Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Lively Library

The Library was a busy place during our first half hour break at lunchtime today! Carol grabbed the camera and captured some of the moments.

Did you notice a wonderful Student Librarian, hard at work shelving books?

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Book Xylophone - indeed!

Now, I bet you never thought of this as a use for your books! But don't go trying it on any books without checking with your parents first!

How do you think they managed to get the different notes from the books?

Monday, May 16, 2011

Kid's Lit Quiz

On Friday Jahna, Philippa, Oliver and Freddie represented our school at the Kid's Lit Quiz held at Cobham Intermediate School. Approximately 47 teams from all around Canterbury competed. Ten sets of ten questions on a variety of topics were asked, with each team choosing a 'double points' topic.

While the marking was happening spot prizes were given out for answering questions; the audience won book prizes and the children $5 cash, well done Oliver!

The team marks for the different sections were, Ages 6, Alias's 6, Beasts 8, Classics 7, Colours 4, Construction 5, Extra Terrestials 5, Hats 6, Islands 8 and XL 7.

1st place went to Cobham on 83 points followed by Chisnalwood 1 82, Cathedral Grammer 2 81 - a very close competition. Our team finished on 62 points about 16th place.

Well done team, our best effort yet, can't wait until next year! Anyone can try out for the team, it is open to Years 6, 7 & 8. Start reading now!

Friday, May 13, 2011

New! New! New! Loads of new books on the browsing table

It is a sophisticated picture book

4 new I Hero titles

Two titles from Kirsty Murray's 'Children of the Wind' Series

Stories for horse lovers
Alex recommends Mr Stink. An adventure goes wrong up on Raven's Mountain

Artemis is back!

Winnie has a birthday party

Sensational Survivors- NZ Post finalist

Finalist Junior Fiction NZ Books awards
At last, Hunting stories for the adventurous

'Flush' joins 'Hoot' and 'Scat'by Carl Hiaasen

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

'Adolphus Tips' Voicethread

Have you read this book? Please leave a comment on our Voicethread. Click on the 'Comment' button, sign in, choose your identity, and then record your thoughts.

(This post is also published on Team Venture's Blog).

Reporters: Hannah D and Courtney

Thursday, May 05, 2011

Next-generation digital book - amazing!

This short video of a next-generation digital book will blow your mind! I simply had to post it here. You can view more information about this video and its creator, Mike Matas here at TED.

What do you think? Please leave a comment with your thoughts.