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Junior School: Junior Library

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

BOOK WEEK 2022

Book Week 2022: Theme Announcement – Madison's Library

Each year since 1945 the CBCA has brought children and books together across Australia through CBCA Book Week. During this time schools and public libraries spend one glorious week celebrating books and Australian children's authors and illustrators. 

CBCA BOOK WEEK 2022

Theme: Dreaming with eyes open...
Dates: August 20-26
Artwork: Jasmine Seymour
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#dreamingwitheyesopen

BOOK WEEK PARADE 2022

What a wonderful parade with the boys making such an effort with their costumes.  Thank you to Mrs Muchall for being a wonderful MC and Ms Gresham for the sound and photography.  It was also wonderful to have two boys from the BBC Mob  do the Welcome to Country to start the event. Here are a few photos from the day.

  

NATIONAL SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME 2022

Family Tree : National Simultaneous Storytime 2022 Selection - Josh Pyke

National Simultaneous Storytime (NSS) at Brisbane Boys College was celebrated at 11am on Wednesday 25th  May by all of the Junior School Boys. We had a number of storytellers this year with our Head Master Mr Casson reading to the Prep boys in the library, Mrs Morris read to Grade 1, Atti and Zinzan our Interhouse Writing Competition winners read to Grade 2 and Dr Leigh Hobart captivating the Year 3 boys.  The School Captain  Oliver Fearfield read to Years 4, 5 & 6 in college hall.  Each presenter explained to the boys how important it is to read in order to become a good writer.

NSS is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association (ALIA). Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator, is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country. It is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Foundation to Year 6.

By facilitating NSS we aim to:

  • promote the value of reading and literacy,
  • promote the value and fun of books,
  • promote an Australian writer and publisher,

          

 

 

E BOOKS AND AUDIO BOOKS

 

  1. Add the 'Wheelers app' to your device from your App Store. Please ensure you are on your home network before loading the app as cellular streaming/downloading is expensive.
  2. Tap on ‘Add Library’ or ‘Find your Library’ from the menu – search for Brisbane Boys College - Primary and select.
  3. Select Brisbane Boys’ College - Primary
  4. Click on the book you are interested in, then click on ‘Sign in’.
  5. Use your school login and password to sign in.
  6. Select Browse or Search
  7. Audio books show the sound file  Free Vector image of Headphones icon #162 includes #graphic collections of # headphones, #icon and #music. Y… | Tatuagens de música, Tatuagem, Desenhos  para tatuagem
  8. All other Titles are eBooks
  9. eBooks are available to read offline as long as Settings show ‘Reading Storage’  is enabled.  This is usually the default setting.

Note for Audio books

  1. Browse or search for an  Audio Book.
  2. Click on the audiobook you are interested in, then click on ‘Sign in’.
  3. Use your school login and password to sign in.
  4. Once signed in you can select ‘Borrow’ > then click on ‘Play/Pause’.
  5. Ensure you go to the three bar menu   in the right top corner of your screen and select ‘Store Offline’.  This will enable you to listen to the audio book whilst offline.
  6. Click again on the 3 bars to see your book downloading. This may take up to 10 minutes, depending on the size of the book.
  7. Now you should be able to listen to your audiobook offline (eg in car or bus). To check if this will work, turn your wi-fi off and see if you can still hear the sound.

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VISITING AUTHOR 2022

The Writers' Clubhouse: Q & A With Author Samantha Wheeler - Library For All

Samantha Wheeler fell in love with animals when, at the age of six, she received a tortoise. She went on to study agriculture, work with dairy farmers and teach science, until writing her first children’s book, inspired by koalas, in 2011. Her books, which include Smooch & RoseSpud & CharliMister CassowaryWombat WarriorsTurtle Trackersand Everything I’ve Never Said, have been shortlisted for the Queensland Literary Awards, the Readings Children’s Book Prize, the Wilderness Society’s Environment Award for Children’s Literature and the Royal Zoological Society of New South Wales Whitley Awards. Samantha hopes her books will encourage everyone to make a difference.

PHOTOS FROM VISTING AUTHOR 2022

Our visiting author Samantha Wheeler visited us on the 24th and 25th of August.

Samantha was amazing and kept the boys very entertained from Prep through to Grade 6.

 

   

   

      

 

ICAS Testing

PRIME MATHS LOG ON

Please note:

User name - your student number eg 25601

Password - bbc123

NWEA TESTING

PAT - R

User Name is your student number

E.g.  20014

Password is your student number plus your  first and last initial and add a 1

E.g.  Tom Smith  20014ts1 (no capitals)

AUSTRALIAN HISTORY MYSTERIES

User name: bbcjunior

Password: History2016

BET YOU DIDN'T KNOW

  • It is impossible for most people lick their own elbow (try it)
  • A crocodile cannot stick its tongue out
  • It is physically impossible for pigs to look up into the sky
  • Wearing headphones for just one hour could increase the bacteria in your ear by 700 timesImage result for interesting CLIPART

INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT BOOKS

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Alice in Wonderland used to be banned in parts of China.  "bears, lions and other beasts cannot use a human language", said General Ho Chien in 1931.  "To  attribute to them such a power is an insult to the human race."

Norman Bridwell almost called his big red dog Tiny, but his wife suggested Clifford - the name of her childhood imaginary friend.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar was almost called A Week With Willi Worm.

Dr. Seuss said he expected to spend "a week or so" writing The Cat in the Hat.  It ended up taking a year and a half.

 

READING

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