Reading opens the door to new understandings and for our imagination to soar.All the RBE students, in addition to KG2/Grande section students, visited the IC in-house Arabic Book Fair. The experience was engaging for all of our students, as they chose from a wide variety of interesting, new edition books from five publishers. It was remarkable how many kept their siblings in mind with the books they chose.
Following a recommendation not to use plastic bags by a Grade 5 student two years ago, a new initiative was launched this year. Miss Rita Jadum, our seamstress, designed and sewed over 50 cloth bags using remnants of material from other projects. These bags were offered to the Preschool children to help them transport their book purchases back to their classrooms. Once they arrived and placed their books in their back packs, the cloth bags were returned to the Elementary School to be “reused” at another time for another group. This reusing initiative will reduce the amount of plastic for years to come. The IC Book Fair provided an excellent opportunity for two of our school mottos to merge: IC, I Read; IC Green.