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2016 Book Week. National Simultaneous Storytime. About | Get involved | Register | About the book | About the authors | About the illustrator | Partners | Resources | Merchandise | Permissions | Previous NSS events | Wrap up | National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books.

National Simultaneous Storytime

Now in its 16th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant, fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age-appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6 and the pre-school Early Learning Years Framework. National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Activities for National Simultaneous Storytime 2016 - I Got This Hat. Activities for National Simultaneous Storytime 2016 - I Got This Hat The Australian Library and Information Association has announced that this year’s National Simultaneous Storytime book is: I Got This Hat, written by Jol and Kate Temple, illustrated by Jon Foye, and published by ABC Books, an imprint of HarperCollins Publishers (2013).

Activities for National Simultaneous Storytime 2016 - I Got This Hat

You can read my review of both the I Got this Hat book, and the I Got this Hat app here. Taking place at 11.00am on 25 May, 2016, what a joyous celebration of books and fun this National Simultaneous Storytime is going to be! Although the text is very simple in the chosen book, I Got This Hat, I love that there is such a range of activities suggested by the theme. ALIA have lots of wonderful activities you can use with kids on their NSS page.

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ICT Presentation. Dr Booklove’s 2016 Reading Challenges. Welcome to Dr Booklove’s 2016 Reading Challenge designed to introduce you to a range of new things to read.

Dr Booklove’s 2016 Reading Challenges

New authors, series, genres, time periods – all sorts of things to broaden your horizons. If you put the cursor over the top right of the form you will see a pop-out icon. Click on that to get a printable version of the challenge so you can fill it in as you read during 2016. Enjoy! Here’s a table of genres if you’re looking for something new to explore. Share-a-Story is for the parents and carers of children who are not yet independent readers or who love their bedtime reading ritual as they read aloud, read along or read alone. If you need help finding a story, talk to to your local school’s teacher librarian or your public librarian. An idea from Jim Trelease (The Read-Aloud Handbook) that could work as well in the home as it does in the classroom. The january hat. It is January and it’s a new year around the world .

the january hat

And just as Janus, the Roman god after whom the month is named, has two faces to look both forward and back, it’s a time for teacher librarians to do the same. Even though Australian teacher librarians are enjoying the long break between academic years, memories of the year just gone are fresh and they are already thinking of the new challenge that is just over the horizon.

There’s time to reflect on what worked well in 2015, identify what could be built on in the year ahead and plan for it to happen. For without reflection there can be no learning and without learning there can be no progress. There is a vast difference between 20 years experience and one year’s experience 20 times. seeing you, being you. 2228617. Happy librarian challenge 2016.pdf. Weed a section of your collection that is looking sad and could use some freshening up.

happy librarian challenge 2016.pdf

It changes the energy of the space like magic!


The january hat. Parents. 'Brekkie with a Techie' - Kariong Mountains Learning Community. 'Brekkie with a Techie' is a weekly 15 minute presentation by teachers for teachers covering a wide variety of ICT tools, tips and tricks to support the relevant, meaningful integration of technology into teaching and learning. 'Brekkie with a Techie' is delivered online via Adobe Connect every Wednesday morning from 8.15am sharp to 8.30am.

'Brekkie with a Techie' - Kariong Mountains Learning Community

Click on a link below to view a 'Brekkie with a Techie' recording: To join our weekly 'Brekkie with a Techie' sessions: 1) Open Internet Explorer 2) Go to: 3) Login using the following details: USERNAME: detusername@detnswPASSWORD: your portal password For more information download the 'Quick Start Guide' using the link below. Anyone is welcome to present at one of our weekly 'Brekkie with a Techie' sessions. Contact Justine Abell: About This Site. All About Explorers was developed by a group of teachers as a means of teaching students about the Internet.

About This Site

Although the Internet can be a tremendous resource for gathering information about a topic, we found that students often did not have the skills to discern useful information from worthless data. So we set out to develop a series of lessons for elementary age students in which we would demonstrate that just because it is out there for the searching does not mean it is worthwhile. A typical novice strategy for searching the Internet is to type the topic into the address bar. For example, if you are researching Christopher Columbus, you naturally would look first at Unfortunately, as you will see if you click on this link, that is not helpful. There are many less benign examples of site names that do not relate to the topic they appear to be about.

To stay current on the site and hear about developments as they happen, follow @aaexplorers on Twitter. Publications. Learn about Wool. Hi, Gillian, this week on News Jnr and Junior Inventors.