EIS Author Visit – Deborah Abela

Students at EIS had a fabulous day learning about how authors are inspired, how to develop characters and how stories are constructed. Our students all enjoyed writing the continuation of a story with Deb and were excited to read their stories aloud on stage. EIS students were inspired and engaged for every minute of Deb’s presentation. She introduced some of her best-known stories to our children, eg. Grimsdon, the New City, the Stupendously Spectacular Spelling Bee, Jasper Zammit soccer legend, Max Remy super spy, and her picture book Wolfie: an unlikely hero.  Our kids all had a chance to buy her books at EIS and the most popular book sold was Grimsdon and the New City. Her visit to talk with the children was really valuable for our kids; her inspiration hooked their interest in writing stories. Here are some photos of her visit.

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Roald Dahl Day @ EIS 2017

The 13th of September is Roald Dahl’s birthday so today EIS students celebrated with some fun activities in the LRC. We were very impressed with the effort that our students made to dress up, make props and generally bring the Roald Dahl characters to life for us – definitely worth 5 house points!

Before school this morning and during morning break, we all listened to the audiobook ‘The Twits” while the students did some Roald Dahl crafts. Most students were inspired by George from ‘George’s Marvelous Medicine,’ or Willy Wonka, creating a, ‘DO NOT DISTURB – Inventions In Progress!’ door hanger. Others hoped to be like Matilda and surprise their teachers or their parents, with a slippery creature they designed:

“You have put a…a…a crocodile in my drinking water!” the Trunchbull yelled back. ‘There is no worse crime in the world against a Headmistress!’

Lots of students made Mr. Twit’s beard and pretty disgusting it was too – full of worms, old bits of cheese and fish bones! Finally, dozens of our students competed eagerly for the Scrumptumplious Quiz Prize. We will find out who won on Friday in assembly.

In Middle School, Grade 7 won a non-uniform day for completing their quiz quickly and correctly. Their knowledge of this great writer’s life and work was impressive. Our High School read some of Roald Dahl’s very spooky short stories from, ‘Kiss. Kiss’. Not many people know that Roald Dahl wrote fiction for adults as well as children.

Lunchtime was movie time today, with a showing of ‘Fantastic Mr. Fox’ for Primary and ‘Charlie and the Chocolate factory’ for Middle and High School students.

We are delighted to see that the LRC’s large collection of Roald Dahl books is vastly depleted. We hope that the children enjoy reading the stories at home as much as we enjoy reading them in the library.

Here are some photos of on Roald Dahl Day @ EIS!

 

Scholastic Book Shopping 2016-17

Our first ever Scholastic Book Shopping (formally known as Scholastic Reading Club) for 2016-17 was a HUGE success! For many years, Scholastic Reading Club programs is a part of school library activities that grows kids a lifelong love of reading, gives the school community an opportunity to shop their own choices. Students and parents at EIS were so happy to participate Scholastic Reading club and thoroughly enjoy book shopping!

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