Spring into Reading – recap

The Upper School Library was busy springing into reading all last week; from a visiting author to a birthday party, we had a lot going on!!!

valbloomMonday began with a bang – visiting author Val Bloom entertained the grade 9s and 10s with her poetry. Sometimes it was a Jamaican market sing-along, while at other times she shared stories of her childhood. At lunch, Ms Bloom was in the Forum, singing and getting her audience moving to the beat of her poetry. Ms Bloom was engaging and students were caught up in her action.

On Tuesday at lunch CISPA held their much anticipated, annual book swap. With many books on offer for $10 and/or new books pouring in to be swapped with other books, the CISPA ladies were busy! I overheard one boy say he was grabbing the biggest, most interesting looking book…because clearly the more pages there were, the better the $10 deal was!!cispabookswap

goldendragonWednesday, March 1st was the day that the Golden Dragon Award voting opened, so it was the perfect day to gather a small group of students to chat about the Golden Dragon nominees! The rule is, you must read at least three out of the six nominees in the category before voting for your favourite. More on this in a blog to come!!

Thursday, March 2nd was Dr Seuss’ birthday – born in 1904, this famous children’s author would have been 113 years old! To celebrate his birthday in the Upper School, we looked at Seuss’ political cartoons, created during World War Two, yet with powerful messages in-tune with today’s political and social climate. Of course, the pièce de résistance was the chocolate cake, in the shape of the iconic hat, baked by CDNIS mom, Lucy Chin.

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Our Friday activity has been postponed until Friday, March 24th. This will be the fun and exciting Book Bee quiz, taking place in the Forum during lunch. We will be testing teachers and students on old and new literature knowledge! Come and watch the action!




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