Literacy Week 2015: What did we do?

What did we do during Literacy Week? At our assembly on Monday, January 19th, we were treated to two special Readers’ Theatre performances.  BCSD students performed Pop, Poppity, Pop! Then the South Slope staff performed Tacky the Penguin. What’s happening?!


On Wednesday, we had special guest readers and ASL storytellers for every classroom from the Burnaby School district and the community. Our guests included Kevin Kaardal, Superintendent of Burnaby Schools, Councillor Nick Volkow, City ofBurnaby, and Raj Chouhan, MLA for Burnaby-Edmonds.


On Thursday everyone was invited to dress up as their favourite character from a book.  Can you guess who these staff and students are?


We also had book trivia with prizes all week long.


All week classes read and created responses to Quest by Aaron Becker. Our essential question was, “What is your Quest?” Check out some of the student responses:


Do you have a favourite book that changed you or took you on an incredible adventure?  I’d love to read your responses on the blog or come and talk to me in the library.

Upcoming Events: In February, Inuit author and storyteller, Michael Kusugak, will be visiting our school. He will be telling stories to our primary students. Stay tuned for more details!

Literacy Week 2015 is here!

Literacy week is back!  Tomorrow is our official start and we have lots of fun events planned throughout the week to celebrate literacy.  Our theme for the week is “What is your quest?” We will be reading Aaron Becker’s amazing wordless picture book, Quest. Last year we read his book, Journey, and we are all excited to find out what happens in this sequel.










On Monday we have our Celebration of Learning Assembly at 9:30am,  First, we will recognize Reading Club and 100 nights of Reading.  Next, Readers’ Theatre plays will be performed by BCSD students and the Staff of South Slope.

On Wednesday we have invited some very special guest readers and ASL storytellers to visit all the classrooms starting at 1pm.


On Thursday dress up as your favourite character from a book. Here are some fun costumes from last year.

On Friday come back to the gym at 12:15pm for more Readers’ Theatre performed by our leadership students and Drop Everything and Read.

It’s looks like it’s going to be an amazing week.

What is your Quest?  What does literacy mean to you?  I’d love to read your comments below.

Happy New Year!


Happy New Year, Everyone!!! I hope everyone had a relaxing break and read lots of great books.  Here are some books I read over the past two weeks.


And here are some more new books ready for reading in the library.  Come and check them out now!

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