Math + Books = Fun!

ISS Degerloch campus students were fortunate to meet and have a session with author and math extraordinaire, David Schwartz this Wednesday and Thursday. David dazzled his audiences with really BIG numbers. We learned how big a Googol was ( a 1 with a 100 zeroes), about exponents, about proportional ratios, what 10 000 pieces of popcorn looks like and for the older students why there is math when a hippo makes a grunting noise.

David inspired so many of our students. He gave us a message that we all can come up with big, interesting ideas and in fact, children are particularly good at this. David explained that many of his ideas for writing came from the things he wondered about as a child. He told us he used to ask many many questions as a child and these questions were the building blocks of his books which he then wrote as an adult.  Of course this fits into our learning framework at ISS and is something that is encouraged and supported every day in the classroom, it is something we call; being an Inquirer.

ISS Sindelfingen will be meeting David on Friday the 13th of October.

Author: David Schwartz visiting ISS

American author David Schwarz will be visiting ISS (Degerloch and Sindelfingen) from October 11th to 13th. David is an award winning author and is well known for his books which carry a maths and science theme. He is well known for making kids excited about these topics and developing curiosity and wonder in children. You can check out David’s books from any of the ISS libraries.

Grade 2 Breakout!

Over 4 weeks the Grade 2 students have been coming up to the library to use their problem solving skills in order to crack the code and open the locks of the breakout box. As well as solving the pattern and coding problems the students worked together as a team to share ideas and come up with the solutions.

Welcome to the new school year!

The Learning Commons team is excited to welcome everyone back for the 2017/18 school year! We hope that everyone has had a relaxing summer, even if you may have been moving or busy with other projects.

Please feel free to stop by our libraries anytime – staff, students, and parents! We are here to help!

For those of you who are new, we are:

  • Lydia Rickard- Degerloch Lower School and working with grades 6-8 students
  • Mark Lawrence- Degerloch Upper School and working with grades 9-12 students
  • Matthew Rose- Sindelfingen Whole Campus
  • Anja Junginger- Whole School Digital Learning Support and LC team coordination

For parents, we are always looking for volunteers! Please stop by if you are interested.

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Donations wanted!

The ISS Learning Commons team have over the last few years been contributing to the library collection of a children’s home/school in Uganda organised by a charity called Heart for Children.  They provide a home and schooling for orphans from all over Africa.  We have donated many of our unwanted library books and the charity has gratefully accepted.

They will be shipping a container at the end of April 2017 and have asked if we have any donations to make.  If you have any unwanted Children’s books please bring them to the Upper, Lower or SIFI School Library from now until before the Easter break.

The books should be in relatively good condition.  We CANNOT accept Textbooks or Adult books.

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Maybe you would even like to buy a new book at the book fair and donate this!

For more information about the charity Heart for Children please view the following website.

https://www.heart4children.de/