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June 13, 2016
by Miss Curtain

Ms Browne’s Book Of The Week

This week the book that Ms Browne chose for us to share during our library time was Gary by Leila Rudge.

Gary, is a pigeon who can’t fly but yearns to go on adventures.

Once again, Ms Browne, has chosen a book filled with beautiful illustrations and a strong message. Gary shows us that no matter what obstacles get in our way we can still follow our dreams. We all have our differences and sometimes we need to think creatively and to focus on our other strengths to achieve our goals.

Another popular book by the same author is ‘Ted’. This story follows a little dog named Ted who sets out to find his perfect place, but no matter where he goes, he doesn’t stand out. Ted just wants someone to notice him!

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What did you think about the book Gary?

How did you feel about the message that was presented in the story?

What was your favourite illustration?

What has been the best adventure that you have been on?

June 5, 2016
by Miss Curtain
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Ms Browne’s Book Of The Week

This week the book Ms Browne (our librarian) chose for us was Fuzzy Doodle, written by Melinda Szymanik and illustrated by Donovan Bixley.

Fuzzy Doodle

It is a beautifully written story that can be appreciated by children and adults. The illustrations were stunning and we were able to recognise the figurative language because of the work we have been doing on poetry in the classroom. Fuzzy, is a doodle that comes to life and starts to consume words, pictures and stories.

Some of the poetic devices and figurative language used include:

  1. Rhyme (e.g squiggle/wriggle; started/half-hearted)
  2. Alliteration (e.g spilly spotting; teeny tiny; creaked and cracked)
  3. Metaphor (e.g hoovered up the text; that noodle that Fuzzy had turned into, just a quiet little parcel)
  4. Evocative (sometimes made up) words (e.g scrumptious, rumply, famished, gobbled)
  5. Onomatopoeia (nibbled, chomped, hoovered, gobbled, creaked, cracked)


How does Fuzzy change throughout the story?

How can the story be related to life cycles?

What message is presented in this story?

Have you ever had an idea grow from a scribble?

Have you read any other books by this author and illustrator?

June 5, 2016
by Miss Curtain

World Environment Day

Today (Sunday 5th June) is World Environment Day! Our school celebrated and recognised this day on Friday. We all wore green as a way to promote awareness about the importance of caring for our environment.

This year’s theme for W.E.D is ‘Go Wild For Life’ and we are being encouraged to celebrate all the species that are under threat. This includes animals and plants that are threatened within our local areas as well as at a national or global level. The message is that we can all work together to make a difference. To find out more visit the website:



What are your environmental concerns?

What can you do to care for the environment?

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