From the whole Lower School community, we wish you happiness, good health and prosperity in the Year of the Fire Monkey!
新年快乐！Xīn nián kuài lè!
It seems like the new year had just started…and just like that, February! To end the first month of the year, the library team celebrated CISM Book Week 2016. Aptly titled “School Library Rocks: Living It, Loving It, Learning It“, the library team designed a week filled with activities to get the children hooked on reading.
The week started with a book fair from National Book Store. Children had a chance to look at books, fill up a wish list, and ask their book fairies to fulfill their deepest book wishes!
Children from Grades three to five had a chance to join the middle and upper school students in a Book Spine Poetry Making Contest. They were tasked to use the titles written on the spines of the books, stack them on top of one another, and form a poem. Have a look at the winning entry for Lower School.
Of course, the highlight was the culminating activity wherein each class chose a book to adopt, dress up as characters from the book and have a short blurb about it. Presenting, the Book Character Dress Up competition.
The adorable and friendly birds from the Nursery class chose “The Ugly Duckling”, a fairy tale written by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen
For brave hunters and bear lovers, the classic chant-aloud by Michael Rosen and Helen Oxenbury, “We’re Going on a Bear Hunt” was the Pre-K class’ choice!
“The Little Engine that Could” is based on a 1906 sermon told by Rev. Charles S. Wing – Story of the Engine That Thought It Could, with a plot revolving around hard work and optimism. It was soon written as a story book for children made popular by Watty Piper (Arnold Munk – the real name of the author) in the United States in the year 1930. This was showcased and was the winning piece of the Kindergarten class.
Grade 1 DL chose “The Stinky Cheeseman and Other Fairly Stupid Tales” because of its funny and interesting stories. They also learned that some words like stupid only become bad when you use it to call someone. This book also reminds them that one way to tell a good story is to be silly and make people laugh…and that is just what they did!
“Aliens love underpants, in every shape and size, but there are no underpants in space, so here’s a big surprise…” You probably thought aliens came down to Earth with a view to taking over the planet – but, no, they simply want to steal your pants! Presenting the Grade EL, bringing to life the story “Aliens Love Underpants!”
This year’s book dance was presented by the Giggle Toes and the LS Dance Club.
We hope you enjoyed getting a glimpse of this year’s show! Everyone truly came home a winner on this day as books were given top shelf treatment and storybooks came to life!
Keep on reading! Watch this space for the Lower Primary presentations!