Sunday, 10 November 2013

Our senior students are very busy creating various on-line posters.

Years 4, 5 and 6 students are working during this term on creating various on-line posters.
Students are creating posters to share their experience at Lake Ainsworth,
 game reviews, persuasive book posters or their "favourite quick read" book trailers.

They are using to create their on-line posters (glogs)
Our school has a membership so students are signed up under the teacher account.
Below is a glog I produced to show the students.
I will share their glogs when they are finished.

Cabbage Patch War

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Monday, 16 September 2013

Sunday, 31 March 2013

Would these book trailers help encourage you to read the books??

Book trailers are now a very important part of 
advertising newly published books.
They are a multimedia production.
Our students are going to explore some of the features 
that make them work or not. 
They will have the opportunity to storyboard and create 
their own book trailer
 on a book that they really really enjoyed.
They will need to explore many elements including, 
sound-sound effects, music, voice overs, images-photos, 
their own drawings, diagrams...maps..charts...
visual effects- long shots, close ups, use of spotlight.....
Viewing,  analysing, comparing and contrasting and 
evaluating created book trailers is a great place to start.
 (critical thinking at its finest!).

 Here are a few book trailers that the students will look at this week.

for fantastic support resources.

Students are encouraged to become good readers.

     What could you do to be a GOOD reader, that you don't do YET?

We are exploring all the things good readers do....
Good readers:
*      borrow every week
*     read the books they borrow
*     find a safe place at home for their library books
*     remember their library bag and books each week
  *   borrow books from all the sections of the library
*     read regularly as part of their homework
*     search for great books
*     use the catalogue to find books they are interested in
*     find more interesting books by asking others for advice
*     check what NEW books have arrived in the library
*     value books as presents from their friends and family
What can you add to this list?

Stage One continue their learning about mini beasts in class and in the library.

Year one and two are enjoying studying many different mini beasts this term.
The students have located many great non-fiction books in our library 
and enjoyed sharing what they discovered. 
They complied  their very own "bug book" to learn from as they 
continue exploring the mini beast world.

Some of the students  were keen to take many of the books they found back for 
reading in their classrooms. 

This week in library they are viewing three multi-modal online stories  about caterpillars. Students will be taught how to navigate the websites to manage the different modes of delivery.
 The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle

Welcome to The Official Eric Carle Web Site

Group worksheet

Metamorphosis a singing story from Mightybooks

and  BUGS from We Give Books

Our library rule is to ....

 Yes, that's it! BE KIND to everyone and everything! Thanks Year One 

                                                                                                                        Scan this QR code
 to access our school library catalogue.
Enjoy browsing at  our wide selection of wonderful books.
Most smartphones have a QR reader for this purpose.

Let's earn some more great gear to help our learning!!

Woolworths Earn & Learn 2013

This year we will be participating in the Woolworths Earn & Learn program again. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school – and all we need you to do is IF you shop for your groceries at Woolworths please accept the stickers and send them in with your children to their class teacher.

From Monday 8th April to Sunday 9th June, we are collecting Woolworths Earn & Learn Points.  You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Point for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn & Learn Points onto a Woolworths Earn & Learn Points Sheet and when it’s complete, the Points Sheet can be sent into school to your child's teacher.

Please invite any grandparents, friends, aunties to collect their stickers for you too (if they don't have primary students themselves.)
At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students. See what we earned last year:

Visit 2012 Earn and Learn Treasures to view them.

Friday, 15 March 2013

Celebrating Harmony Day

Sandy Beach Public School students will be celebrating Harmony Day this week. 

Welcome to Harmony Day

Harmony Day 21 March is a day of cultural respect for everyone who

calls Australia home –from the traditional owners of this land to those 
who have come from many countries around the world.
The message of Harmony Day is Everyone Belongs.

It is a day to celebrate Australia’s diversity.

 It is a day of cultural respect for everyone 
who calls Australia home – from the traditional owners of this land

 to those who have come from many countries around the world. 
We are celebrating Harmony Day  through storytelling. 

By participating in Harmony Day activities we can learn and 

understand how all Australians from diverse  backgrounds equally

 belong to this nation and make it a better place.

Students will explore the new online resources 
specially provided to help them understand their culture more deeply.

Teacher can use any of the IWB Harmony Day resources 
provided to enhance the students understanding.

Sunday, 3 March 2013

You are invited to enjoy these local library happenings.

Be sure to take advantage of the CHCL weekly Storytime sessions as well.

Storytime sessions are held once a week at all library branches for 
pre-school aged children and are free.

Your pre-school children can also enjoy participating in the craft activities related to the books being read.
 Coffs Harbour Wednesdays 11.00-11.45 am
 Toormina Thursdays 11.00-11.45 am
 Woolgoolga Tuesdays 11.00-11.45 am

Our Year 6 students are very fortunate because the CHCL staff are preparing to visit and explain to our students all of the services and e-resources available to all library members.


 If you are interested in joining the library and availing yourself of its wonderful FREE services and resources check out the CHCL membership info.