Summer Book Fair in the Elementary Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library

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As we get ready for those long summer days, how about a great read to take with us to the beach, to the airport or even having some extra time at home to curl up with a great read.  Well, our Summer Book Fair might be just the place to find that book.  Usborne Books are hosting this year’s Summer Book Fair in the Main Reception (next to the Elementary School Library) on Wednesday 14th June.  Your child’s class will have the opportunity to come at a time chosen by their teacher that day.  The Fair is also open until 4:30, if you would like to come after school.  We will be sending envelopes and a reminder home before the Book Fair. 

As a celebration of the great books on offer, Usborne have donated prizes for our Book Cover Competition.  Use your own imagination to design one book cover.  Here are some ideas:

  • A book you would like your favorite author to write.
  • A book you would like to write.
  • A book that’s been written with a brand new cover.

One winner will be chosen from each ES grade level (K-5).  The winning covers will be displayed in Elementary Library. Entries must be drawn directly on the back of this page or submitted electronically. (Size A4).  Please include the title and author’s name as part of your cover design. 

 

Here is a link to the entry which are also available  in the Elemenatry Library.

Book Cover Compettion template 2017

May is Responsibility Month!

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library

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Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker

Responsibility is doing the things we are supposed to do, and accepting the positive or negative outcome of our actions.   It is being in control of your own behavior, being trusted with important jobs, finishing the work you start and doing your part when working together.

Authors often use the theme of responsibility in their writing.  These books are excellent examples of the positive or negative outcome of a charcater’s actions.

Here is the link to Grade 4 Morning Meeting presentation on the theme of responsibility.

Here is the link to Grade 3 Morning Meeting presentation on the theme of responsibility.

They are all available in our Elementary School Library:

Responsibility: Upper Elementary

 

Marvin Redpost: Alone in his Teacher’s House  by Loius Sachar

Seedfolks by Paul Fleischman

 Can We Save the Tiger By Martin Jenkins

 The Boxcar Children by Gertrude Chandler Warner

Summer of the Gypsy Moths by Sara Pennypacker

Nation by Terry Pratchet

Charlotte’s Web by E.B. White

Baby by Patricia MacLachlan

One Crazy Summer by Rita Williams Garcia

 

 Responsibility: Younger Readers

 The Paperboy by Dav Pilkey

 Strega Nona By Tomie dePaola

 Officer Buckle and Gloria By Peggy Rathman

 Miss Nelson is Missing by James Marshall

The Curious Garden by Peter Brown

How Do Dinosaurs say Goodnight? By Mark Teague

 Alexander, Who Used to be Rich Last Sunday by Judith Viorst

No, David! By David Shannon

How to Heal a Broken Wing by Bob Graham

A Chair for my Mother by Vera Williams

Peter Rabbit’s Little Treasury by Beatrix Potter

 

Happy Reading!

Miss Emma

emmak@bfischool.org

Success at the BFIS St Jordi Book Fair

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library, Library

Thank you so much to all the volunteers who helped to make our St. Jordi Used Book Sale the best ever! 

We raised an incredible

950€!

   

   

 

This would not have been possible without the tireless efforts of all the volunteers who donated books, helped to sort and box them, carry all those boxes to the fair and do an outstanding job of helping parents and students find just the right book. (Not to mention helping out with the tidy-up afterwards!)

It is a wonderful achievement and my gratitude goes out to all those who made it possible.  Your help and support is very much appreciated. 

All the money will now go to make our BFIS Libraries even better!

Thank you!

Miss Emma & Mr. Cevoli

Field Day 2017

Written by Kathleen Watt. Posted in 1st Grade, 2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade, Kindergarten

A huge thank you to Mr. John and Ms. Elena for organizing a wonderful and fun-filled Field Day! The weather was gorgeous and our students had a blast! We would also like to thank all of our parent volunteers for helping to ensure that we had the best Field Day yet. We wish you all a wonderful holiday and we look forward to seeing you on Tuesday, April 18th.