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Spaces to Create, Play and Wonder

By Megan Daley | Feb 13, 2014
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Spaces to Create, Play and Wonder (an update on the Cubbyhouse that became an ‘Art Studio’) If you’ve been reading along with me for a while now you’ll know about PudStar’s self-named ‘Art Studio’…you can read about it here. After visiting illustrator Stephen Axelsen one Christmas holidays, she cleared out…

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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books

By Megan Daley | Jan 31, 2014
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DIY Bookshelf for Favourite Books PudStar has many books in her room. Actually our entire house is filled with many books. One can never have too many books however one MUST have a system of organising ones books. Without a system for books – book chaos reigns. As I librarian I…

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Christmas Story Stones

By Megan Daley | Dec 5, 2013
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With Christmas just around the corner, there is much Christmas craft happening both at home and at school! This week it’s been Christmas story stones all round and the ones below are by our talented Year Four students and their teacher. My original story stone post here is one of…

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The Christmas Card Dilemma

By Megan Daley | Dec 3, 2013
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The Christmas Card Dilemma Last year I spoke about the Christmas card dilemma (first world problem) – to do or not to do. My family and I have had a few not so good years, and for me, I think my annual Christmas card says, “we’re still here and we…

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Spineless Classics: Literature as Art

By Megan Daley | Nov 28, 2013
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Spineless Classics: Literature as Art Earlier in the year I spoke about our ‘Secret Garden’ Spineless Classic art print, which I made a display around in the library. The students still adore it, and we have ‘The Wizard of Oz’ to display next year. These art prints are just a…

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Book People: Kate Knapp

By Megan Daley | Nov 19, 2013

Book People: Kate Knapp I have long adored the work of artist Kate Knapp (still coveting the chook picture) and I was so pleased when she wrote and illustrated her first children’s book, ‘Ruby Red Shoes’. The second book in this series, ‘Ruby Red Shoes Goes to Paris’ was released…

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Top 5 Un-Princessy Princess Books

By Megan Daley | Nov 11, 2013
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Top 5 Un-Princessy Princess Books (actually there are six – but ‘Top 6’ doesn’t have the same ring to it!) There is a plethora of books about princesses and most small children go through a princess phase – hard to avoid! However too much reading about tiaras, gowns, princes, weddings…

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A Reading Tent

By Megan Daley | Nov 10, 2013
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Today I’m sharing what will be (at Christmas!) the latest addition to ChickPea’s bedroom; a reading tent with Willow fabric flags. PudStar and I had been pondering what to do with the space that was left when we removed ChickPeas no longer needed change-table. Sadly we may have been a…

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Book People: DC Green

By Megan Daley | Oct 29, 2013
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Book People: DC Green ‘Monster School’ by DC Green has been sitting in my pile of bedside reading for some time now and if I’m honest, it was getting to the bottom of said pile as I don’t generally consider myself a fan of monster themed literature; too easily scared!…

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Gifts for the Librarians in Your Life

By Megan Daley | Oct 29, 2013
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Gifts for the Librarians in Your Life Just this week I’ve finished my Masters in Teacher Librarianship – insert applause. I now have three degrees to my name, two of them in librarianship, so it would be fair to say that I love all things library.

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