Monthly Archives: May 2012

May 21 – 25, 2012 Read-a-Louds

This week the grade 1’s and the Kindergarteners will be reading Mo Willems’ newest Pigeon book, The Duckling Gets A Cookie.

All other grades will be reading a charming story called, Max’s Words, by Kate Banks. Max’s two brothers each collect something special, so Max decides to start his own collection, of words. But a collection of words can easily turn into a thought, a sentence, or a story. This story makes me want to start collecting words, myself!

May 14 – 18, 2012 Read-a-Louds

The students in the Aboriginal Circle Program have made beautiful, mini button blankets, which are on display in the Library. Button Blankets are specific to the First Nations tribes of the Northwest Coast, much like totem poles. Button Blankets were worn like a cape during special ceremonies, or given as gifts. Traditionally, Button Blankets were made of red and black wool, with white shell buttons. The blanket would have the animal crest of the clan of the wearer; for example, a wolf, raven, bear, or killer whale/orca.

To go along with this fabulous display, Ms. Lehnert is reading a First Nations legend this week: The First Beaver, by Caroll Simpson. Button Blankets are featured in this story, and the main character, Reedee, leaves one behind for her mother, before beginning her journey of transformation.