Latest Event Updates

We have new Mr and Little Miss books!

Posted on Updated on

mrrrrr

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.

impossible     mrI impos

Advertisements

Ralph Tells a Story

Posted on Updated on

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:

photo 1 photo 2 photo 4 photo 5

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

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3  photo 5

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

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4

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

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4

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

photo 1 photo 2 photo 3 photo 4

 

The Greatest Bookshelf in the World

Posted on Updated on

bosWith the Grade 4s and 5s, students discussed some of their most favourite reads.  We then discussed which books they wish they could read but have never been written.

This idea came from Chris McMahen’s web site.  Chris McMahen is the author of Box of Shocks…one of the nominees for the Surrey Books of the Year!  Here’s a link to his web site:

http://chrismcmahen.blogspot.ca

Her are a few examples of our bookshelves from Division 8:

bos2 bos3 bos4 bos5

Her are a few examples of our bookshelves from Division 5:

bos1 bos2 bos3 bos4

Here are a few examples of our bookshelves from Division 7:

bos1 bos2 bos3 bos4

Here’s Mrs. McDonough’s (Teacher-Librarian and mother of two):

mrsm

Lucky Ducklings (A True Rescue Story)

Link Posted on Updated on

LDWe read the book A True Rescue Story: Lucky Ducklings by Eva Moore.  It’s nominated as one of the Surrey Schools Picture Books of the Year.  The illustrations by Nancy Carpenter were wonderful so we thought we’d give it a go as well!  We illustrated some ducklings by following step by step instructions we found on:          http://www.activityvillage.co.uk/sites/default/files/pdf/learn_to_draw_a_duck.pdf

___________________________________________________

Many students were pretty certain they wouldn’t be able to draw a duckling…however, once they were done, they were happily surprised with their results.

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

http://show-vid.com/view/p8pcwkm4

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

http://show-vid.com/view/b7gcwkm4

Here are some illustrations from Division 16-K:

http://show-vid.com/view/m84wwkm4

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

http://show-vid.com/view/w9xgwkm4

Here are some illustrations from Division 17- K:

http://show-vid.com/view/p66xwkm4

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

http://show-vid.com/view/aw6xwkm4

_______________________________________________

Remember students, the library has a shelf full of How To Draw books.  Come sign them out!  The icon below will direct you to our library’s online catalogue:

SD36

___________________________________________________

youtubeThe link below is a cute video we watched of ducklings on Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JHy6bBKu0j4

Nightsong by Ari Berk

Posted on Updated on

We have been reading the Surrey Schools’ Picture Books of the year nominees.  A few weeks ago, we read Nightsong by Ari Berk.  The story focuses on how a young bat learns to use it’s sense of hearing to ‘see’ in the dark.  We learned that bats use echolocation to find their prey and to navigate through the night. Due to popular demand, I’m posting the song Echolocation.  Have a listen!

images
Echolocation song

Here’s Ari Berk’s web site as well:

679_Nightsong
Link for Ari Berk’s web site.

Global Read Aloud

Posted on Updated on


gra_512Ms. Nakagawa and Ms. Hocking’s Gr.2/3 class have been visiting the school library every Tuesday.  Together, we are participating in the Global Read Aloud for Kate Messner’s book Marty McGuire.

We have had a lot of fun connecting outside our school community.  For this read aloud, we have been connecting with Mr. Lali’s school at W.F. Davidson Elementary.  Together we have participated in Skyping, writing on a shared Google Document and sharing videos of skits we made for one another.  To learn more about the Global Read Aloud, follow this link:    http://www.globalreadaloud.com/

marty

All of our activities have focused on the book Marty McGuire.  We were also able to connect with author Kate Messner and we were excited to hear her respond to some of our questions.

Here’s a link to author Kate Messner’s Question and Answer video:

http://www.katemessner.com/marty-mcguire-global-read-aloud-video-q-a-week-4/#comment-69056

Onomatopoeia

Posted on Updated on

Robert Munsch
Robert Munsch

We’ve been reading stories by Robert Munsch.  Robert Munsch is a fabulous Canadian author with very unique and fun to read stories.  Many of his stories include onomatopoeia.  Onomatopoeia are words that imitate sounds.  For example: ring, woof, whoosh, ahhh.

Students had a lot of fun discussing onomatopoeia sounds.  We also saw some Youtube clips to help us better understand onomatopoeia.  We then drew onomatopoeias.

Here are some of our illustrations from Div 13- Gr.1:

http://youtu.be/T3ehodZk4LU

Here are some of our illustrations from Div 10-Gr.2/3:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_K46IXrSQXM

Here are some of our illustrations from Div 15-K/1:

http://youtu.be/1DaySUwFOsQ

Here are some of our illustrations from Div 12-Gr.2:

http://youtu.be/bSjgFBGqQv8

Here are the links from Youtube:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f1b5kCvVBo8

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DrRW7RIr0xM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t99ULJjCsaM

Here’s Robert Munsch’s web site:

http://robertmunsch.com/