Celebrate Literacy in the JS Library Term 3 Activities Week 1

Week 1 Literacy Celebrations Term Three

READ AROUND THE WORLD CHALLENGE

We have been exploring the annual Book Week theme through the lens of the  PYP.  The theme is Australia My Story Country which we have adapted to exploring story through World Stories (using the continents as a way to organise these countries).

We have selected books from each continent that can be shared over the course of the term.

Week 1  JS Library Makerspace

Explore the world through BeeBots

Students programmed the BeeBots to travel the world after answering a series of country and continent questions in a group of their choice.  These students successfully were able to execute a programme and troubleshoot. The BeeBots and the world map are available each break for students to continue  their world exploration.

Additional Resources

Sort country names into continents

 

Classes read the first of the Shortlisted Books for sharing and review.

Week 1 Shortlisted Book 

Aaron Blabey Piranhas don’t eat bananas

Resources

 

PYP and the Teacher Librarian: Job Like Day

PYP TEACHER LIBRARIAN: JOB LIKE DAY
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The job of the Teacher Librarian in a PYP school is hard to explain to someone who is not familiar with a contemporary library in an educational setting.

This library does not look like the cliched ‘read a book’ to children and discuss it situation. This is just one component to the learning engagements that will occur.

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PYP Teacher Librarians  are adding value to the teaching and learning experiences of those in the school community.

The library and the role of the Teacher Librarian  has reading and literature promotion embedded in the teaching and learning at the core.

It is also is about classroom teaching, planning, collaboration, mentoring and training.

It does include all the Essential Elements of the PYP, just like a PYP classroom teacher has to consider  BUT it also is about visioning, resourcing, budgeting, collection management AND changing culture and attitudes.

It is a role that embraces change and challenge.

It is about Educational Leadership!

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Above all it is about supporting and challenging others to be life-long learners and supporting them on the learning journey.

St Andrews will host a ‘Job like day’ later in the term.

This below is just a snippet of the what the day beholds.

 


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Bee Bots: ICT Mentor Sessions

Bee Bot Challenge

 

 

 

 

 

Robotics banner Think Sense Act


BEE BOT ROBOT STATIONS

BEE BOT 1: THE VERY HUNGRY CATERPILLAR

Beebots Prep (15)

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK:

1) Read (or view) the story of The Hungry Caterpillar.

2) As each part is read navigate to the Bee Bot card on the mat.

OTHER RESOURCES:


BEE BOT 2: CINDERELLA

Bee Bots

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK:

1) Read (or view) the story of Cinderella.

2) As each part is read navigate to the Bee Bot card on the mat.


BEE BOT 3: PYP LEARNER PROFILE

Screenshot LP website

 

 

 

 

 

 

TASK:

1) Using the Learner Profile cards ask the students which Learner Profile is being demonstrated

2) As each Learner Profile is identified navigate to the Bee Bot card on the mat.

OTHER RESOURCES:


BEE BOT 4 WORLD MAP +WORLD FACTS

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TASK:

1) Launch the weblinks to World Facts or use Big Book.

2) Select a country or location to navigate to with the Bee Bot.

3) Read about the information about the country or location using the website or the Countries Big Book.

OTHER RESOURCES


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Image source: (Clipartlord.com, 2013)

BEE BOT BOWLING

TASK:

1) Set up the pins and allocate points for each pin. Explain the rules.

2) Each student has one turn at ‘bowling”. The score is kept for each pin knocked down.

3) At the end of the time the student with the highest score wins (equal turns calculated).

 


 

BEE BOT 6: OTHER FLOOR MATS

Create your own stories

  •  Street Mat
  • Fairy Tale Mat
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BEE BOT APP

App on the iTunes store

Search for Bee Bot on the iPad.

Follow the directions to get the Bee Bot through the maze.

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OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections SERVICE

Making Connections SERVICE

Service – ‘The Spirit of Selflessness

Service involves selfless giving and making a difference in the lives of others by identifying and responding to their needs, and carrying out that service without expecting recognition or reward. At St Andrews an ethic of service abounds which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.

Galatians 5:13 ‘….. but through love serve one another’

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

PICTURE BOOKS IN THE JS LIBRARY

Weezer Changes The World – read by Arwen Sharp

Castle, Caroline., UNICEF. (2002), For every child : the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in words and pictures, London : Random Children’s.

Readman, Jo., Roberts, Ley. (2006), George saves the world by lunchtime, London : Eden Project Books.

McCarney, Rosemary. (2014), Every day is Malala Day :, Saint Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin.

NON FICTION IN THE JS LIBRARY

Abouraya, Karen Leggett., Wheatley, L.C. (2014), Malala Yousafzai : warrior with words, StarWalk Kids library, StarWalk Kids Media, Great Neck, NY.

