Staff at our school who are using Adrienne Gear’s Reading Power may find these newly created book lists useful. These are the French and English titles currently in our Library Catalogue. Here is how staff can access these titles and place a hold.
Visit library.sd36.bc.ca and scroll down to Martha Currie. Log into the library catalogue using your district name and password.
Click Catalogue and then Resource Lists on the side navigation bar
There are currently five Resource Lists available: Reading Power Connect, Transform, Infer, Question and Visualize.
Martha Currie Teachers – Here’s the link to the catalogue. Scroll down to Martha Currie. Teachers can sign into the catalogue with their district log in.
Find the items you are looking for and click ‘Details’.
This will give you a ‘Hold It’ option on the right. Then save.The Teacher Librarian will see a little red flag that a book has been requested the next time they are in the catalogue. Give us some lead time : ). I usually pull those during my next scheduled Library Administration block and pop them into the teacher’s mailbox.
Students completed the finishing touches to their group engineered Christmas Trees by adding some decorations and lights. It was a great co-operative project.
We introduced a MightyGirls project with the 5/6 classes. Continue reading
At Vanier, an ever growing number of students bring a personal device to school. In the Learning Commons we use those digital devices to increase the circulation of books, particularly among upper intermediate students.
Students have been taking full advantage of the great new books available in the Learning Commons. More arriving regularly. Check out these Vanier LC Numbers.
Yahoo! Another Learning Commons contest. Students in Grade three are invited to enter the draw to win one of 31 Geronimo Stilton books.
Vanier students and staff have been showing off their creative talents and making our hallways beautiful with some wonderful bulletin boards:
Students are asked to please return all materials back to the Learning Commons by the end of next week. But don’t worry there will still be lots to read….We will be having a free book giveaway the following week. There are lots of great books to choose from. So, please bring back your library books so you can participate in our FREE book giveaway!
Some Kindergarten to Grade 2 students created Avatars using the app IMadeFace. We also imported them into Doodle Buddy and turned our faces into Pirates.
Creating Avatars from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.
The Learning Commons has been celebrating how much Georges Vanier students LOVE learning. We learned about QR Codes and used the iPads to scan Valentine’s hearts. The QR Codes linked to examples of student creations. Some divisions took a screenshot and blogged “Celebrating Learning”.
Strong Start Pre-School also joined in and the Love Bugs learned about caterpillars and made a Valentine’s butterfly. We had a full house and even had time to explore on the iPads.
Our Natural Disasters club for Divisions 7, 8 and 9 is almost finished our novel, ‘I Survived the Japanese Tsunami’ and we will be next be creating with clay to make our own tsunami iMovies. Division 4 has been trying out the ProCreate App. Students are importing their art into PicCollage App and adding their poems.
Did you know…?
Many students that bring their own devices to school are using the CardStar App to check out books from the Learning Commons. This is a free app that generates a bar code that can be read by the scanner on the Learning Commons computer. It works much like scanning a Starbucks card! The App uses the number on the front of the student’s planner. See Ms. Crosland if you would like help generating your own barcode.
Tip: Some students have taken a screen shot of the code so they do not have to open the App each time.
Families in the Georges Vanier community are now able to access new books for Pre-Schoolers! We have a new library of excellent books for sharing with the little ones in your family. Student leaders or Ms. Crosland will be on hand at lunch time to assist families with borrowing books. We hope that soon, families will sign out the books independently. Just put your name on a card, take out the picture card from the back of the book and put both cards in the sleeve on the wall. Easy. Take as many as four at a time, bring them back, and get four more. Books are a perfect excuse to cuddle your little ones and share a story. If you enjoy the little library, please tell your neighbours in our community and let’s get the pre-schoolers enjoying books at home.