Our annual Book Week & Book Fair 2016-17 started on Monday, 3rd October with the theme of “Oceans of Stories”. There have been many activities every day until Friday, 7th October. The Book Fair, in particular, has been incredibly popular and it has been lovely to see students getting genuinely excited about their books. It has really been enjoyable being stopped by some of our younger students to be told about their choice and when they are going to read it! Our Middle School students too, have intrigued their teachers by choosing challenging literature in some cases, reflecting our love for reading at EIS.
A few exciting activities from our Book Week & Book Fair:
Voluntary Poster Design
Primary and Secondary students were busy even before Book Week began, designing posters based on our Book Week theme. The winning posters were chosen and the winners received a Book voucher each. With the hundreds of posters, we’ve made a lovely display for photo shooting!
During Book Week, FAHASA and Vesta- two local book distribution companies set up their bookstalls inside the LRC. It was a great opportunity for our students, teachers and parents to shop for the books of their choice.
Primary students read to Early Years students and some of our Secondary students also read to Early Years students. Our students had a wonderful time being a buddy to each other!
Parents were asked to send photographs of their children reading in an unusual place. We’ve received a good number of pictures which show reading is fun!
From Book Cover to Door Cover
During Book Week if you had a chance to have a look around our school, one key difference you would have noticed was that many of our classroom and office doors had been decorated as book covers: Roald Dahl, Mo Willems, Kathryn Otoshi, Dr. Seuss, Disney – to name a few!
Mystery library tour
To connect the value of book and library with lifelong learning, our Primary students visited the Ho Chi Minh City General Sciences Library and our secondary students to the RMIT University Vietnam Library.
Parents Reading/ Storytelling
Many parents joined in, reading aloud in their kids’ classes in different languages, which our kids thoroughly enjoy. A BIG thank you to all parents who have given up their time to come in and read to the children, it has been a great experience for EIS students.
Teachers Interview@ Recent Readings
Along with many other activities, two of our Secondary students video-interviewed some teachers about their recent readings. Thanks to Hye Jin and Sam for such excellent work and for being so well organised with everything. Keep it up…!
Character Dress-up Day
To celebrate the end of Book Week, all students and staff were invited to dress up as their favourite Book Character on Friday, October 7th. In the morning we had six face painters who offered face painting for children who wished. Lots of small ocean fish were painted on to match our Book Week theme, ‘Oceans of Stories’. A boy & a girl were selected from each class for the best character dress-up and awarded Books and Vouchers. The students then joined a whole school parade which took place on the big football pitch. A good number of parents came along to join in the parade!