GUNG HAY FAT CHOY!
HAPPY CHINESE NEW YEAR!
This week the Library is still being used for testing, so book borrowing will only be allowed on Monday and Friday. All classes will be visiting on one of those days. We have many Chinese New Year books ready to be borrowed!
This week it has been very busy in the Library. All classes are visiting on either Monday or Friday to do book exchanges. From Tuesday to Thursday, the Library is being used for online testing.
Ms. Lehnert went book shopping this week and bought over 150 new books for the Library! There is a great mixture of nonfiction, fiction and picturebooks, that Ms. Lehnert will be very busy processing in the next few weeks. Stay tuned for more updates…
There are now brand new books on display in the Library!
New Nonfiction books!
We've got new Easy picture books!
More new Easy picture books!
In anticipation of Lunar New Year (Monday, January 23rd), this week we will be reading a legend from Japan: I Am Tama, Lucky Cat by Wendy Henrichs. The story tells about the origins of the beckoning cat and how it came to be a symbol of good luck.
Grades K to 1 will be reading an Elephant & Piggie Book, I Broke My Trunk! This hilarious book by Mo Willems is the latest in the series.
Tons of new books to start off the year! Stop by the Library to have a look; all new books will be on display during the second week of January, and will be available for check-out after 3:00pm on Thursday, January 12th. Ms. Lehnert likes to display all new books for several days so that all students and teachers have a chance at seeing what is being added to the Library collection.
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Welcome back after the Winter Break! This week we will be reading a couple of books. For K to 1, we will be reading Robert Munsch’s new book Give Me Back My Dad! This story is a result of an online poll that Scholastic held last Fall – students were given 3 different storylines, and the one with the most votes would be the story that Robert Munsch would write. This book contains the winning storyline, and true to Munsch’s writing style, is quite funny!
For grades 2 to 7 students (who visit the library for story-time), we will be reading a traditional French-Canadian folktale, The Flying Canoe, retold by Eric A. Kimmel.
This folktale has many versions, and has been altered since it was first published in the late 1800’s. The original publication had the story taking place on New Year’s Eve instead of Christmas Eve, and the main characters were loggers instead of voyageurs. The sinister element of the story has been toned down to make the story suitable for younger students; in the original story, it is El Diablo who visits the loggers and offers them a ride in the canoe back to their homes for New Year’s Eve. Grades 6 and 7 students will be comparing the original story to this newer version.