Brownridge Library

What's News

November 2013

What’s Happening in our Brownridge Library


Kindergartens

We are thrilled to announce that soon we have the opportunity to take part in observing baby chickens hatch in the library. The Full Day Kindergarten Program focuses on Inquiry-based learning, a process that builds on students’ natural curiosity about the world in which they live. Housing the chicks in the library will give all the kindergartens and other classes who are interested the opportunity to take part in the learning. We will be displaying books that our kindergartens can read to learn more about the life cycle of baby chicks.


Primary Grade 1-3

This year students will be coming to the library as part of their Daily 5 rotation. Each day 5 students from each class grades 1 to 3 have the opportunity to come to the library to Read Independently and complete reading responses.During these 40 min sessions students will also have an opportunity to receive support in selecting “just right fit” books that interest them.


Junior/Intermediates

The junior/intermediates had their first visit to the library this week. Together we co-created the success criteria to help them choose appropriate texts that are of interest to them.


Book Check-Out

Students in Kindergarten to grade 3 will be permitted to take 1 book out of the library. They will be checked out for a period of 1 week. If they would like to keep them longer they will need to renew them. If books are overdue students will not be permitted to take another book out until the one is returned. Library book bags have been prepared for students in grades 1-3. Please remind your child/children to take good care of it as it is the only one they will receive for the year. I encourage students to always keep the bags with their books in their knapsacks so that they can read them at home and at school.

Junior /Intermediate students will be permitted to check out 2 books. However if they need books for a project or assignment they can speak to me.


Postcard From Mrs.Yap:

I am excited to share that we have received our first postcard from Mrs. Yap. Come visit the library to read and find out where she has traveled. Look for the Paddington Bear Display where you can also find cards so you can write back.


Come Check out the New Books

A number Great NEW Books have been purchased for our Brownridge Library. Students are encouraged to visit the library and check them out. We have book titles for all ages, interests and reading levels.


Library Open book exchange times

Students have been visiting our library during our morning recess breaks to read, search for books or work on their class assignments.

Morning Recess on Mon, Tues,Wed & Fri

After school on Wed- from 3:00-3:20.



On Line Resources

TumbleBook Library/Tumble Cloud

http://www.tumblebooks.com/library/

Username: Brownridge Password: Books

The big news at TumbleBooks is the addition of a Common Core Portal for both TumbleBookLibrary and TumbleBookCloudJr!! TBCJR also has a brand new Non-Fiction category and many new non-fiction titles have been added to TumbleBookLibrary.


Teach Kids News

http://teachkidsnews.com/

An on line newspaper written in kid friendly language for students in grades 2 to 8. Great resource to help children read about what is happening around them.


Parent Volunteers

A special thanks to all the parent volunteers that continue to give of their time to help out in the Brownridge Library. If you would like to help in the library or if you would like to take part in our Booster Reading Conferences please email Mrs. Sanita at

victoria.sanita@yrdsb.edu.on.ca