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Fantasy Book Club

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

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Image from Best Fantasy Books of All Time 


Do you ever feel like you want to escape into another world, slipping through an enchanted wardrobe and experiencing the breathtaking adventure beyond?  Fantasy books bring the imagination to life and allow the impossible to occur. The sheer joy of escaping reality and letting go of expectations makes this genre incredibly popular for all ages.   Fantasy is a fiction genre set in an imaginary universe, often but not always without any locations, events, or people from the real world.  Most fantasy uses magic or other supernatural elements as a main plot element, theme, or setting.   Magic and magical creatures are common in many of these imaginary worlds.

Here is the link to my ES Fantasy Book Club Presentation.

Here is a selection of the best in Fantasy Fiction we have available in our Elementary Library:

His Dark Materials  by Phillip Pullman

Seraphina Series by Rachel Hartman

Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkein

The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis

Fablehaven Series by Brandon Mull

Percy Jackson  and the Olympians Series by Rick Riordan

The Dark Is Rising Sequence by Susan Cooper

The Goose Girl by Shannon Hale

The Inheritance Cycle Series by Christopher Paolini

The Spiderwick Chronicles by Tony DiTerrlizzi & Holly Black

Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer

The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamel: The First Codex
by Michael Scott


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

(Click on the image to find out more about this book)

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.


En Kinder ….Hablamos de nuestras emociones

Written by Jefa Mercade. Posted in Castellano, Kindergarten Castellano

Durante el útimo semestre hemos empezado a trabajar aspectos relacionados con  educacion emocional dedicándole un espacio y tiempo en nuestras  clases de castellano.Una de las herramientas claves  es  la narración de cuentos e historias en las que se aprenden y se plantean diferentes situaciones de conflictos y emociones .

Nos basamos en que un desarrollo correcto de las emociones:
* produce un aumento de la motivación, de la curiosidad y las ganas de aprender.

*supone ser consciente de los propios sentimientos, estar en contacto con ellos y ser capaces de verbalizarlos y
proyectarlos en los demás.
*nos hace poseer una capacidad de empatizar con los demás e  involucrarnos  de forma

Así pues  hemos  dedicado  un tiempo con los niños para hablar, escuchar, reflexionar y sobretodo compartir experiencias e ideas que nos puedan ayudar a resolver y gestionar mejor nuestras emociones.Algunas de las emociones que hemos tratado han sido: la rabia , la serenidad , la tristeza, el miedo (¿qué nos asusta?), la alegría, la timidez… Ah! También  nos hemos fabricado la botella  de “la calma” para esos momentos difíciles que a veces todos tenemos.

Tanto los niños como nosotras estamos muy  contentas de habernos iniciado en este mundo tan maravilloso de las emociones y esperamos seguir aprendiendo mucho.

Como decía  Benjamin Franklin : “Dime y lo olvido, enséñame y lo recuerdo, involúcrame y lo aprendo.


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

BISA Kick-Off Football Tournament

Written by Beatrice Zimmermann. Posted in After school Activities

One week ago 70 students and their coaches traveled to Castelldefels to participate in the daylong BISA Kick-Off Football Tournament against SEK, BSB and ASB.  All of our six teams, Under 11 Boys and Girls, Under 13 Boys and Girls, and Under 15 Boys and Girls played really well and most importantly had a ton of fun. Everyone was thrilled when the Under 15 Boys team won the trophy for their category! Thank you again to all of the participants for their commitment and team spirit and especially to all of the parents who came out to cheer on our teams! Go BFIS!