Sunday, April 19, 2015

Roles of our 21st Century (School) Library

I came across this interesting infographic, referring to public libraries and their changing role. School libraries are adopting this thinking too.

What does our school library mean to you?

Click on the image below to take a closer look. We hope the Springston School Library ticks all these boxes for you. What would you like to see us doing more of? Please comment below.

Image courtesy of ebookfriendly.com

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Your favourite Christmas stories and movies?

Do you have a favourite Christmas story book that you bring out at Christmas and enjoy reading? Or a favourite Christmas movie that you all watch as a family?

Here are some Christmas movies you may have seen - have I missed some that you enjoy?

The Muppet Christmas Carol
Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas
Jingle all the way
Fred Claus
Arthur Christmas
The Polar Express

Here is a nice list of Christmas story books - many of them picture books. My favourite Christmas book is one I've had for many years, and it illustrates the the poem and song - 'Twas the Night Before Christmas.

Clement Clarke Moore is said to have written the original poem, A Visit from St. Nicholas, in 1823. Here is the poem, sung to a tune we might all recognise:




Or, you might prefer this more modern version of the song - with the pictures telling the story from the poem.



We hope you have a wonderful Christmas holiday break, and there are some great books amongst your Christmas presents - perhaps there will be one with a Christmas story - let us know!

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Long Haul.... a week-long celebration!

The Long Haul.....Week long celebration....


Here is the winner of our book cover competition
Recently we held a week of 'Wimpy Kid' activities, games and competitions to celebrate the new "Long Haul" book.
Some of the things we did were; design our own book cover, write our own story, play the shame game and a quiz.










On Wednesday members of the Wimpy Kid fan club dressed up in orange and had a morning tea of all orange food.

Orange out day with our new Principal, Mrs P.