Book Week with Technology

Book Week is always an exciting week in our Junior School library. This year was no exception! Our girls thoroughly enjoyed dressing up as favourite book characters and entering various competitions throughout the week.

 ‘The Patchwork Bike’ by Maxine Beneba Clark and ‘Mechanica’ by Lance Balchin inspired girls to create amazing moving bikes and mechanical creatures. The creatures made from objects around the home were very creative.

Batteries, motors and wires with switches were used to power their bikes and others used a magnet to pull the bike along! So clever! Many Year 2 girls used motorised ‘old’ toys and elastic twisted to propel their bikes and creatures.





The Readers’ Cup Competition went over two evenings. Year 3 and Year 5 on one evening followed by Yr 4 and Yr 6 the next. This year our format changed to using technology. The girls had one computer per team and participated in Kahoot! The competition ran in two parts, first half was answering 24 questions on three of the pre-set books followed by a ‘making’ activity of 10 minutes.

Each team had to re-name one of the Reader’s Cup titles, design a new cover and write a blurb. While the girls created, the audience enjoyed two Kahoot! quizzes using their phones on literature and films. There was much excitement and standing to get every possible advantage to enter the answers first!

The second half of the competition finished with questions on the last three books with lots of excitement and anticipation of being the first to select the correct answer. The competition had the extra element of analysing images and watching videos to respond to questions about, great visual literacy.

Book Week was lots of FUN and a wonderful way to inspire reading 🙂





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Jackie Child
Jackie Child has been teaching primary aged students for 40 years in a number of countries. She is passionate about how children learn through constructivist pedagogy. She is a Teacher Librarian at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls’ School and a sessional tutor at Griffith University for pre-service teachers. Jackie doesn’t believe in standing still, there is always plenty to ‘do’ and learn!