Summer Reading

As our school library closes, the province begins the province-wide Summer Reading Club at every public library. Sign up for summer Reading Club starts Friday, June 15: children can sign up right after Grizzly Games!

Summer Reading Club Link

Reading for pleasure has many, life-long benefits for readers.  The benefits include:

Reading attainment and writing ability; • Text comprehension and grammar; • Breadth of vocabulary; • Positive reading attitudes; • Greater self-confidence as a reader; • Pleasure in reading in later life; • General knowledge; • A better understanding of other cultures; • Community participation; and • A greater insight into human nature and decision-making.

You can read more about reading for pleasure using the following links:
United Kingdom
New Zealand

The Summer Reading Club also helps to address “Summer Reading Loss” or “Summer Slide”.  Students do lose some of their academic gains over the summer:  it has been found that reading during the summer can help stem the ‘slide’.  For more information on Summer Slide please see the following:
Colorado Department of Education
New Zealand

Burnaby Public Library has created lists of books on the theme of ‘Motion Commotion’.  You can find a link to those lists here.

Happy Reading all summer!
Ms. Taylor

November

Did you know that November 13 is World Kindness Day?  Canada is a member of the International World Kindness Movement.  If you are looking for ideas to help spread kindness, check out the Random Acts of Kindness website:

Random Acts of Kindness

November is also the month in which we honour “Canadians who have put their lives on the line in the cause of peace and freedom around the world.”  For more information, history and ways to honour those who have served our country, go to…

Remembrance – Veterans 

Teachers can find many Remembrance Day resources HERE.

Ms. Taylor

Roald Dahl Day!

Hey everyone, September 13th is Roald Dahl Day!  Read a Roald Dahl book…my favourite is “Matilda”.  Roald Dahl would have turned 100 this year…

Its strange, my older sister’s birthday is the same day as Roald Dahl, mine is the same day as Dr. Seuss and my younger sister’s birthday is the same day as Tamora Pierce (I just ordered some of her books for the library).

Do you share a birthdate with a children’s author?

Ms. Taylor

Heron Cam

Click on the image below to go to the Stanley Park Heron Cam.  This is a live camera on the heron nests near Stanley Park.  The icon in the bottom right-hand corner allows the viewer to change the angle of the camera (you may have to wait for your turn).

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