The ten new Surrey School Book of the Year nominees are now available in the library. This is an annual literary award program that features ten nominees picked by a committee of Surrey schools' teacher-librarians. Students are encouraged to read at least five of the ten nominees to be eligible to vote for the book of year in May, 2016.
In the last two weeks, students in Kindergarten to grade 4 read two more stories by the Global Read Aloud author, Amy Krouse Rosenthal. We enjoyed the stories Duck! Rabbit! and It's Not Fair. Using Twitter, students shared their thoughts and connections about the books. Please check out the Creekside Library Learning Commons' news feed by following us on Twitter (@creeksideLC) and searching #creeskidelearns and #GRAAMy.
Last Friday, Creekside students participated in the school's 3rd annual Global Cardboard Challenge event. The global event all started from the creativity and imagination of one young boy in East L.A. To learn more about Caine, watch the video of him and his cardboard arcade at Caine's Arcade. Students had a lot of fun collaborating and creating their own projects!
The Global Read Aloud project is a literacy event that students around the world are participating in. For six weeks, the same books are shared with over 300,000 students. There are many opportunities for students to make global connections and share their opinions about the stories.
The younger students will be part of the author study and will be reading the books with Ms. Koppensteiner in the library. This year, the Global Read Aloud is focussing on books written by Amy Krouse Rosenthal. Our first book this week will be Chopsticks. Grade 3 and 4 students will be reading The Year of Billy Miller by Kevin Henkes. Grade 5, 6, and 7 students will be reading Fish in a Tree by Lynda Mullaly Hunt.
The Creekside Elementary Terry Fox assembly and run was a great success on Friday, Sept. 25th. The library learning commons has books and resources for students and families interested in learning more about Terry Fox, a Canadian hero. Please ask Ms. Koppensteiner in the library learning commons for help finding the books!
During the first week of school, many of the Creekside staff members were asked about what their favourite children's book was. Mrs. Koppensteiner held a contest for students and staff to guess which favourite book belonged to each staff member. Congratulations to Ms. Clark, a staff member and Jannat, a student for guessing the most correct answers. Honourable mention goes to Mrs. Turnbull, Zak, Muskan, Tarandeep, Pawanjot, Sebastian, and Sehajvir for a good attempt. Matched answers can now be seen on the hallway bulletin board outside the library learning commons. Answers are also posted below. Our library learning commons has many of these great books available to read!
Alice in Wonderland - Mr. Caplan Anne of Green Gables - Ms. Koppensteiner
Big Sarah's Little Boots- Ms. Dalzell Black Beauty - Ms. Warner
Caps for Sale - Ms. Repin Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Mr. Erceg
Charlotte's Web - Ms. DeShane Fantastic Mr. Fox - Ms. Knibb
Giraffes Can't Dance - Ms. Calimbas Green Eggs and Ham - Ms. Pereira
Harry Potter - Ms. Jassal Holes - Ms. Turnbull
Horton Hears a Who -Ms. Stevens I Love You Stinky Face - Ms. Sande
Just Grampa and Me - Mr. Harding Matilda - Ms. Nahal
Oh, the Places You'll Go - Ms. Orth Once Upon a Cool Motorcycle - Ms. Pajger
Pete the Cat - Ms. Clark Purple, Green, and Yellow - Ms. Jhooty
Stanley's Party - Ms. Pickard Stephanie's Ponytail - Ms. Darcy
The BFG - Ms. Rempel The Cat in the Hat - Ms. Defreitas
The Giver - Ms. Lewis The Lord of the Rings - Ms. French
The Outsiders - Ms. Jarvis The Railway Children - Ms. Rushton
The Rainbow Fish - Ms. Cawdell The Recess Queen - Ms. Bains
The Root Cellar - Ms. Eggli The Story of Heidi - Ms. Bell
There was an Old Lady - Ms. Dhanoya We Share Everything - Ms. Sull
Where the Sidewalk Ends - Ms. Sidhu Where the Wild Things Are - Mr. Russell
Who Has Seen the Wind - Mr. Romas Winnie-the-Pooh - Mr. Doig
Wolf - Ms. Randt
Welcome back! Mrs. Koppensteiner is happy to see all the returning students and meet new Creekside students. This up-coming week, all the students will have an opportunity to come to the library learning commons and check out what's new in the library. Don't forget to tell Mrs. Koppensteiner about any interesting books you read over the summer.
One of Mrs. Koppensteiner's goals this year is to keep the Creekside Library Learning Commons blog up-dated weekly. Please help out by visiting the website frequently and posting any comments or questions.
There is a lot to look forward to in the library this school year. Mrs. Koppensteiner has some exciting plans for new books, projects, and clubs. Stay tuned for more information!
On Wednesday, March 4th, students and their families were invited to come to Creekside's Innovation Fair. This was our first ever "innovation fair", using a slightly different approach from our traditional science fair. Students were asked to be creative and innovative in designing a variety of different projects that were showcased throughout the school. Some of the intermediate students' projects included Genius Hour presentations, science experiments, Rube Goldberg machine inventions, and Aboriginal longhouses. The primary students were also invited to join in the Innovation Fair. Our younger students were keen to have the opportunity to build and create their own structures and designs. The primary classes used a variety of building materials such as straws and connectors, recycled materials and tin foil, Lego, blocks, and tooth picks and marshmallows to create designs and structures. Please visit the Virtual Visit link to view more pictures of our Innovation Fair!
This week, Mrs. Koppensteiner has read It's An Orange Aardvark by Michael Hall to the students during library time. It's a story about some carpenter ants that learn that the colours they see through peepholes in their tree stump home, could be more than an orange aardvark. Read the story to find out the surprise ending!
This was the fourth nominee that Mrs. Koppensteiner has read so far. The other three nominees were...
Do you have a favourite so far? There are still six more books to read before the official voting happens.
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!
Mrs. Koppensteiner is the teacher-librarian for the Creekside Library Learning Commons.