What A Week!
The Book Week Round Up
You can take a look at all the wonderful costumes in all their glory in the collection of photos we have posted on the school website. Click on the on link below.
Matt was a great treat for the younger years and came in to share his stories and the process of writing. There were lots of interesting questions from the students and Matt spoke to them about writing their own stories, especially the importance of silencing that 'inner critic' and believing in what they create, despite those menacing doubts!
Chris was a hoot! As both an author and illustrator he entertained the entire school during an assembly for 45 minutes on Thursday morning. He made the kids roar with laughter as he made up nonsense rhymes and had them participate in the process. The kids were so excited to see him in the Library during the day at school. A real live author!
Many of our students were able to spend some time over the next two days in poetry workshops with Chris. Using an illustration that the children collaboratively created, the children made up their own poems. We had some weird and wonderful characters and plenty of poetry material to enter into our Poetry Writing Competition.
D. E. A. R. : Drop Everything And Read
The Book Sale
Library Open House Coffee Morning
It was great to see some parents come in and take advantage of our Open House Coffee Morning. It gave us a chance to really speak to individuals about what their children are reading, how to get them inspired and just take a look around the collection.
Many parents don't realise that they can create their own account and borrow. Also there are many Parenting books in a special section that parents are welcome to borrow.
You don't need an Open House Coffee Morning to come in and visit - just pop your head in and if there are no classes in the Library we are happy to show you around!
So here we go, in no particular order...
'The Otter Who Liked Harry Potter'
'Commotion In The Ocean'
'Sana, The Mathematician Fairy'
A representation of 'Fortunately, The Milk' by Neil Gaiman
A representation of 'The Land of Stories', by Chris Colfer
Reading extremely in and around Hong Kong!
'Pig Heart Boy', by Malorie Blackman
Treasure Hunters, by James Patterson
Library Bag Design Competition
We must mention the fabulous initiative from Class 5B who proposed an alternative to brand new bags. We often talk a lot about reducing waste, recycling and reusing. But how many of us are really dedicated to putting our words into action? How many of us would use a recycled bag instead of a nice shiny new Library Bag used from new product? Well a number of students entered their ideas for recycled library bags using old Peak School kit or cushion covers from home. Here are their entries which all deserve recognition.
But that's not all!
.... and so that's a wrap
The Library Team
Liz, Rosheen and Claudia