This week, our whole school has been banding together to raise money for new solar panels for our roof tops, in the name of EARTH WEEK. To aid our fundraising efforts, students are encouraged to contribute at least 10 rmb per child; if we do that, we should reach our goal of 14,250 rmb, which will then be matched by administration, and we will be able to have solar panels installed to help ease our global footprint.
Many of our teachers, have agreed to get a mowhawk hair cut…IF the 14,250 is raised. They want to urge the students on by providing some entertainment for all… let’s see who will go through with the deal…Mr. Toa? Mr. Martin? Mr. McCuaig?
Please drop your money in the glass jar outside the Elementary Library and if you’d like more information… check out these links…
Here is the schedule for our Earth Week Activities
Apart from me cutting up the cakes too early, meaning a couple of classes did not get to see the amazing finished products… today went really well.
Congratulations to Chantelle, Riley, Benjamin, Lizzie, Benjo, D’Arcy, Seo Yeon, Rigel, Connor, Marco, Sydney, Martina, Sofia and Charlotte for your amazing baking and creative skills as seen below. There was plenty of oohing and aahing from parents, teachers and students as they walked through the Elementary Library today; people were impressed with your efforts, well done.
Congratulations to Blake, Bauer, Cindy, Stephanie, Ethan, Connor, Charley, August, Ava, Yean, Yasmin, Saskia, Vivian and Andy from Prek K, K and 1st Grade who all registered in our first ever Books To Eat competition at Pudong Elementary. Special thanks go to Mrs Happer’s class who had an amazing 8 entries, including one for Green Eggs and Ham that the whole class participated in.
All day long groups of students, parents and teachers streamed through the library, oohing and aahing over these students’ creations. I was so impressed to have so many entries, considering this was the first time we tried to do something like this. Now that the bigger kids have seen what the younger ones can do, I’m sure that the competition will be fierce for next Friday’s 2nd and 3rd grade Books to Eat Celebration.
Hey there Pre K, K and 1st graders.
Tomorrow is the very first Books to Eat competition in the ES Library, and YOU ARE UP!
Thank you to the students, teachers and parents who have already sent in a registration form. We are excited to see your edible creations this Friday. If you have something to contribute, please bring it in to the Elementary Library first thing in the morning tomorrow, Friday March 1st. The cakes will be judged throughout the day, and eaten in the afternoon! Yummy!
Bring in: the cake/creation and the book that goes with it please.
My favorite event of the year begins in one week; the Shanghai Literary Festival.
Unfortunately, they won’t be running their regular Books to Eat Competition, so we are going to run our own. The competition involves participants baking something, most often a cake, or something sweet, based on a book.
*Entering is voluntary.
*There will be three divisions:
Friday March 1st: open to all PreK, K and 1st grade students, teachers and specialists
Friday March 8th:open to all 2nd and 3rd grade students, teachers and specialists
Friday March 15th: open to all 4th and 5th grade students, teachers and specialists
In years past, several of our SAS students have had success winning prizes in categories including tastiest, most creative and people’s choice. We will have many, many categories for our students to achieve success in, nobody will go away empty handed. Some examples for your creation include:
Princess and the Pea
Please consider getting creative with your child, this really is a fun way to celebrate literature, you are only limited by your imagination. Please include a copy of your book with your cake, see pictures below.
Registration forms are available from the ES library and are due by 3 pm the Tuesday before your Friday cake competition. Children will be asked to put
*their name and class
*book title and author’s name
Cakes and their accompanying books must be delivered to the ES Library as soon as your child arrives on Friday morning. They will be judged before morning recess, viewed throughout the day, and available for eating after 2 pm!
Some of the awards given will be for taste, so IF you don’t want your cake to be eaten, please make sure you let me know personally via e mail: email@example.com as part of the idea is for the students to have a lot of fun with this, and everybody loves eating cake! Therefore, please do NOT use nuts, or nut products in any of your creations.
Below are some photos of last years entries, and here is a link to some great photos of other Books to Eat competitions around the world. Google books to eat and check out what is out there.