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Review of ‘Somebody’s House’

Review of ‘Somebody’s House’ Written by Katrina Germein and illustrated by Anthea Stead Publisher: Walker Books Age Range: early childhood – lower primary Themes:  houses, neighbourhood, community, families, gardens, streets, visual literacy, art techniques. We loooove Katrina Germein books at home,...

School Holiday Fun

School Holiday Fun The school holidays are here again – well at least they are in Australia! Each holidays Pud and I plan some art, craft, reading activities, and of course we visit our local libraries...

Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking

Chocolate Chip Biscuits: Reading and Cooking  Anyone that knows me will sigh and shake their head at this post. I have a reputation for obsessively labelling everything in my house, particularly my freezer and pantry...

Gardening, Sustainability and Literature for Children

Today we combined with our sister school and all of Year Two enjoyed 'Gardening and Sustainability Day'. We ran three rotations focusing on worm farming and composting, growing from seeds and cuttings, and fairy gardens....

Review of ‘For All Creatures’

Review of "For All Creatures" Written by Glenda Millard. Illustrated by Rebecca Cool Publisher: Walker Books Australia Age Range: Early Childhood - Middle Primary+ Themes: nature, thankfulness, prayer, animals, ryhme, environment. Awards: Honour Book: Picture Book of the Year, Children...

Thai-riffic comes to the Stage!

It's Megan here, not back to regular programming, but dipping my toe in as I have been looking at literary options for the upcoming school holidays, when I'm taking the girls to Sydney. My...

Mem Fox: ‘Possum Magic’

Mem Fox: 'Possum Magic' Once upon a time, but not very long ago, deep in the Australian bush, there lived two possums. Their names were Hush and Grandma Poss. Grandma Poss made bush magic… Did you...

Review of ‘Louis Beside Himself’

Review of ‘Louis Beside Himself’ Jackie is my partner in crime (aka my teaching partner). She was hired as I thought she and I were SO similar. In fact we are not: she runs, hops,...

Review of ‘Bea’

Review of 'Bea' I’m supposed to be concentrating on my Masters. However this evening I left the tall pile of qualitative and quantitative dissertations on the future of children’s reading and went out to what...

Literary Teacher Gifts

Literary Teacher Gifts PudStar has had a great year at pre prep, and we've been working on gifts for her teacher and assistant. We started with cards, using a free printable which I found here. The broken arm...