Wednesday, October 11, 2017

FM Library Fall Update 2017

The FM Library is in full swing for the 2017-2018 school year. We have been learning how to take care of our books and how to keep our books organized in the Library by using our Magic Shelf Markers. Our Kindergarten to Grade 5 students have been enjoying their weekly scheduled Library visits and our Grade 6 - 8 students have completed their Library Orientation. Please encourage your child to return their Library materials in a timely manner. Here is our weekly Book Exchange schedule for your reference:


A huge thank you to our Library Volunteers this year: Mrs. Knight (Monday), Mrs. Chorpitta & Mrs. Baldock (Tuesday), Mrs. Hart (Wednesday), Mrs. Ang (Thursday), and Mrs. Lulich (Friday). We couldn't do all the great things we do without our wonderful parent volunteers. A huge thanks also goes out to all of our Birthday Books Club supporters. Thanks to your generosity, the FM Library has hundreds of additional books for FM students to enjoy.

The Library is open Monday to Friday during periods 1 and 2 for all students. The books have been flying of the shelves and we are excited to see everyone reading and enjoying our Library space. If you have any questions please send me a quick email (cannm@hdsb.ca) or feel free to call the school. Thank you for your continued support as we encourage our students on their journey of learning.

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Junior/Intermediate Summer Slammin’ Literacy Resources

Junior/Intermediate Summer Slammin’ Literacy Resources

Welcome to FM’s Summer Slammin’ List for suggested literacy resources.  Please set a literacy goal for yourself this summer and go for it!  All the following resources are available, for free, through the Halton District School Board and the Burlington Public Library.  Be sure to visit any Burlington Public Library branch to get a free BPL Library card before the summer starts.

Finding a great book to read can be a challenge.  Luckily, we can access Novelist through the Burlington Public Library.  Click the following link and enjoy the adventure of finding a great books:


BOOKS
Orca Book Publishers have a number of high interest, low-vocabulary titles that students of varying reading levels can enjoy.  Check out their website below:


Be sure to check out popular Orca Books by Eric Walters, Sigmund Brouwer and Ted Staunton.

GRAPHIC NOVELS
Have a look at some of these popular Graphic novels:

Big Nate
Stephan Pastis
Sardines
Studio Ghibli

AUDIOBOOKS
Both the Halton District School and the Burlington Public Library have extensive audiobook and ebook collections through Overdrive.  Use your Library barcode numbers to access both:



Did you know more content can be accessed through the HDSB catalogue?  Just be sure to “Limit by” “ebook/audiobook” or “streaming video”.  Click here for more digital goodness:


WEBSITES
Have fun accessing the HDSB’s Elementary Internet Tools all summer long.  Many great products can be accessed using your HDSB network login including:  
-Britannic School
-Trueflix
-Scienceflix
-Pebblego Animals
-Pebblego Science
-Bookflix

The Burlington Public Library also has a wide variety of online content that can be accessed using your BPL Library card through the BPL eContent page.  Some highlights include:

-Tumblebooks
-Power Knowledge

HOOPLA
Did you know that the Burlington Public Library has its very own streaming service?  Access movies, TV shows, audiobooks, and music 24/7.  Go to the BPL eContent page, scroll down to Hoopla, and sign up for your free account today using your BPL Library Card.
MAY THE BOOKS BE WITH YOU!!!!!!

By Mrs. Stafford & Mr. Cann

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Freedom over me: Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life



February is Black History Month.  To commemorate the event, our Junior classes looked at "Freedom over me:  Eleven slaves, their lives and dreams brought to life" by Ashley Bryan.  "Freedom over me" is a collection of eleven different fictional stories that the author creates around the very real Fairchild's Estate Appraisement from 1828.  In the Appraisement, the prices of the estate slaves are listed alongside horses and handmills:  One Bay Mare $100, One Handmill $1, One Negro Man named Bacus $250.  In a very unique way, Ashley Bryan adds a very human face and story to the human property of the Fairchild's Estate.  Each story is divided into 2 parts: a fictional account of their life and their dreams for the future.  Vivid illustrations combine with compassionate accounts of real lives from a time when slave ownership was a reality.  "Freedom over me" is an exceptional work of children's literature and not to be missed.