Excuse all the pinks and hearts, it was Valentine’s Day after all
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:
Guess How I Much I Love You by Sam McBratney
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.
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! ♥