Ms. Rempel's Division 16 students were the first to try out some of the library learning commons' new resources. The grade 4, 5, and 6 students were using Kinnex to build simple machines. Students had some creative ideas. They built an elevator, a hockey stick, a wheelbarrow, a car transporter, and even a pair of scissors. Mrs. Koppensteiner hopes that many Creekside students will have the opportunity to explore, collaborate, and create over the next few weeks. Watch out! Mondays will never be the same at Creekside again!
This month, students in Kindergarden to grade 5 will start reading the ten new nominees for this year's Surrey Schools Picture Book of the Year award. Mrs. Koppensteiner will share one book a week with students during their library time. In early May, students will be able to vote for their favourite selection from the ten books.
Intermediate students have also been introduced to the ten novels nominated for the Surrey Schools Book of the Year award. To be eligible to vote for this year's winner for the Surrey Schools Book of the Year, intermediate students must have read at least five of the ten nominees. The vote for this award will also be conducted in early May.
There are 21 grade 5, 6, and 7 students that volunteer their time to be library monitors in the Creekside Library Learning Commons. They are responsible students who show up for their shifts, help check-in and out library books, organize the library shelves, and help other students to find library resources. They are a hard working bunch of students and to let them know how much they are appreciated in the library learning commons, Mrs. Koppensteiner hosted a pizza lunch for the monitors in December. Thanks for all your efforts, monitors!
Mrs. Koppensteiner is the teacher-librarian for the Creekside Library Learning Commons.