Sunday, July 23, 2017

#NZreadaloud 9 Term 3- weeks 5-6 is 'Pepetuna,' by Denise Whitmore

Kia ora!

Our book for Term 3 has been selected and it's gorgeous! Lots of themes, ideas, and language to explore.

Description: From the time a tiny puriri moth's egg falls onto the forest floor, this book follows the life cycle of that moth - Pepetuna. For five years Pepetuna hides in the puriri tree, eating and sleeping until the time is right. Then one warm spring evening, he pushes a hole through the door of his home. He crawls out with his strong new legs and breathes the fresh air. Then he stretches out his beautiful new wings, ready to fly up into the moonlight . . . for just one night. Through the clever use of illustrations showing the first five years of a young child's life, the reader can experience the concept of time and how long it takes for Pepetuna to grow and be ready for that single night.

Belinda and Ximena will be your points of contact this term.  We will run from weeks 5-6 this term.

Please add your name to the form below if you'd like to participate. We ask you to commit to posting 4 - 6 times (minimum) over the two weeks. This could be a few photos of activities and we'd like to encourage students' voices as much as possible. Please also make time for students to comment on each other's posts. One nice way to do this is to pack up a bit earlier and comment on the blog for 10 minutes just before home time or use a post as a shared writing prompt.

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