The Sindelfingen Learning Commons hosted a grade five invention exhibition in Trefftpunkt Learning, its grade 5 – 10 learning space. Students shared inventions they created as a part of their research unit on Inventors and Explorers.
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.
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.
The Lower School were amazed by the wonderful books that arrived with The Little English Bookworm yesterday. Funny or factual everyone found a book to love. Miss Lydia now has a wonderful new stack of books to add to the library. The Upper School and Sindelfingen have a treat to look forward to.