We have just had our annual Book Fair which begins our Book Week celebrations at school.
Since we all love reading at Clairvaux, we were very excited to see the Book Fair shelves arrive and couldn’t wait until we visited the Library to check out the books and write our Wishlists.
We were pleased to see that once again our favourite character Clifford had accompanied the Book Fair and we had lots of fun with him when he came to our classrooms each morning to collect children who wanted to purchase Books, and take them to the Fair. (Although, a couple of the Preps weren’t quite sure at first if they liked him as much as we did – maybe they hadn’t read his stories yet!)
It was great to see many ‘booklover’ parents accompanying their children before and after school and it was wonderful to observe people really engaged in discussing and choosing their books. It was amazing to see how many past students popped in to join in the excitement – yes, they too were very soon ‘lost’ in the bookshelves browsing for a ‘good read’.
This year our Book Fair competition was a guessing game. The idea was that you had to estimate the number of pages in a bundle of books about different countries of the world. There were quite a lot of pages and Matthew (Year 3/4 JD) was the closest with a guess of 1,811 and was awarded his choice of a free book for his effort. Well done Matthew!
(If you’re curious to find the correct answer, scratch the card and it will be revealed.)
Consolation prizes were also awarded to children who just missed out. Congratulations to - Molly, Amy, Casey and Mitchell (5/6); Alicia and Jessica (3/4); Ella and Ethan (1/2) and Chanel and Archer (Prep) for getting very close.
Of course we could not have a successful Book Fair without our fantastic parent helpers who support our school so well, so a big THANK YOU from all of us and a special mention to Tania who is our very capable Book Fair manager.
Maybe Clifford will be back to visit next year, but for now, here is a message from him that I found stuck to the book shelves.