BRADBURY LIBRARY Nov./Dec. NEWS

NEWS SHARED WITH BRADBURY'S STAFF FROM THE LIBRARY

New eBooks Access:

Bradbury library now has access to: Oxford Owl

There are over 250 eBooks organised by ages, series and book type. These eBooks accommodate readers from Y1-Y6. They are designed to work on the iPads and most are also audiobooks. Enjoy!

Please select: "My class login" and type:

login: bradschool

password: stubbsroad

http://www.oxfordowl.co.uk/


Also, if you want more information, I posted about this on my blog:

http://thestylinglibrarian.com/2013/11/22/styling-librarian-technology-share-haiku-deck/

Book Breakfast this coming Wednesday!!

Book breakfast, finally!


Please come visit us in the library on Wednesday, November 27th from 8-8:30am! We'll have breakfast treats and book treats galore for you to enjoy!

Visiting Bradbury Students:

Gail Clarke will be visiting Bradbury students on December 9th and 10th. We look forward to seeing her new book, Cosmos the Curious Whale!


Initial schedule for the author visit *might change*


Mon. Dec. 9

8:40-9:10 1K/1T MP Room

9:20-9:50 1H/1M MP Room

10:50-11:20 4T/4G MP Room

11:30-12:00 4F/4B MP Room

12:40-1:20 Y6 MP Room

1:20- 2:00 5A/ 5T Library

2:00-2.40 5H/5J Library


Tues. Dec. 10

8:30-9:10 3L/3K MP Room

9:20-10:00 3S/A MP Room

1:10-1:40 2C/2W Library

1:45-2:15 2B/2P Library


Library Announcements:

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


UOI 3 Unit Support

Overall UOI resources are collected here:

http://www.only2clicks.com/pages/BradburyLibrary/604079


Here are the links for each year group for UOI 3:

Please communicate with Mrs. Alvarez if you need more online resources collected, etc.

Y1: https://www.smore.com/n13b

Y2: https://www.smore.com/afsg

Y3: https://www.smore.com/ds2s

Y4: https://www.smore.com/7v1e

Y5: https://www.smore.com/c8r3

Y6: Books delivered to your rooms!

Keep up with the NEWS!

For Years 4-6, Bradbury Library has The Student Standard newspaper copies for students to read, research, and use! Send your child in to get their copy to keep. We receive new copies almost every day, available until we run out!


Reminder:

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.


Borrowing:

The Bradbury Library is 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.


Welcoming 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.

Volunteers are still needed in Bradbury School Library:

If you could share with families: The library needs numerous volunteers to support adding hundreds of new books to the library and additionally help shelving the 500+ books per day that are returned by students and staff. We would appreciate support of volunteers who could provide 15-30 minutes of their time before or after they volunteer in the classroom in addition to volunteers who are willing to volunteer for 1-2 hours per day. We would provide volunteers with training and would appreciate any support provided. Thank you!




LIBRARY SUBSCRIPTION: TUMBLEBOOK!

How many times have you visited Tumblebooks with your students?

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/

BOOK EXCHANGE IN THE LIBRARY!

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

Do your children have too many books on their shelves? Would you like to make room for new ones? Perhaps take time with your children to think about clearing out books they have grown out of or no longer enjoy, send your children to the library with the books 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!