Library Learning Commons
Let’s Blog About It!
This week the library is launching a new blog. You may have had time to read some new and interesting materials. We would love for you to share your favourite finds as well as texts that you would suggest people leave on the shelf.
To participate simply use the following guidelines:
- Give the material that you are using a rating out of five stars. One star indicates that someone should probably pass on the material and five stars indicate it is well worth investing time into reading or listening to it.
- Use specific reasons, without creating spoilers for the rating you gave. We are a kind group here at WSS so make sure that the comments contain school appropriate language. There are already some posts in the White Pine blog that you can use as inspiration.
- Read things that you like! You can write about books that you are required to read for class, but you can also read new fiction, read non-fiction, read graphic texts, reread old favourite texts. Sensing the theme here? Just read
- You can also write about things that you’ve listened to like pod-casts or audiobooks.
- Once you’ve created your review send it to Mrs.Kanters at [email protected]. Then I will send you a coupon for 10% off your next purchase at Booklore. Additionally, your name will be entered in a draw to win a $25.00 gift card from Booklore for each contribution you make. There will be two draws, one May 31 and one on June 26.
- Finally, look at the website to see your review and to find things you want to read.
Together We Can
We have all been working extremely hard to flatten the curve, but it is also essential that we remember to take care of ourselves. During Together We Can students and staff are encouraged to participate in activities that support their mental health. In the slideshow below, you will see people practicing the 4Ms of mental health:
- Meaningful Connections
- Mastery of something creative (cook, artwork, music, etc.)
If you would like to join us in remembering the importance of taking care of yourself, all you need to do is Tweet a photo or a quotation that relates to one of the 4Ms. @westsidethunder
Black History Month
Check out the student-designed display case in the main foyer created to honour and celebrate Black History Month locally, nationally and globally. Visit the learning commons for more information and to see our book collection for Black History Month.
Blind Date with a Book
Students brought their appetites and enjoyed a delicious luncheon prepared by the Westside foods students while they dished about their books. As a special surprise treat, students enjoyed meeting and hearing from author Terry Fallis.