Peak School Book Week
IGNITE YOUR IMAGINATION
MONDAY 7TH MARCH - FRIDAY 11TH MARCH
Our SPECIAL WEEK is here!
schedule of events
Author of Hogart the Hedgehog Turns Nink - Blair Reeve has produced a poetic and rhythmic read aloud. He is a featured local author in the upcoming Young Reader's Literary Festival to be held in Hong Kong in March this year and we are very excited to host him for our younger readers.
How do we inspire our children to read? So often we find that our child's relationship with books moves from the joy of story-time to the chore of reading. How can we keep our kids inspired by the written word in the 21st century with so many visual distractions to keep them entertained?
Join us for a talk and discussion where we share our own tips and advice on how to encourage your children to enjoy books as they grow up to be independent readers.
This is also an opportunity to share your own frustrations and/or triumphs with other parents so that we might learn from each other's experiences.
This is for parents/guardians of children of ALL ages, so please join us.
Coffee, tea and biscuits will be provided. We do very good coffee.
Field's Books will once again set up shop on Tuesday at lunchtime and after school, offering a selection of picture books, chapter books and non-fiction titles. The books will range in price from $30 - $80 so we suggest that children bring in no more than $100.
Parents can purchase in the Lower Playground from 2:45pm.
It's the Year Of The Monkey and that means a new tale from the irrepressible Sarah Brennan involving Ming Kee Monkey and his exploits. Sarah will read to the children in the lower years and will be available for book signing. Book order forms will be sent to parents by email prior to the event so children can get theirs signed by the author.
To visit her official website click HERE.
thursday and friday
American author Marc Nobleman is coming to present and hold workshops for the upper years students. He has written graphic novel biographies about the creators of Batman and Superman - two of the biggest superhero icons in the world.
Marc Nobleman is a creator of books for all ages, a speaker, and a pop culture archaeologist, and we know he will appeal to our students who understand that graphic novels are one of the most imaginative ways to tell a story.
Students will have an opportunity to ask the author questions and attend workshops about his writing process. Book order forms will be sent to parents by email prior to the event so children can get theirs signed by the author.
Prizes and Honourable Mentions will be awarded for our competitions (see below), and Marc Nobleman will help wrap it all up with a video of the highlights from our week of celebrating the written word!
Content: characters, plot, setting - what happens, who, where, when, why?
Presentation: if it's worth writing, take the time to present it well!
Originality: don't use someone else's idea, that's plagiarism
Creativity: get inspired, you know you can!
you've got this covered!
Content: it needs to be about something inside the book!
Presentation: colour is best, unless the style is black and white
Originality: don't copy what's already been done
Creativity: let your imagination run wild!
that's a wrap!
Content: it needs to be about a book that exists
Presentation: the use of images, sound, text and how they are put together
Originality: you know the drill, use your own ideas
Effectiveness: does it make us want to run out immediately and read that book?
- quizzes on well-known books and characters
- guess how many pages in a book
- who's reading that book?
- make your own bookmark
- match the quote to the book