National Simultaneous Storytime was a resounding success, showcasing our very talented students' dramatic prowess. Congratulations to Reni, Luke, Rawan, Lily and Hassan on their very funny, professional performance of Aaron Blabey's 'The Brothers Quibble'. It was so well received that they were called on for an encore. We hope that you enjoy the dress rehearsal below as much as we enjoyed the real thing.
On Wednesday, 27th May at 11am our students will perform their dramatic interpretation of this year's National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) book, 'The Brothers Quibble' by Aaron Blabey.
NSS encourages reading aloud to children and involves schools, libraries, childcare centres and families reading the same story at the same time each year. It celebrates Australian authors and illustrators.
Aaron Blabey's books are favourites in our library, with 'Stanley Paste', 'Sunday Chutney', 'Pearl Barley and Charlie Parsley' rarely left on the shelves. Our latest two- 'Pig the Pug', and 'Thelma the Unicorn' will be very popular as well. Visit http://www.aaronblabeybooks.com for more about Aaron Blabey.
Kindergarten to Year 6 has started preparing for this year's Book Week theme, "Books light up the World" by discovering information texts and factional picture books about various countries of the world.
In Kindergarten we started off reading "Going Home" by Margaret Wild and Wayne Harris. This story features Hugo, a boy confined to hospital with two other children. Hugo patiently waits to go home but lets his imagination run wild each day as he hears the animals from the zoo outside the hospital window, calling him to visit their home with him. His first venture afar is with an elephant, to the plains of Africa.
We looked at our continents globe to see how far Africa is from Australia and then used one of the Library's Junior Encyclopedia's to learn more about Africa. So far Kindergarten has drawn an African animal and created Adinkra prints, a traditional African print form for clothing. They look beautiful on our Library walls.
Kindergarten is now enjoying the Handa's series of stories about an African girls and her mother living in a village. See Handa's Surprise and Handa's Hen to watch these stories at home.
Hello! I am a Primary School (that's Kindergarten to Year 6) Teacher Librarian at a medium-sized school (300+) in Sydney, Australia. This blog and it's website records our learning adventures as we prepare students who are future-ready, digital savvy, productive digital citizens.