It’s time to start thinking about costumes again! This year, in celebration of International Schools Library Week, our Elementary students and teachers will come to school dressed as our favourite characters on Friday, October 20th. There will be plenty of activity in and around the library during that week and we’ll tell you a bit more about those things after our National Day holiday week. In the meantime, we wanted to give everyone a reminder to plan their costumes.
Back in April, Ms. Simon wrote this blog post with many excellent ideas for costume ideas. Be sure to revisit that post for a refresher. For more inspiration, look at this list of “100 Book Character Costumes.”
We won’t be surprised if we see a few Baby Mouse costumes after the success of our recent author visit from Matt Holm!
It is going to be an exciting week in the library this week! We kicked off International Schools Library Week with guest readers visiting elementary classrooms, Drop Everything and Read (DEAR) throughout both the elementary and secondary schools, and the official launch of the Panda Book Awards. There will be daily quizzes and prizes, so students should be sure to drop by the library and enter each day this week! There will be special grand prize drawings on Friday!
We also have the Beijing Book Fair coming up on Thursday and Friday. Students should bring money with them if they wish to purchase books.
International Schools Library Week at IST–Monday, October 24th to Friday, October 28th.
You can begin to look forward to the week of October 24-28th when there will be lots of action in and around the library. We’ll be launching this year’s Panda Book Awards, offering Apple Store workshops, giving prizes, hosting the Beijing Book Fair and more. Watch this space for details and updates.
If you are interested in being a guest reader for an elementary class, please contact Ms. Simon at Linnea_Simon at istianjin dot net to let her know what you’d like to read and when.