We had a great time on Monday night meeting many parents and families at our “Meet the Teacher” night.
A yummy sausage sizzle was provided by our P & C group – thank you to everyone who cooked and volunteered on the night.
All of our 2014 staff were introduced and families moved to classrooms to hear all about the year ahead
Here is a quick summary of Library days and requirements for Semester 1:
Hello from the Library – I’m glad that everyone is settling in to new classes and making new friends.
A big welcome to our new students in Kindergarten and other grades across the school.
We are very glad that you are all here – ready to learn and play and read and thing and WONDER in the library for another year
Here is a link to a great site that has lots of interesting science videos.
and would be a good place to check out if you are curious about a specific strand of science.
After you have watched a video that interests you please leave a comment!
- Your name
- The title of the video you watched
- What the video made you wonder, or puzzle, or say “Aha!!!!!”.
Another FAB site is called “Wonderopolis” check it out to find something interesting too – don’t forget to leave a comment!
Everyone will then be able to share your discoveries and perhaps make some discoveries of their own too.
If you like adventure, archery, pirates, and heroes then this trilogy is for you!
John Flanagan, the author, also wrote the “Ranger’s Apprentice” books and if you liked those books then it looks like you will also like The Brotherband Chronicles.
There is an interesting website (click on the link below to take you there) with games and music and downloadfs and you can check out this book trailer too!
Here is the Book Trailer:
And here is John Flanagan talking about The Brotherband Chronicles:
We have lots of Tashi fans here at BSPS – many of whom are enjoying our new Tashi books
You can find the Tashi books in the “Fast Fiction” baskets in the middle of the Library.
We now have ALL of the Tashi books – so if you have been waiting to read more about Tashi and his adventures, come in to the Library and have a browse.
Here is a YouTube video I found of Kim Gamble (the illustrator of the Tashi books) demonstrating how he draws a scene from the Tashi book – “Tashi and the Golem”.
I love all of the fantastic hints and tips he gives us on how to draw.
You will enjoy this, please watch and leave a comment on what you think
Would you like to play some games with Tashi? Click on the Tashi image below to head over to the Tashi website!
Stage 3 students are learning history this term. They have been using timelines to organise the information they have found, and have discovered that there are lots of places, people and artifacts that can be used to find out about the world.
In the Library, we have been looking at how historians work, the sources of information they use and the type of questions they ask to gather information.
We have compared primary and secondary sources, sorted information found and decided if information is reliable, useful or just interesting.
here are some photos of us transferring our thinking form paper to the ipads using Popplet, which is a mind-mapping tool.
Stage 1 have been learning about important parts of books, and have come across some authors that they just LOVE.
Dr Seuss is probably their favourite author at the moment, so we celebrated Dr Seuss’ birthday by making some of our own “Cat in the Hats” from a paper plate!
As you can see, they look great and are displayed in the Library near our collection of Dr Seuss books .
What do you think of our displays?
Stage 1 have loved reading the Pigeon books by Mo Willems this week.
We have laughed so much at the crazy things that Pigeon says and does.
After watching the video about Pigeon called “Don’t let the pigeon touch the books” we decided to help Pigeon by giving him some tips to help him get along in the library.
Here is our work:
Stage 2 have been working on a design of their hand and arm which will be part of a display of one of our school rules.
The arms and hands show how we can “Reach for the Stars“ by being a positive and committed learner.
Each student traced their hand and added geometric patterns and designs to decorate their work and then students had to think of a goal they would like to work towards – some people chose academic goals while others chose social and character goals.
Here are students working on their designs and we will post an photo when the display is up
We welcomed the BSPS Chess Club to the Library this week.
The chess club will meet every Monday and Wednesday at lunch-time.
Come along to learn new skills and practise with friends.
More than 15 students turned up this week to learn and play chess and all seemed to have a great time.