The scene at MIS this week different. Each morning when students and staff hear the alarm, they stop whatever they are doing and read! Stop, drop everything and read! (DEAR)
Reading is more than a hobby, it’s part of life, a way to engage and immerse oneself in fiction or fact.
At MIS we launched (DEAR) sessions this week as part of MIS Book Week 2020.
What is MIS Book Week?
Welcome to Book Week 2020 for MIS! Book Week is about celebrating our love of reading at school, and we are encouraging any type of reading - from novels to comics, and in any language as well. The beauty of reading is that it allows us to travel through time and experience different people's cultures, histories, and lives. It also helps us develop a wider vocabulary and improve our language skills. Finally, it also lets us step into the shoes of another person, learn to be open-minded and see things from a different perspective. At MIS, the English and EAL departments have introduced a number of competitions to engage students in reading and express their love for reading, many MIS staff members are also participating in it. Students will also be able to earn Clan points for the year by participating in these activities with their Clan mates, so get reading, MIS!
In honour of this year's Book Week, we organised a lot of fun and interesting activities.
"Get Caught Reading"
Where do you read? On a chair? in bed? No? MIS students were encouraged to send pictures of their unique reading places and the winner with the best photo will win points for their Clan.
"Who's Behind the Book?"
"Who's Behind the Book?" have a look at the displays around the campus to guess which staff member is hiding behind each of their favorite books. The top five winners also win points for their Clans.
Guest Readers From Our Community
A popular activity this week was held on Tuesday. Our English department invited guest readers from all the staff members to pick a book that means something to them and read to their Seniors group. Later our Juniors MISPA Class Representatives enjoyed reading with Juniors students.
English lessons focused on fun for reading. Teachers arranged "Joint Juniors/Seniors Reading" activities so that students could share their favorite stories with one another.
Roald Dahl for Juniors
Juniors are learning about Roald Dahl. Each year group is studying a different Roald Dahl book, completing various activities: buddy reading, baking, painting, drama, character analysis, plot development.
Our annual Book Week at MIS shares the significance of reading from Early Years right through to Year 13. The value, joy and potential of reading as a tool for imagination and enlarging one's world is simply incredible.