Since January, our Primary classes have been participating in the Blue Spruce Program and have been reading all 10 of the nominated titles. Many of the classes have been keeping a journal or passport where they keep track of their favorite books. The classes will be voting for their very favorite at the end of the month.
Mrs. Curtis’ Grade 7 class has recently finished the young adult title, A Night Divided. “From New York Times bestselling author Jennifer A. Nielsen comes a stunning thriller about a girl who must escape to freedom after the Berlin Wall divides her family between east and west.” (publisher)
Our Primary Classes have been reading some fun fall picture books including ‘Twas the Night before Thanksgiving by Dav Pilkey, When the Leaf Blew In by Steve Metzger and Kellie Lewis and Thump, Quack, Moo: A Whacky Adventure by Doreen Cronin and Betsy Lewin.
Thump, Quack, Moo reintroduces readers to the mischievous characters from Click, Clack, Moo: Cows That Type, including Duck who “never wants to help” but ends up helping Farmer Brown make a corn maze masterpiece. Doreen Cronin writes great picture books that can be enjoyed again and again.
In the Library our primary classes are learning all about book care and library routines. We are reading the book The Shelf Elf by Jackie Mims Hopkins and Rebecca Thornburg. This picture book introduces us to the elf, Skoob. Skoob is a shelf elf who takes care of the books and the library shelves.
Press play on the link below to hear the story!
Our primary classes have loved hearing two new arrivals to our library: The Day the Crayons Quit and The Day the Crayons Came Home written by Drew Daywalt and illustrated by Oliver Jeffers. Presented as a collection of letters and postcards, these books present us life from a crayon’s point of view.
“Poor Duncan just wants to color. But when he opens his box of crayons, he finds only letters, all saying the same thing: His crayons have had enough! They quit! Beige Crayon is tired of playing second fiddle to Brown Crayon. Black wants to be used for more than just outlining. Blue needs a break from coloring all those bodies of water. And Orange and Yellow are no longer speaking—each believes he is the true color of the sun.” (from publisher)
After hearing The Day the Crayons Quit, JSKH and JSKD took to their crayon boxes and produced beautiful pictures using all of the colors of the rainbow!
Since the beginning of February our primary classes have been reading the nominated Blue Spruce titles while in the library. We have also been working on our booklets/reading journals and thumb voting for our favourite books.
The Canadian titles nominated for this year’s program are:
The Cardinal & the Crow
Fishermen Through and Through
Henry Holton Takes the Ice
If Kids Ruled the World
In a Cloud of Dust
Sam’s Pet Temper
Super Red Riding Hood
We’re All Friends Here