Read Around The World
THE QUAD Library has been 'a buzz' lately as elementary students read their way around the world. To participate in 'Read around the world!, each student must read a book from six of the seven continents, excluding Antarctica. Each student has a map of the world and after they make a verbal book report to a library staff member they receive a sticker for that continent.
The colorful bulletin board outside the library has a map of the world, with the flags of the world around it. It shows various titles students enjoy reading such as "Nado and Zangmo: Two Children of Bhutan", "One Grain of Rice" and "The Legend of Lightning Larry". Librarian Mrs. Braid said that all elementary students will have "read around the world" by the end of term.
It has been exciting to see the enthusiasm this scheme has generated, with even ECP taking part. The final reward for completing their six books will be a new book from Scholastic (India) Publishers, but the library staff feel that the long term reward is in the students realising what new worlds can open up to them through reading.
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