I love clever people who enjoy having fun! The librarians from the Shoalhaven Library have created this clip. Hopefully you will share my joy as you watch it. Librarian Rhapsody
Two lucky junior primary classes won the prize draw to work with Sally Heinrich. Mrs Penley’s class really enjoyed their time making some rattle drums. Thanks to Mrs Penley for providing us with the photos for the blog!
Sally Heinrich’s Visit to Campus on PhotoPeach
Today, seven of our junior primary classes were able to come to the Library to meet Sally Heinrich, author and illustrator of the picture book The Most Beautiful Lantern. She read some of her books, talked about the process of illustrating and writing a picture book and shared some of the lanterns she has collected in her travels. The last session was spent with one lucky class enjoying a workshop where they made rattle drums with Sally. Tomorrow will be a repeat performance of today’s sessions with the remaining JP classes.
If you would like to see some more of Sally’s work, visit the Website of Sally Heinrich.
Marc McBride’s Visit on PhotoPeach
Last Friday, our middle and upper primary classes were treated to a visit from the illustrator of the Deltora Quest books, Marc McBride. His energy, enthusiasm and sense of humour kept all of the children engaged during the three sessions over the course of the day. During each session, he created a canvas using the ideas provided for him by the students. There was much laughter and hand waving as children were keen to be “paper peelers” and, by the end of the sessions, each child had drawn their own version of a dragon based on Marc’s ideas. We are now working out how best to have our art works framed for the library.
Book Week “Design a Blanket” Competition on PhotoPeach
It has been great to see classes from across Campus coming in to see all of the fabulous entries in our Book Week competition. The children come in to see their own work but seem to be just as captivated and impressed by the work of their peers and older classes as well. Thanks to all staff for your willingness to have your classes involved. We hope to have Sally Heinrich judge the winning entries from each category tomorrow. Stay tuned for news of the winning classes…
How exciting to check in to Icentre on Facebook and realise that our late entry into the Syba Signs competition was judged as runner up! Thanks again to Maureen Dickson and Vicky and Deb Sears for their amazing work in building our Book Week displays and to Barbara Braxton for alerting me to the article. If you’ve not been in to see our displays, they are still growing and the library is becoming more colourful and alive by the day. To see the winner of the competition, follow the link.
Term 3 Library Displays on PhotoPeach
Book Week is fast approaching and Mrs Dickson has been busy! With some help from Melissa Sandow who completed her library studies placement with us last term, she has the collection of CBC shortlisted titles processed and ready for staff loan. Last term, I began looking at the Early Childhood books with a few classes and the children have begun to create some of their own art work based on these titles.
Over the holidays, the amazing Deb Sears created a lighthouse, complete with flashing light, and this has now been installed in the Library. It is based on the one featured in the Ronda Armitage picture book, The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch.
In addition, Mrs Dickson and Mrs Sears have hung a parachute and fabrics in our picture fiction space to create our “blanket cubby”. Thanks so much to you both for sharing your time, passion and talent!! The children have already been enjoying using the space at lunchtimes. Our displays will continue to grow over the course of the term as classes complete more art work based on the short listed titles.
Stay tuned for more information about our book character parade, literature quiz and visiting artists and authors.
CBC Picture This on PhotoPeach
I am always appreciative that teacher librarians are such a wonderful group, always willing to share their ideas and knowledge with other colleagues. On Thursday, I attended the Southern Ranges TL hub group at Braeview Primary School. A number of us were lamenting the fact we’d missed out on attending the SA CBC art ideas night, held the previous week. We were all very grateful to Mandy Coghlan who had not only been able to attend the night but had also taken a myriad of photos which she was happy to download from her phone and share with those of us present. In order for the sharing to be able to continue, I promised to post the images on the blog to allow other teachers to be able to share them also. Hopefully you will find inspiration from these photos and that they may be able to support you in sharing the short listed CBC titles with your students.
Mother’s Day on PhotoPeach
We have a wonderful selection of books about our mothers. The featured book is just one of them. Thanks to Victoria Sears for her amazingly detailed art work which promotes this title!!
Wishing you all a happy Mother’s Day.
Easter Display on PhotoPeach