This week Divisions 6, 7 and 8 will be choosing their winner for the Great Canadian Picture Book of the year. First, the students read some award winning books during our library times and were encouraged to check out award winning books. Next, we created criteria for deciding what makes a great picture book. Then, we read all five nominees for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award for 2013. Now the students will vote for their favourite.Stay tuned to find out which book won!
The votes are in! The Canadian Picture Book of the Year is Small Saul by Ashley Spires!
Over the last several weeks. Divisions 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 read the five nominees for the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book Award. First they decided on criteria for a great picture book. Then we read all 5 books during their library times. Finally, they voted. Stay tuned for some of the students’ comments about the books they read.
Staff and students may hand in their pink 200 nights forms into the library and pick up their new blue 250 nights form from the library door.
Thank you to all of you who are participating and encouraging students to participate. As of March 14th we had travelled 25400km! We just need to read across the Pacific Ocean and we will have read around the world!!!
As we didn’t have our regular assembly in March, here are the book draw winners for 150 nights of reading. They may come to the library on Monday to choose their books.
Teacher winner: Marilyn
BCSD student: Marissa
Intermediates South Slope:
Voting for the YRCA novels has begun. All intermediate classes received ballots last week and they are due Wed. April 11th. Congratulations to Connor from Div.4 for being the first to vote!
I wonder which books will be the winners….
Check out the YRCA page for more information on all the books.
On Wednesday, March 14th the Battle of the Books will begin at South Slope Elementary. Divisions 1 and 2 will combine together to form 6 teams and will “battle” it out on Thursdays beginning March 29th. The school based final will be April 26th and the interschool final will be on Tuesday May1st. Students will be introduced to all the books on Wednesday and will choose one to read over Spring Break.
Check out the prezi below to learn more about the books. Happy reading and good luck Divisions 1 and 2!