Library Week! (12-16 April)

April 6, 2010 at 8:28 am 12 comments

Next week will be Library Week on HCI’s high school campus! All week long, we’ll be hosting a number of exciting activities in the library, with potential prizes including book vouchers, MP3 players, wristwatches and USB hubs.

In addition to our Games Challenges and E-Resources Online Quiz, we’ll also be having our annual Big Book Sale (as in, the sale is big, not the books, although there may be some big books in the sale). Students and faculty can still make donations of their used books (fiction, non-fiction, and children’s books, in good condition) by this Friday, 9 April. All proceeds of the sale will go to the Needy Pupil Fund.

Students wishing to register for the Games Challenge will need to do so either in the response box of the appropriate EMB message, or at the Library Counter (not in the comments of this entry). Form a team by getting either a student or a teacher, and pit your skills against the others at games like Word Search, Sudoku, Jigsaw, and Pictionary. Registration will close at 2 p.m. on Friday, 9 April. You will need to indicate your name, your teammates’ name(s) and class.

Rules for these challenges can be found after the jump.


Monday, 12 April
Big Book Sale: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Reading Area
Scrabble Challenge: 2:15-4:15 p.m., Cubes 1-4
Jigsaw Challenge: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Level 2, table next to Counsellor’s office

Tuesday, 13 April
Big Book Sale: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Reading Area
Share-a-Book in Chinese: 2:30-4:00 p.m., Cubes 1-4
Jigsaw Challenge: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Level 2, table next to Counsellor’s office

Wednesday, 14 April
Big Book Sale: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Reading Area
Games Challenge (Word Search, Sudoku, Jigsaw, Pictionary): 2:15-3:30 p.m., Cubes 1-4
Games Challenge (Scrabble & Games, Junior College vs High School): 3:30-5:00 p.m., Cubes 1-4
Jigsaw Challenge: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Level 2, table next to Counsellor’s office

Thursday, 15 April
Big Book Sale: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Reading Area
Jigsaw Challenge: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Level 2, table next to Counsellor’s office

Friday, 16 April
Big Book Sale: 2:00-4:00 p.m., Reading Area
Jigsaw Challenge: 2:30-3:30 p.m., Level 2, table next to Counsellor’s office

Games Challenge Rules

Word Search
Each pair of contestants will be given 3 grids of words. They are to find the words listed, hidden in the grids within the time-frame given: 20 minutes. The words may read forwards, backwards, or may run horizontally, vertically or diagonally. The winner will be the ones with the most correct number of word finds, within the stipulated time.

Sudoku is played over a 9×9 grid, which is divided into 3×3 sub grids called “regions,” and begins with some of the grid cells already filled with numbers. The object of Sudoku is to fill the other empty cells with numbers between 1 and 9 (one number only in each cell) according to the following guidelines.

  1. Number can appear only once on each row
  2. Number can appear only once on each column
  3. Number can appear only once on each region

Each pair of contestants will be given 3 Sudoku grids to complete within 20 minutes. The pair that has the most number of Sudoku grids completed within the stipulated time, will be declared the winner.

A classic board game where you need to draw to win. You and your teammate will try to guess the various words and phrases by sketching clues to each other. You do not have to be an artist to play this game. You just need a little imagination and a fast pencil.

  1. 4 teams will play in one round.
  2. Each team will be given 6 Pictionary cards which will be arranged in an EASY-TOUGH-EASY-TOUGH-EASY-TOUGH format.
  3. The dice will be rolled and that will determine the card that the teams will have to use in the game.
  4. One player in a team will have to draw the words given on both sides of the card, while the other guesses.
  5. The time limit for each round is 15 minutes.
  6. At the end of each round, the scores will be tabulated (based on the total number of correct guesses).
  7. Guesses made can only be done based on the pictures drawn.
  8. Exact words must be given on the cards.
  9. There should not be any gestures, facial expressions or any form of verbal communication used to help team members guess the words.
  10. Any team found breaking these rules will be disqualified.

Pictionary Matches:

  • Round 1 – 2 rounds of 4 teams each will play. The top 2 teams for each round will compete in Round 2.
  • Round 2 – 2 rounds of 2 teams each will play. The top team for each round will compete in Round 3.
  • Round 3 (Finals) – 1 round of 2 teams will compete to determine the winner of the game.

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  • 2. Cheong Yi Wei (03) 1A3  |  April 7, 2010 at 8:21 pm

    I think that we should have more of events like this as it benefits us a lot. It allows the public to exchange their used books and share their passion for reading with one another, it will certainly make people learn how to appreciate books and develop a reading passion. It also is a good way of recycling books that are to be thrown away(maybe). Nowadays, young students like us certainly need motivation to read more books especially chinese books as they are less read and not appreciated. Therefore, students tend to read more english books and dislike chinese books. I hope events like this will promote the reading of chinese books. For the part on games, I am also very supportive as it bonds students together. However, if students treat this very competitively, this games would not end up nice as students would be angry or be a sore-loser if they lose. I am also very pleased with the donation part. we must support people that are old, disabled or poor that needs help. They are very pitiful and there should be more activities of this kind that promotes donation. Having all these events, the library is very active.

    • 3. Jason Erik Lundberg  |  April 9, 2010 at 7:17 am

      It’s our biggest week of the year, so we always have a lot of things going on. 🙂

  • 4. Ryan Lau  |  April 8, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    Wow that is alot of activities going on.
    When I had library week in primary school we dressed up as characters from books, cartoons,etc…
    I hope this year’s is much more interesting!

    • 5. Jason Erik Lundberg  |  April 9, 2010 at 7:18 am

      We’ll be doing something similar for the Sec2’s during World Book Day. The Sec1’s will have a separate (but hopefully equally fun) activity that will be announced soon.

  • 6. Terrence Lim  |  April 9, 2010 at 11:25 pm

    The activities looked quite interesting. I think that more of such activities should be carried out more often as it can help up in our English through the games rather than just learning from worksheets.

    • 7. Jason Erik Lundberg  |  April 10, 2010 at 11:42 am

      Terrence, I would love to do more game-related things in class as well, but we sadly don’t have much time to do so. The curriculum is quite tight as it is, and it’s hard to fit in anything else; I actually have a unit on microfiction and Twitterature planned, but I’m having a hard time even finding when we can cover them.

  • 8. Soon Wei Jun (23) 1P4  |  April 11, 2010 at 10:11 pm

    Thank you Mr Lundberg for introducing microfiction and twitterature. I googled them and really like the condensed versions. However, the language used in twitterature seems very informal and sometimes rude. Is it allowed in school? Can we have a “micro-twiiter-exam”? 🙂

    • 9. Jason Erik Lundberg  |  April 11, 2010 at 11:25 pm

      Well, I haven’t introduced them *yet*, Wei Jun, although I do encourage you to explore both forms. Twitterature may be a bit challenging in class, because, as you note, it tends to be quite vulgar, but we can work around that.

  • 10. Shie Yu Hao  |  April 17, 2010 at 12:02 pm

    The games are interesting, especially twitterature and microfiction although they are not introduced yet. I want would really want to try out them when they are out. Could you inform me when they are out? I am really excited about it! 🙂

    • 11. Jason Erik Lundberg  |  April 17, 2010 at 5:42 pm

      You’ll definitely know if we do them, because it’ll be for class, Yu Hao. 🙂

  • 12. Yeo Zhen Ning  |  May 13, 2010 at 9:26 am

    I think that the student will benefit from this event

    There will be book sales that will definitely make students want to buy and read more books.

    There will also be a read a book in chinese this will make the students to read chines book.

    The games are also challenging anf fun!


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