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International School Library Month 2016

Happy Home School has been celebrating the International School Library Month since 2004 as is done by the international body known as the International Association of School Librarianship (IASL). This organization has selected October as the month in which the international community celebrates the International School Library Month (ISLM).

The ISLM theme for 2016 is Learn to Decode Your World

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To view Happy Home School’s news on International Association of School Librarianship’s website click on to:

http://www.iasl-online.org/What-People-are-Doing-for-ISLM-2016#pakistan

Various activities were organized at the school including the following:

bookiconHappy Home School Storytelling Competition in Urdu and English was organized on October 54, 2016. 19 schools of Karachi participated in the Inter – School Storytelling Competition.

 

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Inter – School Storytelling Competition

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bookiconHHS Bookmark Exchange Project Pakistan in which 27 schools participated!

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Group photograph of the participants of Inter – School Bookmark Sharing Session

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 HHS has also exchanged Bookmarks with the countries of Portugal and Romania.

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Students preparing bookmarks

 

 

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Address written on envelopes and bookmarks ready to be packed and sent to Portugal and Romania.

 

bookiconCelebrating Literary Figures of the Year:

Happy Home School has dedicated this year to two Literary Figures, Roald Dahl (English) and Ameer Khusrau (Urdu). Students have been reading excerpts of their work together and discovering interesting facts about the authors’ lives. An exposition of their work was presented in our Library and on Class Bulletin boards during the library month.

 

 

Many other activities were held during the library periods.

bookiconGrade II-III- Storytelling Sessions: Mothers of Primary Section showed keen interest in this activity. They came to tell the stories during the library periods.

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A mother telling a story to Grade III students

bookiconGrade IV- Vocabulary Game: Odd One out – Students had to stand in a circle. They listened carefully to the given topics and gave a word within 30 seconds .If the student was incorrect, he/she sat down and last one standing was declared the winner.

bookiconGrade V-  Dictionary Game: The students were shown a Power Point Presentation on How to use a Dictionary . Then the students found words with their meanings from the Dictionary. Each team had to arrange 10 words in alphabetical order.

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Winners of Dictionary Game receiving their reward

 

bookiconGrade VI-  Favourite Story Books and their Characters. (Draw and describe)

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Students preparing their story book board

bookiconGrade VII-  “Reasons: why I read?” Why not? And What I want to Read? (Brainstorming Activity)

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Students writing their views during the brainstorming activity

bookiconGrade VIII-  Book Review Competition.

bookiconGrade IX-X-  Ek din Ameer Khusrau Ke Naam: Introduction, life, work and Poetry through a power point presentation.

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Students giving a presentation on Ameer Khusrau

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Primary Section dressed up as their favourite story character

 

bookiconAssembly presentations were also held to Celebrate International School Library Month. Such as: Kutub Khana Ek Khazana, Literary work of Roald Dahl, Kitab Kahani, and Dress up as a Character from their Favourite Story was done.

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Scene from the assembly presentation: Kutub Khana Ek Khazana

bookiconClass and School Bulletin Boards Related to the theme of International School Library Month were prepared.

bookiconBook Fair: A book fair was arranged in which books of several types were available for the young learners’ at reduced prices.

 
 
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