Spring: In the Learning Commons

There are lots of exciting things happening in the Learning Commons over the next couple of months.  For those of you who are planning to read over Spring Break or even into April, make sure you write a book review so that you can be entered into a draw to have a chance of winning 1 of 3 – $25 Indigo gift cards.  Check out the poster below for more details and scan the QR code to get started!

The Grade 8 Library League will also be heading up some fun lunch time activities for you at the beginning of April.  Sign up using the QR code below if you are interested!

February In The Learning Commons

kindness tree

We challenge you this month to spot acts of kindness that are happening around the school.  When you catch someone in the act, ask your teacher for a HEART, and write it down.  We will add all of the hearts to the Kindness Tree, featured on the window outside of the Learning Commons.  With your help, we hope to see the Kindness Tree in full bloom by the end of the month!

 

lunchtime in the learning Commons

For the first two weeks in February, you can make Valentine’s cards during your lunchtime in the Learning Commons.  If you are interested in making a card, please take a look at the Valentine’s Day Card blog post, and sign up.  Don’t forget to bring your scissors, glue, drawing supplies, and a thin sharpie.  We will have the rest of the supplies that you need!

JANUARY IN THE LEARNING COMMONS

Happy New Year!  With a new year comes some new changes in the Learning Commons.  Mrs. Jenden is on her maternity leave, and had a beautiful baby girl, Eleanor.  We would also like to introduce you to your new Teacher Librarians.  Mrs. Tinsley will be in the Learning Commons on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and Mrs. Sharpe will be here on Wednesdays and Fridays.  We will be alternating Mondays.  We both look forward to meeting you and we are excited to do some exciting things with your class during your lunchtime in the Learning Commons!

try something new challenge

This month we are hosting a Try Something New Challenge.  We look forward to seeing what new things you try this month!

Remember you will need to show proof of each new thing you have tried. Report back to Mrs. Tinsley or Mrs. Sharpe by the end of the month to get your sticker and be entered in a draw to win a prize.

January’s Book Theme:

Come and check out the library’s selection of books that have been turned into movies.  The Library League has selected some of their favourites for you to read!

 

Also, don’t forget to check out some of the new reads in the Learning Commons this month!

November in the Learning Commons

We have some exciting events and challenges that you can participate in this month!

CUSTOMIZE YOUR OWN MASK!

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP!

 

NOVEMBER BOOK OF THE MONTH

The library league has selected our favourite historical fiction novels. Help us decide which book should win by voting each week! This week, vote for which 4 books should go on to the final four!

CLICK HERE TO VOTE

Want to read one of these books?
Place a hold through Destiny Discover!
Or check on SORA.

 

BOOKMARK DESIGN CONTEST

Design a bookmark with a Remembrance Day Theme to enter the contest to win a free book!

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE Bookmark Contest Form

Hand your designs to Mrs. Jenden by TUES NOV 17th.

 

Remembrance Day lego contest

Create a Lego scene with a Remembrance Day theme and submit a photo to this Padlet by Wednesday November 18th to enter the contest to win a prize box with candy, lego and stickers! See details below!

CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT YOUR LEGO SCENE

 

Reading is Lit Challenge!

Read or listen to 9 books before Christmas and get a ‘READING is LIT’ tote bag (complete with candy and other goodies), AND win prizes along the way! See below for details!

 

Click here to Download this
Challenge Guide to get started!

Submit your books to this form to get credit

 

Challenge Details:

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Curated for you by the Library League!

Adorable Animals Reading Books | Animal book, Animals, Animal books

Happy Reading!

 

VOTE for your Favourite DIY Pet Costume

We had LOTS of creative DIY Pet costumes submitted last week! View them all here and then vote for your favourite!

“Catniss Everdeen” – By Lois

“Super Theo” – By Lily

 

“Pumpkin” – By Aaren

 

“Cinderella” on Mia- By Paloma

 

SUSHI ON THEO- BY VANNICE AND EMELIE 

 

Ketchup and Mustard (modelled by George)
– By Catya

Taro in Alien costume – By Eugene

 

“Cat in a hat” – By Enoch and Eric

 

“FLYING HOT DOG – By Jamie and Michelle 

CLICK HERE TO VOTE!