Reading Activities

Reading Activities

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....

Inspired by a Book: Fairies, Flowers, Gardens I do so love it when I find PudStar doing something that has been inspired by a book: happy parent/teacher/librarian moment! Much better than when I find her...

Pearlie in the Park: Books and a Party Edit: Full Pearlie Party post here. PudStar turns six next week and to date we’ve managed to convince her that family parties are the way to go. She...
Elizabeth the Penguin on her Shelf

Review of ‘Squish Rabbit’ Written and Illustrated by Katherine Battersby Age Range: Early Childhood – Lower Primary Themes: Adventure, feelings, friends, problem solving, imagination, confidence Awards:  2012 Children’s Book Council Notable book (Early Childhood category) Short listed for the...

Mermaid Anyone? All Hail the Power of Books For Christmas I had purchased PudStar a very cute mermaid tail from a local co-op handmade shop. She wasn’t even particularly into mermaids but I rather adored...

To add this book to your home, school or library collection, click on cover image or title links. Written by Carol Goess. Illustrated by Tamsin Ainslie Age Range: Early Childhood Themes: Cooking, family, rhyme Awards: 2011 Children’s Book...

Creating and Crafting Books (Alternate Title – Megan Daley has a Meltdown on her Blog About School Lunches) School holidays are approaching and I could not be more pleased. I adore working in a school and...

'Lazing on a Sunday Crafternoon' I had been eyeing this book off for a while and since PudStar has turned her cubby into an ‘art studio’ – art and craft is right up her alley...

100 of the Best Books for Children on Sustainability There are few things better than seeing my own children and the students in my care get grubby in the garden, enjoy the natural world around...

Chinese New Year Given we've just celebrated Chinese New Year, I have been flicking through and cooking from my much loved copy of Kylie Kwong's 'Simple Chinese Cooking'. It's one of those books that I...