Our Library has been thriving this term with all kinds of reading, activities, accessing of information, knowledge building, deep thinking and lively discussion taking place.
Below are some of the highlights of our learning.
The Prep students have been very excited to discover interesting information about elephants. They have been reading non-fiction books and using the internet to research elephants.
They have also enjoyed listening to fiction books about elephants. Their favourite elephant books is the ‘Elmer the Elephant’ series. They made self to text connections where they compared themselves to Elmer.
The Year One students have been reading and learning about fairy tales. Some of the elements of fairy tales they focused on included beginnings and endings, problems and solutions, characters and settings.
They created their own fabulous fairy tale giant and created an appropriate setting for their giant.
The Year Two students have been studying Dr Seuss. They explored his website http://www.seussville.com/ and learnt many interesting facts about his life.
They created rhyming titles and front covers in response to the famous Dr Seuss book ‘The Cat in the Hat.’
The Year Three students have been learning about Cyber Safety. They listened to the story ‘The Internet is Like a Puddle’ and discussed how to be safe online. They also researched safe websites for children to use and are collaborating in small groups to create Cyber Safety posters. (Stay tuned as they will be displayed around the school soon.)
They enjoyed completing the cyber safety quiz https://www.esafety.gov.au/kids-quiz/ on the esafety website to determine their own cyber safety.
The Year Four students have had lots of fun exploring different book genres. They looked at specific features of different genres and then went on a genre hunt around the library to find books that fit into each category. They shared their findings with their peers and discussed their favourite and why it was their favourite.
In response to the shortlisted books ‘Mechanica’ and ‘Aquatica,’ the Year five students are busy creating their own futuristic Mechanica and Aquatica creatures. They are writing detailed descriptions about them in the style of the author Lance Balchin. (Stay tuned as they will be displayed around the school soon.)