Mandela Library Learning Commons

December News

Anniversary of the passing of Nelson Mandela

December 5th, is the 2nd anniversary of the death of Nelson Mandela. We have a number of books about Nelson Mandela in our library collection and PebbleGo also has some information about his life in their biography section.

Holiday Book Display

We have a display of books related to December holidays available for teacher and student check out.

Plant Inquiry and Provocations

The grade 3's are beginning a guided plant inquiry. They have a variety of seeds planted and growing in our library. We also have a provocation table with a variety of plant clippings and seeds. Please encourage your students to visit our seedlings and provocations, and to share their observations and/or wonders when visiting the library.

Silver Birch Express Expert Teachers


We will once again begin running the Forest of Reading program in January. We will run the Blue Spruce program for students in Kindergarten to grade 2 and the Silver Birch Express program for grades 3 to 5. We will be having a Silver Birch Express book club for those interested students in grades 3 to 5. If you are willing to become an "expert" with one of the Silver Birch Express books and would be willing to spend one nutribreak a week "checking in" with students about their book, please let me know.