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Surrey Schools’ Picture Books of the Year Nominees for 2013/14

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Surrey Schools’ Picture Books of the Year Nominees for 2013/14

Here’s a link to the Surrey Schools’ Picture Books of the Year!  Which book was your favourite?

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Last Two Books

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Too Tall Houses

This is not my Hat

 

 

We are on our way to reading the last two books from the Surrey Schools’ Picture Books of the Year.  Too Tall Houses by Gianna Marino and This is Not My Hat by Jon Klassen. 

We will be voting on our favourite SSPBOY and we will be posting the results of our vote once they’re in!

Step Gently Out

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step gently outWe are reading another Surrey Schools Book of the Year called Step Gently Out by Helen Frost and Rick Lieder.  It’s a fascinating nature picture book set to poetry and real images of insects in their natural environment.  Here’s a great book trailer for Step Gently Out.

Check out this book trailer for Step Gently Out  http://vimeo.com/36246019

 

Some activities you can do at home for this book: 

-Try drawing a bug up close!

-Try drawing a picture from a bug’s perspective!

-Google images of bugs up close!

Nelson Mandela

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At Cougar Creek, we are honouring Nelson Mandela’s life and his great accomplishments.  His ideas of non-violence and forgiveness are truly admirable.

We have been learning about the late Nelson Mandela.  In our library, some of us have read the picture book Nelson Mandela written and illustrated by Kadir Nelson.  It’s a fantastic read aloud as it’s written for a young audience and captures Nelson Mandela’s life from birth to his presidency.

Craig Kielburger

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CKielDivision 8, here’s some information about Craig Kielburger and WE Day!

http://www.freethechildren.com/domestic-programming/our-model-we-day/

http://www.metowe.com/speakers-bureau/view-all-speakers/craig-kielburger/

Here’s a Youtube clip about Craig Kielburger’s journey into child labour:

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iqbalHere’s some information about Iqbal Masih and Craig Kielburger:

http://www.beyondintractability.org/profile/craig-kielburger-profile

 

Bake-SaleAfter this lesson, a handful of our Grade 5 girls were inspired to make a positive change in their community by raising money for the BC Children’s Hospital through a bake sale (on Friday, Jan 17th)!   They raised just over $380.00 for this worthy cause.  Cougar Creek has some amazing heroes!  Thank you to their parents for donating the food and thank you to the students of Cougar Creek who supported this fundraiser by purchasing treats from the bake sale! 

Well done Jasveen, Jasleen and Khushdeep from Division 5!

We have new Mr and Little Miss books!

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We have a very exciting announcement…our library now has even more Mr. and Little Miss books. These books are very popular in our library.  They’re super fun to read.  Did you know, the author, Roger Hargreaves, wrote his first book Mr. Tickle for his son? 

In our library, we read Little Miss Naughty with some of the Kindergarteners.  Little Miss Naughty needs to be taught a lesson because she’s always doing naughty tricks on people.  So, one day the community recruits Mr. Impossible to help.  Mr. Impossible becomes invisible and tweaks Miss Naughty’s nose every time she’s about to do something naughty. The students  loved the book and we were introduced to several of Roger Hargreaves characters like, Miss Naughty, Mr. Uppity, and Mr. Nosey.  We were also introduced to Mr. Impossible but we never saw an illustration of Mr. Impossible.  So…we got our imaginations going and thought up what he might look like.  Take a look below.

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Ralph Tells a Story

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ralphWe read Ralph Tells a Story by Abby Hanlon.  It’s a fabulous book and it’s been nominated as one of Surrey’s Picture Books of the Year.  Ralph is a boy who never has any stories to share during class writing.  However, he soon realizes that STOREIS ARE EVERYWHERE!  It’s an endearing book that many students were able to connect with.

After reading this story, students thought of a story they would like to write.  Some students are still thinking of their stories…it’s okay, a great story takes time!  Ask your child if they have a story they’d like to share and share your stories with your child.

Here are some stories from Division 16-K:

https://voicethread.com/share/5198817

Here are some stories from Division 17-K:

https://voicethread.com/share/5199851

Here are some stories from Division 15-K/1:

https://voicethread.com/share/5219235

Here are some stories from Division 14-Gr.1:

http://show-vid.com/view/6wp2mkm4

Here are some stories from Division 10- Gr.2/3:

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Here are some stories from Division 11- Gr.2:

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Here are some stories from Division 13-Gr.1:

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Here are some stories from Division 9-Gr. 3:

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Here are some stories from Division 12- Gr.2:

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