October was a busy month! We were able to attend some virtual author presentations from the Vancouver Writer’s Festival in the library. Ashley Spires told us all about perserverance and her creative process. She also read us her new book The Most Magnificent Thing. Kenneth Oppell read from his new novel, Ghostlight, and shared some scary stories about Toronto.
In October we celebrated Drop Everything and Read Day and Canadian School Library Day on October 24th. We wore our pajamas and the whole school read after lunch! It was a great way to celebrate literacy in our community.
We also had some book tastings in the library with Division 3 and 4 this month. Students completed a five course genre menu and “tasted” a variety of books. They noticed how calm and focussed they were. They also noticed that they now want to try reading some new genres.
Divisions 1,2,13 and 14 wrote over 60 book reviews this month and posted them to the Destiny Catalogue. Check out reviews of books like Ender’s Game, Diary of a Wimpy Kid, Song for a Whale and more on Destiny. Just click on the Reviews tab.
We enjoyed some great read alouds for Halloween this year.
But I think the favourite was Oliver Jeffers, There is a Ghost in this House. Reading joy! Boo!
Happy Halloween everybody! See you in November!