We asked Mrs Watson, our Junior School Teacher Librarian, to put down her joke book and tell us what is happening in the Junior Library this year?
At the end of last year, we made a decision to change the way we shelve our fiction books. We decided to put the fiction books on the shelf by
genre. For example, all the adventure stories are placed together, all the humour books together, likewise with fantasy and so on with all of the fiction
categories. Arranging fiction by genre will encourage peer to peer book recommendations, conversations and reading mileage within a genre.
Students can independently find read-a-likes and be encouraged to read across genre.
Already the response from students is very positive. There is a lot of excitement, and conversations can be heard amongst the students, such as, “
My favourite genre is adventure”, “I love fantasy”, and “It is so much easier to find a book”.
A parent commented, “There are lots of books on humour”. A staff member replied, “Thats because Mrs Watson loves books that make you laugh”.
Please talk to your children and ask what they think of the new library arrangement.
The Premier's Reading Challenge
Once again students from K-9 have been invited to participate in the Premier’s Reading Challenge. The Premier's Reading Challenge is an initiative
of the NSW State Government which aims to nurture a love of reading for leisure and pleasure, and to enable students to experience quality literature.
It is not a competition but a challenge to each student to read, to read more, and to read more widely.
The Challenge runs from 1 February until 23 August 2018. Ongoing reading is encouraged. Students have till Friday 9 March to sign up for the
Challenge at the Library.
The Challenge is divided into 4 groups:
- Kindergarten to Year 2
- Year 3-4
- Year 5-6
- Year 7-9
The readathon has been promoted and explained in the Junior School Library.
- Students who complete the Challenge for four years will receive a Gold Award.
- Students who have participated for seven years receive a Platinum Award.
- Students who have participated for nine years receive a medal.
- Students who complete the Challenge each year from Year 3 to Year 9 inclusive receive a PRC medal.
Thank you Mrs Watson for fostering a love of reading in our children!