BRADBURY LIBRARY Nov./Dec. NEWS
NEWS SHARED WITH BRADBURY'S STAFF FROM THE LIBRARY
New eBooks Access:
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:
Also, if you want more information, I posted about this on my blog:
Book Breakfast this coming Wednesday!!
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:
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
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
Here are the links for each year group for UOI 3:
Please communicate with Mrs. Alvarez if you need more online resources collected, etc.
Y6: Books delivered to your rooms!
Keep up with the NEWS!
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.
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.
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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
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!