Burnaby School district has now made TumbleBooks available to all students. You can get to their site through Seaforth Library’s home page. Click LIBRARY on the horizontal bar and then click CATALOGUE on the vertical bar. For students using the website at home, the log-in is sd41 and the password is login.
Students in grades 2 and up are allowed to take books out over the Christmas holidays with the understanding they do not take them on vacation with them. However, if they are going to be vacationing or visiting relatives for the whole two weeks or more, they are not allowed to take library books out. Kindergarten and grade 1 students will not be taking books out over the holidays. Their books are due on Thursday, December 15th. Happy Reading!
Thank you to all the students and their families who came to the Scholastic Book Fair. It was a great success, so much so that Ms. Higgins will be able to purchase new books with the funds that we raised. As they say, everybody wins: families have new books for their home and the library has new books for the students! The winner of the Family Draw prize was a student from Mrs. Clutton’s class. Both Mrs. Clutton and the student won $25.00 worth of books. A big thank you to Mrs.Michelle Sherwood and her crew of volunteers who devoted their time to run the book fair. Also, thanks to the library monitors from Division 3 who volunteered to help at lunchtime and after school.
In October, a grade 2 student had a birthday party in which he chose not to receive gifts but donations for a special cause. I was very honoured that he chose the School Library to donate the funds to as it shows how he values and loves the school library. Thanks to the birthday party guests who contributed and Thanks Birthday Boy and his family! You are all so thoughtful, kind and giving.
As many students and staff know, every Halloween I dress up as a book character. So far, I’ve been Olivia, Baby Mouse, Fancy Nancy, Pete the Cat, Chester, and the Queen of Hearts. This year, I was determined , and overly ambitious, to be the Mrs. Beamster, the Librarian from the Black Lagoon. The Black Lagoon books are a series written by Mike thaler. I had great fun making and assembling the costume. It was fun being her for one day. Thanks to the students who guessed who I was!
This Halloween, Primary classes were ‘treated” to two stories . I read A Teeny Tiny Halloween, a new picturebook written by Lauren L. Wohl and illustrated by Henry Cole. It is loosely based on the old English ghost tale, The Teeny Tiny Woman so I read this traditional version first. Afterwards, the students shared what was similar and different between the two stories. It was a literary opportunity for children to hear a traditional folktale and a fragmented version of it.
Mystery books were promoted to the Intermediate classes and some saw the video version of an old cautionary tale told in verse titled The Spider and the Fly.
Here is the link to readwritethink.org which has the biocube you will use to make your final copy:
Congratulations to the following Seaforth students who completed this summer’s BPL reading club program called Take a Trip! The participants’ reading calendars were sent to all Burnaby Schools so that Teacher-Librarians could print out and present the students with their Certificates of Completion. Certificates were handed out last week and this week during Library Book Exchanges.
On Wednesday, October 19th, Rachelle Delaney, a local Children’s author came to Seaforth and did presentations to Divisions 4 to 10. Rachelle talked about the writing process , and how she gets her ideas for plot , setting and characters. She read and talked about her book, The Metro Dogs of Moscow which was a Red Cedar Book and which won The Chocolate Lily Award. The sequel to this book, The Circus Dogs of Prague is a YRCA Junior division book this school year. Rachelle’s delightful and insightful presentations have motivated many of the students to read her books. Another testament to how inspiring Author visits can be for children!