Read at least 30 minutes everyday from Dec. 1-15 for a chance to win great prizes and points for your house team! Just record your minutes on this Reading Advent Calendar and submit it to your Connect teacher Thursday Dec. 16 to be entered in the draw Friday Dec. 17! Prizes include books, gift cards, reading swag and more!
The Maker Space Club will be learning to crochet to make a collaborative blanket to donate to the Crisis Pregnancy Center. You can contribute a square, even if you’re not a club member. Use the tutorials below to help you!
Beginner Double Crochet Square
Follow this tutorial, but use a 5mm crochet hook and chain 14 instead of 8.
Intermediate Granny Square
Once you have mastered the double crochet, try your hand at this fancy square!
Want to challenge yourself in you crochet abilities? Try this tutorial for a Sunburst Square.
The Maker Space Club has started meeting Wednesdays during CORE. We have 35 members who have started coding, working with Arduinos and Raspberry pi, and learning to use the Cricut press.
Here are the reading bags students made using the Cricut. Some designs are even original drawings formatted to be compatible with the Cricut software, including the very cute drawing of Toffee the dooodle!
1. Join the challenge by leaving a comment below.
2. Save or print out a copy of the checklist.
3. As you read books that qualify for items on the list, check them off. Books may qualify for more than one item on the list, but challenge yourself to read at least 10 books.
4. Share your progress and book recommendations during our monthly check-ins either online or in person at the Project Lit Book Club.
5. Each month you share progress, you are entered in a draw. Prizes include t-shirts, book bags, books, gift cards, and more!
“Reading is the sole means by which we slip, involuntarily, often helplessly, into another’s skin, another’s voice, another’s soul.” Joyce Carole Oates
Join the Project Lit Community Book Club this year and connect with teens around the globe about amazing diverse books! Stay tuned for details about meeting times and the Diversity Reading Challenge!
Even in the midst of a pandemic, Mrs. Wong’s art students participated in the Memory Project Portrait Project. “By facilitating the creation and delivery of heartfelt artwork from youth to youth throughout the world, the Memory Project strives to break cultural barriers, bring joy to children facing challenges, inspire creativity, and build a kinder world.” Here are this year’s amazing portraits which were sent to India!
Take advantage of what’s happening at your local public library this summer!
RICHMOND PUBLIC LIBRARY
Teens! Starting June 15, you can join Richmond Public Library’s online Teen Summer Reading Club and make reading a fun part of your summer. Write and post book reviews on the blog and enter the art contest for a chance to have your artwork chosen as the face of the 2022 Teen Summer Reading Club. Plus, don’t miss the virtual writing workshops and digital escape rooms. For more information, check out the RPL Teen Hub
FRASER VALLEY REGIONAL LIBRARY
Summer Reading Club: Crack the Case! Be a super sleuth this summer when you join FVRL’s 2021 Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! How does it work? You can sign up online and download a reading record! Mark, colour, or sticker your reading record for each day that you read for 15 minutes or more! For every seven days that you read, you can enter to win a prize!
VANCOUVER PUBLIC LIBRARY
Registration for Teen Summer Challenge will begin on June 14th. It’s a summer long program that includes passive challenges and weekly programs. Find more info here. They will also be hosting a new Writer in Residence, Lindsay Wong, as she offers 2 workshops for teens in July and running a Writing and Book Camp in August.
RICHMOND CHRISTIAN SCHOOL LIBRARY
You can continue to enjoy reading all summer using SORA. Leave a comment below with the title of a book or series you would love to see on SORA so we can be sure it’s available for you!
Ms. Pershin’s Social Studies 9 classes recently presented their TED ED Talks in the Library. Students were inspired to share their big ideas and the results were amazing! Here are a sampling of the talks for you to enjoy! If you don’t see your talk listed here and would like to watch it, just email Ms. Pershin.