In the Learning Commons, we shared Danielle Daniel’s book Sometimes I feel like a Fox. The paperback edition is in a larger format which makes the pictures more visible in a group. Students discussed which character they connected with the most on that day. We used FaceFilm App to show ourselves in the characters.
Students in Kindergarten used QR Reader App to scan book spines created by Grade 3s. The codes lead students to extension videos or pictures related to the story. Later we will put our QR spine labels on display in the library.
Students had great fun sharing the terms of endearment their family uses. We celebrated Valentine’s Day with the wonderful book Little Treasures: Endearments from Around the World by Jacqueline K. Ogburn with illustrations by Chris Raschka. Students showed their learning with digital creations using Doodle Buddy App.
Grade 2/3 read Feathers for Lunch by Lois Ehlert. We created some great little cats with lots of personality. Googily eyes helped to show how frustrated the cat was because he could not catch a bird for lunch.
Here’s a handy list of book titles that can help launch discussions about keeping a healthy balance when it comes to screen time. Linked images and extension activities. Synopsis provided by the publishers. Read more for Indigenous connections.
Using this feature of the Destiny Library Catalogue is another way to share resources with our school community. Here’s a Follett Collection of our Indigenous Resources. Wait 5 seconds for page to load.
Students shared the ideas in How to Catch Santa by Jean Reagan. We discussed different kinds of traps that might work and students worked in groups of 2 or 3 to build a mini-machine that would trap Santa. Students had to work cooperatively and were able to give detailed explanations as to how their trap worked.
“SOGI 1 2 3 was created by ARC Foundation in collaboration with the BC Ministry of Education, BC Teachers’ Federation, UBC Faculty of Education, and local, national and international LGBTQ community organizations. We look forward to collaborating with school districts across BC, BC Principal’s and Vice-Principal’s Association, BC School Superintendents Association, BC School Trustees Association and BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils. We are working together to address the immediate need to support marginalized LGBTQ students by effecting rapid and progressive change in attitudes, policies, and practices toward creating safer and more inclusive school environments for all students.” www.sogieducation.org
Below are some of our more recently arrived resources. Click here for a comprehensive list of the top 77 additions to our growing collection.
Also, here are some of our collection’s great resources supporting Love is Love: Creating a gender inclusive school and celebrating diverse families. (130 titles)
And check out the TeachBC Resource. The Gender Spectrum: What Educators Need to Know by Glen Hansman
My current favourite…
This document explores how Indigenous resources might support Social Emotional Learning Core Competencies in B.C.’s new curriculum. Focus is on Personal Awareness and Responsibility and Social Responsibility.
Titles were selected as authentic Indigenous sources or are resources selected and shared by the District Aboriginal Department. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list but rather to provide a window into how Indigenous titles may be used to reach school-wide SEL goals.
Indigenous perspectives have also been outlined as well as a final section on further supportive digital resources. See also links to resources for discussing Residential Schools and a full list of our Indigenous resources.