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D.E.A.R. Day October 21st

Join us as we celebrate BC School Library Day and Drop Everything And Read on October 21st at 12:15pm.  Wear your PJs and bring a stuffed animal to help us celebrate this special event.  Reading is for everyone!

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more you learn, the more places you’ll go.” — Dr. Seuss

Media Literacy Week

 

Last week many classes visited the library and participated in Media Literacy Week. We watched a video from Mediasmarts.ca called “House Hippo 2.0”.  Students were asked if they thought it was real or fake.  We talked about “what’s in the frame” and what we can see and can’t see in various kinds of media.  Older classes focused on how to tell what’s true online.  Click here for more information on Media Literacy and Break the Fake resources from MediaSmarts. 

Orange Shirt Day

We were honoured today with a wonderful performance by the Kwhlii Gibaygum Nisga’a Dance Group. They shared their stories, songs and dances of their with the whole school.  What a perfect way to begin Orange Shirt Day – acknowledging the wrongs of the past and celebrating Indigenous culture. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Check out some Indigenous stories in the library:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Also, please view this book trailer created last year by our students for The Orange Shirt Story by Phyllis Webstad. 

 

Fall 2019 Family Storytime in ASL and English @BPL

Fall 2019 Family Storytime in Sign Language and English at Burnaby Public Library

https://www.bpl.bc.ca/kids/family-storytime-in-sign-language-and-english

Join a Deaf storyteller and a children’s librarian for stories, rhymes and crafts presented in both American Sign Language and English. This is a free drop-in for children of all ages and abilities together with a parent or caregiver. All families are welcome! Interpreters will be present.

 Four Saturdays from 2:00 to 3:00 PM: September 14, October 26, November 9, and December 14, 2019
At Tommy Douglas Library in Burnaby: 7311 Kingsway, 604.522.3971

For more information, e-mail Randi at the library: Randi.Robin@bpl.bc.ca

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here Monday, March 5th until Thursday, March 7th! Parent volunteers needed.  Please sign up outside the library or speak to Mrs. Araujo.  Come and find a great book and help support the school library.  Thank you!

Summer Reading

Help your child succeed in school! Join the Summer Reading Club at your library! Registration starts Friday, June 14 and continues until the middle of July. Click here for more details. 

 

 

 

 

We encourage all families to visit the public library over the summer and choose books you want to read.

Check out the ASL Welcome to BC Summer Reading Club below:

Scholastic Book Fair

The Scholastic Book Fair will be here Monday, March 5th until Thursday, March 7th! Parent volunteers needed.  Please sign up outside the library or speak to Mrs. Araujo.  Come and find a great book and help support the school library.  Thank you!

February News

February 2019 News from the Library:

Literacy Week 2019:
We had a wonderful week celebrating literacy in January. We hope you have had the chance to visit our “Response Gallery” to see all the different ways classes responded to our school wide read, Drawn Together. Thank you to all the families who donated books for book swap. We had a lot of fun dressing up as our favourite literary characters.

Can you guess who they are?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On Thursday, guest readers and ASL storytellers visited each classroom to share their love of reading. What a fabulous week!

 

 

 

 

Story Studio:
You may have noticed some changes in the library lately. We have moved around some things and made a special place for students to tell and write stories with a variety of materials and loose parts. It has been an exciting adventure that began with Ms. Shuster and Division 9 visiting the story studio once a week. Now Division 7 is visiting the Story Studio. Using the Story Workshop structure, students are exploring many Big Ideas in Language Arts including: language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.

VR and AR:

This year Mr. Hunter and I are part of a district learning team exploring how using Virtual Reality(VR) and Augmented Reality(AR) can provide experiences for students that allow them to make connections to curricular content and competencies in unique ways. For 2 weeks in February we have a kit of 30 Google Carboard glasses and 30 smartphones we are using with students. Division 5 is using this technology to help their understanding of key science concepts. We are hoping to give as many classes as possible the opportunity to experience these amazing tools for learning.

Upcoming Events:

 

The book fair will be returning March 4-7. Parent volunteers are needed. Stay tuned for more information.

 

 

Author Lana Button will be making a presentation to our primary students on March 14th. Thank you to the PAC for helping to fund this event.

Mrs. Araujo

And the winner is…

The votes are in and the winner of the Canadian Picture Book of the Year for South Slope/BCSD is…

Ocean meets Sky by The Fan Brothers

Congratulations to all the nominees.  We enjoyed reading all of you! 

These books were chosen from the list of nominees for the Governor General Literary awards and the Marilyn Baillie Picture Book awards.

The winner of the 2018 Governor General Award for Young People’s Literature- Illustrated was:

The winner of the 2018 Marilyn Baillie Picture Book award was:

 

Family Storytime in ASL and English @BPL