Blasting Off into Lit Blitz 2015!
Our annual reading celebration, Lit Blitz, kicks off next Monday, Nov. 9. Lit Blitz is a joint initiative led by CDNIS teacher librarians and CISPA to promote a love of literacy. This year’s Lit Blitz theme is ‘Blast Off into Reading!’ and will take place from Nov. 9 to Dec 4. Below are some highlights of this year’s Lit Blitz celebration.
Book Fair (Monday, Nov. 9 at 12:20 pm to Friday, Nov. 13 at 2:20 pm)
Both English and Chinese books will be available for purchase at discounted prices.
English vendors: Fun to Read and Beachside Books
Chinese Vendor: Reader’s Bookshop LTD
Students from Prep to Grade 6 will have an opportunity to visit the book fair with their homeroom and Chinese classes. The book fair will also be open before and after school, as well as at recess and lunch times. Pre Reception and Reception students are invited to visit the book fair before or after class with a parent or guardian. We encourage students to please bring a reusable bag for their book purchases!
Pre Reception and Reception
Special reading guests will visit our Pre Reception and Reception classes to share their love of reading along with some wonderful picture books.
Grade 3 to 6
Students in Grades 3 to 6 vote for their favourite titles in the Junior Library. Each week the choice narrows as popular titles compete to make it to the next round!
Lit Blitz House Book Awards
Prep to Grade 2
During their weekly library classes students will read a range of award winning picture books from around the world. At the end of Lit Blitz they will have an opportunity to vote for their favourite title. Students will vote in their houses and the books with the highest number of votes will receive Lit Blitz House Awards.
Shelf Marker Shuffle (submissions accepted until Friday, Dec. 4)
Prep to Grade 6
Students can use their creativity to design their own shelf markers to enter in our Shelf Marker Shuffle. Thirty shelf markers will be selected for the Primary, Junior and Chinese libraries to be used by all students when checking out books. Click here for contest details.
International School Library Day (Tuesday, Nov. 17 from 8:00 – 11:30 am)
Prep to Grade 6
One of our most popular literacy event returns for another year! CISPA and our amazing parent volunteers showcase authors and books from around the globe in a celebration of literacy and international mindedness.
Pancake and Pyjama Dress Down Day (Friday, Dec. 4)
Pre Reception to Grade 6
Students come to school dressed in their pyjamas on that day and can order pancakes for lunch (students who pay for school lunch will be served pancakes for lunch at no extra charge). Pre Reception and Reception students will have their pancakes delivered to classrooms compliments of CISPA. A great list of bedtime stories will be available for teachers to read in the library. Please note that this is a free Dress Down Day, students only need to bring money if they are purchasing pancakes.
Maker Space Activities
Each week the library will be hosting some activities to inspire creativity and design in our new Library Maker Space. Week one blasts off with spaceship design, followed by book making and space origami!
If you have any questions about Lit Blitz, please feel free to contact our Lower School teacher librarians Shannon Eves (email@example.com), Colleen Williams (firstname.lastname@example.org), Jun Niu (email@example.com) or CISPA Literacy Committee Chair, Liz Chow, at liz.chow
We are looking forward to a fun and exciting Lit Blitz celebration.
Happy reading everyone