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BFIS Allies Read Aloud in the ES Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 3rd Grade, ES Library

BFIS Allies Michelle & Begum with Grade 3

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 10,000 Dresses by Marcus Ewert

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Thank you to High School students, Michelle and Begum, for organising a special read aloud on behalf of the BFIS Allies in the ES Library.  The students read “10,000 Dresses” by Marcus Ewert to the Grade 3 students and engaged them in a thoughtful conversation about our perceptions of gender.  It was a pleasure to have the High School students join us in the ES Library.  We hope to continue our work with them in the coming years.

Lunchtime Puzzle Club a Big Success!

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

Cristina & Clara playing Mancala

Our Lunchtime Puzzle Club in the Elementary Library has been a great success this year.  We have had students from Grade 2 – 5 playing Chess, Mancala, Top Trumps and even exchanging strategies for solving Rubix Cubes!  Thank you to all the students who have made the ES Library a regular place to be at lunch time.  You all have made it a success.  Thank you also to all the Middle School students who have given up their Lunchtimes to play and teach the Elementary students.

Puzzle Club is open every day in the library for Grade 2 & 3 from 1:00pm – 1:20pm.

Puzzle Club is open every Monday, Tuesday & Friday for Grade 4 & 5 students from 1:45pm – 2:10pm.

We are always on the look out for puzzle games and Rubix Cubes that you would like to donate.

 

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

New Arrivals in the Elementary Library

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 5th Grade, ES Library

Nini Vilaclara & Rebeca Montero; Authors of Poetry Hater.

Congratulations to our Grade 5 students, Nini Vilaclara and Rebeca Montero, for their outstanding achievement of publishing their very first novel, Poetry Hater.  

A copy of the book has been kindly donated to the ES Library by the girls and is now available to check out.

Come and take a look!

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

Highlighting Collections In the Elementary Library: 39 Clues

Written by EmmaK. Posted in 4th Grade, 5th Grade, ES Library

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The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones by Rick Riordan

 

The 39 Clues is a series of adventure novels written by a collaboration of authors, including Rick Riordan

Rick Riordan is the author of the first book in the series, The 39 Clues: The Maze of Bones.  He is known for writing the  Percy Jackson & the Olympians series, which is about a twelve-year-old boy who discovers he is a son of Poseidon.  They chronicle the adventures of two siblings, Amy and Dan Cahill, who discover that their family, the Cahills, has been the most influential family in history.  The first story arc concerns Dan and Amy’s quest to find the 39 Clues.  These are ingredients to a serum that can create the most powerful person on Earth.  

The first novel, The Maze of Bones, was released in 2008.  The book series has about 8.5 million copies in print and has been translated into 24 languages

The Elementary Library has twenty- one of the series available.  Here is the link to the review of the series. 

Here is the link to the 39 Clues website.

When you have a moment, come and check out these amazingly popular books for yourself!

 

Happy Reading!

Miss Emma