Monday, 19 November 2018

The last Book Club catalogue for 2018 (issue 8)  is out  and closes on 5 DECEMBER... there will be NO extensions so please have all orders at school or entered online by 9am on this date!  Here is the online link

 https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx

Attached to this book club catalogue are two slips; one advertising the Book Parade and another promoting the donation of books to children with a parent in  prison. this is a great initiative, please take time to read it!

Please now encourage your children to find and return ALL books by 28 NOVEMBER.  The first class to have ALL 2018 books back wins ICE BLOCKS


Sunday, 28 October 2018

Term 4 2018

I am a little bit late with this post as the Book Club Issue 7 closes this WEDNESDAY 31 October. Here is the link if you wish to order online

https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx

BOOK PARADE

This term we will be having the Annual Book Parade on Wednesday 5 December at 11am in the Hall.
this year the theme is "Fancy Feet". Dress up your feet or shoes to represent a book character. (for example, with his colourful characters, Dr Seuss has given us plenty of feet for thought!)
Students can wear a full costume but it is their feet that will be judged!

LIBRARIANS' PARTY  and ROAD PATROL TRIP  this combined event is currently being planned. More information soon!

The Library closes to students and classes at 12pm on WEDNESDAY 28 NOVEMBER and all books need to be returned (or replaced/paid for if lost)  by this date. The first class to have ALL its books back to the library wins Ice Blocks.




Wednesday, 5 September 2018

TERM THREE 2018

The latest Book Club catalogue, Issue 6, is out now and closes on Weds 12 September. You can order online using this link:


https://mybookclub.scholastic.co.nz/Parent/Login.aspx

There is a lot of sickness in the community at the moment and the weather has been cold. Remember that the Library is open at lunchtime Monday through to Thursday, so if your child needs to keep warm, remind them that they can take refuge in the library!
As you can see, Clifford and Bing Bong know how to keep warm while practising their reading.


Monday, 25 June 2018

End of term 2: School Holiday Reading Challenge

These holidays, students have been challenged to complete some book - related activities. There will be prizes for the best work. They can do as many of the challenges as they like.
Here is a copy of the Winter Reading Challenge sheet:

 WINTER CHALLENGE ACTIVITIES

Choose a book you enjoyed reading. Design a poster aimed at getting other people to read the book.

Make your own picture book!

Choose a book you have read and change the ending! Write / draw your own ending.

Dress up as a book character and take a selfie/photo of you in your costume reading the book.
Print the photo or email it to me: amarsden@tawa.school.nz

Design some puzzles or a quiz based on a story you like. You could do a word find, a crossword, a colouring page or something else.  Find a website that helps you do this! for example:
https://nz.education.com/worksheet-generator/reading/word-search/

Ask an old person to tell you about their life. What was it like for them growing up? Write down what they tell you and publish it.

Read to someone, maybe a younger brother or sister, or an old person who needs cheering up. Take a photo of you sharing the book together and print it or email it to me.

Students have been told they can get extra books out for the holidays if they wish to enter the competition.

Tuesday, 27 February 2018






The Book Fair is over and we reached the target of  over $3,000 in sales which has earned the School Library a 30% commission (in books).
A huge thankyou to all students and parents who supported the Fair (and all the teachers who encouraged them to attend!)
I couldn't have done it without my student helpers...the seniors from Room 9 who helped with set-up and Mia, Alicia and Afrooza from Room 4 who dressed up as this year's mascot, Clifford the Big Red Dog. The girls worked very hard, I was very impressed. It gets really hot in that suit!
Accolades also to my husband Lindsay (the guy on the sales desk) who gave up his own time to come and help out. (Quick promo here for Marsden Electrical 0274434004 if you need an awesome electrician!)
BOOK FAIR UPDATE
Yesterday we sold over $1500 worth of stock!  Today we hope to match this so please come along to ROOM 8 between 3pm and 7pm.. Meet our fabulous Fair mascot, Clifford the Big Red Dog (aka Mia and Alicia from Room 4). Grab a selfie!
If you are unable to come today, the fair will be open TOMORROW MORNING (Wednesday) from 8.30 to 9am.