BRADBURY LIBRARY AUG/SEPT. NEWS

NEWS SHARED WITH BRADBURY'S STAFF FROM THE LIBRARY

Library Announcements:

Same as last year: There are library resources: research resources, games, and online news resources organized for the Bradbury Community on Only2Clicks: http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/BradburyLibrary/


Fantastic news:

The Bradbury Library will now be loaning Y2-Y6 5 books at a time. Please discuss this with your students. We do not want children carrying too many heavy books in their bags. Children do not have to borrow 5 books, they may choose how many they borrow.

*We're slowly working up to 5 books at a time. Y1 will stick with 1 item until Christmas holiday. Y2-4 began with 2 items. Y5-6 began borrowing with 3 items. We will increase borrowed amounts by one per week.

Please welcome Ms. Connie Leung to the library. She is our new library assistant.

Magazines and Newspapers:

As I attend team meetings in the next few weeks I will carry along the library magazine/newspaper subscriptions so that you can have a peek at them. Here's the list of resources you can count on in the library:

Newspapers:


South China Morning Post Posties- Begins early October, Y1-3, 1 copy per issue. Local news, some great fit for inquiry units.

The Student Standard - Begins in September, Y4-6, 15 copies per issue. To discuss: distribution. Local news, terrific articles, often fits with inquiry units.


Regular magazines:

Click Magazine: New subscription- monthly installments, for Y1-4. Fantastic science resource, develops curiosity and a inquiry resource. Topics in recent magazines include: Music, how the ears work, and insects.

Ranger Rick Jr. Animal Fun for Young Children- continuing subscription- monthly installments, for Y1-4. Good animal inquiry resource.

Ranger Rick. Animal Information- continuing subscription- monthly installments for Y3-6. Again, terrific for animal inquiry.

The Young Scientists magazine, monthly installments, for Y3-6. Often introduction of science facts are accompanied by graphic novel comics in addition to regular articles. Terrific for finding facts and provides that resource for students who need high interest resources in addition to science materials. Topics recently included: endangered animals, healthy choices, human body temperature, and football.


PANDA BOOK AWARD PROGRAM:

We are running a Panda Book Award program for children. There will be a primary and intermediate book list. Children are encouraged to read books through February and they will have an opportunity to vote to select their favourite book.


For more information, please see the two division videos below and visit this webpage:

https://pandabookawards.wikispaces.com/

PANDA BOOK AWARDS YOUNGER
Panda Book Awards Middle
How will your class celebrate? Could you try to share a Roald Dahl book in this day?


The Dot
Please consider playing the above video of the book "The Dot". Ms. Leung and I will have circles for children to create their own "dot" to have displayed in the library. Happy to explain further in the library!


Mother Tongue Language Guest Readers:

We really enjoyed welcoming parent and staff guest readers last year to Bradbury Library. Parents and staff members shared a book in their Mother Tongue. We will continue welcoming parents and staff to visit the library on Wednesdays during Y1-3 and Y4-6 lunch times to read books aloud in their mother-tongue. Please email me to book a time and indicate your interest: librarian@bs.esf.edu.hk Remember that you are welcome to bring your own books to share or use library mother tongue language books as available.

LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION: TUMBLEBOOK!

How many times have you visited Tumblebooks with your children?

All about TumbleBook Library: The TumbleBookLibrary is a collection of TumbleBooks (animated, talking picture books) with fiction, non-fiction and foreign language titles, Read-Alongs (chapter books with sentence highlighting and narration but no animation), TumbleTV which consists of pre-set playlists of a sequence of books, Tumble Puzzles & Games, and TumbleResources for teachers and students. Plus there are videos from National Geographic as well.


So how do I access this Mrs. Alvarez?

Go to this link and enjoy! Tumblebooks


TECHNOLOGY RESOURCES FOR YOU TO USE:

Bradbury Library: ONLINE for you:

*Bradbury Library has a Facebook page! Please consider following this page. Our focus is specifically on literacy and resources for families with a little mix of entertaining pictures as well: http://www.facebook.com/BradburySchoolLibrary


Bradbury Library's main resource page: there are research resources, games, and online news resources organized in a new way with Only2Clicks: http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/BradburyLibrary/

Resource Reminder, UOI 1 Resources are ready for your use!

YEAR 1:

Awareness:

https://smore.com/gu15

YEAR 2:

Family Relationships:

https://smore.com/u1vs

YEAR 3:

Health and Well Being:

https://smore.com/wrmf

YEAR 4:

CELEBRATIONS AND TRADITIONS:

https://smore.com/wtf3

YEAR 5:

HEROES

http://smore.com/ea07

YEAR 6:

INTERNATIONAL MINDEDNESS:

https://smore.com/fyrw



BOOK EXCHANGE IN THE LIBRARY!

The Bradbury Library is running a special second-hand book exchange area for students to use.

Thank you to amazing staff members Jane H. and Ruth for the beautiful donations at the beginning of the school year! Perhaps take time with your students to think about clearing out books they have grown out of or no longer enjoy at home, send your students to the library with books from home to swap them!


Thanks for reading!

We look forward to accommodating your needs. Thank you for supporting our huge projects, sharing your thoughts, supporting the library programs!