In the library, classes have been studying Black History month. In particular we have been learning about the Underground Railroad; famous abolitionists such as Harriet Tubman and heroes of the Civil Rights Movement. For more information, the following website is very informative:
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Wednesday, September 23rd
12:15-12:55 and 2:00-5:00
Thursday, September 24th
12:15-12:55 and 2:00-5:00
Here are your 2015 Battle Titles. Click on a title to learn more information about the book.
|ARK ANGEL BY ANTHONY HOROWITZ|
|THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS BY JOHN BOYNE
AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD FREE AT:THE BOY IN THE STRIPED PYJAMAS
|RULES BY CYNTHIA LORD|
|THE HOMEWORK MACHINE BY DAN GUTMAN|
|FRANKIE PICKLE AND THE CLOSET OF DOOM BY ERIC WIGHT|
|BELLY UP BY STUART GIBBS|
|MY LIFE AS A BOOK BY JANET TASHJIAN|
|11 BIRTHDAYS BY WENDY MASS|
|EL DEAFO BY CECE BELL|
|SEES BEHIND TREES BY MICHAEL DORRIS|
|EMPTY BY SUZANNE WEYN (alternate)|
I challenge all classes to participate in the provincial DEAR (DROP EVERYTHING AND READ) EVENT.
This is scheduled for
Monday, October 27th, 2014.
At some point during the day, drop what you are doing and read for a minimum of 20 minutes!
Your brainS and imaginations will thank you!
For more information, check out the BC DEAR challenge website at:
Congratulations to Max in Division 3. He has won this month’s intermediate prize draw! Great work Max! Keep reading!
All this week, vote for your favourite YRCA Book. The nominees for this year are:
JUNIOR DIVISION BOOKS
13 Treasures – Michelle Harrison Big Nate: In a Class by Himself – Lincoln Peirce
Fatty Legs: A True Story – Christy Jordan-Fenton
Lone Wolf – Kathryn Lasky
The Lost Hero – Rick Riordan
The Mysterious Howling – Maryrose Wood
The Strange Case of Origami Yoda – Tom Angleberger
Theodore Boone: Kid Lawyer – John Grisham
INTERMEDIATE DIVISION BOOKS
As Easy as Falling Off the Face of the Earth – Lynne Rae Perkins
The Cardturner – Louis Sachar
Halo – Alexandra Adornetto
Heist Society – Ally Carter
The Red Pyramid – Rick Riordan
The Second Trial – Rosemarie Boll
Smile – Raina Telgemeier
Sorta Like a Rock Star: A Novel – Matthew Quick
The deadline for voting is Tuesday, April 9th. Vote here online! Tell us about your favourite YRCA book! My favourite book is THE CARDTURNER by LOUIS SACHAR.
On Tuesday, March 12th, Eric Walters visited Westridge. All students had an opporunity to hear Eric Walters speak. It was an engaging and entertaining experience. I would like to thank the PAC Executive for funding this opportunity! Thank you for supporting literacy in our school!
My favourite Eric Walters book is “Run”. I really like how Walters combined fiction and nonfiction by adding real details about Terry Fox’s “Marathon of Hope”. Did you know that Eric Walters donates all of his royalties from this fantastic book to the Terry Fox Foundation? Click on the book cover to read a full description of this book.
What is your favourite Eric Walters book? Why? Write a review here.