Sunday, November 7, 2010

Books We're Reading in Room 8 and Other Places

Hi everyone
It's been a wee while since the last post so I'm hoping to get things going again with a discussion on what we're currently reading.
You don't have to be in Rm 8 to comment. Just jump online and add your thoughts.
We'd love more ideas for Literature Circle books too.
Please add to the list for those under the post further down the page.

Friday, October 8, 2010

Ideas for books to add to our collection

Hi everyone
Keep the comments coming about favourite books. The children have enjoyed reading your comments
and seeing how many of the books you've read are still popular today.
This time, we'd love some comments about books you would like to see in our Literature Circle collection.
This can be for any age from 5 years up to 11 years.
Don't forget to become a follower. If you have any problems with becoming a follower, let me (Justine) know and
I can help sort this out.
I'm looking forward to reading your ideas!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Favourite Books and More

I am really enjoying reading all of the comments about your favourite books. This is a discussion that could go on for a long time I think! Great to see.
In the next wee while, I will add a post where you can suggest some books that you would like
to see in the Literature Circles books in the school. I would love to see some recommendations from some of our younger children too.
In the meantime, please keep those comments coming and don't forget to become a follower on the blog. It's great to see that some of the classes have included comments on this blog as part of their homework. Keep up the awesome effort.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

More about our favourite books!

I have really enjoyed reading about all the books our teachers have enjoyed as children! What a wonderful and diverse range. I hope other parents, grandparents, uncles, aunts and , of course, children keep adding to the discussion. Don't forget to become followers everyone! I wonder how many followers we can get before the end of the term??

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Digital Storytelling Using Podcasts

We had a great day yesterday at Enrich where we learned about creating podcasts and using them as digital storytelling
tools. We will be creating many of these and sharing them with you. The children are going to run workshops for other
children to learn these skills.
This is another fantastic way to encourage reading, writing and oral language.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Keep the discussion going!

Hi everyone. We're really enjoying the discussion of your favourite children's books.
Keep adding your thoughts to the post below as comments. Wouldn't it be fantastic if
we could get comments from everyone in the school community - and further afield??!!

Sunday, August 22, 2010

What Was Your Favourite Book When You Were A Child?

What was the best book you loved to read when you were younger?
This is our first discussion starter - not just for the children, but for
everyone at Myross Bush - and further afield if you are reading
this from somewhere else!
I loved all the Enid Blyton books but I also had a soft spot for the classics
like Wuthering Heights, Jane Eyre, etc, and then there was always
Dr Seuss!!
What about those series you loved to collect - the Nancy Drew, Hardy Boys and
Trixie Belden books....
Please add your discussion as a comment and we'll see where our love of Literature
takes us.

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Thanks for a Great Start!

Fantastic to read the comments about the Literature Circles! Thanks everyone for your support so far. Keep adding those comments and ideas everyone!
What else would you like to see on the site??

Myross Readers At Work!

Saturday, August 14, 2010


Hi everyone!
Welcome to the new blog for all those people who love reading and discussing their books. This is the place to come to learn more about Literature Circles, find lots of great books to read, hear from others about books they'd love to share with you, debate issues in books and just generally value the place of books / literature in our lives.
We will have reviews of books on this site, podcasts and vodcasts of favourite stories. We will provide links to authors you can contact about their books and much, much more!
Please add your ideas about what you'd like to see on this blog.