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Love (for reading) is in the air!

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Excuse all the pinks and hearts, it was Valentine’s Day after all :D

In the Lower School Library, we celebrated Valentine’s Day by decorating the library with hearts and putting up a display of Valentine’s/love-themed books. We also incorporated these into class—for story time, we used classics:
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Guess How I Much I Love You by Sam McBratney

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The Brave Tin Soldier by Hans Christian Andersen

To add to the fun, we had a song number for Nursery-Kinder: they danced and clapped to the tune of BINGO but instead had to spell H-E-A-R-T! While grades 1-2 students played a memory game which we called The Perfect Pair. Children were grouped and tasked to recall all the previous stories we’ve read in class. Using their memory, they distinguished if they made a perfect pair by matching characters from the same books.


Genre Dating Game

The Upper School Library, catering to older students, hosted a Genre Dating Game. Each student had to draw a number from a glass vase and every number corresponded to a Book Bachelor/Bachelorette which reveals the genre — the classification from which the students had to get a book. This gave them the chance to read books they probably would not normally pick up, if they were just to choose on their own.


All in all, a fun-filled February celebrating love… For reading, that is! ♥
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Hungry and ready for new adventures

No doubt going back to your normal routine would be very tough after a long holiday break, but the after-holiday blues do not have to linger. Although it seems hard to escape, you can always find a way to beat it and move back on your work or school things-to-do list.

We anticipated that the hours of the first week is going to grind slow, and so we decided to jumpstart the mood by sending some positive vibes through the bulletin boards and decorations placed inside and outside the library.


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We hope that the inspiring notes have somehow helped you find your focus and motivation that got astray during the holiday break. It is our simple way of cheering you and showing you how happy and thankful we are to see you (again).  ;)

Your semester may have started frail and slow, but we are sure, like a caterpillar, it will eventually transform into a beautiful and unique one. 2018 has ended and you have survived the first semester. Congratulations and welcome back!  :D

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‘Tis the Season to be Reading…

“Christmas doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas means a little bit more.”
- Dr. Seuss, How the Grinch Stole Christmas!

It is the most wonderful time of the year and we in the Library are all glad about it.

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As you enjoy this Christmas season, we invite you to remember to grab a book in the library and spend some precious time reading.

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Come and check out some of the new books and Award Winning titles!

1. “Alex Rider: never say die” by Anthony Horowitz
“From a deserted fort in Egypt to a luxury yacht in the South of France and an abandoned mine in the Welsh valleys, Alex has to untangle a web of threats and cryptic clues as he fights to discover the truth.”

2. “Code Girls: the untold story of the American Women Code Breakers of World War II” by Liz Mundy (New York Times Bestselling Author)
“I cannot overstate the importance of this book; Mundy has given these American heroes the recognition they deserve.” – Nathalia Holt

3. “Guys Read: Funny Businessedited by Jon Scieszka
“offbeat first installment in the Guys Read Library is 100% grade-A humor, guaranteed to have guys of all ages asking for more.”*

4. “And then there were noneby Agatha Christie
Ten strangers are lured to an isolated island mansion off the Devon coast by a mysterious “U.N. Owen.”**

5. “The Murderer’s Ape- Jakob Wegelius
I’m called Sally Jones.”

 *Jon Scieszka, **Agatha Christie, ***Jakob Wegelius


“I know what I really want for Christmas. I want my childhood back. Nobody is going to give me that. I might give at least the memory of it to myself if I try. I know it doesn’t make sense, but since when is Christmas about sense, anyway? It is about a child, of long ago and far away, and it is about the child of now. In you and me. Waiting behind the door of our hearts for something wonderful to happen. A child who is impractical, unrealistic, simpleminded and terribly vulnerable to joy.”

–Robert Fulghum, All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten


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Thankful November

November is always an exciting month, not only because it means we are just a month away from the holidays, but also because it’s BOOK WEEK!

This year, Book Week was held from November 19 – 23 2018, with the theme from the International Association of School Librarianship’s  “WHY I LOVE MY SCHOOL LIBRARY.”                                                                                


Books are always DEAR to us.. and for the whole Book Week, before the class starts, we wanted to make sure we Drop Everything And Read.

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We also asked the help of our Art teachers, Mr.Nelson Suarez and Ms.Erika Santos to guide our students in making their own Book Cover designs. We were given different and colorful interpretations of book titles.



The Library is always thankful to the faculty, staff and the whole CISM community for their support so we prepared a small breakfast gathering to thank each and everyone.



Ms. Ellyce gave us some broadway feels when she sang “Home” from Beauty and the Beast.



Everyone is also looking forward for the Book Character Dress Up Day wherein students and teachers prepare and dress up based on their chosen book titles.We were presented wonderful and awesome blurbs with their creative and fun costumes, much to the delight of the audience.

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We are always humbled and thankful for the gift of books and for all the wonderful people around.

“Books have a unique way of stopping time in a particular moment and saying: Let’s not forget this.” ― Dave Eggers




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Colorful October

This October, the Library was one with the rest of CISM in celebrating United Nations Day. We put up displays featuring books and magazines covering different aspects of the environment and how to care for it.

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Our theme this year is Greening the Blue. This is the UN’s effort in presenting the movement to go green in a more positive manner, as opposed to the many attempts at marketing this movement in a scary, doomsday way.

