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The first thing we learnt while working in a book club is that it can be quite difficult to work in a group and even the best of friends don’t always get along. Even though we are all good friends we argued a lot and struggled to come to a common understanding at times. When we first heard about the blog we formed a book club that consisted of seven members, however we soon realised that we had too many irreconcilable differences so we split our group up.

We think that this was a very important lesson to learn, particularly because we are going to be teacher’s one day and will be working with people that we don’t get along with often. Through this experience we also learnt how to deal with conflict and compromise to suite everyone in the group, and we think our blog turned out great and was truly a group-effort!

While working in a book club we also learnt that social media can be a fantastic way to communicate online and share ideas and get the opinions of others. We also shared our blog with a lot of people and found that it can be a great way to show others what we are doing.

The thing we most disliked about our interactions in the book club was finding time in our busy schedules to get together and discuss our books etc. However we soon realised that we can communicate directly on the blog so it turned out to be quite positive. We also had some difficulties actually creating a blog and getting it up and running, but once we created it and it all came together we had a lot of fun designing it and posting things.

Overall it was a great learning experience and we managed to overcome all our difficulties and we are very proud of the end result!


I am looking very forward to the Maponya Mall reading programme tomorrow! It’s going to be a wonderful learning experience as well as a great opportunity to give back to the community!

I hope a lot of kids show up!

I have decided to read this book:


A Fly Went By – By Mike McClintock from the Dr Seuss collection. It’s a marvelous book filled with rhymes and short phrases and I really love the story! I definitely think the kids will enjoy it and it will enhance their phonological awareness because it is so rife with rimes and alliteration!

I hope you enjoy the day tomorrow and stay excellent!




Hi team!

I have posted the three books I am going to be reading at the Maponya Mall reading programme.

I have chosen these books because they are child friendly and easy to relate to. They also contain fun illustrations and each book has a unique and appropriate story!



My third book (Rene)

I Don’t Want to go to Hospital!

My second book (Rene)

It’s a George thing!

My first book (Rene)

Princess Poppy – Friends Together

Image I thought about using this book at the Maponya mall service learning experience on Saterday, would love to hear your opinions?