February 13

Picture Book of the Year, Blogging Castles, ‘Love’ Wall

Many primary classes have been reading the nominations for the Surrey School’s Picture Book of the Year. We hope to finish up the stories and complete our voting within the next two weeks. Check out all of the titles here on Teacher Librarian Emiline Downs’ webpage.

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Our “What Do You Love?” wall has filled up just in time for Valentine’s Day. Students and staff at Georges Vanier love lots of different things. I was so happy to see “I Love Reading”, “I Love KIndnessCounts”, and “I Love Learning”. We also love lots of sports, games, candy and most importantly, our families and the people who take care of us.

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Students also blogged their castle creations. Nicely done! 

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January 24

Exploring design, Books of the Year, #KindnessCounts

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This week we figured out that one whole division can fit into our co-operatively designed castle. We also explored castle design with a variety of websites. Next week we will try our hand at creating a ‘virtual castle’.

Other students have also been enjoying the nominations for the Surrey Schools’ Picture Book of the Year. Check out Spike:Ugliest Dog in the Universe by Debra Frasier. Spike’s message fits in perfectly with our #KindnessCounts ideas; A kind heart is a beautiful thing. We also enjoyed  The Black Rabbit by Philippa Leathers, and loved Michael Hall’s It’s an Orange Aardvark which was great fun to read aloud.

Don’t forget to follow our Vanier student Twitter account @VanierLC and check out our #KindnessCounts tweets.

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