BISS has been celebrating books all week. One of the highlights of the week has been DEAR – Drop Everything And Read. A teacher will pop their head into a classroom and shout DEAR. Whatever class is going on, it stops and they all start reading.
They also had a book fair and all the kids had plenty of opportunity to spend their money on a wide selection of books. Both Isabelle and Oliver found a couple of books that they liked!
Friday was Book Character dress up day. Isabelle decided to go as Rolly (one of the 99 puppies in 101 Dalmations) and Oliver was Cat in the Hat for the day.
Isabelle’s costume was so easy as she borrowed some pj’s from a friend and I just painted some spots on her face. Oliver’s was a little trickier. I had originally decided to make a pop-up Dr Seuss hat, but after 2 attempts of following the instructions, it ended up as a normal hat. Even so, it was well after midnight on Thursday before I had finished!! I made him a bow tie, had some furry fur sewed onto a black hoodie and white gloves finished the look. He was so reluctant to have anything (make-up/face paint) on his face, but I persuaded him that the look would not be complete without a black nose and whiskers!
The Infants (Year 1 and 2) had a costume parade and Oliver was thrilled to win the Boys prize for best costume! Guess the late night was worth it!
Cat in the Hat and Rolly AKA Oliver & Isabelle
Oliver was a little grumpy because he didn’t want the “make up”on!!!!
Oliver – winner of the Boys Best Costume posing with his girlie counterpart! Glad to see he is smiling this time. Photo is courtesy of BISS.
Friday March 9th was World Book Day. The Junior School at BISS events included a week long book fair. Isabelle spent some of her own pocket money on some books. She also participated in the World Education Games, competing with students all over the world in maths, science and literary competitions and quizzes. The end of the week the students could dress up as characters from a favorite book. (Instructions came home to say that they really did not want to see super hero costumes!)
Isabelle dressed up as Miss Trunchbull from Matilda by Roald Dahl and Oliver dressed up as Kipper from The Magic Key book series.
Miss Trunchbull and Kipper
At first glance, it might appear that Isabelle is really acting like Miss Trunchbull, but she is sulking because she really did not want to have the mole on her face! We had to convince her to keep it long enough so that the teachers could see at school and then she could wipe it off!
Oliver’s teachers were very impressed with his outfit. So, were we because he picked this character himself without any prompting. Amazing how a big aluminium covered cardboard key can transform a little boy into Kipper……