Mrs Wuttke’s Class: The Terrible Suitcase on PhotoPeach
Mrs Wuttke’s children have been reading the Early Childhood Shortlisted books. They have practiced visualising, predicting and looking closely at both text and illustrations in these titles. We have talked a lot about their audiences and what makes a good book as well as discussing the endpapers and their role in often adding a new dimension to the story.
Peggy: Mrs Bestecki’s R/1 Class on PhotoPeach
Mrs Black and Mrs Bestecki’s Reception/1 class has been doing some great illustrations in response to the CBC shortlisted book Peggy. Can you find her in each picture?
Last term I thanked our incredible volunteers for the massive number of hours they have spent assisting us but failed to include the tally of hours. During the first half of the year, we were treated to a total of 600 hours and 55 minutes of volunteer work, as well as a number of Carolyn’s hours which were not included in this total. Again, a big thank you to all who have shared their time and talents in the Library, keeping our shelves tidy, adding displays, assisting students with their borrowing and a myriad of other tasks. The contributions of this wonderful group have continued this term so I shall update the overall tally later. THANKS again to all volunteers and the wonderful Maureen Dickson who oversees them!
The Terrible Suitcase on PhotoPeach
The Reception children have been looking at the CBC titles from the Early Childhood shortlist and have created these rockets in response to the book The Terrible Suitcase. Just like the main character in the book, they have used their imaginations to draw their rockets. We hope you like them.
Mechano Man and Super Fox on PhotoPeach
The Dude: Read Across the Universe on PhotoPeach
I think we have finally collected all of the art work from the three schools and can now collate our books. Our talented marketing person, Philip Elms, created three characters for us to distribute to each school and showed the characters in various poses. Each class was able to use the characters to create a page or pages for our books. The Dude was assigned to the Upper Primary classes, Mechano Man to the Middle classes and Fantastic Fox to the Juniors. Each class chose to interpret the task a little differently, some using the characters as “baddies” others as the good guys. The finished products will be spiral bound and kept in the library for students to enjoy. Thanks to all classes who chose to participate. It would appear that the children had a bit of fun in creating their pages.
Year 7 Haiku on PhotoPeach
This term, the Pilgrim Year 7 class has been reading texts written in haiku form and writing their own, based on photos they have taken. As most haiku are written about aspects of natural items, this is what they were asked to do in their own work. Each student has also created their own slide show containing five of their own poems.
It’s great to see the Nativity classes adding their Book Week costume ideas to their blogs. The latest can be found at http://nativity.edublogs.org/2013/08/27/year-4-paparella-verrusio-book-week-read-across-the-universe/
It’s not what you know… on PhotoPeach
Thanks again to Louis Decrevel for his visit to Campus. The children who attended are still talking about it and those who weren’t here are wishing they had been!
Thanks to all students who participated in the Campus biennial book character parades but especially the staff and library volunteers who also got dressed up. Our library team treated all staff to a special morning tea later that day which was well received too. It’s always great to see which teachers have managed to assist their students with creating costumes during art lessons and the like. Thanks to Mrs Daldry who first suggested that coloured garbage bags make a great basis for costumes! We noticed a few classes followed up on this idea again.
If you wish to see a great array of costumes, follow the link to Mr Baldock’s Nativity blog to see how his students were dressed!