April is poetry month! I’m excited for another month of poems, stories and fun activities.
Cove Cliff Students will be hearing, practicing and reading poems all month long.
Poem in your pocket day is April 28th!
Teachers can check out my links on the Resources page for Poetry ideas from K-7. If you have other sites you love let me know and I’ll link them!
The new library automation software has arrived and it is fabulous. If you want to have a look at what you can do with it, please follow this link which will allow you to search our catalog, the resource lists that I have created for different curricular areas, and Destiny Discover which will give you links to the databases that our district subscribes to.
Go to: https://sd44.follettdestiny.ca and select Cove Cliff from the list.
Our school district is installing new library automation software over the summer! Hooray!
This should mean that good things are coming our way in terms of finding new books to read, seeing what others are reading, and generally being better connected with our library. I can’t wait!
I’ve been busy over the summer, reading and getting ready for a new school year in the library. I’m very excited this year that we will be participating in the Global Read Aloud. It sounds like it will be an awesome way to begin our school year with everyone reading the same books we should be able to have some great book talks – both live and online with other classes as well as authors. Here are some books that were on my summer reading list,
what did you read this summer?
It is that time of year when we need to get all the library books back to school, so round em up!
The first class to have all their books returned (this includes teacher books) gets a treat from me.
“Like reading, …Coding gives children a creative way of looking at the world. It empowers them to make, rather than passively consume. It encourages them to work together.” – Sylvia Aguiñaga
Why should kids learn to code?
- It teaches them how things work. Kids are naturally curious, they want to figure things out. Learning some basic coding makes them appreciate how all the electronics that are part of their everyday life work.
- It teaches them math is not just something you do at school. Coding requires mathematical thinking and logic.
- It is fun to make things and see how they work instantly.
- It is a great career path with lots of jobs and opportunities.
Some great websites for kids.
Websites for Library Computers:
EBSCO: (recognizes IP addresses from NVSD)
WORLDBOOK : (recognizes IP addresses from NVSD)
GALE VIRTUAL REFERENCE LIBRARY – password needed.
We are all busy learning about bears! Our school wide bear theme began with a visit from Maggie deVries, author of Fraser Bear – A Cub’s Life. Maggie led us through the ideas, research and publishing and editing process of her books and shared some writing tips with us. Now we are all busy learning more about bears, reading bear stories and novels and coming together as a Cove Cliff Community.
- the North Shore Black Bear Society will be coming to talk to us about bears in our neighborhood
- we will be having a Teddy Bear Picnic with buddy classes
- primary students will have a bear activity day
Use this link to go to Amazon.ca, buy whatever books you are wishing for, and our school gets credit from Amazon to purchase library books. Could it get any easier?
Want to purchase a book for the library? here is a link to our Wish List
Cove Cliff Wish List
Wish list for 2014-2015
We are in the process of weeding out books that have not been checked out of the library for several years to make room on the shelves for all our new books. If there are any parents with time to help, this will be an ongoing project for the next few weeks. Please drop in to the library or leave a comment below if you can help out.