World Read Aloud 2018

​This year in the ASIJ Elementary School will celebrate World Read Aloud Day on February 14th.  Our theme this year is Books We Love!  Thanks to a generous PTA Grant, the elementary library has 54 NEW Japanese picture books that are translations of some of the most highly circulated books written in English.

Join the Elementary Library Team and the Elementary Japanese Department on February 14th and celebrate Books We Love! in both the English and Japanese languages.

How you can participate:

Come to the library during any recess to hear a guest reader read a Books We Love!

Read aloud a book you love to a friend, classmate, or family member this Valentine’s Day!


February’s Imagination Station

Code a Secret Message


  • Pick a color to represent the number 1 and pick a color to represent the number 0.
  • You also need a different color bead to separate letters.
  • Note: Start with short words! You can fit three and four letter words on our single pipe cleaner heart.


Paper Hearts


Danish Heart Template (click here)



The Friendly Loom & Embroidery Board


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LEGO Challenge #1 

Never LEGO of my heart!  

How many different ways can you engineer a heart?


LEGO Challenge #2 – Marble Heart Maze

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Minecraft Stop-Motion Animation Challenge 

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Create your backdrop and props.  Animate a 30 second to 1-minute friendship story.