A huge thank you to the 45 participants in Books to Eat Round One. Many 4th and 5th graders collaborated with friends and family to create such a variety of entries. Congratulations to all the participants for taking the time and making the effort to do something new.
Books to Eat
4th and 5th grade April 10th
2nd and 3rd grade April 17th
PreK, K and 1st Grade April 24th
Where: Drop your creations, and book, off at the Elementary Library on Monday morning.
Why: Because it is fun…and yummy!
Who: We’d love you to work with your family; you can also work with your friends.
… and if you are scratching your head wondering about the What:
*Think of a book, and make something edible to go with the book.
*You could bake a cake, and frost/ice it to look like:
-the cover of the book
-a character from the book
-a scene from the book
*You could make a cake shaped like a character/scene in the book
*You don’t have to make cakes, or cupcakes, or even sweet things…some of our entries have been
-ice cubes (for the book Frozen)
-vegetables (for the book Little Pea, for the book Green)
-cereal (for the book The Infinity Ring, for the book Cornflakes)
-popcorn (for the book Popcorn)
-meat (for the book I smell like Ham)
-bread (for the book The Princess and the Pea)
-pasta (for the book The Pasta Factory)
-jello (for the books Alice the Fairy, One Fish Two Fish Red Fish Blue Fish)
-turkish delight (for the book The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)
-liquid (for the book Chemical Chaos)
-milk (for the book Fortunately the Milk)
-pancake (for the book If you give a pig a pancake)
*Please make something on the Sunday at your house, or with a friend.
*Bring your creation AND the book (we can help you find it in the library if needed, but give us some notice) in to the ES Library on the Monday morning
*We will all look at it, photograph it, reward it and eat it on the Monday afternoon.
In 8 weeks from now, 7 SAS Elementary Students from 5th grade, will join many Middle Schoolers from other International Schools in Shanghai to compete in Battle of the Books. Congratulations Roman, Leyee, Emily, Emma, Miranda, Rex and Bryan for taking on this responsibility.
We will be reading wonderful titles such as The War that Saved my Life, The Thing About Jellyfish, Fish in a Tree and Goodbye Stranger. Learn more about these books and all about Battle of the Books here.
The philosophy of the Battle of the Books program is “to encourage reading by all students “. Students, regardless of ability, are exposed to quality literature representing a variety of literary styles and viewpoints by prominent authors. The game format creates interest and excitement in reading. Through the fun and excitement of the competition, students improve reading skills, mature in their choices of reading materials, and acquire a broader knowledge base. Even during the height of the competition, students and coaches should remember that the goal is to READ, not necessarily to win!
How can it be 6 weeks since I’ve blogged here? (That’s a revelation) leading to the resolution…Must Blog More Regularly. aka MBMR!
Our school platform has changed to schoology; after about 10 years with blogs, I’m adjusting to the change.
One of the best things about living in China, and there are many, is that we get TWO chances at New Years Resolutions…the standard old January 1st…. lose weight, exercise more, drink water…blah blah blah…AND we get Chinese New Year, which this year falls on January 28, a wonderful FOUR weeks after our first set of resolutions; so perfect for a little bit of necessary fine tuning…
Resolutions I’m dallying with include…but are not limited to:
*Making more effort (any effort) on Goodreads as right now it is just embarrassing! (so to help that goal, I’ve signed up for the 2017 book challenge to read 250 books this year; started the year with a bang thanks to 12 hours on a plane and have knocked over about 8 so far!)
*Writing letters and postcards, or at LEAST some long e mails. I collect postcards everywhere, I even have some local stamps tucked away. My best writing effort was when my Nanna (grandma) turned 90. I mailed her a postcard a day for 90 days, she loved it! So time to put the pen in to gear and start culling the last ten years worth of collected cards by mailing them to those near and far…Need to smarten up that goal a little, but hey, that’s for CNY!
*I’d like to tighten up my social media presence and get more serious with insta…try a couple more # like #bookaday #authorofthweek #student reader etc. I can do more with my barefoot librarian feed…stay tuned! I might try and get back into FB with the Barefoot Librarian Page…but otherwise, that platform is over for me.
*Keep sorting out our possessions and stop hoarding; enough said.