Sunday, November 30, 2014

Chuckle for the Day

It goes without saying that one of the most popular sections in our library is 741.5.  This is where the comics are found and some of our favourite book characters (Charlie Brown, Garfield, Calvin and Hobbes, etc.) live.  

"Free Choice Friday" has been a hit with our Grade 1 and 2 students as they comb the 741.5 shelves for a favourite comic book to take home each weekend!

Activity Wrap Up

Last week, we wrapped up our Grade 1-2 activity time.  We have spent the fall enjoying and responding to stories... dinosaurs, superheroes, pirates, adventurers... fun times!

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Thought for the Day

"Reading is a tool no one can take away.  A million bad things may happen in life and it'll still be with you, like a flashlight that never needs a battery.  Reading can offer a crack of light on the blackest of nights."

Hold Fast by Blue Balliett (p. 166)

Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Taking Time to Give Thanks

This past week in library, in honor of American Thanksgiving, we took time to enjoy a Thanksgiving story.  Grades 3- 5 listened to Dav Pilkey's 'Twas the Night Before Thanksgiving while Grades 1-2 enjoyed A Turkey for Thanksgiving by Eve Bunting.  After the story, we took time to brainstorm all of the different people, places, events, and things in our lives for which we are thankful.  This is a super habit to develop.  Research shows thankful people live happier, healthier, longer, more enriched lives!
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We are open at lunch time!

This year, we started a library pass system.  
Students can come at any  time during the school day with a library pass 
to exchange books, looking for information, and, of course, enjoy a good book.  
Our Grade 5 students have been enjoying this new opportunity
 to come and hang out in the library during lunch recess.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

"Curl up with a good book!" Photo Contest

As a way to celebrate the arts and reading, we are having a photo contest! 

The theme is "Curl up with a good book!"  It is super easy to enter:

1. Find a cozy spot to read.
2. Have someone take your picture.    
3. Print a colour copy that is at least 15 by 20 cm.
4. Write your name and class on the back.
5. Hand it in to the library by December 12 (just in time for Winter Arts Day)

The judges will look at composition and creativity.  

Winners will be announced the following week.

Happy Reading!

Friday, November 21, 2014

Welcome to our library!

Thank you for visiting our library corner!  Here you will find information about what we are learning in library, current reading programs, contests, and upcoming special events.  There will also be suggestions and tips for parents who want to encourage their children's reading and learning.