Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

oh the places youll go

 Today in Information Literacy we had the privilege of sharing ‘Oh the Places You’ll Go!’ with the grade ones.  This is definately my favourite Dr Seuss book of all time.  It has such a strong message that applies to both children and adults alike.  Basically it is about taking charge of your own life and facing difficulties such as loneliness, fear and confusion head on.

“You’re off to Great Places!

Today is your day!

Your mountain is waiting,

So……….get on your way!”

There are so many things that I love about this book that it would take me all day to list them.  You’re just going to have to read it for yourself!

After discussing the book the children had to think of one place they would really like to go or one goad they really wanted to achieve.  We talked about having goals and dreams and how if you write them down and record them it makes them feel more real.

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Our Whacky Zoo Animals…

After reading all about Mr Mc Grew’s “unusual” zoo animals, we created some of our own interesting creatures.  To make them really crazy we divided our animals into three sections – the head, the body and the legs.  After cutting out our three different body parts we swapped them around with our friends to make some very unique combinations.  I think Mr Mc Grew would be very proud to exhibit our animals in his zoo.  What do you think?

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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 :)_

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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!

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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…

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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…

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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.”

 

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Piglet and Mama

In the tradition of the children’s classic “Are You My Mother?”, this heart warming story by Margaret Wild speaks to every child who has ever been lost.  It is beautifully illustrated by Stephen Michael King and is perfect for a bedtime story…

Poor Piglet has lost her Mama! All the other mother animals offer help, the duck with a cuddle, the sheep with a daisy chain, the dog with a roll in the mud, but nothing will do for Piglet but to find her Mama. OIIIIIINK! she cries finally in despair, and OIIIIIINK! There you are! cries her Mama. Reunited, they cuddle, make a daisy chain, roll in the mud, all the things the other mothers offered, but now, with her Mama, Piglet laughs and joins in!

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It’s raining, it’s pouring…

The front cover for Henry and Amy was the inspiration for our activity this week.  We made umbrellas using patty pans and pipe cleaners.  Henry and Amy would be very impressed…

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