This week we have been celebrating Bookweek and the theme of Connect to Reading. Our class joined the junior primary classes on Monday morning to connect with our parents and grandparents in reading together. We were delighted to have several visitors join us in reading a broad range of books including Alex’s grandparents who came all the way from the Riverland to listen to students read and read to them also.
After our reading session we went down to the gym for a Bookweek parade to show off our amazing costumes. They looked fantastic and it was a lot of fun.
On Wednesday we went on an excursion to the Alexandrina Library where we participated in a Wordy Workshop. Students had to create descriptive paragraphs to describe what might be in the mystery box.
The students enjoyed coming up with all sorts of weird and wonderfully gross descriptions! Here are a sample;
In this box there is a pair of shoes that are really sweaty…that are really old and mouldy. when I put my hand in the box, I feel something fluffy, it feels like mozzie poop. I can also feel MACDONALDS! with noodles. On the mouldy noodles are slimy goo and honey and cake…seriously who puts cake inside their shoes? Beau
It is a sock with mouldy cheese in it and an out of date bottle of juice and it smells like the smelliest thing on Earth. Jay
Inside the box is a humongous dark, chocolate tasting thing that sounds like a bird chirping in the morning and the smell is unbearable and it is a ….BLUE-RINGED OCTOPUS! Alex
It was heavy and smelt really gross. I poked my tongue in and bit. It was a dead fish floating in mouldy green sea water! It felt like a dolphin with scales. I spat it out right away and it was all mouldy. Bayley
After our workshop we walked down to the wharf area to have lunch before exploring a wonderful playground on the riverfront.
Our class also enjoyed looking at a range of art in Signal Point and The Old Police Station as part of the SALA Festival. It was interesting to hear what the students had to say about the various art pieces and critiquing their favourite piece. They were also fascinated by the Old Police station as they were allowed to go out the back to view the cells and explore the old courthouse, its’ witness box and the prisoners stand.
A big thank you to Charlene for coming on the excursion with us and helping to take students through the galleries.
We had a great time and are looking forward to more special activities next week as we celebrate National Literacy and Numeracy Week. Stay tuned!