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Announcing the winners of the teacher reading competition

Announcing the winners of the teacher reading competition
Lea Morton

Teachers were invited to enter a competition to read Sakura Books.

'Wanted Read or Alive'

This was the posted in the ES Library Media Centre at the beginning of the Sakura Reading Programme. All teachers were invited to enter the competition to read Sakura Books. The winner would get a book for their class and a gift voucher. Even with this incentive it was still great to see so many teachers reading the Sakura Medal books and hear the discussions between readers.

Grade 5 students from the Book Bowl team devised a complex scoring system so they could select the winner.

And the results!

First: Mr O'Shea

Second: Ms Ingrid

Third: Mr Brittain

Thanks to the grade 5 judges.

Next year I hope to see more teachers in the competition or just reading the 2019 Sakura books.

  • Grade 5
  • Grade 6
  • Library
  • reading
  • Sakura

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Art in the library

It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.