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Welcome and introductions

Last updated 26 March 2012, 08:25 PM

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Welcome to the blog for Join a reading adventure! rap.

A rap supporting National Year of Reading 2012, and your ongoing reading adventures.

Choose and enjoy some reading adventure activities. Choose the relevant Post area of the blog to send your comments.


Please introduce your class group. Be sure to include:

·         your school’s name

·         interesting features about your class or group and school

·         something you are enjoying reading

·         an appropriate group name to sign off in your blog comment.


Remember, you can also respond to comments made by other groups. Why not check out locations of other schools in this rap with Google maps or whereis?

You can also share your reading adventures in the Gallery!

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Mrs Rasaiah says:

26 Mar 2012 at 08:01 PM

Welcome to the "Join a reading adventure" rap. My name is Mrs Rasaiah and I am the teacher librarian at Cammeray Public School. During this year we will be celebrating reading and having fun composing digital stories, discussing our favourite picture books and sharing thoughts and ideas about safety on bikes and skateboards. Introduce your class or group to the rap and be sure to include interesting facts about your school. I can't wait to read your introductory comments. Happy rapping!


Sally Rasaiah says:

29 Mar 2012 at 03:50 PM

Hello, we are class 2W from Cammeray Public School. Our school is on Sydney’s lower North Shore. We have a netball court in our playground and an oval to play on. We have had a great time reading books this term. One of our favourite authors is Michael Morpurgo and we have been rehearsing a play about his book, “Tom’s sausage lion” to perform in our Assembly. We also have many picture books to talk about during the rap. We have composed a Wordle for the Gallery about our first drama production as we are very excited to share this experience with other rappers. Bye for now, 2W


Ms Formica says:

12 Apr 2012 at 10:22 PM

Hi, I'm the teacher librarian at Currans Hill Public School and I'm hoping quite a few of my library classes join in to the rap. Our school is in South Western Sydney. We have a library blog at school but this is the first time we've joined a book rap. We're very excited!!


Rapping Riders says:

19 Apr 2012 at 08:05 PM

Hello everyone. We are the Rapping Riders from Kempsey West Public School on the mid-north coast. We are students from 2 classes, who will be working on the book rap in our Library lessons with Mrs McLellan.Many of us belong to the Boys Group at school where we are learning about bike riding and bike safety this term. We are looking forward to reading stories and poems about bicycles and sharing our views with other students in Ride-read-think.


Mrs Rasaiah says:

20 Apr 2012 at 12:36 PM

Welcome to the blog, Currans Hill and Kempsey West students! Great to have you on board. I am excited to know what you have been working on with your reading adventures.


Emma Bates says:

24 Apr 2012 at 08:58 AM

Hello everyone! We are students in Stage 1 from Kempsey West Public School and will be taking part in the book rap in our Library lessons. Kempsey is on the mid-north coast of NSW and we go to the beach at Hat Head and Crescent Head. We are looking forward to reading lots of books in the National Year of Reading and to sharing our ideas about them. Last term we enjoyed reading stories by Margaret Wild and this term we are looking at lots of different authors.


Colleen Foley says:

25 Apr 2012 at 06:07 PM

Greetings rappers! My name is Colleen Foley, Team Leader School Libraries in NSW CLIC. Looking forward to hearing more from Cammeray, Kempsey west and Currans Hill and others who join. Thank you, Mrs Rasaiah! Happy reading and rapping!


Mrs Rasaiah says:

04 May 2012 at 07:29 AM

Hi Rapping Riders! Your comment in Ride-Read-Think is very interesting.I see that you are using safety posters in your library lessons. What an excellent way to absorb safety messages. Reading pictures is a powerful literacy strategy. I will be watching for more of your comments in Ride-Read-Think.


Mrs D says:

22 May 2012 at 09:21 PM

We are 4/5 F and 5W from Mount Terry PS in the Illawarra Region. We are having great fun this term exploring ebooks and reading books from the Premier’s reading challenge. We hope to write our own ebooks so kinder can read them on our ipads.


Mrs Rasaiah says:

24 May 2012 at 07:49 AM

Welcome to the rap, 4/5F and 5W! I am sure your ebooks will be fantastic and other rappers will be excited to read them if you post them in the Gallery. We look forward to hearing more about your reading adventures.


Mrs McLellan says:

24 May 2012 at 12:28 PM

Rapping Riders think that for Mulga Bill to be safe, he needs to: • Wear a helmet • Check his bicycle • Check the tyres • Fix his brakes • Wear protective clothing • Wear correct footwear • Find a safe place to ride • Make sure he knows how to ride properly before he goes down a hill • Ride slowly and watch where he’s going


Mr Tasker says:

27 May 2012 at 08:59 PM

I'm from Menai Primary School and I'll be encouraging all class teachers at the school to read a book and post comments here so others can enjoy the same books. We recently read BIG NUISANCE and had my year 1/2's listening intently and predicting the plot.


Mr McLean says:

27 Jul 2012 at 12:03 PM

Hi all, I'm the teacher librarian at Penrith Public School and, from next week, I will have some excited Stage 1 book rappers working with me in the library. We are looking forward to sharing lots of ideas and stories with you.


The Bookworms says:

30 Aug 2012 at 10:29 AM

Hello. We are from Redeemer Lutheran College in Rochedale, Queensland. We are going to write to you in our Digital Literacy Classes. We are in Year Two. We like to use our laptops because drawing and writing on Kidpix is fun. We love reading and some of our favourite books are the ‘Happy ever after’ series. We are very excited to be moving into our new classrooms very soon. We are going to call ourselves ‘The Bookworms’. We chose this name because we like reading books. We look forward to writing our next blog to you soon. From, ‘The Bookworms’.


The Super Learning Friends says:

30 Aug 2012 at 01:23 PM

Hello. We are from Redeemer Lutheran College, Rochedale in Queensland. We are in Year Two. There are 26 people in our class. Everyone in our class likes reading and learning about interesting facts. We are moving classrooms soon and are really looking forward to it. There has been lots of new buildings and playground being built at our school. We like to be friends with everyone. We like the teachers in our school. We enjoy reading fiction and non-fiction books at school. We like visiting the library and doing Digital Literacy, which is where we are writing this blog. We have decided to call ourselves the ‘Super Learning Friends’ because we like to learn and be friends together. We look forward to reading and writing this blog. From, the Super Learning Friends.


Mrs Rasaiah says:

01 Sep 2012 at 07:33 AM

Hello to the Bookworms and Super Learning Friends from Rochedale. It must be very exciting to have new classrooms and playground at your school. Writing about your favourite books on this blog allows all of us to share your reading adventures. Keep writing friendly bookworms!


Mrs Rasaiah says:

13 Dec 2012 at 10:06 PM

Now that the National Year of Reading 2012 is drawing to a close, the Join a reading adventure rap is also wrapping up. I hope you have had a rewarding literary journey this year and have tried out new ways of reading and writing. I have enjoyed hearing about your schools, your favourite picture books and your ideas for safe skateboarding and bike riding. Keep up the reading adventure next year!

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