What a wonderful week!
This year in our Junior Library we created a MakerFaire where parents and students could visit and ‘Make’! During the weeks leading up to Book Week our students in their Library lessons have been enjoying the many shortlisted books and then responding to them in different ways.
Year 1 students created interactives using ScratchJr to program their stories about piranhas stimulated from ‘Piranhas Don’t eat Bananas’, others used air clay and LED’s to make piranhas!
Our middle primary students created ‘small worlds’ portraying different books. The props could then be used to retell each story…..very clever and delightful!
Year 6 students challenged themselves to make bicycles after listening to ‘Ride, Ricardo, Ride’.
Some designed and 3D printed elephant legs after listening to the beautiful and moving story of how Mali loses a leg after stepping on a landmine in the book ‘One Step at a Time’.
Year 3 students enjoyed ‘The Cleo Stories ‘ and drew their favourite pet or the pet they would like to own……then added LED’s after making a circuit using a bulldog clip as the switch.
Another group of students created melting bead artefacts which would make their day perfect after listening to the book with the same name.
During Book Week we were also fortunate to have a Scholastic Book Fair, so when parents and students visited the ‘Book Week MakerFaire’ to enjoy the many wonderful activities set up, they could also browse and purchase books.