We have had so much fun taking our two Pig the Pugs home to read to this year for #ReadingIsFun that I thought the students in Mrs Hembree’s library in Seattle might enjoy doing this too! Mrs Hembree was surprised to meet Pig the Pug and very interested to hear about how we take him home to read to each night…
Mrs Hembree decided that Pig the Pug would be perfect for her Year 3 students. She bought a suitcase for their Pig the Pug to travel home in each night and set up guidelines like ours for her students to ensure Pig the Pug enjoys a story is and returned each day.
I was SO excited when I returned home to Melbourne to see that the Year 3 students have started#CougarRidgeReads with Pig the Pug!
Click HEREto see what Pig the Pug is reading with the Year 3 students and then scroll down to see their photos.
Thanks to one of the students, Pig the Pug has a fancy pillow to sit on as he is read to…
and he is enjoying listening to lots of stories with his new American friends….
It makes my teacher librarian heart sing to see students in Melbourne, Australia and Seattle, WA having fun reading to Pig the Pug and sharing their books online at#ReadingIsFunand#CRReads.Thank you Mrs Hembree and Year 3 for joining in…happy reading!
Today was our second Yeo-Low Medal Award and an exciting day for the 73 students who completed the Reading Scavenger Huntfor our 2016 Yeo-Low Medal.
A rainy day forecast changed our school’s usual Footy Day plans so I decided to hold our Yeo-Low Medal Award in the library with our author friend Adrian Beck. Little did we know Adrian had a surprise for us and had invited Felice Arenaalong as well. How lucky were we to have two of our favourite authors in our library!!
Our Yeo-Low Medal readers should be VERY proud of their efforts to complete this year’s Reading Scavenger Hunt. Between them they have read over 600 books by Australian authors! I added a creative element this year and our library is currently a gallery of their creative work including cakes, Anzac biscuits, models, posters, poems, drawings, story cubes and book reviews about the books they have read.
During our award ceremony Adrian serenaded us with a song; we enjoyed sharing some of our creative work; people crossed their fingers hoping their name would be drawn for the Indigenous football (or two mini footballs) or that they were going to be presented with the Yeo-Low Medal this year. After cheering our winners, Felice had everyone up on their feet celebrating their fabulous reading efforts with his ‘Umpire Dance’. Today was a wonderful reminder that reading is fun!
Thank you so much Adrian and Felice for being so generous with your time and helping us to celebrate our Yeo-Low Medal Award. We are the luckiest school library in Australia!!
This term it has been wonderful to see so many of our Australian picture books and novels being read by students participating in our Yeo-Low Medal for reading. Wednesday,September 7th is the final day to hand in your Reading Scavenger Hunt and creative book response. We already have a Sherrin footy cake, poems, recipes, book reviews and posters handed in by some keen readers!
Our author friend Adrian Beck will be here again for our Footy Day to choose the name of the lucky reader to win the Indigenous football and to award our prestigious Yeo-Low Medal. Last year Adrian made fun videos to encourage students with their reading. When Adrian said he was sending a video this week for our Yeo-Low Medal readers I wasn’t quite expecting this!!!
Adrian has taken his encouragement to another level with some help from Shane Crawford and Lauren Phillips from the Kids’ WB program…