Stage 3 have been working to think deeply and talk about their thinking this week.
We have been using text and words to think and talk about friendship – discussing definitions about friendships and looking at some famous quotes about friendship.
Next we tried to find an image that representes friendship – and we tried to link the visual elements of the image to the idea of friendship the image was conveying.
We looked at the colours, the perspective, the size and placemant of elements in the image. It was pretty tricky at first, but we tried again in another session and came up with some thoughtful responses.
Here are some books you might like to read about friendship:
Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone (JK Rowling)
Wonder (RJ Pallacio)
Charlotte’s Web (EB White)
Bridge to Terabithia (Katherine Paterson)
The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)
Holes (Louis Sachar)
Because of Winn-Dixie (Kate DiCamillo)
The Rainbow Fish (Marcus Pfister)
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda (Tom Angelberger)
The Hobbit (JRR Tolkien)
Stellaluna (Janelle Cannon)
Ivy and Bean books (Annie Barrows)
The Last Olympian – Percy Jackson (Rick Riordan)
The BFG (Roald Dahl)
Are there any other books about friendship that you have read and enjoyed? Add it in the comments section!
ANZAC Day is coming up during the holidays and this week we have been looking at many of the wonderful books and stories about this special day that we have in the Library. Some people remembered the story of Simpson and his Donkey from when they were little, and Carmen was reading a novel “The Donkey Who Carried the Wounded” by Jackie French that explained this story more deeply for an older audience. We love connections and remembered stories and learning more about what has happened in our world.
There are many beautiful picture books for older readers that are new in the Library this year, as well as some very informative non-fiction books on a variety of war topics.
Feel free to come and have a look and borrow one of these lovely books to take home for the holidays, you might just be taking home a new memory!
What do you remember about ANZAC day? Share your memories in the comments section below.