Book Week

On Friday 28th August, Bourchier Street is once again holding a Book Week Day where students are encouraged to dress up as their favourite book character. There will be a fashion parade at 9am out on the asphalt before the students will break off into groups to complete some fun activities about books. In the afternoon at assembly, the winners of this year’s Children’s Book of the Year Award will be announced as well.

Parents are invited to join us for the fashion parade next Friday and you are also welcome to come along to the assembly as well.

I hope everyone has started to think about their costume and get it organised. I can’t wait to see what everyone comes dressed up as!

book week

Finding Nemo

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This week in Reading, we looked at how texts can be represented in different forms: book and movie. We watched the movie and read the book of Finding Nemo and came up with a list of things that were the same for both and things that were different. There were a lot of similarities between the book and the movie but we did notice that the book doesn’t have as much information or as many problems and solutions in the story as the movie did.

To show what we found out about comparing the two forms of text, we represented the information in a paper plate Venn Diagram. Here are some photos of the finished products!

The Dreadful Fluff

Today in reading we watched the trailer for Aaron Blabey’s book The Dreadful Fluff.

After watching it, we had to use the clues in the trailer to predict how the story would end. This is what we came up with and we were pretty close! To find out what really happens, you will just have to read the book for yourself.

Aaron Blabey

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This week in reading we have been doing an author study on Aaron Blabey. Aaron is an author and illustrator who writes and illustrates great books for kids. All his books have a great moral to them and are very fun to read.

We have read 5 of his books: Pig the Pug, Thelma the Unicorn, The Brothers Quibble, Pearl Barely and Charlie Parsley, and The Dreadful Fluff.

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Below are our recommendations and opinions on which Aaron Blabey book is our favourite and why!

National Simultaneous Reading Time

This year’s book for National Simultaneous Reading Time was Aaron Blabey’s The Brothers Quibble. We watched Aaron read his story with our buddies this morning before having a go at making friendship bracelets together. Below are both the story, which you may like to enjoy listening to again, and the video on how to make friendship bracelets, so you can have a go at making them at home. Enjoy!

A Special Visitor!

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We have been very lucky to have a very special visitor come to our class the last two days and read us some books. Abigail’s Gran has come all the way from Wellington in New Zealand! She read us two books: Grandpa’s Cat and Purky the Pukeko and the Cow. We really loved listening to the stories and having Abigail’s Gran come to visit. We hope she has a safe trip back home!

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grandpa's cat

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