Scholastic Book Fair

October 2015 Book Fair at Kitchener

October 2015 Book Fair at Kitchener

Hi Everybody,

Our Scholastic Book Fair is now open! Come and join us Tuesday, Oct. 13th, Wed Oct 14th, Fri Oct 16th and our closing day is Wed. Oct 21st. Lots of new books and great deals.

Student Vote 2015

STUDENT VOTE

votesign-158159_640Hello Everyone in Divs 1-4 at Kitchener and Divs 1 and 2 at Lyndhurst. We will holding the student vote on October 15th and 16th in the library. We want all students to participate so listen for the announcements as to when to cast your ballot!

 

Michael Kusigak Author visit

Divs 3-8 were very excited to have author and storyteller Micheal Kusigak come to visit on February 25th (Pink Shirt Day).

Kitchener Battle of the Books 2015

Hi Everyone,

We are doing our final battle on Friday, March 6th.

So far we have 7 final teams: 3 from Div 3, 3 from Div 2 and 1 from Div 1.

Even if you are not going to the finals, you can still help us rate the books involved in this year’s challenge. Please indicate a 5-1 star rating, with 5 stars being an excellent read. (You can also use 1/2 ie: ***1/2 ).I read 8 books (so far) and here are my ratings.

The books involved in our challenge are:

1. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by Roahl Doah

2. Counting by 7s by Holly Goldberg Sloan  ****1/2

3. Dust by Arther Slade ****

4. The Fastest Boy in the World ****

5. Freak the Mighty by Rodman Philbrick ****1/2

6. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman

7. The Metro Dogs of Moscow by Rachel Delaney *****

8. Sisters by Reina Telgemeir ***

9. Schooled by Gordon Korman ****

10. Whale Rider by Witi Ihimaera ****

 

 

Scholastic Book Fair at Kitchener

book fair logo #1 Our book fair ran from Dec.2nd till today, Dec. 10th. Thank you to everyone who attended as it was our most successful book fair yet! I have purchased many of the featured books for our library. Stay posted for photos and book reviews of the best book fair picks!

Kitchener Battle of the Books 2015

Hi there all Kitchener Students grades 5-7! We have not chosen any Battle books yet. Please post your suggestions here:

metro dogs of moscowThis is my #1 pick so far. It is also a Red Cedar book this year, so hope we can get enough copies if we use this for a Battle book this year. I loved it so want as many students to read it as possible. Stay posted for my review!

 

 

 

Sisters has been a popular choice for both boys and girls. This is a good option for a Battle book. Agree? Disagree?

sisters

Kitchener Battle of the Books 2013

We have chosen the ten titles and are busy reading! The final battle will be right before spring break!

Michael Kusugak Author Visit

Students will post their responses to the author visit here.

Battle of the Books

We’re getting ready for the 2013 of Battle of the Books.  At Kitchener this will involve Divs 1-4: Mrs. Ewald, Mr. Singh, Mrs. Brendzy, and Mr. Rich’s classes.  We are in the process of choosing the books, and will begin reading right after Christmas.  At Lyndhurst it will run from March to May and will involve Ms. Smith and Ms. Deol’s classes.

The books we have chosen are: Wonder by R.J. Palacio, Whispers from the Ghetto by Kathy Kacer,Handful of Time by Kit Pearson, Ninth Ward by Jewell Parker Rhodes, Eight Keys, Wildlife, Endangered, Inside Out and Back Again, and the tenth book will be either Mathilda by Roald Dahl or Dogs don’t Tell Jokes by Louis Sacher. We’re voting on that one today, so stay posted….

Lyndhurst Lit Circles

Here is where we will be discussing the books we are reading for lit circles.  We will be making connections, questioning and commenting on group discussions.