Thursday, 29 March 2012
The event was organized by ABC Life Literacy to celebrate, 'I am Still Learning' week.' Colleen McGinnis from Caelin Artworks came to listen to the author.
Pictures are posted on the following page. http://authorreadingsinschools.blogspot.ca
April 26: Poem in your pocket day. http://librarypathwaysandfootprints.blogspot.ca/2011/04/april-poetry-month-bulletin-board-we.html
Wednesday, 28 March 2012
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The event is hosted to celebrate 'I am still learning' and 'Career Week'.
March 28, 1 pm: Come and meet an author and learn how to get your book published. Marina Endicott was born in Golden, BC, and grew up with three sisters and a brother, mostly in Nova Scotia and Toronto. She worked as an actor and director before going to England, where she began to write fiction. After London she went west to Saskatoon, where she was dramaturge at the Saskatchewan Playwrights Centre for many years before going farther west to Mayerthorpe, Alberta; she now lives in Edmonton. Her first novel, Open Arms, was short-listed for the Amazon/Books In Canada First Novel award in 2002. Her second,Good to a Fault, was a finalist for the 2008 Giller Prize and won the 2009 Commonwealth Writers Prize for Best Book, Canada/Caribbean region. The Little Shadows, her latest book, longlisted for the 2011 Giller Prize, was a finalist for this year's Governor General's Award and will be published in the UK and Australia in spring 2012. She is at work on a new novel, Hughtopia.
Tuesday, 27 March 2012
Monday, 26 March 2012
April: Poetry Month
April: Rocky Mountain Book Award announced
April 9: Battle of Vimy Ridge anniversary
April 14: Titanic's 100th anniversary http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/story/2011/12/27/ns-titanic-halifax-anniversary-events.html
be made for individuals, groups and small businesses. Heroes must be nominated by March 30, 2012.
April 26: Poem in Your Pocket day
April 30: Children's Book Day (ALSC)
April 23rd - May 21st "Read Globally, Act Locally"
(A Global Literacy Project, Inc. Initiative)World Book Day was designated by UNESCO as a worldwide celebration of books and reading, and is marked in over 100 countries around the globe.
A main aim of World Book Day is to encourage children to explore the pleasures of books and reading by providing them with the opportunity to have a book of their own. For international information about World Book Day, please click here and here.
Friday, 23 March 2012
Thursday, 22 March 2012
Spin, spider, spin!
Spin your web round and wide
Spin your silky web with pride
Greet the guests who come inside.
Spin, spider, spin!
by Meish Goldish
Story: Tiger's Soup
Activity: Print Spiderweb Wheel Pattern from 'Perfect Poems for teaching phonics: delightful poems, lively lessons, and reproducible activities that teach key phonic skills and concepts by Ellermeyer, Deborah
Connections: Greek, African, and American Indian
Greek connection: Arachnid comes from a Greek weaving story of Arachne; how the greek doddess Athena converted Arachne into a spider
African tales: Anansi
American Indian Significance: In many American Indian stories spiders is a wise female, creative and has patience
Legend: Spider a strong symbol of the Osage people
Many years ago the Osage chief was looking for a symbol for a tribe. One day he saw tracks of the deer and he was following the deer and was fascinated by the animals speed. On the way he met a spider and chatted with the spider and told him he was looking for a symbol for his tribe. The spider told him and convinced the chief to make Spider the symbol because spiders spin webs and make everything come to them. And taught the chief that his people could follow the same strategy.
Black widow spiders by Megan Kopp
Bugs and spiders by Barbara Taylor
Spiders by Donna Cochrane
I love spiders by John Parker
Eency Weency Spider
Spiders creepy creatures by Monica Hughes
Bugs and spiders by Dee Philips
Jumping spider by David Schwartz
Spiders by Nic Bishop
100 facts Spiders by Miles Kelly
Web weavers and other spiders by Bobbie Kalman
Spiders are animals by Judith Holloway
How and why spiders spin silk by Elaine Pascoe
Amazing world of spiders by Janet Craig
In this workshop they will first talk about our experience as filmmakers; and aim to encourage the children and tell them how we discovered the world of film and how they have been able to create a career for themselves in film. Then, we move into covering the basic pillars of pre-production for
a short film. This includes brainstorming ideas, highlighting the importance of writing a script, picking characters, choosing locations, creating lists of props, and finally story-boarding. This workshop is a fun way to prepare the young participants for going out and making their own films. It gives them interactive instructions on how to plan and consider all the necessary components of creating a short film.
