Today 4KM and 4KJ had a special Reading Day to celebrate the joy reading.
Mystery Skype Call
We began our day with a special Skype call. The Skype name of the person we called was
We had to ask this mystery person some questions to figure out who they were. They didn’t have their video turned on at first. We thought it might have been the Easter Bunny, an American president or the Statue of Liberty.
It turned out to be our teacher friend, Mr Avery, from Massachussets, USA. He heard that we were having a reading day and wanted to read one of his favourite stories to us.
It was fun to hear this story about a popular American sport and we enjoyed taking the opportunity to ask Mr Avery some questions too.
He is a big fan of The Hunger Games and Harry Potter. Mr Avery also enjoys many of the movies that are popular with 4KM and 4KJ students. We even got to meet Mr Avery’s dog, Oscar.
Favourite Book Show and Tell
Everyone brought their favourite book to school and had one minute to tell the class about it. It was fun to hear some new book suggestions from our friends!
Some popular authors in 4KM and 4KJ are Enid Blyton and R.L. Stine. Some popular series are the Percy Jackson books and The Diary of a Wimpy kid.
Reading Activities Rotation
Our next activity for the day was a reading rotation. We worked in six groups and rotated around six different activities over two hours.
The activities were:
- Reading big books
- Reading instructions on an origami iPad app
- Listening to a story on the iPods
- Reading stories on the website, Ziptales
- Making words on a game on the interactive whiteboard
- Seeing how many words we could make out of the letters in “happy holidays”. Congratulations to our winners Trent, Loren, Thomas and Paige.
There’s Nothing Like a Good Fit Book
The Australian tourism commercial, “There’s Nothing Like Australia”, has been very popular in 4KM and 4KJ this term. Mrs Morris hasn’t been able to get this tune out of her head and thought of the song “There’s Nothing Like a Good Fit Book!”
In 4KM and 4KJ, we love reading good fit books. These are books that we are interested in, can comprehend and include words that are just right for us.
Here we are singing “There’s Nothing Like a Good Fit Book”. We hope you enjoy our performance!
What a Great Day
We finished the day by visiting the library to get some new books for the holidays, reading some blog posts and using some reading websites. Reading Day in 4KM and 4KJ was a big success!