A famous literary mouse adventurer, Scholastic’s Geronimo Stilton, dropped by our book fair today, to see how his royalties were faring.
The students and I have begun to explore some book trailers, both official and student-created, for the CBCA shortlisted books of 2012:
The last Viking book trailer – Norman Jorgensen & James Foley
The golden door book trailer – Emily Rodda
Rudie nudie book trailer – Emma Quay
Here’s a persuasive digital slideshow questioning whether the Tasmanian thylacine is really extinct:
Compare this Youtube video clip to the picture book, “The dream of the thylacine” by Margaret Wild & Ron Brooks.
Today, our whole school participated in the annual ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime with a reading of Nick Bland’s “The very cranky bear”.
The hearing support unit used a Youtube presentation in Auslan. It was so well done that, after I’d read the book to the Stage 1 group who’d used the school library as their venue today, we decided to play the Auslan performance as well.
Don’t forget that the picture book “The very cranky bear” by Nick Bland is today’s annual ALIA National Simultaneous Storytime title!
Have fun, everyone!
The very cranky bear – Auslan version
The very cranky bear
Following our work on the fairy tale, “Jack and the beanstalk”, Stage 1 and Early Stage 1 classes are investigating factual information about cows.
Dairy farm tour: cow barn
Caring for newborn dairy calves
Hereford beef cattle ranch