Tuesday, September 6, 2016

The learning continues...

I have enjoyed my three years as teacher-librarian at Katzie Elementary. This year my learning continues as I take on the role of teacher-librarian helping teacher for Surrey Schools. I encourage everyone to continue to read, find your passion, and never stop learning! This will be my final post on the Katzie blog. My new blog will be a place where I share links and learning for teacher-librarians and can be found at www.tlslearningtogether@blogspot.ca  I hope you'll visit me there!

Friday, June 24, 2016

Katzie Welcome Posts

On June 21st, National Aboriginal Day, we had the official opening of our school with the installation of our welcome posts! Here are a few pictures of the day.

Friday, June 10, 2016

National Aboriginal Day

This year marks the 20th anniversary of National Aboriginal Day in Canada. We have been listening to stories, enjoying our "campfire" and telling our own stories. Students have loved the teepee set up in the library learning commons. Reading, researching, building and creating have all happened this week!
Stay tuned...we have a very special event coming up on June 21st! 

Wednesday, June 8, 2016

And the winner is...

Lion vs. Rabbit, by Alex Latimer.
Thanks to everyone who voted! I'm looking forward to next year's nominees! 

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Summer Reading Club

Kindergarten to Grade 4 classes had a presentation given by staff from the Cloverdale Branch of the Surrey Public Library to learn about the Summer Reading Club Program. The theme of this year's club is "Book a Trip" and there are fun contests, presenters and the opportunity to earn a medal for reading for 49 days. Thanks to Laura and Lucy for coming out to visit our school and tell us about this great program!

Thursday, May 26, 2016

Now on display...

We are all learning about cells because some of our Grade 6 students have brought their projects into the library learning commons! Younger students are enjoying looking at the models and wondering if they will get to make one when they are in Grade 6! Why not make a model of something you are interested in? Raid your recycling box, grab some scissors and glue and away you go!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Kahoot it!

This week students in Grades 2-4 are having a friendly competition playing Kahoot!  We are seeing who can remember the main ideas and events in the Surrey Schools' Picture Book of the Year nominated titles.  The game is played with iPads and students try to answer the questions as quickly and as accurately as possible.  This game is lots of fun and is a great tool to review concepts.