September 13

Who were these strange people in our class while I was away?

Hey, did you all have to come to school at night?

You were not working that slow were you!

You are all in you’re pyjamas. Did you all sleep in extra long?

What’s the story?

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Of course, it was the onesy fund raiser, silly me, I forgot. I think you all look like you need a hot cup of cocoa. Don’t you look cute. Looks like our class donated well, thanks team.

Wait a minute you were back out of dress code again. I think this is becoming a habit, was it dress up term?

Book Week 2016

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Which characters can you recognise?

How wonderful you all look in your Book Week Parade Costumes. I thought you all did well designing your characters. I was sorry to miss it, so I am glad Ms Belle took these pictures. Almost didn’t recognise some of you.

What fun you must have had.

What did you get up to?

How did you feel as your new character?

What do you like about dressing up?

Which character did you choose and why?

Who will you plan to come as next year?

August 25

Book Week

small BW promo logoWe 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?DSC08409 DSC08410 DSC08411 DSC08412 DSC08413

 

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

The Cat in the Hat has found his friend Wobbles the Clown

Who is your character?

Who is your character?

It was exciting walking down to our special Book Week assembly. Everyone looked fantastic.

It was exciting walking down to our special Book Week assembly. Everyone looked fantastic.

How cool did we look.

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.

We are the Knights of Literacy. Defenders of the written word, protector of Queen Sweeney – Keeper of the holy keys to learning.

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Bindi, Wobbles the Clown, Pippi Longstockings and Jessie

 

Jinga, Ricardo, Grover and Captain America

Jinga, Ricardo, Grover and Captain America

Tom, Steve, Enderman

Tom, Steve, Enderman

Dorothy and Little Red Riding Hood.

Dorothy and Little Red Riding Hood.

Scourge, Hello Kitty, Bat Girl

Scourge, Hello Kitty, Bat Girl

Skeleton, Specky Mcgee and Ronaldo

Skeleton, Specky Mcgee and Ronaldo

Thing one, The Cat in the Hat and Thing two.

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?