Last week was one of the highlights of our year and wow, were we busy!
Monday was celebrity readers day. We were super lucky to have Neroli Williams the illustrator of Llama Drama, the Ashburton Mayor Donna Favel who shared an interesting inside out, back to front book, Macca who read Macca the Alpaca and Ted, Miss Dyer's new puppy. Ted didn't actually read a story but he listened nicely to the stories on the mat with us.
Neroli showed us all her amazing illustrations. We learnt all about the process of illustrating books and how time consuming it can be, she also drew a picture of Miss Dyer which we thought should go up on our wall.
Having Ted in our class all week has been one of our highlights. We have enjoyed lots of cuddles as well as some fun running around with a tennis ball.
Although Monday was 'celebrity reader' day we also welcomed Constable Pup Chamberlain and Hoops from the radio.
By Naia, Florence and Sarah
By Will, Charlie, Raffia, Shevonne, Genevieve.
Some of our Mum's read stories chosen by us while others read books that they enjoyed as children. We had so many Mum's visit that we didn't start any school work until 2pm! We love listening to stories.
By Sophia, Ali, Henrietta and Willow.
By Lucy, Sam, James and Finnian.
Today we came to school dressed as our favourite book characters. Our class was filled with paw patrol pups, Disney princesses, Olaf the snowman, pirates, fairies, Perky the pukeko, rugby players, a gingerbread man, Thing 1 and Two and even a Gruffalo! We loved looking at the amazing costumes and hearing about the books behind the costumes. Miss Dyer taught us how to 'hot seat' different characters which was great fun.
We are really hoping to have another dress up day soon.
By Ethan, Sasami, Joe, Olivia and Alicia.