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Week 21 in the Library

We’ve got a very busy week ahead of us!

After-school Activities in the Library:

Monday: Sustainable Development Goal Book Club Session #1: No Poverty (Nine students have already signed up!)

Tuesday: T-shirt to Bag workshop by PYP 5 students Jeev, Marielle and Trisha. (Free to attend, max. 20 students).

Wednesday: Clay workshop by PYP 3 students Momo, Maya, Grace, Elizabeth, Elea and helpers. (Ask them for details. Max. 15 students can attend.)

Friday: Library Club Board Games!

ISGR Summer Reading Challenge:

The students would like to have some sort of library party (details to be confirmed) to celebrate completing the Summer Reading Challenge. All students who return their completed form, are invited to the library party which will take place in August. Students can still pick up a form from the library this week, if they want. The Summer Reading Challenge is open to students, teachers and parents!


Scholastic Book Sale:

We have now collected 2000 SEK of rewards, which means we can purchase many books for in the library. We’ll be able to replace worn copies of series that are well-read, buy recently published series, as well as old stand-alone classic novels. Thanks to you! If you haven’t had the chance yet to browse the books, follow this link. The last day to order is Sunday, May 26th.


Last Library Lesson:

If your child’s library lesson is on Thursdays or Fridays, it means that next week (wk 21) is the last library lesson for your child! So please return all library books then!

If your child’s library lesson is on Mondays, Tuesdays, or Wednesdays, it means that in week 22, it will be the last lesson to check out books – and in week 23, they will be returning all library books.

There will be no library lessons in week 24, due to the yearly inventory and maintenance, but we will be open if you need to return overdue library books.

Why Read (funny)


Week 19 And A Bit Beyond

A few random, but important, library things to share:

  • As of Saturday, May 11th, 6:38 PM, we have “earned” 1475 SEK of rewards to spend on Scholastic Books… because of all the online orders our ISGR parents have placed. Thank you! That means we can buy great, recently published, fiction students have been wanting, and non fiction that is specifically selected to support our Program of Inquiry.
  • We still have two more weeks of online book browsing and purchasing. So please do follow this link to get ready for a summer full of reading! The deadline is Sunday, May 26th. The ordered books will be handed out to the students on the last day of school. Please send me an email if your child will not be there on that day, so we can find another suitable time to get the books to you.
  • Due to a special staff meeting on Wednesday, May 15th – the library will be closed after school. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
  • On Friday, May 17th, 14.30 – 15.00, in the library, Shreya (PYP 5 student) will run her second trial round of the “Zero Hunger Board Game” she has created. It is an educational board game meant for third grade and up. She is taking action on what she has learned so far, during her Exhibition work. Come, play and learn!
  • Our regular Library Club Board Game afternoon takes place on Friday, May 24th.
  • This week during the library lessons, students will be introduced to the Summer Reading Challenge and encouraged to participate. They are invited to come up with an appropriate way to celebrate their completed Summer Reading Challenge after the summer, once we are all back at school in August. I will report back with a decision by the end of the week! Here is the, slightly altered, Summer Reading Challenge 2019

Happy Reading!

Image result for child reading under a tree

Scholastic Book Club = Book Sale

Students have asked questions about the Scholastic Book “Club” (Book Sale!), so here are some answers:

– In the leaflet that the students have received is only a small selection of the vast amount of books you can choose from online. 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.

– Students/Parents do not need to fill in forms and give me money. All orders are placed online.

– Students will receive the books in the last week of school. They will be delivered to the class by me or a parent volunteer.

In the previous years, Baker Book Sales (which is bought by Scholastic, hence the change) would provide us with plastic bags to put the books in for each student. Scholastic doesn’t support the use of plastic bags, so they recommended you buy a canvas book with your book order, for 1 EUR (11 SEK).

The first orders are rolling in, so I hope more families will purchase books through our Scholastic Book Club/Sale! This is a great way to support our school library and boost your Summer Reading!

If you have any questions, please do contact me.

Happy Browsing & Reading!

Summer Reading Challenge

In week 20, students will be informed about the Summer Reading Challenge they can join. Parents can join in too!

Students will pick six books to read over the summer. If they have read a book, they can either write about it or draw something. Once completed, they will give the Summer Reading Challenge 2019 form to Fleur, when they return in August. Students who are leaving ISGR, can still do the Summer Reading Challenge, but they just won’t return the form.

In week 20, the students will brainstorm together with me what happens when you have completed the Summer Reading Challenge. Choose a new book for in the library? For each completed challenge, 10 SEK goes toward a joined project/event? Have a library party? Visit a publisher, author, or the world language library? By the end of week 20, I will let you know what we have decided!

We are excited to learn all about the Summer Reading the students are planning on doing!