Parsley Rabbit’s Book of Books

Welcome back to Term 3. This week we learnt about the different parts of a book. We read Parsley Rabbit’s Book about Books written by Frances Watts and illustrated by David Legge.

parsley rabbits

Parsley Rabbit showed us all the different parts of a book- front cover, back cover, endpapers, title, imprint page, author, illustrator, page numbers and blurb. We then matched some of the parts of the book to their purpose.

part sof a book

We explored a new app Book Creator and started to learn how to insert texts, add photos and videos, record and add sounds, and create and upload drawings. We will continue to experiment with Book Creator throughout the term!

book creator

Christmas Wishes… HO,HO,HO

It’s hard to believe the year is nearly over….

We have had a creative and fun time in Information Literacy this year.  We have nurtured our love of books through our Author Studies, Teacher Favourites and Book of the Year. We learned how to stay safe online with Zippep and his great tips on Cybersafety and we have developed our programming skills on the iPads with a little help from those very cute Bee-bots.

So to finish off it was only fitting that we made something creative, delicious, and lots and lots of fun…

We hope you have enjoyed your time in the library this year – we certainly have!

Have a very Merry Christmas and fantastic holiday. We will see you all next year!

Mrs Brough 🙂 and Mrs McKee :)_

Christmas Presents

Ssh, we made some Christmas magnets for the fridge…they may be a present for you! So act surprised if you unwrap one on Christmas day… We have made them with love!

A little bit of MAGIC…

Christmas is coming and we started getting prepared…

We learnt about one of Mrs Robertson’s family traditions – Magic Reindeer Food 😉

It’s something she does with her family every year and we were so happy she shared the secret recipe with us…

  • Oats for energy
  • Magic Flying Powder to keep the reindeer flying all night
  • Red Jelly Crystals for some sweetness
  • Glitter to sparkle in the moonlight and guide the reindeer to your house

So on Christmas Eve take your reindeer food and…

Sprinkle on the lawn at night…

The moon will make it sparkle bright.

As Santa’s reindeer fly and roam,

This will guide them to your home…

Apple Sauce and the Christmas Miracle

Today we read our last Stephen Michael King book for the year.  We have loved getting to know the work of this very talented author/illustrator and will continue to look out for his books in the future.

Glenda Millard actually wrote Applesauce and the Christmas Miracle and Stephen accompanied her text with his trademark water colour pictures.  It is a beautiful story that teaches us that Christmas isn’t just about fancy dinners and presents but more about family, community and the people we love.  It reminds us that ‘Christmas comes from the heart’.

Making our own special trees…

This weeks activity reminded us all of decorating a Christmas tree…

We used colourful buttons and shiny sequins to make it ‘SPARKLE’

Here’s just a few of our beautiful trees…

A Bear and a Tree

From this much-admired children’s book creator, Stephen Michael King, comes a story of friendship and change, and of how precious time can be when we share it with those we love…

A bear and a tree is an absolutely perfect picture book.  It’s one for grandparents, parents and children to read. It’s full of beautiful quotes and brilliant illustrations.

Ren knows that it’s almost time for Bear’s big sleep, but she needs just one more day with him. One day to explore the winter together – the last of the coloured leaves, the snow as it floats and swirls to the ground, the sun and the moon and the stars ****

Bear had a gift for making everything better.”


Daisy the Dinosaur App

We introduced the Grade Ones to a new programming app this week – Daisy the Dinosaur.  This free, fun app has an easy drag and drop interface that kids of all ages can use to animate Daisy to dance across the screen.  It offers a taste of computer programming and builds problem-solving and analytical skills.  We look forward to learning more about this app in the next couple of weeks.

Bee Bots and our little BOXES

Using the little BOXES we made, we created an obstacle course for the Bee bots to manoeuvre around. It was all very exciting and lots of fun.