Friday, September 21, 2012

Check out Warren's cake!

Warren, reader of books, swimmer of renown, triathlete potential star, library stalwart and supporter, busy in lots of areas around King's High, had a birthday yesterday.  He was also awarded a Blue for Swimming at the Blues Awards Ceremony, so it was a great day for him.

Today he bought in a piece of his 6 colour cake to show it off to us in the library, and wow, it was an impressive sight.  Photos were taken of the impressive item and I share them here!  Check out this amazing cake!  Warren tells me it tastes as amazing as it looks.

The end of peer reading 2012

Peer Reading (where some of our year 12 and 13 students help out our year 9 students who find reading challenging) is over for 2012.  Everyone has had a great time and learnt a lot, both the seniors and the juniors.  The students have made lots of valuable conversations and connections across the school, lots of new skills have been learned and a big improvement in the reading and reading confidence of the younger students.  Peer Reading rocks!   Thanks to Mrs Brown and Ms Taylor who have been awesome at organising the whole Peer Reading Programme. 

These photos are of a couple of the groups who sat outside in the quad instead of in the library on a lovely sunny morning this week.
Nick and Jesse nearly finished a book.

Adam and Michael working together.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Real Life Emoticons - this is fun!

Courtesy of Boing Boing this is the answer you have been looking for, it explains perfectly the various emoticons (these :) things) with real life facial expressions to show you what they mean.  It is so cool, and get her hair!

Monday, September 17, 2012

The Big Book Re-purpose - A challenge for the BookGang

Weeded books waiting to be 're-purposed'

BookGangers bookgrabbing!
Today is the first day of the latest BookGang project, which we are calling The Great Book Re-purpose.  The library has been having a chuck out of many of the elderly and unused books from the non-fiction shelves.  A challenge has been issued to the members of the BookGang.  What can you make out of these books?  Make a fabulous new item from these elderly tomes!  There will be prizes for the best of them and I can't wait to see what they guys come up with.  Competition ends on the last school day of September.  Bags are available for students to carry away as many books as they can carry.  If you missed out on the book scramble today there are plenty left, so come on in and grab some. 


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