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Junior School: Junior Library

“Books are a uniquely portable magic.”

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BOOK WEEK 2020


 

This year for the first time the whole Junior School participated in the Book Week parade as part of our Book Week celebrations. It was wonderful to see most students as well as teachers and support staff dressed up as their favourite book character.  It was certainly a tough decision for the two judges to select a boy from each class. 

After the parade the older boys read from their book to their buddies in the lower grades.

Everyone had a great morning.

 

 

 

READING TO YOUR CHILD

One of the most important things parents can do, beyond keeping kids healthy and safe, is to read with them. That means starting when they are newborns and not even able to talk, and continuing well beyond the years that they can read by themselves. Study after study shows that early reading with children helps them learn to speak, interact, bond with parents and read early themselves, and reading with kids who already know how to read helps them feel close to caretakers, understand the world around them and be empathetic citizens of the world.

“It’s so important to start reading from Day One,” Ms Baker says. “The sound of your voice, the lyrical quality of the younger [books] are poetic … It’s magical, even at 8 weeks old they focus momentarily, they’re closer to your heart.” As they begin to grow, families should make sure books are available everywhere in the home, like it’s your “daily bread.” (Amen.) But it shouldn’t end when kids begin to read on their own. “As they become independent readers, we tend to let them go, but even kids in older demographics love nothing more than that time with their parents,” Baker says. “We’re blown away that kids time and again said the most special time they recall spending with a parent is reading together.”

Liza Baker, the executive editorial director at Scholastic.

 

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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SIMULTANEOUS STORYTIME 2020

Wednesday 27 May 2020 at 11:00am

This is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.

What a fun day we had with all grades having the story read to them.

Prep were lucky enough to have our Headmaster Mr Brown reading to them in the library.  The library had a display set up, full of bling to go along with the theme of the book.

Grade 6 - College Captain Alister Gomersall

Grade 1 - Head of Junior School Mrs Morris

Grades 2 and 3 - Deputy Head of Junior School- Administration & Student Wellbeing Mr Griffith

Grades 4 and 5 - Deputy Head of Junior School (Teaching and Learning) Mrs Warwick.

Mrs Warwick had a group of boys act out the book whilst she narrated.  The audience certainly enjoyed the performance.

All the presenters really got into the spirit of the ‘Divas” with feather boas and tiaras. 

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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)

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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
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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.