The Yeo-Low Medal 2017

The Yeo-Low Medal for Best and Fairest Reader is back in 2017!

This is the third year for our Yeo-Low Medal Reading Challenge that was started by our author friend Adrian Beck. You can read how it all started hereAdrian has supported and encouraged our Yeo-Low Medal readers each year including last year when he organised a surprise message for our readers. Adrian also brings lots of fun to our Yeo-Low Medal Award Ceremony as you can see in 2015 and with Felice Arena in 2016.

Reading for our Yeo-Low Medal is held in Term Three.  It is a Reading Challenge that combines our love of Australian Rules Footy and reading. The Yeo-Low Medal is almost as coveted as the Brownlow Medal! Everyone who successfully completes the Reading Challenge receives a certificate and a chance to go in the draw to win our Indigenous football (a yellow one this year). Each reader is also in contention to win our prestigious Yeo-Low Medal for Best and Fairest Reader.

 

Students from Prep- Year 6 can participate in the Yeo-Low Medal by reading the books in the challenge based on the Book Week theme and completing a creative response to one of the books.

Enjoy participating in our Yeo-Low Medal Reading Challenge and have fun escaping to everywhere with books…

A happy little reader

At the beginning of the year this little person started borrowing at our library when his big sister started in Prep. He was three and a half years old.

You will see him borrowing in our library most mornings before school. He has his own little routine where he posts his library book in the Returns chute and then comes around and takes it out of the box and hands it to me and has a little chat. (I love it!) Then off he goes to find a book.

Recently he has been borrowing information books about sea animals. Our happy reader lines up with the big kids and knows to turn his book to the back so he can scan the barcode. He then puts his book in his library bag and happily wanders out to meet his mum. He has borrowed 22 books so far this year and he isn’t even at officially at our school yet! 

The other week our little reader popped into the library at the end of the day instead and I was teaching a Year 6 class. That didn’t worry him! He returned his book and went over ready to scan his new book. The Year 6s were watching in awe. When I asked if he had enjoyed the octopus book he explained that an octopus has suction cups on its legs. You could hear the jaws of the Year 6 students drop! He confidently scanned his book and went on his way…a happy little reader who feels at home in our library.

 

Congratulations to our Premiers’ Reading Challenge Readers

Congratulations to our 70 students who completed the Premiers’ Reading Challenge!

This year 221,800 Victorian school students participated in the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge.

All together our students read 2,812 books and each student who completed the PRC received a certificate for their fabulous reading effort to complete the challenge.

The student who read the most books from each year level also received a small trophy to recognise their reading stamina.

Our PRC 2016 medal was awarded to a Year 6 student who has participated in the PRC each year during her time at St Martin’s…Congratulations on being such a wonderful reading role model!