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A visitor to grade 4

A visitor to Grade 4

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It was great fun to have Line visit us. She not only gave us an insight into the (long) process of making and publishing a book, she also read aloud from her books, shared stories and described the background of each of her book.

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What is unique with Line is that she not only writes her books, she illustrates them as well. Because of this, the students were also given a drawing course where they learned to use geometrical figures to draw a bird, a spider, and a fly.

The students were very engaged throughout the two lessons, they asked lots of questions, shared ideas and ended the session with asking for Line's autograph. :-)

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World Book Day 2017 a success

 

WORLD BOOK DAY 2017 

It was great to see staff and students sporting outfits of characters from some of their favourite books. The day was filled with activities, classroom visits and an assembly focussing on this avery special day!

Book Day 2 2017

 

Book Day 1 2017

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World book day

World Book Day Poster - character competition

Asker International School will be celebrating World Book Day on Monday, April 24th, 2017. The theme of this year's celebration is "A love of books is infectious - pass it on".
 
There are few better recommendations for what to read than word of mouth, and the enthusiasm of someone who really loved a book and wants to share it. It is this that we're going to try to harness. 
 
Teachers will be bringing in books that they love and want to share with others, and we will be "selling" them to the children to persuade them to come and hear us read them out loud. As well as this, we want also children to recommend books that they love, especially ones that we don't have in the school library. The aim is to build a shopping list for possible additions to our library.
 
As well as this, there will be the usual "Come as a character from a book" competition. There will be first prizes of 300 NOK giftcards at www.ark.no for the winners, as well as two second prizes of 200 NOK giftcards. We will have two separate competitions and prizes for PYP and MYP students. 
 
The winning entries will: 
  1. bring a copy of the book their character appears in with them
  2. be able to talk about the book and the character
  3. show creativity in their costume
We hope that World Book Day will fun for everyone, as well as being a celebration of reading. If you have any questions, please get in contact with This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .
 
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Staff planning session shows understanding

Staff were busy working on the first principle of assessment for learning (vurdering for læring) “The students understand what they are to learn and what is expected of them.“

It was great to see teachers from grades 1 to 8 collaborating and sharing notes on this topic, discussing the merits of assessment and student involvement in their learning. In Norwegian, for example, they were looking at the importance of 'correct' feedback, because providing negative feedback leads to negative outcomes. 

It was interesting to see the different techniques employed by the different teachers throughout the school. It was also encouraging to see a commonality in their focus and drive on student assessment and feedback. 

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