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.
In addition to this, students have begun to explore the simplicity of the DoInk Green Screen app. We have the green screen (purchased with P & F Funding) , iPad and tripod set up for anyone who wishes to learn.
It will be available for the rest of the term. I am hoping that some inspired readers will create some BOOK HOOKS.
I have posted a request on twitter for people to post their responses to this question “What is your favourite quote from a children’s book?” I intend to have these displayed as a tweet cloud on my interactive projector during lunchtimes. See example book quotes HERE .
If interested please retweet the tweet and/or post your book quote using the hashtag #bookweek2014 .