All of our kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students have been actively reading the Blue Spruce nominees for this year. Some are even done reading all of them already. Voting will begin during the week of April 20th!
We also have over 85 students who are part of our Forest of Reading Book Clubs. These include Silver Birch Express (Gr. 3+4), Silver Birch (Gr. 5+6) and Red Maple (Gr. 7+8). These students are highly dedicated readers. They have been devouring the nominees and talking about them during our Forest of Reading Cafe each week. During this time, we chat about our reading, update our tracking sheets, blog about our favourite nominees and exchange our books. It’s lots of fun! Voting for these branches of the program will start on April 21st. Spring into a New Series at our Library!!
We have an exciting promo event running from March 25th until April 15th. During this three week period, the student promotion team for our library is challenging students to read the first book in a series that they have never read before. The hope is to motivate students to take a risk and try out something new. We have lots of prizes to give out at the end of the event, including posters, books, and cool pens and pencils. So, get reading! Several book number 1s are set out on our promo table just inside the library entrance. Come and check them out.
April is Poetry Month!
Let’s celebrate the wonderful art of poetry by sharing our favourite poems from the past and present. During April, teachers and students are invited to share poetry with each other during a classroom read-aloud and even on our announcements. Our love of poetry will culminate in two reading events for our junior and intermediate students. On Friday, April 17th, we will be hosting a Poetry Slam for our Gr. 5 + 6 students and on Friday, May 1st, we will be having a Poetry Cafe for our Gr. 7+8 students. Both events are a celebration of original poetry written by the amazing students in our school.
Spark!! Our spark table is still up and running. We have created many amazing things during the past few months and are still welcoming donations of intriguing items to help us continue to build, create, explore and investigate with a wide variety of materials.
Have a lovely month,