Friday, November 21, 2014

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.

Sunday, October 12, 2014

11 ways to grow great readers: A parent's perspective

Rochelle Savage, a mother with two primary school aged sons, shares what works for her family when it comes to growing great readers. 

I highly recommend her blog post where she shares 11 ways she uses to grow her sons as readers, and finds joy as a family in doing so. Of course, reading doesn't have to be from a book, but Rochelle finds ways to make reading a family experience. I think you will find her ideas familiar, but also refreshing.

Rochelle mentions a competition, where you can win a book for our school, simply by posting a comment on HER blog post. 

What ways do YOU grow the young readers in your family?

Photo by woodleywonderworks (woodley wonderworks) CC-BY-2.0, via Wikimedia Commons

Friday, September 26, 2014

'The One and Only Springston' Team wins the Christchurch South Lit Quiz!

On Thursday 18 September, 16 children travelled to Somerfield School to compete in the Christchurch South Lit. Quiz that they had been training for since Term 2. The group had to study 6 picture books and 6 novels and answer questions on the night; 10 for each book.

Springston had two teams entered and 'The One and Only Springston' team were in 2nd place after the first round and then in 1st place until round 8; then we didn't know if we had won until the end. The team scored 10/10 for 5 rounds, 9/10 for 2 rounds and 8/10 for 3, then a 6 and 4.5; total 102.5. A fantastic, well deserved win. Our second team finished with 85.5 points in 9th place and our reserves scored 81.

The winners were presented with a trophy, certificates and got to choose a book and the library also got a bundle of books. All of the children received a selection of goodies in a lunchbox. Thanks to Scholastic for their fantastic sponsorship of this quiz and to Opawa School for hosting the quiz this year; our turn next year! Special thanks to our Librarian, Mrs Winter, for coaching and supporting us!

Our winning team!