QBS Learning Centre News

Week beginning 23.9.13

More changes and a chance to meet some of you.

It was so lovely to meet so many of our QBS parents this week. I was really pleased that many of you took time out of your busy schedules to visit us during the Parent Teacher consultation afternoons.

Most of you seemed to be very impressed with the space and the feel. Our amphitheatre created lots of questions and it was good to be able to explain why we didn't build a computer lab. Having a flexible space that can be utilised for any number of activities is a very valuable commodity in Hong Kong. We are already dreaming big and thinking that we could use this space as a drama studio or performance space, have recitals at lunch time, show movies, practice our dance competition routines...in fact the list is endless. Why not contact us with your ideas? They are more than welcome.

What is information Literacy?

I often get questions about what the children do in the library. Well of course they borrow books and read but that is usually done with their class teacher. When they work with me in the LC we are building up their Information Literacy skills. Information literacy is knowing when and why you need information, where to find it and how to evaluate, use and communicate in an ethical manner.


Obviously lessons look very different depending on which year group I am teaching. A typical week might see Year 1 students organising information on simple sorting diagrams, Year 3 using the online catalogue to locate materials whilst Year 5 use BubblUs to help define areas of interest.

Click on the presentation below to find out the benefits of being information literate.


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The latest Books for Keeps is out now.


Books for Keeps is a great on-line magazine that promotes the very best in children's literature. If you are looking for new releases or new ideas for birthday presents it is definitely worth taking a look.

If you have a few moments take a look at our Battle of the Books website. We are in the early stages but the children are very excited.


Qoodle

Don't forget to log into Qoodle and check out the LC page. There are so many links about reading and authors it just might get your child's head spinning.

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