More Books and More Genres

First of all: feel free to check out our previous blog posts to learn about the inspiring visit of Ali Sparkes!


Our new Scholastic Book Club is up and running! Go to to browse the latest books and order online. For every €1 you spend on this month’s Book Club, our school will earn 20¢ in Scholastic Rewards. With these rewards, we will buy books for in our ISGR school library.

Please place your order online by October 23rd, 2020. A great and easy way to get books in English in your home, and supporting our school library at the same time!

This is how it works; you place your order, and once all orders are in by October 23rd, the books will be shipped to ISGR. We will sort out the books, and make sure the right books end up in your child’s hands!

We will run this Scholastic Book Club once this school year. Our next book sale will be in the Spring term with Yvone from Usborne Books.

Now back to our normal library news!

What a week it has been! We have worked with genres, and we will take another week to continue with that. There’s a lot to explore there!

In PYP F – 2, we explored genres, or different types of stories, through two excellent read alouds: Charlie Cook’s Favorite Book by Julia Donaldson and Into The Forest by Anthony Browne. Students were able to describe the different stories and connect it with stories they have heard or read.

In PYP 3 – 5 we looked at the different genre symbols, what they mean and why we use them. Together we were very knowledgeable! Of course, in grades 4 and 5 we mostly talked about Ali Sparkes! Either in anticipation, or reflecting on her visit.

Next week, in PYP F – 2 we will explore genres through read alouds again. We will read Willy’s Stories by Anthony Browne and Once Upon a Wild Wood by Chriss Riddell.

In PYP 3 – 5, we will play a game in which students, in teams of two, will get a book and a genre symbol that don’t match. The students have to find other teams and talk with them about the book and the genre symbol they’ve received. The goal is to match the right book to their genre symbol. Should be fun, lively and educational!

On Tuesday, October 6th, we will have the Aquarium Club. Parents of students who are in this club, have received an email with an invitation.

On Tuesday, October 13th, we will have Board Games again.

We are looking forward to a great week.

Happy Reading!

There are types of stories, but types of readers too!

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