH, GOOD.
WELL, GOOD LUCK WITH IT.

Stephanie says OKAY, BYE.

Missus UJ says BYE.
THANKS FOR CALLING IN.
I THINK THAT'S ALL
THE TIME WE HAVE,
BOYS AND GIRLS.
REMEMBER TO FINISH
YOUR PLANNER,
AND WHEN YOUR
PLANNER IS FINISHED,
HAVE A LOT OF FUN AND GET
THAT PROJECT FINISHED
AS BEST AS YOU
CAN FOR FRIDAY.
AND I'M BRINGING ON A
COUPLE OF MY STUDENTS
ON FRIDAY, AND THEY'RE GOING
TO PRESENT THEIR BOXES.
SO I'M SURE
YOU'LL ENJOY IT.
SO WE'LL SEE YOU THEN.
BYE.

Watch: Character Box #2