Library Storytelling Morning activity for November

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings from October to June where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. 35 children per session and two adults per child maximum. Approx. 45 minutes.

Participation is free (The first week of the month the Friends of the Library and International Institute students will be able to pre-register).

Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity.

Registration starting the first day of every month at biblioteca@iie.es. Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

November 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The Seven Chinese Brothers”, Margaret Mahy, Mou-Sien Tseng & Jean Tseng

Saturday, November 27th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“The first imperial court of China is the setting for this Han tale in which the seven brothers who look, walk, and talk alike display their unique powers. First Brother can hear a fly sneeze 100 miles away. Second Brother can see the fly sitting on the Great Wall of China. Third Brother is a man of unusual strength and so on. As a team, they repair a hole in the Great Wall in a single day. The emperor, a cruel man feels threatened by “a person” of this strength. He sends off two armies to execute Brother Three. Then begins the drowning, fire, arrows; but, as each brother replaces another, their unique talents are revealed. Finally, Brother Seven, in one fell swoop, takes care of the armies and the tyrannical emperor. The brothers are free to return to a peaceful life once again. The fine, detailed watercolor paintings recreate the era in which the Great Wall was built.”

From NPL.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://books.google.es/books?id=tKnUnO8r9_cC&lpg=PP1&ots=-2XZG0YNR8&dq=%E2%80%9CThe%20Seven%20Chinese%20Brothers%E2%80%9D&pg=PT9#v=onepage&q&f=false

http://learningtogive.org/teachers/literature_guides/SevenChineseBrothers.asp

http://teacher.edmonds.wednet.edu/…/the_seven_chinese_brothers_script.pdf

http://www.myfreshplans.com/2010-05/the-five-or-seven-chinese-brothers-lesson-plans/

Library Storytelling Morning activity for May

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

May 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The great ball game: a Muskogee story” by Joseph Bruchac & Susan L. Roth

Saturday, May 22nd 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“To settle a dispute between animals with teeth and those with wings, the two sides agree to play a ball game like lacrosse and the first to score a goal wins. The Native American story explaining why birds fly south in the winter comes alive here with rich illustrations.”

From Scholastics.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.eduplace.com/kids/hmr/mtai/bruchac.html?grade=2

http://www.palmbeach.k12.fl.us/multicultural/curriculum/LanguageArts/Multicultural/TheGreatBallGame.pdf

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscogee_(Creek)

Celebración del Día del Libro en el Instituto Internacional dentro del marco de “La Noche de los Libros”

El 23 de abril es la fecha en que simbólica e internacionalmente se celebra “El Día del libro”. El Instituto Internacional quiere celebrar y compartir el placer de la lectura mediante la realización de diferentes actos que tendrán lugar a lo largo del día.

Éste año por primera vez nos sumamos a la iniciativa de “La noche de los libros” que aúna un amplio programa de conferencias, debates, tertulias, encuentros, música, lecturas, cine, teatro…etc. en instituciones, centros y espacios de la ciudad.

Agenda del Instituto Internacional para el Día del Libro:

18 h. Cuentacuentos en inglés sobre el libro “That book woman”

19.30 h. Voces de la Diáspora: Lectura de poesía y cuentos de jóvenes escritores dominicanos

19.30 h. Presentación de libro “Ecochic” de Margaret Fenwick

21 h.  Música jazz en directo con “Solas Trío” y degustación de vino

Desde las 16 h. hasta las 21 h. habrá también una feria del libro infantil y juvenil en inglés, con una selección de libros de la editorial Scholastics a precios muy económicos.

Además se expondrán los resultados del concurso de marcapáginas para colegios organizado por el Departamento de Inglés y  se premiará a los ganadores.

Los días previos la biblioteca organizará una maratón de lectura en español e inglés junto y una jornada de liberación de libros mediante Bookcrossing por el edificio.

¡Os esperamos!

Ver además:

http://www.madrid.org/lanochedeloslibros/

https://bibliotecaiie.wordpress.com/2010/04/05/special-storytelling-time-on-the-world-book-day/

http://www.eco-chic.es/

http://www.espormadrid.es/2010/04/ecochic-pequenos-gestos-para-cuidar-de.html

http://www.myspace.com/esolas

Library Storytelling Morning activity for March

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller.

Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 9. Two adults per child maximum. Approx. 40 minutes.

Participation is free. Seating is limited; entrance is open until full capacity (35 kids per session). Register including children’s name/s and your favorite session (11 / 12:30 h.) and wait for our confirmation reply.

March 2010 storytelling around the book:

“The Monkey and the Crocodile: A Jataka Tale from India” by Paul Galdone

 Saturday March 13th 2010

At 11 a.m. – English version (All in English)

At 12:30 p.m –English version with some Spanish to help understand

“The Jatakas are Indian fables relating the former births of the Buddha in various animal guises. In this retelling, he is a clever little monkey who twice foils the attempts of the crocodile to capture him.”

From Barnes & Noble

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/7109945/The-Monkey-and-the-Crocodile

http://www.storyplace.org/preschool/activities/parentactivity/crocodiles.pdf

http://www.culturalindia.net/indian-folktales/panchatantra-tales/monkey-and-crocodile.html

Library storytelling morning activity for November

Come to the “tellebration” with us! Monthly Saturday morning meetings where kids can enjoy selected stories in English with Brian George (Oliver) as storyteller. Recommended for children between the ages of 4 – 8.

Participation is free. Register at biblioteca@iie.es (sending kid’s name/s).

November storytelling around the book:

“Buffalo Woman” by Paul Goble

Saturday, November 28th 2009 at 12 p.m. (Noon)

Buffalo Woman

“A young hunter draws his bow against a buffalo cow drinking from a stream. Before he can loose his arrow, there is no buffalo — instead, there stands a beautiful young woman, whom he knows he must marry. The hunter’s people shun the Buffalo Woman, and so she returns, with their son, Calf Boy, to her people. The hunter’s heart compels him to follow. But he has been warned: The Buffalo Nation is angry at the Straight-up-People. And if he cannot find his wife and son among the many buffalo, they will be lost to him forever.”

From Barnes & Noble.

Recommended links for parents and teachers:

http://www.kstrom.net/isk/books/children/ch38.html

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Goble

http://www2.scholastic.com/browse/lessonplan.jsp?id=890