April is Poetry Month


April is Poetry month! Please click here to try out some of the activities on my new “Choice Board”. This choice board was created for primary students, but can be explored by kids of all ages.   Thank you to my colleague, Stephanie Good @sgood76, for the inspiration as well as @the_mulc and @tina_zita.

Stay tuned for poetry ideas for intermediate students and more!

Mrs. Araujo’s Read Alouds Episode 2!

Hello everyone! I can’t believe it’s almost Easter.  In celebration of this special holiday please find my video read aloud of one of my favourite books, The Easter Bunny’s Assistant by Jan Thomas.

This book was read with permission of Harper Collins Children’s Books.

Click here to watch the video.  Happy Easter, everyone!


Mrs. Araujo’s Read Alouds Episode 1!

Hello everyone,

I hope you are well and have enjoyed the sunshine this weekend.  We just came back from a bike ride to Central Park, keeping our physical distance, of course.  It is a beautiful day and I am loving the cherry blossoms.

One of the things I have been missing most is reading aloud books to students in the library.  Two of the “Big Ideas” in our English Language Arts curriculum are:

  • Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.
  • Through listening and speaking, we connect with others and share our world.

So…I have created my first read aloud video for you to enjoy at home.  Click here to view my read aloud of The Day the Crayons Quit by Drew Daywalt with pictures by Oliver Jeffers.  Many publishers are relaxing their copyright guidelines during this time and I am grateful to Penguin Random House for providing permission for me to post this video.

I hope this video brings you some joy and helps us connect even though we can’t see other at school.  I will be also posting these videos in the Read Alouds page at the top of the blog.

Mrs. Araujo

New Destiny Collections

Hello everyone,

Wow! There has been a lot of information about learning from home to sort through lately.  I have created 2 new Collections in our Destiny Catalogue for Online Reading as well as a collection that includes various activities from your favourite Authors and Illustrators.  I hope you enjoy exploring these Collections!

Please also remember to visit Burnaby Schools new website for families: https://learning.burnabyschools.ca/  

As well as the Minitstry of Education’s site https://www.openschool.bc.ca/keeplearning/



Please leave comments below about the collections.  Did you enjoy using the resources? Is there something you think I should add? What was your favourite?

Thanks and stay tuned for more updates from me and the Library!

Jennifer Araujo