Have an Awesome Summer!!!
National Indigenous Peoples’ Day – June 21
To acknowledge and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day here are some books read by the authors, a music video, a look into the 2017 celebration, a Hoop Dance and a virtual tour of the U’mista Cultural Centre. Enjoy!
There is lots of discussion right now about how important it is that we treat each other with respect and how everyone matters. Christian Robinson is an illustrator/author who wrote You Matter to tell everyone that they are valued. To learn more about him and his books visit his webpage: The Art of Fun.
As we can’t be together in the Buckingham Elementary library I thought I’d bring the library, and some stories, to you. Click on the books on the shelves below to hear or read the story read online. Above and below the table are some online activities.
Make your Own Book
Have you ever wanted to make your own book? The kind that you can use to record stories or doodles or anything you want? Below is a video with instructions on how to make a wee book from one piece of paper.
Do you make books? Please share your ideas by leaving a comment.
8-page book – materials needed: paper, scissors
Instructions – click here
Le’ts go on a Field Trip!!!
It’s time to do some non-fiction learning. Let’s visit some of my favourite animals and places (including the ones at the bottom that I’d love to meet). Please leave me a comment as to which one interested you.
Great Blue Heron colony at Stanley Park – they are on their nests right now. Click on the Webcam and scroll down to see them up close.
Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller, Alberta – if you love dinosaurs, this is the place to visit Click: Virtual Tour or Museum Website
The British Museum in London, England – two million years of human history Click: Museum Website to explore the museum in 11 different ways.
Musee D’Orsay in Paris – do you love art? See work from Monet to Van Gogh Click Google Arts & Culture
Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat up close. This webcam is in the habitat of these amazing creatures in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Click Webcam
More Canadian Author Reads
There are so many great readings happening online this week.
Tundra Books has ongoing readings – including Ben Clanton (Narwhal) and Suzin Nielsen (No Fixed Address) .
Click here for this weeks schedule: Virtual Story Times and Singalongs
Orca Books has authors of picture books and chapter books reading their books (including Monique Gray Smith reading the book our grade 1s received last fall – My Heart Fills With Happiness
Scroll down this page: Orca Author Readings
Live Readings this Week
Are you looking for some new reading ideas this week? Listen along with some Canadian authors. Tundra Book Publisher has live readings and sing-a-longs on various social media for students of all ages. Click here for details: Virtual Story Times and Singalongs
- Every Monday, Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly) will be doing Miximal Mondays on his Instagram Live at 12:30 pm EST (9:30 am PST).
- Every weekday, Susin Nielsen, the author of No Fixed Address, will be reading a chapter a day on her Twitter Live at 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST).
- Every Tuesday and Thursday, Emily Arrow, the author of Studio, will be doing singalongs on her YouTube Live and Instagram Live channels at 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST).
Tuesday, April 14, 2020