Monday, July 26, 2010

National Poetry Day - Friday 30 July 2010

Micheal Rosen performing his poem, Boogy Woogy Buggy.

This Friday 30 July is National Poetry Day. Would you like to find your favourite poem, practise reading it out loud, and then video yourself reading it? If so, we'd love to put your video on the Library Blog as soon as possible!

Make sure you start by clearly saying the name of the poem, and the poet/author. There is no need to read quickly, take your time and enjoy it.

You can use a Flip camera, or Photobooth on a Macbook, or a digital camera to record your video. Stay close to the camera for your recording. Save it on StudentWrite in the folder Carol has made there called Poetry Week.

Please name your video using your name and Room number.

We'll look forward to hearing some great poems! Who will be first?!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Two great new Book Reviews on Shelfari

Check out the two new book reviews that Kachina (Year 8) has put on our Shelfari Bookshelf (down the right side of this page). There are reviews for Eclipse by Stephanie Meyer, and The Crocodile Nest by Des Hunt.

Simply hover your mouse over the new titles for the books on the top two shelves and read what she has to say about these books. Well done, Kachina!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Welcome back - Term 3

Welcome back - I hope that you have had a good break and managed to get some reading done during the holidays.

Check out the new titles, ready now for browsing, come in and reserve the title you want!

New puzzles books

Hours of puzzling fun in Anna Nilsen's Pirates and Rolf Heinmann's Brain Busting Bonanza.

New titles in the Library

Two more titles in the Make Your Own Art series: Paper Folding and Drawing.

New titles in the Library

New books for juniors or those who still love a good picture book!

Friday, July 09, 2010

Library Blog Crossword Puzzle 1

Here is something to keep older students (and maybe their mums and dads) entertained on a wet day during the holidays - a crossword puzzle!

  1. Click on any of the numbered squares, and a clue will appear at the top of the puzzle.
  2. Read the clue and type your answer into the box beside the clue.
  3. Press 'Enter'.
  4. You won't know if your answers are correct until you fill all the boxes, and then press the 'Check' button at the bottom of the puzzle.

Good luck!

(Tips: watch your spelling; but don't worry about capital letters for this puzzle).

Friday, July 02, 2010

Great Game: Inference Battleship

We thought you like might like to have a new game for the holidays. So, here is a game of Battleship with a difference! Try to beat your computer opponent by sinking all their ships first. Click on a square on the board to try to find their ships. If you click on a square that has part of a ship, then you must answer a simple question for that square to be counted as a strike. Who will win?!

Let us know what you think of this game by posting us a comment.

Thanks to the 5 Degrees Blog for this idea!