Thursday, April 27, 2017

Just in... 2017 Morning Calm Medal winners!

It is official...Students from 11 different international schools in Korea have voted and the results are now in.

The 2017 Morning Calm Medal winners for best picture book and best chapter book are...
Congratulations to Mac Barnett and Sally M. Walker for writing such fantastic stories!

Click here for more information about Winnie: the True Story of the Bear Who Inspired Winnie-the-Pooh.

Click here for more information about The Terrible Two.

Click here for more information about the Morning Calm Medal.

On a final note, well done to all of  our students who read all of the nominated books and then voted for their favourite!

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Poem in Your Pocket Day

April is a time to celebrate poetry!   You can find a wonderful selection of poetry in the 800’s section of our elementary school library.   Here are some fun poetry websites to explore:

Poetry4Kids - Read and rate poems, write a poem, and use the rhyming dictionary.
Giggle Poetry- Read and write funny poems!
FizzyFunnyFuzzy poetry by Gareth Lancaster
Did you know that every April, on Poem in Your Pocket Day, people celebrate by selecting a poem, carrying it with them, and sharing it with others throughout the day? This year, Poem in Your Pocket Day is Thursday, April 27.
Check out the official website for more details at

For some spring poem ideas, you can go to

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Book Week Celebrations 2017

We just had a wonderful week celebrating books and reading! The students enjoyed our guest readers...

We loved buying books at the Book Fair...

We really got into the spirit of things...
Thank you to everyone for making it a fun week! 

Thursday, April 20, 2017

Decorate Your Door as a Book Cover Contest 2017

Thank you to everyone who entered our third annual "Decorate Your Door as a Book Cover" contest.  Your creativity and enthusiasm is amazing! Congratulations to Mr. Gratz's Grade 1 class for winning the contest. Enjoy your new book!

Thank you so much for participating and remember...

Sunday, April 9, 2017

Battle of the Books 2017

Our team met at 6:00 am this past Saturday to fly to Seoul for the Battle of the Books 2017. Over 200 students gathered at Seoul Foreign School to compete. There were 19 teams from 9 international schools.

For the past three months, we have been busy preparing for this big book trivia competition. We read ten books and then practiced answering comprehension questions about them.

We competed in 5 matches... Each match had two rounds (lasting ten minutes each). We took turns answering questions about the ten books.

At the end of the day, we were excited to have earned 11 out of a possible 15 points.  What a great example of hard work, collaboration, enthusiasm, and sportsmanship!

We relaxed at Lotte Mall before heading back to Jeju.

Well done, everyone!