Friday, 25 July 2014

Book Week ...


This week we've been celebrating Book Week at Eastern Hutt School.  Each class chose a book as a theme and worked towards decorating their classroom door to match.   Our class chose Rainbow Fish, by Marcus Pfister.  We love this book and its 'messages' about sharing, friendship and happiness.  Do you know it?  Here is an online version...


We used pastel and dye and made a whole lot of little fish, then made a huge class one using our handprints for scales.  We constructed a background for our fishy door using swirly wrapping paper that reminded us of water, and adorned it with glitter (we are after all a junior class, and what junior class art would be complete without a smattering of glitter!).  We also did some fabulous writing about what sort of fish we thought Rainbow Fish was (a nice fish, a mean fish, a playful fish etc), and why.  

Our thinking about Rainbow Fish got us thinking about rainbows too.  We found a very cool song about a Roy G. Biv, who lives inside a rainbow.  His name reminds us of what colours are in a rainbow - red, orange, yellow, green, blue, indigo and violet.  


Our poem this week was Two Rainbow Fish...


Today was super-duper special.  We had Book Character Day and got to come to school dressed as some of our favourite book characters. Take a look...

Cooper was The Gruffalo...
Tanishka was a beautiful princess... 
Rory as Superman...
Howdy Partner! Dehan is Woody from Toy Story...
Sophia was a furry (& cute) lion... 
Luka was from Diary of a Wimpy Kid...
Georgia is Little Red Riding Hood... 
Faisal was Batman...
Ollie is Woody from Toy Story too...
Mohit was Krishna...
Our two Woodys ... Dehan & Ollie ... 
Scarlett was Angelina Ballerina... 
Violet wearing violet rabbit ears...
Anvesha was a vampire...
Jerome was Bumblebee from Transformers... 
Mrs P was a Rainbow Fish...
After morning tea the whole school had a Book Day parade.  Each class went through the next, picking them up as they went until the whole class was walking behind each around in and out and around the school!  We got to see each others classrooms and check out our door displays and had lots of fun looking at each others costumes.  It was lots of fun...

On our way around the school for our Book Parade...
E7 during our Book Week parade...
This afternoon we finished off the day with a special full school assembly.  What a great way to celebrate Book Week.  




2 comments:

  1. What a lot of fun you are having in Room 7. You look fantastic in your book character costumes. Well done Mrs P - we all think your Rainbow fish outfit is awesome.
    Last term one of our reading rotation activities was to visit the blogs of our Quadblogging buddies and share back what we had seen or read. This term we are going to try to leave some comments on our own. We hope that you are able to read our feedback, as we are working really hard on recording all the sounds we hear in tricky words.
    We love visiting your blog because you post so many cool videos and photos. Keep up the great word :-)
    From Mrs Kitto and Room 6

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