Book Week 2017

We had lots of fun celebrating Book Week and it’s theme ‘Escape to Everywhere’…The joy of reading is alive and well at St Martin’s!

Book Week Parade

You never quite know what the weather will be like in August in Melbourne and it was a relief to have a sunny Wednesday morning for our Book Week Parade. Top Yard was a riot of colour and noise before school and it looked as though hundreds of book characters had escaped from our library! The whole school gathered together on Top Yard dressed as favourite book characters and everyone cheered as each year level walked around in their creative costumes…Β 

Escape to Everywhere with Stories night

It was a wet and wintery Melbourne evening for our Story Night, but that didn’t stop nearly 400 parents and children from braving the weather to come to school for an evening of stories.Β The excitement was palpable as students arrived under cover of darkness dressed in their pyjamas, carrying cushions and cuddly toys, eager to listen to teachers read stories in cosy classrooms. A big thank you to families for coming along and to the 17 teachers who volunteered their time to read stories and ensure everyone moved safely to their story locations.Β 

An author visit from Anna Walker

Friday brought our much anticipated visit from talented author and illustrator, Anna Walker. This term the Year P-2 students have been reading Anna’s books, watching her stop motion animated book trailers and doing art work in response to her stories. Today was the day they would finally met Anna! Our students hung on every word as they listened to Anna talk about her writing and illustrating and had lots of fun drawing with her. You can read more about Anna’s visit on our slideshow below…

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6 thoughts on “Book Week 2017

  1. What a great week it was. Such a wonderful celebration of books that fill our lives with adventures.
    Well done Ms Y
    Mrs C

  2. Thanks Mrs C,

    Thank you too for lending your organisational skills to ensure our Book Week events went smoothly.

    Miss Y πŸ™‚

  3. Thanks Miss Y for yet another unforgettable Book Week. My highlight was Story Night. I loved seeing all the kids looking warm and cosy in the PJs and dressing gowns happily coming back to school to hear stories after dark at school. We are so lucky to have you!

  4. What a wonderful gift you have given to the children of SMOT Miss Y. If you like to read you will never be bored as books can take you anywhere and everywhere! Congratulations on a wonderful Book Weeek.
    Mrs Boland

  5. Thank you Ms W,

    Our Story Night was my favourite too…it was a magical evening of escaping into stories!

    Thank you for coming along and helping.

    Miss Y πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šβœ¨

  6. Thank you Mrs B,

    Books are a lot cheaper than plane tickets and can take you to places both real and imaginary…opening a book is like stepping ino a portal!

    Happy reading….

    Miss Y πŸ˜ŠπŸ“šβœ¨

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