Sandy 7-10 Book Club

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Sandy 7-10 Book Club students have decided on two books for the Readers’ Cup.  They are

 

The young elites by Marie Lu   young elites   and  The book of lies by James Moloney  book of lies

Students are now busy reading the books.  During term two they will form teams to compete, by answering questions on each book, and presenting a creative piece on one book.  The creative piece could be a poster, a video clip anything that portrays the book.

Book Club takes place once a week during reading.

 

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Sandy 7-10 Book Club 2015

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERASandy 7-10 Book Club held its first meeting for 2015 last week.  Students meet every week to discuss books, compete in Sandy Readers’ Cup and participate in fun activities based around YA fiction.  Students were lucky enough to meet Jack, an original member of book club run by Mrs Holmquest.  Jack completed Year 12 at Sandringham College last year and will continue his studies at Deakin University, he was an avid reader during his time at the college.

During the first meeting students discussed World War I fiction, new books are being released regularly to coincide with the 100 year commemoration of the landing at Gallipoli.   Popular titles amoung students are

  • The year it all ended by Kirsty Murray
  • When the guns fall silent by James Riordan
  • The trenches by Jim Eldridge

2015 book club members are in the process of deciding which two books to read for the Sandy Readers’ Cup. Students have so far recommended

  • The young elites by Marie Lu
  • Shatter me by Tahereh Mafi
  • Michael Vey the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans
  • Book of lies by James Moloney

Holiday Reading

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAOver the past week students at Sandy 7-10 have been borrowing books for their holiday reading. Students have been allowed to borrow as many books as they feel they can read over the break.

The Sandy 7-10 Book Club have also put together a suggested list of books to buy for Christmas they are…

* Shiver series  by Maggie Stiefvater

*Zac & Mia by A.J Betts

*We were liars by E. Lockhart

*Any book by John Green

*Drama by Raina Telgemeir

*The sky so heavy By Claire Zorn

*Divergent series by Veronica Roth

*Michael Vey:the prisoner of cell 25 by Richard Paul Evans

*Agent 21 series by Chris Ryan

* The incredible here and now by Felicity Castagna

*Messenger of fear by Michael grant

*Writing Clementine by Kate Gordon

*Run by Gregg Olsen

*Why we took the car by Wolfgang Herrndorf

*All the truth that’s in me By Julie Berry

 

 

 

Lunchtime in the Sandy 7-10 Library

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The Sandy 7-10 Library is open Monday to Friday and is always a hive of activity.  Students play cards, games, chat, read books and study.

Year 7’s meet Derek Landy

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A group of Year 7 students from the Sandy 7-10 Campus were treated to an hour of entertainment when they attended a talk given by well known YA author Derek Landy.  Landy is the author of the popular Skulduggery Pleasant series.  A big thank-you to ULYSSES BOOKSTORE in Sandringham for organising the event and the tickets.

‘Games Day Thursday’ in the Sandringham 7-10 Library

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Thursday is ‘Electronic Games Day’, in the Sandringham 7-10 Library.  Students may use their devices or the desktops to play computer games.  Some students still prefer to read a book.

Sandringham 7-10 Library Orientation

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Year 7 students are currently taking part in Library Orientation classes.    Armed with an iPad, the students are encouraged to look for the QR codes placed around the library and then scan them.  Once scanned, the QR code will give the students information about the library.  For example, students will learn the opening hours of the library, they will learn about homework club, different genres available in fiction, reference books and encyclopedias.  They will also learn that the library offers a warm and welcoming environment.