Secret Santa 14 Decemebr 2018

The Staff Book Group has a Secret Santa box each year and it is filling up nicely for this year’s festive meeting with… books!

Miss Weir from the Maths department added to the box, with a beautifully decorated and wrapped book.

All in the group are looking forward to seeing the box of delights this year #festivefun #secretsanta

Countdown to Christmas Hanging Advent Calendar Week 2 – 10 – 14 December 2018

The Novelties Book Club pupils created a novel advent calendar in the library. In this Countdown to Christmas, a book from the hanging display above the library desk is being opened by a pupil each day and shared.

Week Two began with Day 10 of our Hanging Advent Calendar and was opened by Miss Weir in the Maths department. It was shared with S6 paired readers Gabe and Tarmo. Their S1 readers were partying. An impromptu reading session, of Santa Paws, with Miss Weir instead #allgoodfun #Christmasmood 💜📚🎁

Day 11 and Kai & Alejandro were very excited to see what was in today’s Hanging Advent Calendar. It is The Battle for Christmas by Jeremy Strong which Alejandro and his paired reader, Cara, sat down to enjoy #Christmasmood #happyreaders.

Day 12 of our Hanging Advent Calendar was unwrapped by our head teacher Mr Barnett, who enjoyed talking to the S3 Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils & finding out more about the project. A vibrantly illustrated book by Anne Fine. All about a welcome home party for a gnome…Very Different!

The Adventure of the Christmas Pudding by Agatha Christie was the exciting discovery on Day 13 of our Hanging Advent Calendar. Robyn shared with Jennifer a sinister warning on Hercule Poirot’s pillow to avoid the plum pudding… then the discovery of a corpse in a chest #classic 📚

Day 14 of our Hanging Advent Calendar. Mr Ramzy, Principal Teacher of EAL, together with Hannah, opened Just William by Richmal Crompton .

He shared the tousle-headed, snub-nosed, lovable imp of mischief’s festive adventures with Ellie & Craig. There is only one William! 🎁🎄📚

FMRC YULE Book Reccomendations

Book Stall at The Farmers’ Market 13 December 2018

On Thursday 13 December, we had a stall at our Home Economics department Famous Farmers’ Market and planned to sell withdrawn library and other used books. All for funds for next year’s Edinburgh International Book Festival trip, which we hope to run again (and get tickets for!)

2018 was our first trip & it was amazing!

It was so exciting! Everyone was invited to enjoy a cup of tea, a home bake and a book. Doesn’t that sound like bliss?

Our book stall was big, beautiful and full of brilliant bargains. One-stop shop for adventure, knowledge, romance, action, dreams….. irresistible!

📚🎁💜🎉.

Oooh… Who will get a Secret Santa Reading Recommendation?🎅 Novelties Book Club 12 December 2018

Novelties Book Club pupils were busy at lunchtime on Wednesday 12 December thinking, writing and then decorating exciting envelopes for next week’s library party #festivefun #Christmasbooks 🎄📚🎁

Amazing Art from Scottish Teenage Book Prize Group – 12 & 13 December 2018

What fabulous graphic work, collaboration and sharing feedback on their second books during the session on Wednesday 12 December from the S3 Scottish Teenage Book Prize pupils.

We are looking forward to seeing them all completed.

Mr Barnett,our head teacher, visited and enjoyed talking to the pupils and finding out more about the project. He was tasked with unwrapping Day 12 of our Hanging Advent Calendar, which was a vibrantly illustrated book by Anne Fine. All about a welcome home party for a gnome…Very Different!

On Thursday 13 December, there was a creative and productive session with our pupils. With smiles! It was great to read messages from authors SM Wilson and John Young. Lots of encouragement with the project.

Happy Christmas from the pupils

Festive Itsy Bitsy Book Bits 10 December & 11 December 2018

There was Festive Fun in our Itsy Bitsy Book Bits with The Truth Pixie by Matt Haig and read over two days by Mr Wormald and Mr Smith.

Festive Itsy Bitsy Book Bits 10 December & 11 December 2018

 Wherever she is, whatever the day, She only has one kind of thing to say. Just as cats go miaow and cows go moo, The Truth Pixie can only say things that are true. Mr Wormald from the PE department read the first half of this stunning story beautifully to an engrossed audience in our Festive Itsy Bitsy Book Bits.

You’ll have so many moments – whole years – full of fun…

Sure, life isn’t always one big smile, But things turn out fine, when you wait a while.

Mr Smith from the Maths department read to a delighted audience on day two and ended this year’s  Festive Itsy Bitsy Book Bits on a high. 🎁📚

S1 Book Talks December 2018

S1 classes will be enjoying the theme Comedy during December and will focus on these books:

The Dork Diaries by Rene Rene Russell

The World of Norm by Jonathan Meres

Diary of a Wimpy Kid by Jeff Kinney

The OMG Blog by Karen McCombie

Big Nate by Lincoln Pierce

Hamish and the Worldstoppers by Danny Wallace.

Lots of giggles and reading ahead.

 

SLIF Moray Project 7 December 2018

Our @MindsMoray S3 Mental Health Ambassadors on Friday 7 December with members of the school delivery team – Mr Clark, Mrs Toonen & Marc Doherty – to take forward their ideas for promoting mental wellbeing. There was lots to share with Amy & Clair from The Moray Council Mental Health Team.

One of the groups talked about ways to ensure a positive start to the school day and all of the S3 Mental Health Ambassadors contributed very positively to discussions with Marc, Mrs Toonen and Mr Clark.

All part of the SLIF Moray Minds project.

Information about the project can be can be found on @MindsMoray

Mental health for Moray young people to be the focus of innovative new campaign…

https://www.pressandjournal.co.uk/fp/news/moray/1604385/mental-health-for-moray-young-people-to-be-the-focus-of-innovative-new-campaign/?utm_source=twitter

Novelties Books Of Christmas – Hanging Advent Calendar December 2018

The Novelties Book Club pupils have created a novel advent calendar in the library. In this Countdown to Christmas, a book from the hanging display above the library desk is being opened by a pupil each day and shared.

Day One of Novelties (Book Club) Books of Christmas and their hanging advent calendar. Opened by Charlton, Luca, Finlay and Finlay (yes, two Finlays) on Monday 3 December and it is…. Sheepdog in the Snow by Lucy Daniels. Charlton shared a little of the book and all agreed this sounds a cracker #sharing.

Paired readers Riley & Rana opened no.4 in our Books of Christmas hanging advent calendar. Riley got The Walker Book of Christmas Stories. He and Rana read enjoyed the first seasonal sparkling story so much, it is on hold for next week #happyreaders #Christmas.

A Christmas Cracker is the title of the day 5 book in our Books of Christmas Advent Calendar and the Christmas paper was ripped open! Natalie read the first few chapters and there were lots of smiles #happyreaders #Festivefun.

Day 6 and paired readers Rocco and Stella enjoyed unwrapping Thursday 7 December’s gift in the hanging advent calendar: The Christmas Cat by Robert Westall. Both agreed this was a book to purr over. Lovely drawings of Bobbie the apple-thief too ChristmasBooks .

Day 7 of our Hanging Advent Calendar Books of Christmas and paired readers David and Lauren were eager to find out today’s book.

Welcome to Forever X by Geraldine McCaughrean and the hotel where every day is Christmas Day. David & Lauren read a little and David has borrowed it #result

 

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