The 1st term of 2016 has just finished and the handover of the JS Library refurbishment has occurred.
Today we had some of our shelving erected (non fiction) and had our first look at the new space. We have also purchased shelving dedicated for magazines and book bins for the picture books.
The JS Library space has doubled in size due to the removal of an internal wall (which was separating the staffroom and the library). This means that we are now able to cater for whole classes plus an additional class comfortably.
We also have a third teaching space dedicated to the Makerspace. I am looking forward to what this might evolve into.
Makerspace in 2015
The ‘wow’ feature for me at this stage is the Reading Cubby. I am looking forward to seeing the students enjoying this space.
The Reading Cubby
See the images below of the space.
Next term we will have the new shelving installed and will be set up for students and staff to be able to visit and enjoy the new space (assuming all deliveries have occurred this will be Week 2 Term 2).
The JS Library space now has a variety of learning areas catering for small groups, whole classes, individual working and quiet reflective areas. The Reading Pit has been replaced with a dual space with campfire seating and shelving.
The new JS Library space is waiting to be filling with resources and children.
This is we used to look like.
Stay tuned to see what it evolves into next term.
Year Five Mini-Exhibition
The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.
The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.
Lines of Inquiry
- Economic activities and decisions within society.
- The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
- The effect of economic decisions on the environment.
See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.
Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed HERE .
|Zoo Industry||Surfing Industry||Oil Industry||Shoe Industry|
|Cosmetic Industry||Clothing Industry||Pet Industry||Car Manufacturing|
|Cosmetics Industry 2||Fast Food Industry||Pharmaceutical Industry||Palm Oil Industry|
— Julia Boulton (@julia_boulton) <ahref=”https://twitter.com/julia_boulton/status/660204810415681536″>October 30, 2015
Great to see the ‘Maker Space’ learning continue- this time with the Junior School students and Robotics. pic.twitter.com/LGCfsvKREX
— St Andrews Lutheran (@SALC_Principal) October 28, 2015
NOVEMBER :Share a Story
SING A STORY – RHYME A STORY
- Book Chook Posts Rhyme & Rhythm
- Sing a story
- Creative Prompts Start with Sound
- See Feature Story Songs at Reading Planet
Are we a great school library?
FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has joined with various library associations to find out what makes a great school library.
“We will be looking for libraries that help children and young people find reliable information; use the information effectively; think critically; make informed decisions; work productively with others; build knowledge and understanding of the world; safely navigate the internet; communicate and share their ideas; and find great reads to meet personal interests and abilities.” Fair
Consider what makes our library great then add your responses to the padlet below.
Only use your first name when posting a response.
DRAW A STORY
INVESTIGATE WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS AND AUTHORS
Teachers’ Guides – Use the template to have students convert a well know story into pictures.
Examine authors who create books that are Wordless or have strong visual impact
- David Wiesner
- Jeannie Baker
- Bob Graham
- Anthony Browne
- Shaun Tan
- Rod Clement
- Chris Van Allsburg
Draw a story: Three Frames
- Picture 1: Set the scene
- Picture 2: The Conflict
- Picture 3: The Resolution
Interactive Stories through Drawing
Draw a Story apps
- Draw and Tell Stories (examples)
- The Curious Little Mouse – A Draw and Tell Story by Heidi Butkus
- Draw a Hedgehog Google Doc and Blog Post
The National Portrait Gallery is Celebrating the Big Draw 2015 in October. This year’s theme is ‘Every drawing tells a story’.
- Draw in
- Portrait puzzle tale
- Story sculpture
- Story time
Story Narrative Examples to read aloud for students to draw as images
SHARE A STORY
“Calendar concept © Jackie French. Calendar © ACLA”
More ideas from Jackie French
The Australian Children’s Laureate: enriching the lives of young Australians through the power of story.
Making Connections INTEGRITY
Integrity – ‘The Spirit of Honour’
“We aim to demonstrate integrity in our relationships with those in our own and wider community. We believe integrity is at the core of how others see us and as such, seek to be hold fast to what is good, by being honest, fair, trustworthy, respectful and ethical in everything we do. Integrity means we do the right thing and make the right choices, even when no one is watching. When we practise integrity, there is no difference between our behaviour and what we know to be right.”
Titus 2:7 – ‘In everything set them an example by doing what is good’
Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values
TEACHING ATTITUDES THROUGH LITERATURE
The Empty Pot by Demi
- STORY http://www.storiestogrowby.com/stories/empty_pot_china.html
- YOUTUBE https://youtu.be/fvRbPr6MqjI
PICTURE BOOKS IN THE JS LIBRARY
Blabey, A. (2015). Pig the fibber. Scholastic Australia, Lindfield, NSW.
Booth, C., & Groves, P. (2010). Potato music. Malvern, S. Aust. : Omnibus.
Burch, R. G., & Motoyama, K. (2002). Telling the truth : learning about honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. Huntington Beach, Calif. : Creative Teaching.
Child, L. (2007). Whoops! but it wasn’t me. London : Penguin.
Heinrich, S. (2007). The most beautiful lantern. Sydney : Hachette Livre Australia.
Johnson, R., & Parish, S. (2004). The truth about Reedy. Archerfield, Qld. : Parish.
Wilson, T. (2007). Harry Highpants. Malvern, S. Aust. : Scholastic.
NON FICTION IN THE JS LIBRARY
Cox, P. R., McCafferty, J., & Tyler, J. (2004). Don’t tell lies, Lucy! : a cautionary tale. London : Usborne.
Pryor, K. J. (2010). Integrity. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Library.
Tym, K., & Wade, S. (2008). Tell the truth. London : QED.
FICTION CHAPTER BOOKS
Forrestal, E. (1996). Someone like me. Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin.
Reflecting Integrity and Respect in Action through Teaching and Learning.
Image Intergity: Created by Sonia Dunn for SALC reused with permission
This term interested student have created a Book Hook using the Green Screen, some creativity and the iPad app Green Screen by DoInk.
The process involved 4 steps.
1) Select your book and decide how to “sell” your book.
2) Take a photo of what you want as your background (to replace the green screen) using the CAMERA app.
3) Record your video using CAMERA app.
4) Open the GREEN SCREEN app and add the photo and then the video.
Preview then PUBLISH.
More detail at Use Green Screen Effects on the iPad
See the book hooks created by the students below (support was provided in the actual process).