Week 2 of term 4, we look forward to celebrating Diwali with our Indian neighbor and friends. During library lesson, we watched the Brainpop movie about Diwali and students had fun drawing mehndi patterns on hand templates.
We celebrated Fiji Day on Friday, Week 1 of term 4 with a beautiful, informational display in the library about Fiji and the process leading up to Independence day. Throughout the week, I read the book "Mean and nasty toatoa" written by Diane and Simione Beranaliva. The illustrator spent his childhood in Suvavou village, Lami. In the book, he tells the story of his encounter with the nasty toatoa (lion fish) on one of his Sunday expedition to the Suvavou reef. This Non fiction book is beautifully illustrated and depicts the life of a young Fijian boy living by the sea. A perfect book to read leading up to Fiji day assembly!
Year 6 Fiji day kalavata - Front Talei, (L-R)Leona Douglas, Emma Gibson, Leamalie, Grace Vaciloa
Term 4 started off with library lessons revisiting the Fiction and Nonfiction genre with primary classes. We used old scholastic book club catalogs to cut out the front cover pictures of books from either genre and pasting them under the correct column. A great way of using left over catalogs and reinforcing fine motor skills for the lower primary and differentiating between the two genres for all levels.