Monday, August 20, 2012

Book Week 2012: Champions READ

Firstly, for a list of the winners and a run down of the awards ceremony click here.

Happy Book Week!!! 

The Children's Book Council of Australia (CBCA) has an annual celebration of children's literature with a week of activities in local libraries and schools across the nation.  Teacher Librarians and Reading Specialists all over the country are geared up for book fairs, displays, games, competitions and much much more.  By the time this post is published celebrations would have commenced.   

We have posted signs all over our school saying "are you a champion?" as a teaser for the upcoming events. Teachers will start sharing the message with students this week.  Next week, one of our favourite teachers will be speaking at assemblies about Champions and Reading.  Competitions in the library will include; designing book covers and trivia quizzes. 

On Tuesday we are having a "Reading" Flash Mob.  At 1:05pm a few staff will just turn up in the court yard of our school and start reading.  I am placing books in the courtyard for those kids who want to join in.  Staff will turn up as they can and we will read to our hearts’ delight... or until the bell goes. 

I am really looking forward to it!

Next week is National Literacy and Numeracy Week.  The festivities will continue with Jelly bean Jars (guess how many does it take to fill the jar), co-operative activities between English and Maths departments (a rarity in my school), scavenger hunts through the school and literacy/numeracy quotes by authors and celebrities. 

I can see that when it is all over, I'm going to be exhausted! 

I will be sure to share photos, videos, quotes and a wrap up, at the end. 

I hope you are enjoying BOOK WEEK and you are sharing the joys of reading and literacy with all the young people you know.

It's over to you.... What are you reading at the moment? What is your favourite book for sharing with the young people in your life? 

Happy Reading!

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