We had a fabulous Book Club this morning, celebrating The Lion the Witch and the Wardrobe with these stunning wardrobe creations. I love them and they look amazing in the library – be sure to check them out next time you visit.
I have several families asking each term whether our students are allowed to borrow books over the holidays… my answer is a resounding yes! What better time to read than during holidays when we can kick back at a more leisurely pace and really lose ourselves amongst the pages of a book.
Overdue notices are going home today, but if your child is midway through a book, please keep it at home and return it next term. I promise I won’t tell the librarian.
Have a fantastic break and happy reading!
I’m looking forward to seeing everyone for our last Book Club of the term this Friday from 7.45am in the library.
Children are invited to make a diorama of their favourite scene, of if they’d prefer something else. Remember Breakfast Book Club is about reading for pleasure – so any response is more than welcome.
Don’t forget to bring a plate of food to share, and I of course will once again provide the juice.
Have a great week and I’ll see you Friday.
Congratulations are once again in order to 99.7% of our students who completed the Premier’s Reading Challenge in 2017. That’s another fantastic effort which demonstrates again the wonderful way our home and school community work together to achieve fantastic results for our kids.
Knowing that we are nurturing a love of reading at CLG it got me thinking and wondering, just who is reading what, and how much? I thought you might be interested to know that…
Our library has loaned 28,878 items this school year. Fiction books are our most popular item (10,929 loans as of Tuesday morning), followed by Picture Fiction (4,804) and Junior Fiction (4,556). Non-Fiction books are popular also (4,348) loans.
So how many books are different aged children borrowing?
R/1 – 4,766 loans (average 25 loans / student)
Year 2 – 2,481 loans (average 40 loans / student)
Primary (3-5) -11,708 (average 42 books / student)
Year 6/7 – 3,683 (average 27 books / student)
It’s great to see our kids borrowing so many books and ensuring that our school library is truly the vibrant hub of our school. How lucky are we?
If you were looking for ways to support the development of your child’s literacy, The Australian Literacy Educators Association have provided some fantastic resources that you may find useful at home. If you’re interested follow the link below.
The Premier’s Reading Challenge offically ends at midnight this Friday! Our reading community has once again excelled with the challenge, however we have a few students who have yet to hand in their signed sheets. As we have a school closure day tomorrow, and due to the high level of absences, completed forms will be accepted up until Monday morning.
Thank you to our wonderful community for supporting our library and all the events that rolled out over Book Week. It’s always my favourite week in the library and the most fun I have being crazy hectic (I’ll take it over stocktake any time!)
I’ve uploaded some highlights from the week. We <3 Book Week.
What a week – only 51 more weeks until we can do it all again.
We had a wonderful day filled with storytelling and fun on day two of Book Week.
We have harnessed the Book Week theme to create a space where our students can escape to and celebrate our love of books and reading. Thank you to Tammy for your amazing artistic touch and to Jan Marie for helping get everything up and on display – our library is truly captivating. Happy Book Week everyone!
For the full list of winners follow this link https://www.booksandpublishing.com.au/articles/2017/08/18/94723/cbca-awards-2017-winners-announced/
If you’re stuck on costume ideas I’d recommend checking out Kool for Kats on Brighton Road. They have a huge range of costumes for hire and sale at really good prices (my daughter and I found ours there last weekend).
We’re very excited for what will be a great week of celebrating all things bookish.
We are very excited to have two very special guests sharing their magic with us during Book Week.
Our Reception to Year 1 students will be mesmerised by Sally Heinrich, a talented illustrator who was shortlisted in last year’s CBCA Book Awards.
If you’re interested in finding out more about Sally, you can visit here website here.
We are also delighted to be hosting South Australia’s own talented author Dr Roseanne Hawke.
If you would like to find out more about Dr Hawke and her writing, visit her website here.
We are so excited, only one more week until our Book Week launch assembly!