Welcome, welcome to our first ever
JPPS Library Blog!
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As you have just entered our universe of books and book related events, allow me to show you around and give you an introduction to the:
Life of our Library
Here is a little more information that I thought that you should have…..
- The library is open Monday-Thursday 10:00am -3:00pm
- During these hours the students and staff can come in at any time to return or choose books. It is not necessary to wait until the designated library period for their class.
- The students come to the library once a week for 30 minutes with their French teacher.
- They come at the same time on the same day each week. Should they want to change their book before their next library period, all they need is the permission of their teacher to come to the library and change their book.
During the 30 minute library period I spend about 15 minutes reading the students a story and the other 15 minutes are used for choosing and looking at books. For the storybook part of library, I mostly choose books to compliment the curriculum of their English program.
In Grade 2 I will be reading some books that will compliment the Canada unit that they will learn.
In Grade 3 I am reading “Fudge-a-mania” because it is funny and I want the children to totally get into reading!
In Grade 4 I am presently reading “Wonder” which is a story about physical differences and acceptance amongst children in a school, setting.
In Grade 5 I am reading “Hatchet.” It is a favorite of mine that was once a class novel for Grade 5.
In Grade 6 I am reading “the Giver”, the story of a community that thinks it has achieved the optimum solution for existing without differences and obstacles that other communities are troubled with……a parallel might be made with Hitler’s desire for his “Pure Aryan Race”
A LIBRARY UPDATE
There are always events to highlight in our library.
Last month we had the Scholastic book fair and sold just under $2,500 worth of books. That translates into more than $1,000 of Scholastic credit for us to buy more books for the Library!!
We are scheduling a used book fair for February 17th and 18th. Please send in your “gently used” English, French and Hebrew books for our sale. The sale will only be for the students during the day from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.
As for our Lunch Bunch Book Clubs, they continue to be a success! Grades 5 & 6 students are reading “Whispering to Witches”and we are halfway through the book. For the Grade 4 book club, we finished “The Songs in the Walnut Grove” and will start, “Something Fishy at MacDonald High” in the New Year. In the Grade 3 boys club, the chapter book “A Hare-Raising Tale” is done and we just began reading “Something Wickedly Weird”. The Grade 3 girls are still enjoying “Smart Dog.”
In the New Year, as we finish a book in each Book Club, we will open attendance to new members.
Happy Holidays everyone!