For a really interesting snapshot of how children’s literature has developed check out the excellent Most Loved Children’s Books InfoGraphic below.
Via MAT@USC: Become a Teacher
Some of the world’s finest writers have also been librarians at one point or another. Check out this interesting and comprehensive list of some of the best books written by those inscrutable keepers of books. If you know of any other current or former librarians that are also writers, please leave a comment and tell us.
Today, Year 10 P.E. students used the Senior Library to investigate soft tissue injuries, their treatment and rehabilitation.
Pupils were asked to consider the following:- Choose a soft tissue in the body
- Describe soft tissue and find graphics/pictures as evidence
- Choose a soft tissue injury and describe if it is a grade 1, 2 or 3 injury
- Describe the process of recovery (rehabilitation)
- Describe a modern issue relating to the soft tissue and soft tissue injury you have chosen
- How does a soft tissue injury affect the individual and their sporting community?
Some of the most useful research resources are below:
Sports Medicine Australia (SMA) – Factsheets and useful links
Clearinghouse for Sport - Portal for a huge amount of sport related information resources
Google Scholar - Academic articles from Google Scholar
Over the last few months we have selected, purchased and catalogued hundreds of films on DVD for loan to students and staff. I have sent several emails and written in the newsletter about the system of consent and age restrictions so if you have your form signed and stuck in your diary you can now borrow DVDs. Senior Library staff are on hand to help with your selection and give you a new form if you need one before borrowing.
By far and away our DVD collection is focused on films that have been based on books. In some cases the titles are identical, sometimes similar and sometimes the DVD is only loosely based on a book.
Click on the link below to view our entire DVD collection at present. If you like what you see either drop down to the Senior Library to browse or search the Access-It Online Catalogue to see if it’s in or to reserve a copy.
This week’s Website of the Week is Essential Books For Kids and Teens brought to you by the excellent Common Sense Media Site. This online reading guide provides very short descriptions of tried and tested, popular reads for all ages, abilities and interests. The guide is divided into three age levels; ages 2-6, ages 7-12 and ages 13-17. Stuck for something good to read, then check these suggestions out.
Download the PDF guide below.
Do you like films? Do you like making videos? Fancy yourself as the next Steven Spielberg? Well, ATOM (Australian teachers of Media) and IPAF (Intellectual Property Awareness Foundation) are running a fantastic short film competition. My Story My Content is a competition open to all Primary, Secondary and Tertiary students with great prizes including an iPad or camera of your choice ($1000) for each category winner. All you have to do is make a 60 second (that’s right a 1 minute film) and submit before the deadline of July 1, 2013.
So get cracking. Entry forms and details can be found at: http://mystorymycontent.com/entry-system/
Well it’s official. Our new library fish finally has a name. Beating off stiff competition in a field of cheeky contenders, it seems that James Pond (007 for short) was the most popular name by a considerable margin. Named after author Ian Fleming’s inimitable English Spy, we wish James a long and happy life in the Senior library. Please feel free to drop down and say hello.
The overall winner of the naming competition with almost 25% of the vote was Alexandra D. from 9 Yellow. runners-up with shortlisted names were: Emily W (7 Black), Josh S (11 Black), Jarrel A (11 Gold), Jasper H (8 White), Victoria S (9 Yellow), Grace S (7 Rust) and Jon P (12 Gold). Alexandra and all the other students mentioned above have a prize waiting for them to collect from the Senior Library. Please drop down this Friday. Well done and thanks!
Feel like doing some holiday reading but you just can’t decide what to read next? Check out this excellent ‘What To Read Next Flowchart’ for some great suggestions.
Clcik on the image above for the complete flowchart.
Read what you like, like what you read!
So, entries have now closed for our ‘Name the New Library Fish Competition’. With over 60 entries it was hard to whittle these down for our shortlist but we are now ready to open the voting. Thanks to everyone who made a suggestion (even those we cannot include here for legal reasons). Take a look at the list of the best 15 names below and vote for your favourite. Shortlisted entrants will receive an email soon with details on how to claim their prize. The overall winner will be chosen by Monday 8 April and our new friend offishally named soon after.
It is with great sadness that I must inform you that Pistachio (our library
mascot) has passed on from this life. He was a popular attraction at the Senior Library and will be greatly missed. He was over 3 years old when the library adopted him and lived another year with us, not a bad effort for a Siamese Fighting Fish. The average lifespan is 2-3 years. We have since acquired another male Betta to live with us, but we don’t as yet have a name for this one so we require your help. We would like to announce a competition to name the new fish. Please put your name and class on a piece of paper with your suggestion (there is a purple suggestion box in the SS library). Only names with a literary origin, authors or characters etc. will be considered. The best names will be shortlisted and there will be a vote for the most popular. Prizes will be awarded for the names shortlisted and the eventual winner. Good luck from the Library staff. Take a look at the information below on Siamese Fighting Fish. It is most interesting.
The Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens, pron.: /ˈbɛtə/) also known as Betta, (particularly in the US), is a popular species of freshwater aquarium fish. The name of the genus is derived from ikan bettah, taken from a local dialect of Malay. The wild ancestors of this fish are native to the rice paddies of Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Vietnam and are called pla-kad (lit. biting fish) in Thai or trey krem in Khmer. Above Info taken from Wikipedia.
5 Fast Fighting Fish Facts: