We officially donated 800 Chinese and English books to the Hangzhou Children’s Public Library today. Thankfully, we had many volunteers through a student-led club, Global Issues Network (GIN), to help clean and sort the donated books. Over the past year, the HIS Community Library held two book drives that collected new and gently used children’s books. Through the efforts of GIN Club, homeroom Lower School teachers, and Grade 6 advisory students, it was a monumental success. The Hangzhou Children’s Public Library picked up the books this afternoon with the help of our Grade 7 students. Thank you to the community for your support in guiding and encouraging service learning throughout our students and bringing a significant new collection of English and Chinese books to the children of Hangzhou.
The HIS Community Library continually collects books in all languages to expand our Mother Tongue titles. Currently, we offer resources in English, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Spanish, French, German, Danish, Dutch, Italian and Thai. If you would like to donate books, please drop them off at the HIS Community Library.
Idiom of the week: Taste of your own medicine. This means to take what someone says not too seriously.
Come down to the library and write a sentence including the phrase for a chance to win a prize from the HIS Café and win a point for your dragon house.
What is an idiom? An idiom is an expression not defined by the individual words in the phrase.
Featured book of the week:
The Rule of Thre3
One shocking afternoon computers around the globe shut down in a viral catastrophe. At sixteen-year-old Adam Daley’s high school, the problem first seems to be a typical electrical outage, until students discover that cell phones are down, municipal utilities are failing, and the only vehicles that function are a few ancient, computer-free cars like Adam’s. Welcome to the all-too-possible nightmare world of “The Rule of Three” a breakout adventure story from acclaimed author Eric Walters.
Reading level Fluent: Grades 6-12
Walters, E., “The Rule of Three.” Scholastic Inc. New York, USA, 2015.
Because of Winn-Dixie
Millions of people around the world are devoted to the novels of Kate DiCamillo and it all began with “Because of Winn-Dixie.” This unforgettable novel is about a lonely girl whose life is transformed by her friendship with a scruffy dog.
Reading level Emergent: Grade 3-8
DiCamillo K., “Because of Winn-Dixie.” Candlewick Press. Massachusetts, USA, 2004.