Jhamtse Gatsal has been incredibly lucky to have many generous sponsors supporting the establishment and growth of our school library.
This year, upon returning, I was able to bring back several suitcases of new books, selected particularly according to students’ requests: continuations of a beloved series, ghost stories, favorite authors, graphic novels, literature on a variety of topics and at a variety of levels as required by our diverse and developing readers!
Here are a few overdue pictures of its grand re-opening in May, having been freshly catalogued and shifted to a new and energetically decorated location (brightened by two walls of windows and solar power for the winter evenings!), followed by a few pieces of student writing on the topic that have emerged during our poetry sessions throughout the semester.
(We certainly do!)
With deepest of thanks,
The first day of school (and the last day things were ever so pristine)
Sixth graders excited about the new blackboard wall in our first class meeting of the year
The English classroom and library during evening Independent Time
Tsering Gombu and Tsangpa Tashi explore the non-fiction shelf
Students gathered in the reading nook enjoy their favorite graphic novels
Tsering Lhadron A’s reading journal