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Book Buzz: The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Were you one of those who walked with us down the yellow brick road towards Emerald City and had your wish granted?

During recess last Friday, our Library CCA members approached Beacons to participate in activities related to the novel, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum.

One of the activities we had was for Beacons to take a piece of Post-It, write the answers to some questions, and paste them on the characters from the novel like so.

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Our questions were:

  1. What is a word with the same meaning (synonym) as brave?
  2. What does it mean when someone says that “you have a heart”?
  3. What does it mean when someone says that “you have a brain”?
    And how do we increase our grey matter?
  4. What does Dorothy have to learn in order to go home?

Our Library CCA representatives even had a pre-recorded Readers’ Theatre and this recording was played during recess.

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With this buzz about The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, are you wondering what the story is about?

First published in 1900, the novel tells the story of Dorothy, a simple and optimistic girl living with her adoptive parents and her pet dog, Toto, in Kansas. After getting caught in a tornado, Dorothy and Toto find themselves in the Land of Oz. There, she meets Scarecrow who wants a brain, Tin Woodman who wants a brain, and the Cowardly Lion who wants courage. All Dorothy wanted was to go back home. To have their wishes granted, they had to go look for the The Wizard of Oz in Emerald City, but he won’t just grant them their wishes without a condition. They have to defeat the Wicked Witch in Winkie Country but no one has ever been able to defeat the witch! Would they be able to?

The Wonderful Wizard of Oz is available at our Beacon library! Borrow the book and read on to find out if Dorothy will ever get home and if her newfound friends will get what they want from the The Wizard of Oz.

Library activities will run as per usual next week and do remember that you can collect points for completing the library activities and for borrowing The Wonderful Wizard of Oz at our library.

Happy reading, Beacons!

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Book Reports

Here’s bringing you some well-written and well-illustrated reports by some of our budding Book Reporters!

Our lower primary reporters, Lohan of 2/6 and Nadya of 2/7 reported on The Adventures of Tintin: The Black Island and Fantastic Mr Fox respectively. Do click on the images to look at their beautiful illustrations!

Like Lohan, Chuan Ling also reported on The Adventures of Tintin: The Black Island. However, she broke the story down for you with details on the characters, setting, problems and solution. Maybe you’d start reading this particular Tintin book after reading Chuan Ling’s fascinating report, that is, if you haven’t already done so.

Yan Xin of 5/2 wrote a detailed report on The Adventures of Tintin: The Shooting Star and even explained to us why Tintin is her favourite character. I’m intrigued. This really makes me want to read this particular Tintin title.

Thank you for your reports, Book Reporters!

Don’t forget that we have exciting things for you in the coming week!
Term 2 Week 4, 10th April to 14th April

  • Monday: Word Search
  • Tuesday: Craft (Fish)
  • Wednesday: Book Quiz
  • Thursday: Movie Screening (Rainbow Fish)
  • Friday: Storytelling by PV

Do visit the blog again the next weekend to find out what we’ll be having in Term 2 Week 5, 17 – 21 April.

Until the next report. Signing off!