Today, we listened and watched author/illustrator Alison Murray read her Bookbug award shortlisted book ‘Hare and Tortoise’.
It was great to hear the actual author reading her book.
Inspired by her book, we decided to draw our own self portraits including descriptions of our features.
As part of Book Week Scotland 2016, all P1’s received a Bookbug Family Bag. This Bag contains three brilliant picture books, all shortlisted for The Bookbug Picture Book Prize 2017.
The bag also includes
- an activity booklet filled with games and activities for you and your child to enjoy.
- Colouring pencils to use with the activity book or on their own.
- A magnetic whiteboard with a set of magnetic numbers and a whiteboard pen.
- A voting slip so your child can choose and vote for their favourite book in The Bookbug Picture Book Prize.
To receive our book bags and listen to the three picture books being read, we took a trip to Mearns library.
We also helped the librarian to sing some of our favourite Bookbug songs.
As part of our Book Week Scotland celebration, the children were asked to bring into school their favourite books.
In the afternoon, they were given the opportunity to share their stories with the rest of the class and tell them just why they love them so much.
The children were also encouraged to work with a partner to read and retell their stories to each other.
Book Week Scotland 2016 got off to a great start this week.
On Monday we came to school with our favourite book and got dressed up as a character from it.
Everyone looked great and made a big effort, including the teachers.
We had a great time and look forward to the rest of Book week.