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Book Week 2018 - 2019


Monday May 13th signalled the beginning of ebica primary school’s book week. Five days of thinking about books, ( hard copies, not digital!) reading books teachers to students, students to students, students reading alone in ‘extreme’ places!

ERIC time, Everybody reads in class, and DEAR time , Drop everything and read made the week different as we all started to use our Inquirer brains to ask about books and to ask questions about stories we read.

‘What is the difference between a reading book and an exercise book in class?’

‘What can we enjoy with a book rather than a digital book?’

‘How do we interpret different stories we read?’

Students explored the pleasure of turning pages in books, of touching and smelling the pages, a world of discovery!

Meet Tiphanie1On day 2 of our book week, our art teacher and childrens’ book illustrator, Tiphanie Beeke, took each class in turn to explain how an illustrator works on the pictures to go with a story already written. What a pleasure to discover the adventures of Fletcher the Fox and to learn the process of drawing, revising, and painting the pictures that will go into the storybook.

The last day of the book week saw all of the teachers and students dressed in a character from a book. Many Harry Potters but also Sam I Am from Dr Seuss, Asterix, Little Red Riding Hood, Pippi Longstocking, to name but a few of the characters floating in the ebica primary corridors on Friday May 17th.

IMG_6243Our final day of book week also meant the possibility to buy books from the Usborne Book Stand and there was an enormous range of choices for all sorts of readers. For every book bought, ebica gained points to be able to benefit from some free books. Such was the enthusiasm and generosity of parents, ebica was able to profit from €1400 of books!

Books became the centre of our world for one short week rather than being accessories to a world full of other stimulation! Teachers and students are looking forward to Book Week 2019 - 2020!

Jayne Pirson

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