It really does not take a lot to contribute to helping save the world. One very simple and concrete example we implement here in school is by carpooling! See more easy-to-do, positive actions you can take in this fun blog post: The Lazy Person’s Guide to Saving the World.


In Library Classes with the children, A Bad Case of Stripes by David Shannon and Heckedy Peg by Audrey Wood were big hits!

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They enjoyed the unique names: Camilla Cream (Mrs. Cream was especially funny to them), Heckedy Peg, and days of the week as names for children :D

These stories stirred up different feelings in the students. It gave them the chance to really imagine themselves as characters and empathize with them—such an essential reading experience!

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Remember in September

Book inquirer scenario: Patron approaches the Librarian and inquires about a book and when asked for additional details on the book that s/he is looking for says, “I don’t remember the title, but I think it’s blue.” :mrgreen: :oops:


Clearly color is not the most helpful descriptor for locating a book but such limited information would not stop us, Librarians, from helping our library users find the book that they are looking for. 8-)

;)  Keep Calm and Choose A Book  ;)

To help those who remember little about the book  s/he wants or needs, and to kick-off the book display for this year, the Upper School Library set up a shelf display of books with blue cover.



It was DAHL-lighful month at the Lower School Library.

Last September 13th, 2018  was Roald Dahl’s birthday. He would have been 102 years old!

“So, please, oh please, we beg, we pray, go throw your TV set away, and in its place you can install, a lovely bookcase on the wall.”
– Roald Dahl, Charlie and the Chocolate Factory.


To celebrate Dahl’s wonderful literary contributions, the Lower School Library setup a shelf display of the books that he wrote. Some of books included are the classic books that were made into movies –The BFG (2016), Charlie and The Chocolate Factory (2005), and Matilda (1996).



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Happy Poetry Month!

April is Poetry Month and here at CISM, we celebrated it one bright and early Wednesday morning with performances by our very own faculty and staff.

The Upper School Library transformed into an Open Mic Poetry Cafe, hosting an event called EVOKE, which means to elicit a response; to stir up, awaken—precisely what we hoped the spoken poetry and song numbers would do.


Everyone was wearing pink to honor the school declaring that particular Wednesday, April 11, as the International Day of Pink: symbolizing our stand against bullying, and rude and disrespectful behavior.

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This event once again proved that time flies when you’re having fun. 45 minutes was waaay too short for all our talented faculty and staff! Keep an eye out for round two! ;)


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Read, Learn, and Play

“Today you are you, that is truer than true! 

There is no one alive that is Youer than  You!” – Dr. Suess

Last March 1, the CISM library hosted a small celebration for the 114th birthday of the iconic children’s book author Dr. Seuss. The event focused on the author himself and the children’s books that he wrote.

The Lower School library invited classes to experience various fun-filled activities.

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

Happy birthday Dr. Seuss!

Early Years and the Elementary students had read aloud classes of Dr. Seuss’ children’s books. Students love the stories specially the Green Eggs and Ham and Lorax.

Students had the chance to compete with their classmates in the Cat’s hat Tower Challenge and Cat’s hat Balancing Relay Race. They were all competitive and determined to win the game.

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1 minute to win it! Teams in the Cat’s hat Tower Challenge had to build the tallest tower made of paper cups in 1 minute. Members of the winning team received a small gift from the library.


In the Dr. Seuss Memory Game, kindergarten students enjoyed flipping and finding pair of cards with characters from Dr. Seuss’ children’s books. :D


Grades 1 and 2  had fun learning facts about Dr.Seuss and characters from his books in the Dr. Seuss game using Kahoot! Grade 1 students even asked to play Kahoot! again the following week.

A lot of students tried their luck in the Estimation Game. They were all curious about the prize even before the start of the game. :D Each student had a chance to make one guess.

Estimation game One fish, two fish, red fish blue fish.

Someone got the right  answer, can you guess who?

A student from Grade 1 TR gave the exact guess of 84! Her guess won her a brand new backpack with school supplies and Dr. Seuss’ activity book. :)

We also invited the students to try the Dr. Seuss Photo booth.

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We know the celebration is short and we need to hurry.  
But still we hope you had fun and we made you happy!  ;)
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FULL February!

As you might have seen in our last post, we had quite a number of activities lined up for February :D And while we were busy executing all the plans we had, the students were even busier hurriedly taking part in all of it!

For example, for this Post-It! activity, students were very eager to share the name/s of book characters they would want to meet if given the chance.



We also had Who Said That? — another interactive activity where students paired lines from literary classics with their respective book titles. 


First two participants who were able to pair everything correctly got to take home backpacks from National Book Store!

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Towards mid-February, in celebration of Chinese New Year, we had red lantern riddles


These were such a big hit among the students! You could see they really enjoyed exercising their brains and beating each other to it :D


And finally, for Upper School students specifically, we had Book Tasting: a whole period that each class got to spend inside the library sampling books from different genres with the purpose of helping them discover reads outside their comfort zone, and awakening new interests.

We had a fancy-looking buffet (of books, of course!), complete with soft instrumental bossa nova playing in the background to make it even more ambient. ;)




Definitely something we’d like to repeat!! Until next time!

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