Monday, June 28, 2010

Have a great summer!

Have a great summer!

If you get a chance, email to me a photo of you reading a book on your summer holiday!

I would love to post them on the foyer TV in September!


Tuesday, June 22, 2010

June News!

Please see the Library today if your child has materials or fines owing.

ONLY students who are clear at the Library will receive their yearbooks.

Bring your quarters, dimes and nickels!
Get your summer reading on Fun Day!

*Summer Reading:
House of James Summer Reading Club
Call 604-852-3734 for details or see in store after June 17th to register.

Kids’ Summer Reading Club resources
Sign up at your local public library mid-June.

Can’t get to the public library? Try their e-books!

Books for pre-K to Adult available for FREE with your FVRL Library account.
Read online or download to your computer, eBook reader or Smartphone.

Travelling by car? Try the public library’s collection of audio books!

Type in your keyword and narrow your search by Material Type: Books on tape or Books on CD.

Don’t forget to stop by your Church Library for more summer reading resources!

*Keep those card fronts! The Library continues to collect any used greeting card fronts (trim off the personal writing) for making bookmarks throughout the year. Thank you to Judy Tyers of Bethesda House who makes these bookmarks for us.

*Did you pay for a lost Library book? Keep looking over the summer! The Library would love to have the item back and give you your refund in September.

Thank you to all our Library Student and Parent Volunteers for all their help all year!
Consider volunteering in the Library this September! We need you!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Make your own whiteboard using a Wii

RABS May - June 2010


May 3-7, 2010

Kindergarten:  The Little Engine That Could by Watty Piper

Grade 1: Fluffy Grows a Garden by Kate McMullan

Grade 2: Birthday for Bear by Bonny Becker

Grade 3: Stanley's Beauty Contest by Linda Bailey

Grade 4: Do Unto Otters by Laurie Keller.  Along with a fun storyline illustrating good manners, students learned about pig-latin.

Grade 5: If the World Were a Village by David Smith

May 10-14, 2010

Kindergarten: The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Grade 1: The Hello, Goodbye Window by Norton Juster

Grade 2: Splat the Cat by Rob Scotton

Grade 3: Follow that Bus! By Suzan Reid

Grade 4: Church Camp Summer Cramp by Chris Thaler

Grade 5: Tale of a Great White Fish by Maggie De Vries (and Rick Hansen)

May 17-21, 2010

Kindergarten: Pete’s A Pizza by William Steig

Grade 1: The Most Amazing Dinosaur by James Stevenson

Grade 2: Mr. McMouse by Leo Leonni

Grade 3: Pink! By Lynne Rickards

Grade 4: Ted by Toni Diterlizzi

Grade 5: A chapter of BOY by Roald Dahl.

May 24-28, 2010

Kindergarten: Kitten’s First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes

Grade 1: Bad Boys Get Cookie by Margie Palatini

Grade 2: Lom and the Gnatters by Kurusa

Grade 3: Because Brian Hugged His Mother by David L. Rice

Grade 4: There Once Was a Man Named Michael Finnigan adapted by Mary Ann Hoberman

Grade 5: Yay, You! By Sandra Boynton

May 31-June 4, 2010

Kindergarten: The Turn Around Upside Down Alphabet Book by Lisa Campbell Ernst

Grade 1: Mickey McGruffin’s Ear by John Hall, Pie Rats Ahoy by Richard Scarry

Grade 2: Arthur’s Tractor by Pippa Goodheart

Grade 3: The Neighborhood Mother Goose by Nina Crews. The illustrations in this book give a whole new perspective to old nursery rhymes. Sure to inspire creative photography! Encouraged students to take photographs of objects that start with the different letters of the alphabet and make their own book on the computer.

Grade 4: Gilbert de la Frogponde: A Swamp Story by Jennifer Rae

Grade 5: Oh the Places You’ll Go Dr. Seuss

June 7-11, 2010

K-3: Kiss the Cow by Phyllis Root
Kindergarten: Willow’s Whispers by Lana Button

Grade 1: Willow’s Whispers by Lana Button
Grade 2: Gordon Loggins and the Three Bears by Linda Bailey

Grade 3: My Librarian is a Camel by Margriet Ruurs (this would be a great book to sign out during Freedom to Read Week in February!)  This book was recently published in Japanese.  See Margriet's Blog at

Grade 4 & 5: DVD Interview: In this half hour long DVD, Jon Scieszka, author of Math Curse, The Stinky Cheese Man, The Book that Jack Wrote, and the True Story of the 3 Little Pigs interviews Jeff Kinney, the author of the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series. Jeff Kinney describes where he gets the ideas for his stories, his writing process and how he overcame the pull of video games. He encourages students to always do their best and have pride in their work, even when doing tasks they don’t like.