Saturday, February 2, 2013

BOOK WEEK is coming up!

AIS Book Week 2013

We are excited to have the school’s annual BOOK WEEK fast approaching! There will be a variety of activities going on at each AIS campus, all of which will celebrate books, literacy, and libraries! This year’s Book Week is taking place Tuesday, 19 February through Friday, 22 February. The theme of this year’s Book Week iiiiiis: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Book.

The following activities and things will be taking place at the Middle School:

·        Daily DEAR time. DEAR: Drop Everything And Read! Each day during Book Week, one subject will have DEAR time for the period. Bring a good book to school each day and enjoy this special time. Check out the DEAR schedule below!
Social Studies

·        Design-a-Bookmark Contest. Each student is invited to create a bookmark that represents this year’s Book Week theme: Anywhere, Anytime, Any Book. Details and guidelines, along with a bookmark outline, will be handed out at homerooms at the beginning of Book Week. All entries that follow the guidelines will be displayed after Book Week, high-lighting the winning entries, which will also receive a prize! AND… (the fun keeps going...) copies of each grade’s winning bookmark entry will be made and given out to students after Book Week.

·        Guess How Many Books are in the Library. That’s right… take your best guess at how many books total are in the library’s collection (both checked in and checked out!). The closest guess will win a prize!

      Where We’ve Been Reading. Look for the display in the hallway outside the library that shows all of the places we love to read! Whether the photos are of teachers traveling, students in a favorite spot, reading in a café, or reading on an elephant... all of the photos showcase our love for reading. Everyone is welcome to submit their own photos throughout Book Week to be added to the display. If you submit a photo, see Ms. Stacia or Ms. Thy in the library for a sweet treat!

·        Teacher READ Posters. Back by popular demand… AIS teachers and staff have gotten creative and made READ posters, which showcase how much the adults love to read, while high-lighting some favorite books as well as some favorite places to read! These will be hanging around school; come walk around and check them out. You might even find a new favorite book!
o   Also keep an eye out for the numerous photos and posters on a bright yellow background, which will be hanging up all over the middle school! Some are funny, some are sweet… all represent a love for reading, libraries, and books!

·        Reading at the Elementary Campus. A special ‘Book Week Bonus’ goes to Mr. Vince’s ESL students. Mr. Vince and Ms. Stacia will be taking these 7th and 8th graders to the AIS Elementary School to read with the 1st grade classes. We will be reading books by author Robert Munsch and then writing a letter to him!

·   Handmade Bookmark Sale. One day during Book Week (date to be announced), Club READ will be sponsoring a bookmark sale! The bookmarks have been created by Club READ members and are beautifully done… in color, laminated, and many are decorated with a ribbon. The money raised from this sale will be donated to Grace’s Cookies. Come buy a bookmark or two… or ten! Each bookmark is 10,000d.

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