Saturday, September 8, 2012

Melbourne Book Week Part II.

One of the big concepts for kids to learn is that stories, all stories, have BME. Not Big Mamma Elephants or Brown Moles Escaping or even Blue Metered Elves. No.
& over the week we had lots of fun creating quick stories with different characters (B), problems to resolve (M), & outcomes (E).

We talked about THINGS & how THINGS look. & what makes a THING, a THING & not something else. Does a THING need to look realistic for us to believe it's that THING.
There was a lot of THINGING going on!

& had to squeeze in some extra lunchtime sessions to fill all the requests for THINGS we couldn't fit into normal time.

I would like to say a huge thank you to Gail Moore, Librarian General at Mt Eliza primary school for not only hosting this years event but also for the countless giggles she provided to support my lame humour. Libraries are so important in our schools & Libraries without Librarians are like taps without water.
Merilyn Haynes, Principal, for the loan of her lap... TOP! without which the week would have been very analogue.
All the staff who attended sessions during the week.

& lastly the students, from the wee Preps to the not so wee Grade sixes. You made the week the    

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