Well another Book Week in Australia is over. This year's theme Australia: Story Country proved to be a good one and each class at my school celebrated with an Australian book that they read and used as inspiration for discussions and response activities that highlighted places in Australia, either in the form of travel to places mentioned or to the home of authors, illustrators or famous Australians.
Each class did a one page 'postcard' to display for the whole school population and visitors to read read in the corridor. It was a huge success. On Grandparents Day on Friday the corridor was full of children showing adults their work and discussing the books displayed along side. See images below that when joined together made a long Rainbow Serpent winding its way to the library. Not all classes work is here as some had photos or identified specific children. The teachers chose the books to either fit with a unit of enquiry, because it was a favourite book or author or because the students showed interest in it. I was so impressed with the range and what each class did.
There are four classes per grade. The books chosen were:
* My Place by Nadia Wheatley and Donna Rawlins
* Silly Birds by Gregg Dreise
* Snugglepot and Cuddlepie (new paperback single story editions) by May Gibbs and Mark McLeod
* Koala Lou by Mem Fox and Pamela Lofts
* Are We There Yet? by Alison Lester
* Bright Star by Gary Crew and Anne Spudvilas
* Where the Forest Meets the Sea by Jeannie Baker
* Tiny: A Little Dog on a Big Adventure by Jennifer Castles and Steve Otton
* Enora and the Black Crane by Arone Raymond Meeks
* Feathers and Fools by Mem Fox and Nicholas Wilson (US) and Lorraine Ellis (Aus)
* Home by Narelle Oliver
* You and Me Murrawee by Kerri Hashmi and Felicity Marshall