Tuesday, 27 August 2013

I borrowed one of our new books to read over the weekend and have been recommending it to everyone since. 
Ida B: . . . and Her Plans to Maximize Fun, Avoid Disaster, and (Possibly) Save the World is written by Katherine Hannigan. If you are a Judy Blume fan, and enjoyed The Bridge to Terabithia or because of Winn-Dixie, you will love this. It's a bit sad sometimes, but funny too.

I'm looking forward to reading some of the new Judy Blume books that arrived this term. I read  Are You There God?, It's Me, Margaret when I was about 10, and recommend that all year 6 girls read it.  

If you're in the mood to do some writing of your own, have a look at these new books.  Try your hand at a poem, a play, a SCARY story, or even a picture book. We have quite a few authors already at Dyer Street School!


Friday, 16 August 2013

It was great chatting with so many of you at our Scholastic Book Fair last week, I love watching the careful choosing of which books to buy, and was very impressed with how much money you had been saving up. We raised over $550 for the school library, and the library MI Time group helped choose some books for us to buy.  One of the things the Term 2 MI Time group thought would make the library even better was keeping the non-fiction section tidier, so I spent some of the money on new bookends, they are tall enough to stop the books falling over all the time which will make it easier to find the ones you want. What do you think? Did we make good choices with the money we raised?

Monday, 5 August 2013

All our senior students at Dyer Street School participate in a weekly MI Time(Multiple Intelligences) group.
After talking with students, staff and whanau last term we decided it would be a good idea to make a book about our library to show people how it works. This is how we asked for interested students: "Are you creative, imaginative and innovative? We want to make a book to tell people about our school library- how it works, why we have it, and how we use it. It will be in print and digital format, and we will share it on the library blog. You need to love our library and be able to work hard independently or in a small group". Our group is certainly creative and hardworking, and our draft copies look amazing. One of the biggest challenges is making a book that can be in both print and digital format, so we can show it off to the whole world.  We might have a sneak preview next week....