MY FAVOURITE BOOK FOR 2018
I recently asked for students to tell us about their favourite book for 2018 and why they chose that book. I was pleased to receive lots of replies with for many different reasons.
“My favourite book is Pig the Pug because it is funny” Jazmin 1B
“My favourite book is The Three Kittens and Other Number Rhymes because I like the rhymes and I read them to my brother and my mum. Ava 1B
“My favourite book is Saving Tigers because I like tigers.” Matthew 1B
“My favourite book is Hetty’s Day Out by Pamela Allen because it is very interesting and funny and the cat goes to so many houses and eats all the food and gets fat and he can’t get through his cat door and he tries and tries.” Maddison 1B
“My favourite book is Reader’s Digest World Atlas because I love maps!” Harley 1C
“My favourite book is Daddy’s Having a Horse by Lisa Shanahan. It has funny pictures and I like the title.” Code-Justice 1C
“My favourite book is The Very Hungry Caterpillar because it uses fruit!” Curtis 1C
“My favourite book is Nancy Drew High Risk because it is interesting.” Ella 2B
“My favourite book is Liquids: Elementary Physics because I like science.” Axel 2B
“My favourite book is The Purrfect Pawse: A Little book to help children pause, stretch and be grateful by Avril McDonald. It’s a beautiful poem and yoga themed. Two of my two favourite things. The illustrations are beautiful too.” Ms Ferroni 2B
“My favourite book is The Phoenix of Destiny by Geronimo Stilton because I love all the font in the book and all the interesting words!” Brianna 3B
Our favourite books are always changing. We all have a favourite book for a different reason depending on our age and interests. I wonder what the answer will be in the future.
OVERDUE LIBRARY BOOKS
All library books borrowed from the main library and classroom libraries are now due back to school. Everyone can login to the Oliver Library Operating System through Compass. Please check your library loans and return everything you have borrowed.
Over the past few weeks teachers have also been given the lists of students in each grade who have overdue library books. Thank you to the students who have returned their books however, there is still some missing. Could all students please have a look for them over the holidays? I will follow these up again early 2019.
If you have any enquiries about the books you have on loan please come and see me or email so that we can sort it out as soon as possible. Thank you.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK CLUB
I would like to thank everyone for your support of Scholastic Bookclub. Every purchase enables our school to order additional books and resources for the library which in turn benefits all of our students. It’s a win-win situation and many popular titles have been added to the collection. I look forward to your support again next year.
We have some new Christmas books at Rowville Primary School.
Maccas Christmas Crackers by Matt Cosgrove. Macca the llama faces the dilemma of having no money to buy presents so he comes up with a great idea to make something and shows us all about the true spirit of Christmas.
Santa’s High Tech Christmas by Mike Dumbleton. Even with all the best technology sometimes everything goes wrong! How will Santa deliver everything on time?
Sammy Claws the Christmas Cat by Lucy Rowland. Sammy Claws is clever, he discovers some villains are plotting to rob Santa! How is he going to stop them?
The Australian ABC Christmas Book. Here is a great way to explain the Australian way of celebrating Christmas – beaches, barbeques and ice-cream!
And my favourite Ho Ho Ho! There’s A Hippopotamus On Our Roof Eating Christmas Cake By Hazel Edwards. I’ve been told that this new release might be the last in the Hippopotamus series by Hazel Edwards. A beautifully illustrated picture book sharing the joy and fun of preparing for Christmas with the family.
It’s wonderful to share stories with your family at this special time of year.
CHESS CHAMPION 2018
Over three weeks of competition we recently completed our Chess Champion Tournament for 2018. Congratulations to everyone who entered the competition. I was pleased to see that our students showed good sportsmanship, had patience, competed in a friendly manner and most of all enjoyed playing the game. Congratulations to our runner up this year Scarlett 3C and our Chess Champion for 2018 Rodrigo 6B. You both did very well and I hope you keep enjoying the game of Chess.
READ, READ, READ
I encourage all students to enjoy a good book over the holidays. It’s a great time to refresh and relax with stories. Dive into adventure, explore the world, dream of far off places, search for fact or immerse yourself in fantasy. Books have it all! Enjoy the holidays, be safe and I look forward to seeing everyone again next year.
Jackie Hicks – Library Technician
VICTORIAN PREMIERS’ READING CHALLENGE
The Achievement Certificates and bookmarks for every student who met the Victorian Premiers’ Reading Challenge were distributed in November. This year for the first time, every student in the school was registered to complete the challenge.
Our Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students read 30 books with their classroom teachers. Students in Years 3 – 6 read 15 books (or more!) to complete the challenge. We would like to say well done to everyone for completing this year’s reading challenge. We know that the students at Rowville Primary School are enjoying their reading journeys.
Emily Higgins (F-2) Celia Williamson (Y4-6), and Jackie Hicks – Reading Challenge Co-ordinators