eBooks, Problem Solving and Creating

Even though we had a short week at school, lots of great activities happened in the Learning Commons. Some classes began to explore the Surrey School District eLibrary collection. There are some great titles available on-line.  Many students have already been given information to take home on how to access the books and we will continue this next week. Access is available through the school library catalogue.

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Division 9 continued with their Non-Fiction projects with Mrs. Tracey and were able to upload pages that they created showing their learning about text features. Mrs. Tracey and I collaborated on this activity.  Some work was completed in class, some in the LC and them we worked all together to complete the project. Check out the student blogs at Division 9

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Some students in Grades One and Two put on their ‘thinking caps’ this week. We shared and talked about the fairytale ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ and students problem-solved other ways Jack could have made it up to the castle in the clouds if he didn’t have any magic beans. So fire up your jet powered skateboard, jump into a portal or skydive from a plane. Here are some of their creative solutions:


Jack without a Beanstalk from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

Pre School Library / Extreme Weather Text Features

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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. The children do not have to be enrolled in Strong Start or the Day Care to use this library. This is a free program. Student leaders or Ms. Crosland will be available 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.

Text Features and Tellagami from Anna Crosland on Vimeo.

Division 8 at Georges Vanier Elementary School used the Tellagami App to explain how text features help to understand information about Extreme Weather.