Character dress-up day is coming on Friday, October 20th

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!

 

Happy Birthday, Tianluo!

We were very excited to help Tianluo celebrate his 8th birthday recently. Tianluo, in grade 3, donated six birthday books to the library! His books are Meet the Dullards by Sara Pennypacker and Daniel Salmieri; The Darkest Dark by Chris Hadfield, Kate Fillion, and the Fan Brothers; The Legend of Rock Paper Scissors by Drew Daywalt and Adam Rex; Dragon was Terrible by Kelly DiPucchio and Greg Pizzoli; The Bad Guys in Mission Unpluckable by Aaron Blabey; and The Cave of Aaaaah! Doom! By Jaden Kent and Iryna Bodnaruk. Tianluo will certainly be busy with so many books to read! We hope he enjoys his birthday books.

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Anna!

Thank you to Anna, in grade 2, for her Birthday Book Club donation to the library. Anna’s birthday book is Ketzel, the Cat Who Composed by Lesléa Newman, which is based on a true story. Because Anna loves the book Dewey: There’s a Cat in the Library! by Vicky Myron, which is also based on a true story, we thought she would enjoy reading about Ketzel. Anna was the first student to check out this book from the library. Happy birthday, Anna! We hope you enjoy your book!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Lucy!

Happy birthday, Lucy!

Lucy, in kindergarten, donated the birthday book Princess Hyacinth: The Surprising Tale of a Princess Who Floated by Florence Parry Heide and Lane Smith. Lucy enjoys reading books about princesses, so we hope she will like this story of an unusual princess! Lucy was the first student to check out the book from the library this week. We hope you enjoy it!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Happy Birthday, Allen!

Thank you to Zi Ming (Allen), grade 1, for his Birthday Book donation to the library. Allen’s birthday book is Minecraft: Medieval Fortress by Craig Jelley. Minecraft books are extremely popular at the IST library, and we know that Allen and many more students will enjoy this new addition to the collection. Enjoy your birthday book, Allen!

If you would like to celebrate your child’s birthday with the IST Library Birthday Book Club, please contact the librarians at Linnea_Simon@istianjin.net or Eleanor_Surridge@istianjin.net for more information on how to join.

Elementary Library Updates

Library and Information Skills Integration: Grade 4

The grade 4 students are wrapping up their 5-week “Sharing the Planet” unit. The library has been collaborating with grade 4 during this unit with a focus on research skills. We worked on finding good sources of information for our research, note-taking with graphic organizers, and creating bibliographies to show where we got our information. Grade 4 students learned how to use the iPad app “Puppet Edu” to create their final projects showing their understanding of unit concepts. Below are some photos of the grade 4 students as they work on their final projects.

End-of-year Check Out Dates

Reminder –

  • 20 May – all library materials were due
  • 2 June – summer checkout starts (8-10, 12-1, 2-4:00)

 

Returning students who have cleared their accounts by 1 June are invited to checkout up to 10 books each for summer reading beginning on 2 June. This is the day of the Community Fair.

Elementary students will need a signed permission slip from parents for summer checkout. Permission slips will be sent through homerooms.