May 1st is Mother Goose Day! The purpose of celebrating this event is to let the kids re-appreciate old nursery rhymes written by the imaginary author, Mother Goose! It was founded in the year 1987 by Gloria T. Delamar, the same year her book Mother Goose; From Nursery to Literature was published.
Since there will be no school on Friday (May 1 – Labor Day in the Philippines), we have started doing a simple activity to celebrate this special day! We have had small groups act out skits of a nursery rhyme of their choice! They can sing, dance, act, or do everything to do their own interpretation of the song.
Here’s a video of what the Grade 1E has come up:
CISM joins the world in celebrating World Book and Copyright Day. It is celebrated every year on April 23rd to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property through copyright.
Books – printed or electronic – are viewed as a global symbol of social progress. We must protect them. As Ms Irina Bokova had said, “Books are invaluable platforms for freedom of expression and the free flow of information – these are essential for all societies today. The future of the book as a cultural object is inseparable from the role of culture in promoting more inclusive and sustainable pathways to development.”
CISM Libraries encouraged the students and faculty to share their views about books, reading and copyright to the world via Twitter. See more of what they have to say on Twitter @CISMLibraries.
Apr 23 has been designated by UNESCO as World Book and Copyright Day to “recognize the power of books to change our lives for the better and to support books and those who produce them.”
In celebration of this event, the Library Team invites you and your classes to participate in these activities:
1. WATCH this 5-minute TED-talk video during homeroom or in any of your classes.
2. TWEET about books using the prompts we posted around the building! We will be projecting a Tweet stream at the library. If you do not have a Twitter account, we will also set up Twitter stations at the libraries using @CISMLibraries account which you may use. Add #CISMBCDay2015 and #WBCD2015 as the official hashtags.
3. PHOTO OP! There will be an oversize Instagram frame at the LS Library where anyone can have their pictures taken and be posted on Twitter or Facebook pages of the library.
So come join the fun and help spread the love of books and reading!
The Roman Mysteries is a series written by Caroline Lawrence. The firs book in the series was released in 2000. It takes you to a world where key points in ancient Rome has happened and tells you the stories of four young adventurers in these times.
Follow the daughter of a ship captain, Flavia Gemina; a Jewish boy, Jonathan; an African slave girl, Nubia; and a mute beggar boy, Lupus on their adventures to find out the secrets of the mysteries of Ancient Rome.
Read all their adventures in The Roman Mysteries Series which you can borrow from the CISM Upper School Library! Grab the books now!
Learn more about the series by going directly to their website here.
Let’s welcome this month with another great author, Chris Van Allsburg! Chris is an American illustrator and writer of children’s books. His books are The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, Ben’s Dream, The Wreck of the Zephyr, The Mysteries of Harris Burdick, The Z Was Zapped, Two Bad Ants, Just a Dream, The Sweetest Fig, Bad Day at Riverbend, Jumanji, and The Polar Express. His works Jumanji and The Polar Express were both Caldecott Medal winners, and were later adapted as successful motion pictures.
His first book, The Garden of Abdul Gasazi, is about an adventure of a boy and a dog, named Fritz, who entered a garden of a retired magician who hated dogs. Fritz was modeled from a real dog named Winston whom Chris thought of as a kind of a nephew because its owner was his brother-in-law. Unfortunately, Winston met an accident that caused his death. Since then, Chris decided to commemorate the dog by including him in 6the illustrations of most of his books.
If you want to read his books and maybe enjoy finding Fritz from the illustrations, drop by the Lower School Library!