Each year across Australia, The Children’s Book Council of Australia (CBCA) brings children and books together celebrating CBCA Children’s Book Week. During this time schools, libraries, booksellers, authors, illustrators and children celebrate Australian children’s literature. Every year there is a theme to help celebrate. This year the theme is… Escape to Everywhere There are… Read More Book Week 2017
This week we have finally begun the Daily 4 in the classroom. The Daily 4 involves us working in groups and undertaking different activities for 20 minutes each. The activities include: Word Work- completing our spelling contract for the week. Work on Writing- working in the pods and commenting on a post on our class… Read More The Daily 4
Over the last few weeks we have been discussing the importance of reading and the reasons as to why we read. At Grange we are very lucky to have a large library that is full of a variety of fiction and non fiction books to suit everybody’s ability and interests. Read about all the different… Read More We LOVE Reading!
This year our class are participated in the Premiers Be Active and Premiers Reading Challenge. Regular physical activity is a great way to relax, it improves your health, makes you feel good and helps with learning. The Challenge was to do at least 60 minutes of physical activity on at least 5 days of the… Read More Premiers Be Active and Reading Challenges 2016
Over the last week we have begun using our Mayoral Make-a-books to create a read aloud iMovie. This has been a great experience because we are using technology to help us with our reading in a fun and creative way. Mrs Baldwin took photos of all the pages in our books before they were sent away for… Read More Mayoral Make-a-Book – iMovie Part 1
This year the Children’s Book Council of Australia is celebrating its 70th Anniversary of Book Week! This years theme is Over the past 2 weeks Mrs. Baldwin has been reading us the books that have been shortlisted for this year. The books we have read are: We have done many things this week as a… Read More Book Week 2016
Over the last few weeks we have been continuing our conversations and reflecting on the importance of having a growth mindset in everything we do. Here are some of the activities we have been doing at school this term to help us with having a growth mindset! Class Novel: Fish in a Tree Mrs Baldwin has… Read More Connecting Growth Mindset with our learning
In Room 10 our class participate in the Daily 3 every Tuesday – Friday where we focus on different reading and writing choices for each group to complete. To complement this program we will now be looking closer at different reading strategies using a program called the Daily CAFE. Daily CAFE will help us understand… Read More The Daily Cafe – Reading Strategies
Last week and this week our class have received our medals for both the Premiers Be Active and the Reading Challenges. For a lot of us this was the first year that we participated in the Premiers Be Active Challenge. Please see previous post here for more info. Everyone managed to undertake 60 minutes a day, 5… Read More Congratulations Room 10!
It has been a while since we have used paint for an art project so we decided this week was the week to do it! This piece of art work was inspired by a book called The Ghost Eye Tree Here is the blurb… One dark and windy autumn night when the sun has long… Read More The Ghost Eye Tree