Talk Like a Pirate Day and Asia Week Displays on PhotoPeach
Thanks to Wolf and Di for their efforts in creating our new displays. We hope to have some fun in the Library celebrating both Talk Like a Pirate Day and Asia Week. Thanks to the specialist LOTE teachers for providing some student work, fabric and other materials to add to our display.
Granny Grommet and Me on PhotoPeach
Kissed By the Moon on PhotoPeach
Granny Grommet and Me on PhotoPeach
Campus Cinema and Caption Competition on PhotoPeach
Book Week Art Work on PhotoPeach
Beauties of Creation on PhotoPeach
These haiku were written by some Year 7 students. They have attempted to follow the traditional 5-7-5 syllable structure and matched their writing to some amazing photos. We hope you will enjoy them.
Connect to Reading: Reading to Connect
Thanks to all teachers who actively promoted our Book Week activities with their classes. It was great to hear that some sent home the mini challenge books for homework each night during Book Week. I have also appreciated the extra bookings made by various people whose classes haven’t had Library lessons with me this year. I really enjoyed having the opportunity to share the shortlisted titles with your students. The popcorn cups made by our junior classes were certainly appreciated by our movie goers over the first three days of this week.
We were thrilled by the number of students who attended the “Campus Cinema” at lunch times this week but our 50 student limit for each showing was not strictly adhered to. (We did, however, only supply popcorn for the first 50 children to each showing and ensured that equal numbers from each school were issued with tickets.) Each of our DVDs was based on a book or series which we have in our library.
Monday’s showing of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are was attended by 75 R-3 students. Tuesday’s film, Spaghetti Pig Out from Paul Jennings’ books had 54 students attend. Wednesday saw 25 Year 6 and 7 students come in to watch the first episode of Spellbinder.
A lot of children have written captions for our competition and some entries are quite humorous. At this stage, we have only had one jigsaw piece returned so are hoping a few more students will still bring in their entries by Friday. There are some spare sheets which can be collected from the Library. Mini-challenge books are also due to the Library by Friday. Please do remind the students that “you’ve got to be in it to win it”!! Thanks so much.
We are now displaying some work in the Library which shows the connections some classes have made between the movies and either other texts they have read, movies they have viewed, to their lives or to the world around them. In lessons, I have promoted the connections of Text to Self, Text to Text, Text to World and Text to Media and the children have been able to explain some of their own connections to the shortlisted titles and our viewing choices.
Popcorn Boxes on PhotoPeach
This term, we celebrate Book Week, with its theme Connect to Reading. Part of our focus is on books which have been turned into movies. Some of the junior primary classes have been making popcorn cups (with a little help from their buddy classes!) These will be used at lunch times during week 5. Hopefully we will have some extra visitors to the library during Book Week to see the students’ fabulous art work.
Library Changes and Book Week Display on PhotoPeach
LIBRARY CHANGES: Last term, we closed the Library for a week and shifted almost every resource in our collection! Thanks to the wonderful Library volunteers and staff team who worked tirelessly to have everything back in place for Term 3. Feedback has been positive and children have been excited as they have come in for their first visits. Staff members have expressed their feelings about the whole space feeling more open and welcoming too. With the beginning of our Book Week display and Library lessons based on the short listed Children’s Book Council titles, there is a great vibe in the Library.
BOOK WEEK COMPETITIONS: We are about to distribute 10 copies of our ‘mini challenge booklets’ to each class teacher on campus, along with a folded copy for you to use as a master. We would encourage you to promote our focus activity for the term to all students in your classes. The aim is for the children to complete each activity and get it signed by the class teacher or a member of the Library staff. Once the booklets have been completed, we would ask children to return them to the Library to gain entry into our competition. The finished student booklets will be placed into the jar for their school and several lucky winners of book prizes will be drawn at random for each school. All entries will need to be delivered to the Library by the end of Book Week, 22nd August, and winners drawn on Monday 25th August.
Another activity with which we would love the children to get involved is our caption contest. There are 8 photos in the Library and we would love to have the children dream up some clever captions to fill the speech bubbles which we will make available. To ensure that the children have really thought about their captions, we are limiting them to ONE response to their favourite photo. There will be some small novelty prizes for the best entries received.
LUNCH TIME MOVIE SESSIONS: Stay tuned! There will be showings of videos connected to texts at lunch times during book week. Days and year levels for each day will be announced later.