This video was posted on the PCHS website this morning. Our school libraries are amazing!
Submitted by Tiffany Clarke from Dorval Elementary and Quebec Reading Connection
The new centre will be connected to the computer lab to become a new and exciting space. In addition to a collection of wonderful books it will feature upgraded computers, iPads, Chromebooks, creative games, comfy seating and Kobo Readers.
Elementary Librarians – check out this great idea for your storytimes!
Yesterday we had a fun Pigeon party at the library for our young elementary school kids (Kindergarten – 2nd Grade), sadly we only ended up with 12 kids in attendance, but they definitely had fun! I made this program really easy by using the Pigeon’s 10th Birthday Celebration Activity Kit.
From this kit we first learned how to draw Pigeon (pgs. 5-7) – I really liked the way they taught how to draw Pigeon, tracing and breaking the paper into sections to draw each part. The kids did a really great job drawing – I was impressed by how well they followed the directions (not an easy task for little ones).
After we learned how to draw Pigeon, we then made our own Pigeon and Duckling finger puppets (pgs. 8-9). These were so cute and it was a great way to give the kids a chance to practice their…
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Looking to start a book club with your younger grades? Lots of great suggestions in this blog from Literacious!
I just finished a small book discussion with six 3rd & 4th graders about Judith Viorst’s book, Lulu and the Brontosaurus. The kids overall found the book very good and enjoyed the comedic approach to Lulu’s tendency for tantrums.
I structure my third and fourth grade book discussions a little differently than I would for my older kids because I have found that this age group, although great about reading the book and answering questions, has a much more difficult time with the discussing part. They can each individually answer my questions, but often have trouble piggybacking off each other’s ideas to create a real discussion. That being said, the kids really like talking about the book itself!
After we discuss the book for 20-25 minutes, I provide an activity for the kids to do that can be integrated into the story. Tonight we made baby dinosaurs that hatched…
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