It has been a busy week in the library! Here are some of the things we’ve been up to.
Divisions 5,6,7,8 and 17 are well into their Canadian Picture Book of the Year project. We are reading all five of the books nominated for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book award and then voting for our favourite. So far we have read How To by Julie Morstad, Fox and Squirrel Make a Friend by Ruth Ohi, and this week we read My Name is Blessing by Eric Walters and illustrated by Eugenie Fernandes.
My Name is Blessing is a powerful story about a boy author, Eric Walters, met while visiting Kenya. The students were moved by this true story of an orphan with a disability, and shared that, while some parts of the story were very sad, they thought it was beautiful.
The Kindergarten students have also been reading a Canadian author, Genevieve Cote. The students have really enjoyed the characters of Pig and Bunny in one of her series.
We have written letters to Genevieve Cote and will wait patiently and hopefully for a reply.
Finally, Divisions 5 and 6 are coming to the computer lab to learn some digital literacy skills. They have learned how to log on, add tools to their desktop, bookmark a website and navigate some online story web sites. They were hard at work this week listening to stories online on Tumblebooks and had fun at the same time!