Martin Luther King Day

On Monday, January 16th it was Martin Luther King Day.  Although this is celebrated in the US, it is also significant to Canadians and Canadian history.

Division 3 and 4 have been learning about the biography genre.  One of the biographies introduced last week was Martin Luther King Jr.  However, most students were unfamiliar with him and his accomplishments.

Today Division 3 heard Martin’s Big Words in the library.  It is a picture book biography that gives important background information to the civil rights movement and Dr. King. 

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We also looked at The King Center site and watched a clip of Dr. King’s famous “I have a dream” speech.  Click here to see the teachertube version.

Other great books related to this subject:

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Come and see Mrs. Araujo in the library if you would like to check out these books on Martin Luther King Jr. or any other biographies.


Reading online with Tumblebooks

Last week Division 8 came into the computer lab for their library storytime.  We listened and watched the very funny Let’s do Nothing by Tony Fucile on Tumblebooks.

Tumblebooks is an online resource that students can use to listen and watch great books online.  There are many books to choose from including Robert Munsch titles read by Robert Munsch! Click here to visit BPL’s page, Hear a Story, and explore Tumblebooks and other fantastic online reading resources.

Want to know how to access these great books from our library home page?  Check with students in Ms. Cole’s class or come and see Mrs. Araujo in the library.

Happy Reading!

100 Nights of Reading

It’s hard to believe, but we reached 100 nights of reading on January 3rd.  Many of you have handed in your forms and picked up your new 150 nights form.  Thank you!

If you haven’t, please hand in your forms as soon as possible to the library.  There will be an assembly on Jan. 23rd to recognize those of you who have completed 100 nights of reading.  We will also find out how far we have traveled in our quest to Read Around the World.

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.”

— Dr. Seuss, “I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!”

And the winner is…

Just before the winter break, Divisions 5,6,7,8 and 9 voted for the Canadian Picture Book of the year.  (see earlier post Nov. 24th)

And the winner is…Spork! 

This book about a “spork” who is neither “spoonish” nor “forkish” won the hearts and minds of most of the students.

“I chose this book because the book tells you you should like yourself who ever you are.”   Vanessa Div. 6

“I like the story and drawings.  It started out plain and then it had more colour.”    Reya Div. 6

“Spork is weird and the other kids ask me why do I have curly hair.”   Enoch Div. 7

“I liked how it ended.  It had a happy ending.”  Ethan Div. 6

Check out more comments on all of the books on the display just outside the library doors.