We have been enjoying the Book Week activities arranged for us through the library. Toady we had a delightful art activity with Ms Sweeney where we completed reading the Book Fire by Jackie French and admiring the fabulous illustrations by Bruce Whatley.
He captured the essence of Jackie’s text beautifully, so we had a go at water colour art work too. We carefully used fire colours to do a wash back ground and while our pages were drying Ms. Sweeney read the book to us. How ferocious was the fire monster that destroyed the area.
To show our version of the blackened debris left after a devastating fire, we put a blob of watery black paint and used a straw to blow streaks of spidery blackness to show burnt clawed trees. As we listened to Ms Sweeney read the text, many of us were using our self to text skills, remembering experiences we have shared in creating images in our heads.
Some of us felt a little dizzy using all our breath to blow the paint around. What fun. We can’t wait to see our finished paintings. Our paintings were left to dry.
We decided to mount them on coloured card. We chose “fire”colours to help our paintings stand out. What do you think?
The short listed books
We hadn’t quite read all the short listed picture books, but from the ones we did get a chance to read, we had a go at voting for our favourite ones during our library borrowing.
We have read the following so far…
So far lots of stickers went on Pig the Pug. I wonder how that will go.
Stay tuned for dress up day Wednesday, 26th August
How exciting it was to come in and find new characters have moved into our room.
The Cat in the Hat has found his friend Wobbles the Clown
Who is your character?
It was exciting walking down to our special Book Week assembly. Everyone looked fantastic.
How cool did we look.
We are the Knights of Literacy. Defenders of the written word, protector of Queen Sweeney – Keeper of the holy keys to learning.
Bindi, Wobbles the Clown, Pippi Longstockings and Jessie
Jinga, Ricardo, Grover and Captain America
Tom, Steve, Enderman
Dorothy and Little Red Riding Hood.
Scourge, Hello Kitty, Bat Girl
Skeleton, Specky Mcgee and Ronaldo
Thing one, The Cat in the Hat and Thing two.
Oh what fun we hat parading around in our costumes. Book week is awesome.
Although Book Week is celebrated this week we reckon it’s book week every week. Where would we be without books?