Week 49: So Many Happy Days!

Dear Readers,

Happy St. Niklaus Day! Happy Finnish Independence Day! Happy Nobel Day (10/12)! Happy Human Rights Day! (10/12)

General Library News

And… Happy Book Receiving Day! All the Scholastic Book Orders have arrived, have been sorted out and are waiting to be given to our students.

With such a tremendous amount of orders, came a tremendous amount of free books for us! So thanks again! Sophie has already covered and cataloged a bunch. More is coming soon!

We will be holding a Winter Reading Challenge again this year! It is focused around reading (and finishing) the book Matilda by Roald Dahl. We have got quite a few copies in our library, but not enough for everyone who wants to participate. So if you want to get ahead of the game, get your copy of Matilda from your local library or your local (or online) bookstore. There will be an option to listen to the audiobook as well, which is free – both in Swedish and English. All the details will come in next week’s blog post, but I thought I’d give you a heads up: if your child wants to participate in the Winter Reading Challenge, they’ll need a copy of Matilda to read (or borrow a device to listen to the audiobook).

PYP Library Times

This week’s library lessons are focused on our read alouds, and stories and books we can connect with it, both fiction and non-fiction. For example, in the Foundation classes, we will be reading We Found a Hat by Jon Klassen. I will share similar picture books, as well as non-fiction titles addressing honesty and fairness. Another example; in fourth grade, we will read The Bell of Atari, An Italian Story, which we will connect to Human Rights Day (10/12, also Nobel Day!) and non-fiction titles about Italy. Connections will also come up sponatenously, based on what the students contribute to our reflections after we read the stories.

Happy Reading!

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