Wednesday, 30 July 2008

KPE Episode 181 "First Flight"

" First Flight" by Wendy Macdonald
Colin and Elijah from Room 18 have branched out in this episode of KPE and bring us a book written by an Australian author. They say they chose the story because they were learning about flight in class when the whole school was doing an exciting theme called "Up, up and away!". They really enjoyed the story and did an excellent job of letting us know a bit about it and telling us about some of their own experiences with flying. They both agreed that they do not want to have an experience like we read about in this book though. Listen to the podcast below and tell us about YOUR flying experiences.

Wednesday, 9 July 2008

KPE Episode 180 " Tahi: One Lucky Kiwi"

"Tahi: One Lucky Kiwi" by Melanie Drewery was podcast for KPE by Caprice and John.

This wonderful book was the winner of the Picture Book category in the 2008 New Zealand Post Book Awards.

It’s the story of a boy who for his news item at school tells the class about coming across a kiwi caught in a possum trap, and how the kiwi lost his leg in the trap and had an artificial one made for it. Anyone who knows how to count in Maori will understand why the kiwi was named Tahi! If you don't know, click here for a clue....
This book is based on the true story of the work by Weta Workshop, the Artificial Limb Centre and Wellington Zoo to save a kiwi that lost its leg. Weta Workshop recently created a special hand made cast for Tahi, a Kiwi who had lost his leg in a possum trap. You can read more about it here.

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

KPE Episode 179 "Mouse Opera"

"Mouse Opera" by Richard and Pamela Wolfe
has been podcast for KPE by Jaydn and John from Room 18.
They tell us about this picture book where all the mice are preparing for a grand opera show. From conductor to cleaner, all are busy preparing as they count down to their opening night. It is a race to see if they can get everything done- from learning their lines to making sure the toilets are clean- before opening night.

"There's something quite exciting,
Behind the walls you know..
Inside the cast are frantic,
Preparing for a show."

During this podcast Jaydn and John tell us about their most recent experience of a school production and they show us some photos from "X-Stream", the Pt England School production.