JS Library Refurbishment: progess end of Term 1

The 1st term of 2016 has just finished and the handover of the JS Library refurbishment has occurred.

Today we had some of our shelving erected (non fiction) and had our first look at the new space. We have also purchased shelving dedicated for magazines and book bins for the picture books.

The JS Library space has doubled in size due to the removal of an internal wall (which was separating the staffroom and the library).  This means that we are now able to cater for whole classes plus an additional class comfortably.

We also have a third teaching space dedicated to the Makerspace. I am looking forward to what this might evolve into.

JS Library Makerspace (1)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Makerspace in 2015

The ‘wow’ feature for me at this stage is the Reading Cubby. I am looking forward to seeing the students enjoying this space.

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The Reading Cubby

See the images below of the space.
Next term we will have the new shelving installed and will be set up for students and staff to be able to visit and enjoy the new space (assuming all deliveries have occurred this will be Week 2 Term 2).

The JS Library space now has a variety of learning areas catering for small groups, whole classes, individual working and quiet reflective areas. The Reading Pit has been replaced with a dual space with campfire seating and shelving.

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The new JS Library space is waiting to be filling with resources and children.

JS Library 2015

 

 

 

This is we used to look like.

Stay tuned to see what it evolves into next term.

How We Organise Ourselves: Mini Exhibition

Year Five Mini-Exhibition

The Year Five students have been preparing for their Mini- Exhibition this week. They have been inquiring into the impact of economic decision making.

Central Idea

The economic decisions within society have an impact on humankind and the environment.

Lines of Inquiry

  • Economic activities and decisions within society.
  • The effect of economic decisions on human kind.
  • The effect of economic decisions on the environment.

See below some of the apps and websites that they created to share this information.

Select the image below and scan the QR code to view the Blippit apps. Alternatively, all the St Andrews apps can be viewed HERE .

 

WEBSITES

Zoo Industry Surfing Industry Oil Industry  Shoe Industry
Cosmetic Industry Clothing Industry Pet Industry Car Manufacturing
Cosmetics Industry 2 Fast Food Industry Pharmaceutical Industry Palm Oil Industry

MORE WEEBLYs

Pharmaceutical Animal Testing

Visual Effects 

 

POWERPOINTS

Animal Farming

Meat Farming

Term 4 in the JS Library

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NOVEMBER: SING A STORY – RHYME A STORY

NOVEMBER :Share a Story

SING A STORY – RHYME A STORY

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Using LEGO Storystarter  – create a story, video it and share it with others.
Lego Story Starter

See more ideas at the Children’s Laurette website November.

#shareastory

“Calendar concept © Jackie French. Calendar © ACLA”

http://www.childrenslaureate.org.au/events/

 

The Australian Children’s Laureate: enriching the lives of young Australians through the power of story.

What Makes Our School Library Great?

Are we a great school library?

FAIR (Freedom of Access to Information and Resources) has joined with various library associations to find out what makes a great school library.

“We will be looking for libraries that help children and young people find reliable information; use the information effectively; think critically; make informed decisions; work productively with others; build knowledge and understanding of the world; safely navigate the internet; communicate and share their ideas; and find great reads to meet personal interests and abilities.” Fair 

Consider what makes our library great then add your responses to the padlet below.

Only use your first name when posting a response.

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OCTOBER: SHARE A STORY- DRAW A STORY

DRAW A STORY

FEATURE BOOKS 

INVESTIGATE WORDLESS PICTURE BOOKS AND AUTHORS

Wordless Picture Books

Sharing Wordless Picture Books

Teachers’ Guides  – Use the template to have students convert a well know story into pictures.

Examine authors who create books that are Wordless or have strong visual impact

e.g.

  • David Wiesner
  • Jeannie Baker
  • Bob Graham
  • Anthony Browne
  • Shaun Tan
  • Rod Clement
  • Chris Van Allsburg

Draw a story: Three Frames

  • Picture 1: Set the scene
  • Picture 2: The Conflict
  • Picture 3: The Resolution

Stories in Sequence 

Interactive Stories through Drawing

Draw a Story apps

 

OTHER

The National Portrait Gallery is Celebrating the Big Draw 2015 in October. This year’s theme is ‘Every drawing tells a story’.

Key events

  • Draw in
  • Portrait puzzle tale
  • Story sculpture
  • Story time

TEACHING IDEAS 

Story Narrative Examples to read aloud for students to draw as images

 

 

SHARE A STORY

“Calendar concept © Jackie French. Calendar © ACLA”

http://www.childrenslaureate.org.au/events/

More ideas from Jackie French

 

The Australian Children’s Laureate: enriching the lives of young Australians through the power of story.

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections INTEGRITY

Making Connections INTEGRITY

Integrity – ‘The Spirit of Honour’

“We aim to demonstrate integrity in our relationships with those in our own and wider community. We believe integrity is at the core of how others see us and as such, seek to be hold fast to what is good, by being honest, fair, trustworthy, respectful and ethical in everything we do. Integrity means we do the right thing and make the right choices, even when no one is watching. When we practise integrity, there is no difference between our behaviour and what we know to be right.”

Titus 2:7 – ‘In everything set them an example by doing what is good’

Source: Kotzur, T. (Principal) St Andrews Core Values

 TEACHING ATTITUDES THROUGH LITERATURE

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The Empty Pot by Demi

PICTURE BOOKS IN THE JS LIBRARY

Blabey, A. (2015). Pig the fibber. Scholastic Australia, Lindfield, NSW.

Booth, C., & Groves, P. (2010). Potato music. Malvern, S. Aust. : Omnibus.

Burch, R. G., & Motoyama, K. (2002). Telling the truth : learning about honesty, integrity, and trustworthiness. Huntington Beach, Calif. : Creative Teaching.

Child, L. (2007). Whoops! but it wasn’t me. London : Penguin.

Heinrich, S. (2007). The most beautiful lantern. Sydney : Hachette Livre Australia.

Johnson, R., & Parish, S. (2004). The truth about Reedy. Archerfield, Qld. : Parish.
Wilson, T. (2007). Harry Highpants. Malvern, S. Aust. : Scholastic.

 

NON FICTION IN THE JS LIBRARY

Cox, P. R., McCafferty, J., & Tyler, J. (2004). Don’t tell lies, Lucy! : a cautionary tale. London : Usborne.

Pryor, K. J. (2010). Integrity. South Yarra, Vic. : Macmillan Library.

Tym, K., & Wade, S. (2008). Tell the truth. London : QED.

FICTION CHAPTER BOOKS

Forrestal, E. (1996). Someone like me. Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin.

 

TEACHING IDEAS/RESOURCES

WEBLINKS INTEGRITY

Reflecting Integrity and Respect in Action through Teaching and Learning.

Image Intergity: Created by Sonia Dunn for SALC reused with permission

Book Hooks designed using the Green Screen

This term interested student have created a Book Hook using the Green Screen, some creativity and the iPad app Green Screen by DoInk.

book hookThe process involved 4 steps.

1) Select your book and decide how to “sell” your book.

2) Take a photo of what you want as your background (to replace the green screen) using the CAMERA app.

3) Record your video using CAMERA app.

4) Open the GREEN SCREEN app and add the photo and then the video.

Preview then PUBLISH.

More detail at Use Green Screen Effects on the iPad

See the book hooks created by the students below (support was provided in the actual process).