Almost holidays!

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!

Simone

Breakfast Book Club this Friday

Image credit : www.memoriapress.com

 

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.

Happy reading!

Simone

NURTURING A COMMUNITY OF READERS @ CLG

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.

I love this quote – but would like to add, with beautiful books and stories borrowed from their libraries.

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.

ALEA COMMUNITY RESOURCES FOR FAMILIES

Happy Reading!

Simone

PREMIER’S READING CHALLENGE ENDS THIS FRIDAY

School tally as of 6 September

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.

Happy reading!

WHAT A (BOOK) WEEK

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.

Sticker Stories – Lunch time Fun!

Sticker stories

Great Year 5 Helpers for storybook dioramas

Dioramas are fun!

Every piece of modelling clay tells a story!

Comic book creations

Miss Grant is in the spirit of Book Week!

Some local talent helping out at the performance

What a star!

Our younger students LOVED the performance

Some more great CLG talent shining on stage

Characters everywhere!

Prize winning costume right there!

Classic Lorax moment

On parade…

Very great work

Snow White minus her evil queen

Here’s the green sheep!

Some people went bananas!

Mrs Bodner, you’re such a Wally!

Breakfast Book Club

Truffula Tree Cupcakes for our Dr Seuss themed book club

Thanks Neralie for the delicious cookies – you are a star!

What a week – only 51 more weeks until we can do it all again.

Happy reading!

Simone

Rosanne Hawke weaves her story…

We had a wonderful day filled with storytelling and fun on day two of Book Week.

Rosanne, Ned and a peacock character brought to life

Lauren with some items Rosanne’s cat collected, which later became a book!

Ethan and Yardil

Mitchell and mini Yardil

Tait, Gao and Alistair dressed in traditional Pakistani head wear.

Mary in traditional mountain dress

Our very own Taj acting out the character of Taj from Mustara

Readeville LOVES Rosanne

Taj riding his doneky

Rosanne dressed as her character Jahani

The reader and the writer!

 

Book Week takes flight

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!

You can escape to everywhere in the pages of a book

Thank you Tammy for your awesome basket design – we love it

Welcome to the library!

Look closely, which beloved characters are trying to escape?

The geese are trying to escape!

Sally Heinrich debuting her yet to be launched new work ‘Papa Sky”

Room 01 & 02 enjoying their first author talk

 

And the winner is…

Bob Graham does it again

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.

Happy reading,

Simone

 

BOOK WEEK SPECIAL GUESTS

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.

Artist and illustrator Sally Heinrich

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!

Happy reading!