Whole School Book week was celebrated from 8th to 12th October 2018, the theme this year was “Why I Love my School Library?”
In the Primary, the week commenced with a Kahoot Quiz with PYP 4 students. The Kahoot focused on books published over the last 20 years. This was a great way of promoting Classics and books published a few years back.
Tuesday morning assembly saw a connection of the Book Week with 20 years of MBIS. We did human graphing of some of the children’s books published in 1998. These included ‘No David’ by David Shannon, ‘A Case of Bad Stripes’ by David Shannon, ‘Holes’ by Louis Sachar & ‘Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets’ by J K Rowling. The most widely read title turned out to be “No David” by David Shannon. Of course the Harry Potter film had been watched by more children and adults than actually reading the book!
Wednesday morning the PYP 5 enthusiasts had a Skype session with Ms. Patrice McLaurin, the author of the book “Have you Thanked an Inventor Today?” The aim of the Skype session was to make connections from her book to their next Unit of Inquiry, ‘How we express ourselves’. Ms. Patrice talked about the importance of Math, Reading, Spelling and Vocabulary in a student’s life. She read an excerpt from her book for the students, which was followed by a fun riddle to guess the Inventions. Many of our students prepared interesting questions for her, such as “What if there was no Media?”, “How does Media help you as an author?” to name a few.
PYP 3 learners also had an opportunity to Skype with Natasha Sharma who has written the book ‘Bonkers’. We read her book during the Information Literacy lessons and came up with questions for Ms. Sharma. She shared her childhood memories which inspired her to write this book and her passion for animals. She stressed on the importance of reading different types of books.
Friday morning saw the ever popular ‘Dress like a Book Character’ event. Harry Potter, Princesses, Tom Gates, Snow White, Count Dracula, Hermione Granger, Geronimo Stilton and many more book characters came alive on the basketball court.
‘Hooked by a Book’ reading session was enjoyed by some of our enthusiastic listeners. We would like to thank, Ms. Karishma, Ms. Shambhavi, Ms. Varsha, Ms. Praveeta, Ms. Sonia, Ms. Michelle, Ms. Poornima, Ms. Neha, Mr. Underhill and Ms. Kruti.
There were Book Fairs by the Publishers ‘Speaking Tiger’ and ‘Word Book Shop’. There was a wide range of good quality fiction and non-fiction books on display which enables us to enhance our library collection.
We were happy to see lots of enthusiastic participation from students and teachers!
Ms. Devaki, Ms. Audrey & Tresa Tai