Monday, 27 August 2012

Kinders experience their first video conference.


      KE and KS in the Library Learning Lounge with the two presenters, Aleesah and Charlotte, seen on the television screen. Aleesah Darlison is an author of over 14 books and Charlotte was the animal keeper at the zoo. They both shared the responsibility of the presentations during the 45 minute video conference.

                      We used our IWB to see various displays and the story "Puggle's Problem."

Saturday, 25 August 2012

Excitement plus this week in the library!!

Excitement plus this week in the library as Kinders 

Celebrate Book Week with a super-special VC 
with Taronga Western Plains Zoo & Aleesah Darlison
Book Week is celebrated each year to acknowledge the wonderful role that 
books and stories play in our lives.
It showcases new and exciting Australian 
books and authors and highlights how important reading is. This year, Taronga Western Plains Zoo has joined forces with Literature Live! to bring you exciting, educational workshops.

Lit Live Launch Show Part 1

Each session includes the author and founding member of Literature Live, 
Aleesah Darlison, and Senior Education Officer at the Zoo, Kristy Robberts, 
plus some very special live animal guests!

Aleesah and Kristy will talk about books and animals. Aleesah will read her book, Puggle’s Problem, and  will explain the writing and illustration process. Kristy will introduce some amazing live Australian animals. Students will have time to interact and ask questions throughout. These workshops foster education and a love of animals and books. What better way to celebrate Book Week!
Before the event you may like to view the Puggle’s Problem book trailer

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

What a delightful surprise!!

Arriving back at school after 3 weeks L.S.L. I was greeted by an excited teacher: "Welcome Back!" 
Mrs Reedy then bustled me towards her classroom and encouraged me to look at what had been done in the classroom to encourage her students to read more!!
Prior to leaving I had suggested that the teachers look at their classrooms and think about how inviting their reading areas currently were and consider improving them.

What an improvement there was!! 
As you stand at the classroom door now the first thing you see is the sign "Reading Rocks!" To the right of the sign are two stands containing a wide variety of books.