Divisions 1 and 2 are blogging!

Have you heard? Divisions 1 and 2 have started their own blogs!  Students are reading and discussing some great novels in literature circles in class AND online.  Check out  Division 1’s blog on dystopic societies featuring books such as The Hunger Games, Among the Hidden and City of Ember and more .

Division’s 2’s blog on fantasy novels includes discussions about Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Magyk and The Lightning Thief.

National Film Board of Canada

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.

YRCA Voting is Complete!

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?

Text Features with Divisions 8 and 9

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!

Earth Day Movie

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.

Tips for Talking to Kids about Japan's Earthquake

“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.