News from Hong Kong Librarians - "The Golden Dragon Book Awards 2017-8 Winners!"
Hong Kong announces "The Golden Dragon Book Awards 2017-8 Winners!"
We have gold and silver winners for each division:
Early Childhood Division:
Gold Winner: Hoot Owl, Master of Disguise
Silver Winner: Snappsy the Alligator
Debbie Alvarez picture book:
Gold Winner: We're all Wonders *
Silver Winner: Suri's Wall
Younger Readers Division:
Gold Winner: The Midnight Gang *
Silver Winner: The Wild Robot *
Older Readers Division:
Gold Winner: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child *
Silver Winner: Bronze and Sunflower *
Mature Readers Division:
Gold Winner: Salt to the Sea *
Silver Winner: In Order to Live: A North Korean Girl's Journey To Freedom *
* Available in the Seisen library
Coming soon ... our very own Sakura Medal Winners!
- Grade 2
- grade 3
- Grade 4
- Grade 5
Children and, indeed, adults do not have access to their thinking and reasoning skills when they are flooded with emotions.
The winning books, as voted by students in Japan, are announced.
For adults and children alike, routine and predictability are calming during times of stress.
Globally people are experiencing a different sense of loss too. I’m basing this discussion on the SCARF model by Cezar Danilevici.
As the reality of another week of distance learning and disruption of our regular routines sets in this week, I’d like to focus on keeping it simple and go back to some parenting basics.
Whether in Tokyo or abroad, many of us are under self-quarantine. It is important to be aware of cabin fever syndrome – rooted in the feeling of confinement and isolation for an uncertain period of time.
At this time, we would like to encourage our community to take the time to practice self-care. We might find this to be a highly stressful and challenging period. We can help manage our anxiety by acknowledging and discussing our feelings about this situation with loved ones or with myself as the KG/ Elementary counselor who is trained and equipped to deal with stressful situations like this.
It has been great to see the art contributions and hear the important discussions that have taken place and note how this competition has supported learning.
"Gung Hei Fat Choi!" from Grade 1 - Celebrating the Year of the Rat, in Visual Arts classes