Their aim with this workshop is to have a positive influence in encouraging creativity within the students by sharing with them all the possibilities of film making. Zoe and Bailey hope that the leave the workshop feeling inspired about their own story that they can tell through film.
Sunday, 18 March 2012
Friday, 16 March 2012
Thursday, 15 March 2012
From: Betty Soosay
To: Manisha Khetarpal
Sent: Thu, 15 Mar 2012 09:57:34 -0600
Subject: Re: Hi
Thanks for the message it's good to know things like that and I will use the National Storytelling Telling Day to it's full .
From: Manisha Khetarpal
To: Betty Soosay
Sent: Tue, 13 Mar 2012 15:54:54 -0600
March 20: World Storytelling day http://librarypathwaysandfootprints.blogspot.com/2012/03/world-storytelling-day.html
Our library is one of the 'learning place' in our school and is more than books.
Wednesday, 14 March 2012
1. The Mancala 'board' is made up of two rows of six holes, or pits, each. If you don't have a Mancala board handy, an empty egg carton is perfect.
2. Three pieces -- marbles or stones -- are placed in each of the 12 holes. The color of the pieces is irrelevant.
3. Each player has a 'store' to the right side of the Mancala board. Cereal bowls work well. for this purpose.
4. The game begins with one player picking up all of the pieces in any one of the holes on his side.
5. Moving counter-clockwise, the player deposits one of the stones in each hole until the stones run out.
6. If you run into your own store, deposit one piece in it. If you run into your opponent's store, skip it.
7. If the last piece you drop is in your own store, you get a free turn.
8. If the last piece you drop is in an empty hole on your side, you capture that piece and any pieces in the hole directly opposite.
9. Always place all captured pieces in your store.
10. The game ends when all six spaces on one side of the Mancala board are empty.
11. The player who still has pieces on his side of the board when the game ends captures all of those pieces.
12. Count all the pieces in each store. The winner is the player with the most pieces.
1. Planning ahead is essential to victory in board games like Mancala. Try to plan two or three moves into the future.
What You Need
- Mancala board (Egg cartoon with 12 holes)
- Seeds or pebbles (24)
- 36 markers
Tuesday, 13 March 2012
Ireland is an island to the northwest of continental Europe.
It is the third-largest island in Europe and the twentieth-largest island on Earth.
To its east is the larger island of Great Britain, from which it is separated by the Irish Sea.
Walls for the winds
A roof for the rain
Tea beside the fire
Laughter to cheer you
Those you love near you
And all your heart might desire
Monday, 12 March 2012
Rainbows Grade 1
Leaf Friends and Art shapes Grade 1 (Blow painting)
Sunday, 4 March 2012
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Saturday, 3 March 2012
We gave away 73 pencils, 92 books, 36 coloring sheets, and 32 fragrance stickers to our students. The 'Celebrating Writers' program was a lead-in event to March as a Career Awareness month.Teachers explained to their students what an author does and what an illustrator does and the process of how a book is made. Tx for joining in the celebration.
March 7 is Read Aloud Day
Friday, 2 March 2012
I want to thank my coworkers for teaching us how to make fried and baked bannock. We had an excellent beading instructor. Our beading teacher taught us to make butterfly broach, star earrings, flower rings and three different types of beaded necklaces and bracelets. We enjoyed making and taking home bannock and beaded creations.
My family and all the participants had a great time. It was nice to meet so many people and make new friends and get invited to attend community events. All the participants enjoyed taking home a box of books. They all looked at the display of books about indigenous people and legends. The authors and illustrators profiled were George Littlechild, David Bouchard. Parents are looking forward for the upcoming, 'Communication Session' in March.
Thank you for the tea, biscuits, rice pudding, bannock, and beaded creations. Thank you all the people involved in hosting the Bannock and Bead workshop.