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.
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!
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
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!