We All Speak MusicBOOK WEEK 2015February 9 - 13

In concurrence with 2015 - a year of music in Estonia ISE annual book week is also dedicated to music. During the week through various events we will look how music, sounds and melodies add different dimensions to stories, communicate setting, mood and other elements. We will play, create, and learn about new and interesting things.
We are continuing with the Book Week all time favourites like Book Night, Mother tongue readings and Teddy Bear picnics. We will host a book sale and visit Tallinn National Library and Tallinn Central Library Foreign language department to take a look at their music collection and join in music related book activities. We also continue with a successful Human Library.

Keep checking back to this site for updates on the Book week events.
Opening Ceremony (parents welcome) Monday 9th at 9 am
ISE Director Ms.Naglee will say the welcoming words. ISE Staff Handbell ensamble will present a short musical story "My Grandfather´s Clock" by Henry Clay Work. Ms. Karolina will tell us about stories music tell and help Grade 1 students perform their musical number. Come and celebrate music, stories, books and reading.

Read the story behind "My Grandfather's Clock" from Style Savvy "The Grandfather’s Clock: Inspired by Ghost Stories" blog post."
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The Book Week has started. Thank you grade 1 musicians, Handbell Belles, Ms. Karolina and Ms. Naglee.

Mother Tongue Readings – Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 10th-12thOn Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday , from 8:50 – 9:30 a.m., ISE parents share stories in their native language.

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Tuesday stories in Dutch, French, Italian and Japanese. Thank you readers!

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Wednesday stories in German, Greek, Swedish and Portuguese. Thank you readers!

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Thursday stories in Spanish, Norwegian and Portuguese. Thank you readers!

National Library, music collection - Tuesday 10th at 10:20-11:55 (Gr 3-5)
We will take a look at their music collections and engage in music related activities.
Students are going to take a bus to Tõnismägi. Make sure students have their green transportation cards or 2x80 cents for bus fare.

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Grades 3, 4 and 5 learning about music at the National Library.

Tallinn Central Library Foreign Language department - Tuesday 10th at 13:15-13:55 (Gr 1-2) and Thursday 12th at 10:30-11:10 (PS-Rec) We will take a look at their music collections and engage in music related activities.

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Concert "Põhjamaale!" - Kätlin Kaldmaa (story teller) and Merike Paberits (instrumentalist)

Wednesday 11th at 13:00-13:45 Gym. Take a trip through Nordic countries by listening to folktales and music from Denmark, Norway and Iceland. Meet trolls, elves, spirits, animals and people - all have a story to tell!

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Trolls, elves, ghosts and people. They all have a story to tell.

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Allecto Book Sale (parents welcome) - Wednesday 11th 13:30 till the end of the day
ISE will host Allecto book sale of children's and young adult literature (originals and adaption), children's reference books, activity books, games and films. Books are mainly in English but also in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

Teddy Bear picnics - Thursday 12th at 11:15 - 11:55

Students bring a favorite stuffed animal to a read aloud and picnic. ISE Staff members will be guest readers sharing their choice of stories during the picnic. Parents help provide snack and drinks for the picnic. Thank you all who made this event a success!

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Thank you readers for sharing the stories! Thank you parents for yummy snacks!

Shadow play "Shiva's Gifts" by Grade 10, Ms. Edna, Ms. Triin and Ms. Karolina - grade 10 students presented a shadow play written, composed and staged by themselves to start the last day of Books Week. Their work and effort was impressive. It complemented our Book Week theme and gave the grade 10 project a concrete goal and outcome. The collaboration between lower and upper school was great.
Great job everyone!
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Great job grade 10! Thank you for sharing your story!

Classroom Presentations (parents welcome) Friday at 10:15 - 11:55 (All grades)
Classes share presentations based on this year’s theme "We All Speak Music".

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Human Library - Friday 13th at 13:40-15:30
Human library works exactly as a normal library – readers come and borrow a “Book” for a limited period of time. After reading it they return the Book to the library. There is one difference: the Books in the library are human beings, and the Books and readers enter into a dialogue.
As in the real library, the Books are the most important resource of the Human library.


Book night.jpgBook Night – Friday - February 13th
An evening full of fun - races, music, and book related activities followed by a sleepover in school.