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Literacy week2016/4/18 0:00:00

Literacy week has come and gone and we can say we’ve all enjoyed another spectacular TIS event!

To kick-off a week of daily fun-filled activities focused on literacy, our first whole-school assembly featured a Battle of the Books and Dr. Seuss’ birthday party complete with music and cupcakes.

Each day’s assembly brought literacy to the spotlight and offered ways to involve our students, teachers and families in listening, speaking, reading and writing. The daily Battle of the Books featured house teams from within each grade racing to hit the buzzer and correctly answer questions about a book. The Reading Challenge between the intramural house teams was a month-long contest to determine which house could read the most pages. The Yellow Dragons are this year’s winners! The most voracious reader was awarded to each house and we congratulate Happy (Red Phoenixes), GiMin (Yellow Dragons), and  Gilbert (Green Qilins). The most voracious teacher readers were Ms. Stolz and Ms. Odette. We enjoyed our guest readers and hearing stories in many different languages from around the world! Students also brought their favorite book characters to life on Character Dress-up Day. Throughout the week we decorated our doors to creatively reflect literacy in our classes, with ribbons presented to the winners. Other events included a Obido book fair, Read-Cycle, decorating a bookmark, a storytelling relay, book trailers, and a cookie and cookbook sale.