Saturday, 6 September 2008
Welcome Mem Fox!
We have began an author study of Mem Fox books. She is an author that lives in Australia! Isn't that cool? First grade is studying Australia as our continent for our theme of "Around the World in 180 Days" and now we have a chance to learn about Australia through an author that writes about her native land. We have learned lots of things about Mem including that her parents were missionaries and lived in Africa when she was little; that she lives in Adelaide, Australia near the Indian Ocean; that she is married and has one daughter, named Chloe (just like the Chloe in our classroom!); and that she uses the experiences in her life to write stories just like we do! If you would like to learn more about Mem Fox, you can go to her amazing website and learn all about her, her books and Australia. You can even listen to her read some of her books! make sure to ask your child about the books we have been reading and which is their favorite. Mem Fox' favorite is Koala Lou!