Brooks, Jeremy., Daly, Jude. (2009), Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, London : Frances Lincoln.

Kindersley, Barnabas., Kindersley, Anabel., UNICEF. (1995), Children just like me, A Dorling Kindersley book, London : Dorling Kindersley.

Taylor, Barbara. (2008), Planet animal : saving Earth’s disappearing animals, London : Carlton.

Walsh, Melanie. (2008), 10 things I can do to help my world, London : Walker.

TEACHING IDEAS/RESOURCES

Reflecting Action through Service: Teaching and Learning.

empathyImage Empathy: Created by Sonia Dunn for SALC reused with permission

 

 

 

 

WEBLINKS

 

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections SERVICE

Making Connections SERVICE

Service – ‘The Spirit of Selflessness

Service involves selfless giving and making a difference in the lives of others by identifying and responding to their needs, and carrying out that service without expecting recognition or reward. At St Andrews an ethic of service abounds which helps account for the commonplace, selfless, individual and community actions that go to enriching the lives of others.

Galatians 5:13 ‘….. but through love serve one another’

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

PICTURE BOOKS IN THE JS LIBRARY

Weezer Changes The World – read by Arwen Sharp

Castle, Caroline., UNICEF. (2002), For every child : the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child in words and pictures, London : Random Children’s.

Readman, Jo., Roberts, Ley. (2006), George saves the world by lunchtime, London : Eden Project Books.

McCarney, Rosemary. (2014), Every day is Malala Day :, Saint Leonards, NSW : Allen & Unwin.

NON FICTION IN THE JS LIBRARY

Abouraya, Karen Leggett., Wheatley, L.C. (2014), Malala Yousafzai : warrior with words, StarWalk Kids library, StarWalk Kids Media, Great Neck, NY.

Brooks, Jeremy., Daly, Jude. (2009), Let there be peace : prayers from around the world, London : Frances Lincoln.

Kindersley, Barnabas., Kindersley, Anabel., UNICEF. (1995), Children just like me, A Dorling Kindersley book, London : Dorling Kindersley.

Taylor, Barbara. (2008), Planet animal : saving Earth’s disappearing animals, London : Carlton.

Walsh, Melanie. (2008), 10 things I can do to help my world, London : Walker.

TEACHING IDEAS/RESOURCES

Reflecting Action through Service: Teaching and Learning.

empathyImage Empathy: Created by Sonia Dunn for SALC reused with permission

 

 

 

 

WEBLINKS

 

OUR CORE VALUES @ SALC Making Connections COMMUNITY

Making Connections

COMMUNITY

Community – ‘The Spirit of Belonging and Care’

St Andrews is a community in which we experience a shared sense of belonging, identity and connectedness. It is underpinned by respect, acceptance, inclusion and interdependence. Belonging to the St Andrews community confers responsibilities, as well as rights, and so we work and serve together for the common good. Living in and building community means that we treat people with the love, respect and concern they deserve as a child of God. When we practise care, we value the whole person, and show that the person really matters to us and our community.

1 Thessalonians 5:11 – ‘Encourage one another and build up one another’

 

Caring – Open-minded – Empathy – Cooperation – Tolerance               

PICTURE BOOKS

Baker, Jeannie. (2010), Mirror = Mira’t, London : Walker.

Beck, Jennifer., Fisher, Lindy. (2007), Stefania’s dancing slippers, Auckland : Scholastic NZ.

Cutbill, Andy., Ayto, Russell. (2006), The cow that laid an egg, London : HarperCollins Children’s.

Lears, Laurie., Ritz, Karen. (1998), Ian’s walk : a story about autism, Morton Grove, Ill. : Whitman.
Montano, Josie., Ottley, Matt. (2004), The bubble, South Melbourne : Lothian.
Hume, Lachie. (2006), Clancy the courageous cow, Malvern, S. Aust. : Scholastic.
CHAPTER BOOKS

Forrestal, Elaine. (1996), Someone like me, Puffin books, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin.

Kidd, Diana. (2000), Two hands together, Puffin books, Ringwood, Vic. : Penguin Books Australia.

McFarlane, Susannah., Creagh, Lachlan. (2011), Kind Katie, Little mates, Gosford, N.S.W. : Scholastic Australia.

Norrington, Leonie. (2002), The barrumbi kids, Gosford, N.S.W. : Scholastic.

Williams, Mary., Christie, Gregory. (2005), Brothers in hope : the story of the Lost Boys of Sudan, New York : Lee & Low Books.

empathy

TEACHING ABOUT the VALUE OF COMMUNITY

RESOURCES