January 2022 in the LLC
This past December we explored coding during International Coding week (week of Dec 6), explored a Secret Mystery Challenge (this turned out to be a collaborative marble run made of paper rolls taped to the wall for Primary classes and a Marble Roller Coaster for Junior classes), as well as explored many different winter & Holiday celebrations in our library literature – Hanukkah/Chanukah, Winter Solstice, Christmas, Kwanzaa, and the New Year. We hope to be able to add more diverse literature to our Library catalogue in the coming months to more accurately reflect the traditions, celebrations, and cultures of our current students, families, and the Victory community.
Please reach out to your student’s educator if there are other traditions and celebrations your family celebrates throughout the year that you would love to see reflected in our Library, and ask them to pass the message along to our librarian.
A very warm thank you to the families who purchased a book from our wish list at The Bookshelf during the 12 days of giving in December 2021. We appreciate your thoughtfulness and generosity. If a book is something that you are still interested in purchasing and donating to our library, please contact The Bookshelf (Email: [email protected] or phone: 519-821-3311 ext. 1) as they have our wishlist. I apologise that I do not have a direct link to the online list of our wishlist.
Promoting literacy at home
MODEL READING BEHAVIOUR YOU WANT TO SEE
TEACH CHILDREN RHYMES AND SONGS
TURN ON THE CAPTIONS
TALK TO YOUR KIDS
CONSUME NONFICTION TO HELP BUILD BETTER READERS
PLAY WORD GAMES
MAKE READING EASY FOR YOUR KIDS (see article below)
ENCOURAGE ALL FORMS OF READING
For full article please click: https://bookriot.com/literacy-at-home/
Promoting Literacy in school-aged children:
Sometimes it seems a lot of information is available about young readers and learners, but what about older children? The following article has some stand out tips on how to nurture literacy in older children, such as:
- Consider creating a special reading space
- Visit the library, and create one at home.
- Get them hooked on a series
- Encourage your child to read to your pets.
- Focus on meaning
- Give books and magazine subscriptions as gifts
- Don’t forget to expand vocabulary (not a tip in the article)
**Be sure you are signed in with your Upper Grand school account to view the following document:
This document gives details about different applications and sections of the UG2GO platform and where to find what. This may be helpful if a pivot to Online Learning happens in the New Year.