Well done to our two Kids' Lit Quiz teams. After an exhausting day at Papakowhai School answering 100 questions about snakes, monkeys, Middle Earth and many more topics, our teams ended up a very creditable 10th and 19th out of 51 teams from all around the Wellington Region. Great work guys - you represented Raroa with pride. Wellesley College came in first, Mt Cook School were second and Evans Bay Intermediate third.
The wonderful Eric Carle wrote the classic tale of The Very Hungry Caterpillar 45 year ago.
Shelf the Cat by Tell Westermayer http://www.flickr.com/photos/tillwe/75684450/ CC BY-SA 2.0
Here's a fun quiz from EasyBib you can do to find out where you would be shelved in the library. No surprises that book loving Ms Forrest ends up in the 800's = literature! What sort of book are you?
138 years ago, on 10 March 1876, Alexander Bell transmitted human speech for the first time. What momentous words did he utter - " Mr Watson - come here - I want to see you!" Mr Watson was in the next room and heard this request clearly and so began the amazing form of communication that we take for granted today.
If you're like me and have piles (I mean, literally piles) of books to read then maybe this is the answer for getting them all read before the next great pile of books arrive!
Read this article from The Huffington Post about a tool that lets you read one word at a time at a speed that suits you. Which could be really fast! Try it out - it's intriguing.
However, maybe you can't believe all you read - check out this article refuting any of these claims.