To acknowledge and celebrate National Indigenous Peoples’ Day here are some books read by the authors, a music video, a look into the 2017 celebration, a Hoop Dance and a virtual tour of the U’mista Cultural Centre. Enjoy!
There is lots of discussion right now about how important it is that we treat each other with respect and how everyone matters. Christian Robinson is an illustrator/author who wrote You Matter to tell everyone that they are valued. To learn more about him and his books visit his webpage: The Art of Fun.
As we can’t be together in the Twelfth Avenue library I thought I’d bring the library, and some stories, to you.
Click on the books on the shelves below to hear or read the story read online.
Click on the pictures above and below the table for some fun activities.
Have you ever wanted to make your own book? The kind that you can use to record stories or doodles or anything you want? Below is a video with instructions on how to make a wee book from one piece of paper.
Do you make books? Please share your ideas by leaving a comment.
8-page book – materials needed: paper, scissors
Instructions – click here
It’s time to do some non-fiction learning. Let’s visit some of my favourite animals and places (and one at the bottom that I’d love to meet). Please leave me a comment as to which one interested you.
Great Blue Heron colony at Stanley Park – they are on their nests right now. Click on the Webcam and scroll down to see them up close.
The British Museum in London, England – two million years of human history Click: Museum Website to explore the museum in 11 different ways.
Musee D’Orsay in Paris – do you love art? See work from Monet to Van Gogh Click Google Arts & Culture
Mountain Gorillas in their natural habitat up close. This webcam is in the habitat of these amazing creatures in the Democratic Republic of Congo in Africa. Click Webcam
There are so many great readings happening online this week.
Tundra Books has ongoing readings – including Ben Clanton (Narwhal) and Suzin Nielsen (No Fixed Address) .
Click here for this weeks schedule: Virtual Story Times and Singalongs
Orca Books has authors of picture books and chapter books reading their books (including Monique Gray Smith reading the book our grade 1s received last fall – My Heart Fills With Happiness
Scroll down this page: Orca Author Readings
Are you looking for some new reading ideas this week? Listen along with some Canadian authors. Tundra Book Publisher has live readings and sing-a-longs on various social media for students of all ages. Click here for details: Virtual Story Times and Singalongs
- Every Monday, Ben Clanton (Narwhal and Jelly) will be doing Miximal Mondays on his Instagram Live at 12:30 pm EST (9:30 am PST).
- Every weekday, Susin Nielsen, the author of No Fixed Address, will be reading a chapter a day on her Twitter Live at 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST).
- Every Tuesday and Thursday, Emily Arrow, the author of Studio, will be doing singalongs on her YouTube Live and Instagram Live channels at 1:00 pm EST (10:00 am PST).
Tuesday, April 14, 2020
Welcome to our new way of being at school together. I hope that you and your families were able to do some new activities while keeping safe and healthy over the break.
Of course I hope that you were reading over the break!!
I’m sad that we aren’t checking out books from our library now but there are still ways to be reading and enjoying books:
If you finished your library books then it’s time to reread them, talk about them with the people in your house, read your brother or sister’s books (yes Intermediates, even the picture books :-))
Looking for some new books? There are lots of places online to find audio or ebooks:
Burnaby Public Library: though the library is closed they are still offering library services. From their webpage (https://www.bpl.bc.ca/):
Hey Burnaby: don’t have a library card? Our branches are closed, but you can now call us at 604-436-5400 and get one for free!
Use it to stay home and keep reading with our expanding e-book and audiobook collections in Library to Go or on the Libby app. Browse and borrow from thousands of titles for kids, teens and adults, fiction and non-fiction.
New Westminster Public Library: check out their page – https://www.nwpl.ca/
How about watching some Canadian authors reading their books? There are authors for old and young here: Canadian Authors
Remember to not only Read, Read, Read, but talk, write and draw about stories.