The Sindelfingen Learning Commons is promoting Favourite Book Character Day which will take place on Thursday, October 25th, the last day of Spirit Week. To get the students thinking about book characters we have made an interactive bulletin board, Find a Character where students can post their responses to prompts that get them thinking about possible book characters they could choose. During learning commons classes grades 1 – 5 students are engaged in activities to get them thinking about possible book characters they can choose.
On the February 28th February and 7th March grade 11 as part of their Extended Essay preparation attended a workshop hosted by the Württembergische State Library. The workshop is aimed specifically at students studying for the Abitur/IB.
With 3.8 million holdings the Wuertemberg State Library houses one of the largest collections in the state after the University Libraries of Freiburg, Heidelberg and Tuebingen.
As well an introduction to the services offered the students were given useful tips on how to pepare themselves for online searching, shown how to search the Online Public Access Catalogue (OPAC) for both print and digital information and how to access the huge database collection.
Many thanks to the Landesbibliothek Stuttgart who kindly offered the workshop in English language for the first time.
A message from our contact at heart4children:
Now, after return in Germany I will say very special thanks for the books who we become from you Mark, and also very special thanks for showing our Library in Osia.
I promised to make a Kontakt between these two Libraries in Germany and Uganda.
So Mark, Julia is the Person who makes the new Library with your Books in the School at heart4children. I hope it is useful that you have Kontakt because we are so happy that you donate the books for these Projekt. Think the children will love that.
I also have a new Picture, that I took at the Library two weeks ago.
Please have good and blessed Kontakt.
The Lower School students participated in Read in the Dark day. They came suitably attired in their pyjamas (it makes reading more comfortable) and built forts with tables, chairs and blankets. Once these were made the blinds came down and the lights were turned off and Operation: Read in the Dark began!
Next week December 4th – 8th the Lower School will be participating in the global movement that is called Hour of Code. Students will be spending an hour learning the basics of programming. If the students are still interested they can continue the fun at http://www.hourofcode.com or check the library for books about learning to code.
We have recently launched the Hansel and Gretel Readers’ Choice Award with students from grade 3 – 5 in the Lower School. There are 16 nominated books which the students can choose to read from. In January the students who have read at least four titles can start to vote. There will be three voting rounds to determine which book our readers have decided is their favourite. 19 other International schools in Germany will be participating by reading the same books and we will combine the votes. The books are being checked out constantly and the Hansel and Gretel shelf is the first stop in the library for many of our borrowers.