Wednesday, 22 September 2010

Our Bike Safety Day was great fun and educational.

Thanks to all the parents and carers who brought in bikes or items to push, for their children to participate. We had a huge range of wheeled items from strollers to wheelbarrows!

The three stations that the kids attended all offered different challenges. Lots of skills were tested! Many signs had to be read!

A big thank you Mrs Murtha and Graeme who set up the course and to Mr Holmes for running the day. You only had to look at the kids' faces to see what they thought of the experience.

Congratulations to the Sandy Beach School Community-Great result for the Wheelathon

Over $7000 raised!!
An announcement will be made when a final decision is made about where to spend these valuable funds.

Many thanks to all who contributed to this success!

Lots of very lucky kids went home today with some terrific prizes.

Free interactive eStories to enjoy over the holidays from TheLittleBookClub

Cat   by Mike Dumbleton & Craig Smith

Boom Bah!  by Phil Cummings & Nina Rycroft

The Terrible Plop by Ursula Dubosarsky & Andrew Joyner
This book was one of the shortlisted books this year by CBCA.

These books are available in seven languages.

Sunday, 19 September 2010

3H would like to see us use the existing library as outlined below.

We have been discussing the needs of the school community.
We will be contemplating this issue for some time, until everyone gets a chance to have their say and then a decision will be made.
Wordle: Future library use 3H

Sunday, 12 September 2010

We have a new blog at Sandy Beach Public School......

 NSWDET introduced a new blogging platform for students to use safely both at school and from home through their portal- BlogED. 
 This is a new learning tool for students to learn to use.

SBPS Library's first BlogED blog is now up and running-
It is:

September Springtime Search and Seek.........

 We know that some books have a habit of playing hide and seek...... 
Often they hide so well no-one finds them for ages.
We have had as many as 21, 32, and 36 books sent back to us as a package, when students have finished primary school and parents have a really big clean up.
We are always delighted to see our books return back to our library-which belongs to all of our students!!!
As we will soon have a lovely new set up at S.B.P.S. with our new 21C library and three new 21C classrooms S.B.P.S. staff and students would love to ensure that all our resources are available and ready for action!!
Please have a really good detectives for an hour or so in all the likely and unlikely hiding holes. Don't forget the car and the bottom of the lego box. You would be surprised where we have heard that books have found to hide in the past!!

               Please make
by returning all books with a SBPS barcode on them!

Click here if you like to create your own old WANTED poster?

Year 6 are working on a reflective portfolio in library.

 I am encouraging year 6 students to use a number of different presentation tools to present their portfolio. One tool is Prezi.
Definition from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia:

"Prezi is a web-based presentation application and storytelling tool that uses a single canvas instead of traditional slides. Text, images, videos and other presentation objects are placed on the infinite canvas and grouped together in frames."
Here is a Prezi about Mrs Lofton -a TL I met on twitter.

The Prezi demonstrates a very simple autobiographical outline of her life.

Year 6 students are being encouraged to search for copies of photos, awards, school work or any special reminders of their past years at primary school. 

They need to use digital copies for their work. Digital copies can be created at home, if it is possible. Copies can be emailed to the student or can be transferred via a thumb dive-(memory stick)

Year 6 students can bring their hard copies to school if the necessary equipment and know-how is not available at home to transform them into digital format.

I am happy to help students with this process before school each day and at lunch times as there is not enough time in their library lesson to help all students at once.