It was a busy week in the library. We had our Scholastic Book Fair all week. I hope you had a chance to visit and find a great new read. Thank you to all the parent and staff volunteers who helped make it a success.
We also had student led conferences on Wednesday and Thursday. Many students came to the library to show their families our school iPads. They shared imovies, ebooks, Haiku Deck poems and more!
Hope everyone is having a great long weekend. Just thinking about my favourite read alouds from last week.
The first one was If not for the cat by Jack Pretlusky. The clever book of haiku poetry provided many classes with riddles to solve and syllables to clap.
Next was another hilarious book from Jan Thomas, The Easter Bunny’s Assistant. Skunk’s “exciting” antics made everyone giggle- a lot!
See everyone on Tuesday when the book fair opens in the library!
Tomorrow is poem in your pocket day! Looking forward to listening to and seeing all your poems. Here are some poems students in Division 8 have written about spring.
Daffodils : A Child’s Garden of Poetry : Video : The Poetry Foundation.
This is one of the videos we watched this week in the library. Enjoy!
It’s hard to believe, but we’ve reached 200 nights of reading! Please bring your forms to the library and pick up your new 250 night forms. Reading club members will be recognized at our next assembly on April 29th. Don’t forget that everyone who hands in their form is entered to win in the book draws!
What am I reading tonight? I bought a new book for the library called The Copernicus Legacy by Tony Abbott. It’s a thrilling adventure where four children set off around the world to solve a mystery. I can’t wait to find out what happens next. My goal is to finish it this weekend so I can bring it to school Monday for one of you!
April is poetry month and we’ve been having lots of fun with poetry in the library this past week. Students have been reading poetry and talking about what they notice.
Divisions 5 and 16 read many different poetry books and marked their favourites with a post it. They then passed the book to a friend so they could read the poems they chose and maybe find one or two of their own. Here are some of the things they noticed about the poems they read.
We also explored a great poetry web site. Poetryfpundation.org has some great resources including videos of poems. We watched some in the library.My favourite was “Daffodils” by William Wordsworth
After divisions 7 and 8 listened to this poem with their ears and their hearts, we wrote our own poems using what we had heard and what words or phrases were most powerful for us. Here are our poems: