I am excited to announce we now have an online subscription to the
National Film Board of Canada. Teachers will be able to show great films in their classrooms to enhance and support the curriculum. Please go to the link on the Library Homepage under Online Resources or go directly to: http://www.nfb.ca/
I also encourage students and parents to visit the site at home. Please come and see Mrs. Araujo in the library if you have any questions.
April 14th marks 200 nights of reading. Forms for 250 nights will be available on Friday, April 15th. Keep on reading!
Over 30 students in Divisions 1-5 participated in the Young Reader’s Choice Awards this year. Students read at least 2 books in the junior and/or intermediate categories and then voted on their favourite.
South Slope’s #1 Choice with 20 votes was Amulet. Book one, The Stonekeeper by Kazu Kibuishi.
I wonder what book will be the winner?
On Friday the grade one and two students from divisions 8 and 9 learned about text features in the library. We read some great books from the Blastoff! Reader series and found features like tables of contents, indexes, glossaries, bold words and more. Come check out these great books and more at the library!
Looking for a good movie to see on Earth Day? Read this article from School Library Journal. They recommend a new Disney movie, African Cats, being released Earth Day, April 22nd. Check out the movie site for a preview and more. I’m hoping to add the books mentioned in the article to our library soon.
“It’s always hard to know what—and how much—to tell children when disaster strikes, and Japan’s earthquake and tsunami is no exception.” SLJ March 17, 2011
Read this article from School Library Journal for tips about talking with kids about the events in Japan. It also includes some recommended books, some of which we have in the library. Come and see Ms. Araujo in the library to check them out.