Monday, January 18, 2010

Happy New Year! (Belated,sorry!)

Happy New Year Chine Drive readers!
It has been super busy start to 2010, as we have been preparing for THREE reading programs @ Chine Library.
Check out the Ontario Library Association website:
http://www.accessola.com/forest2010/
The Blue Spruce program for Grades Kindergarten to Grade 3 is off to a spectacular start. The classes have already heard Mrs. Dassios read 2 nominated books, Boo Hoo Bird, by previously nominated, very talented author and illustrator Jeremy Tankard. Second book was Bradley McGogg, the Very Fine Frog, by the first time author, Tim Beiser and illustrator Rachel Berman. The Kindies really enjoyed creating an illustration reflection on their experience of the books. The Grade 1,2 and 3 classes will be using a Memory Book to record their thoughts and illustrations. 8 books, and 8 weeks to go! Who will you vote for???

The Silver Birch Club meets Tuesdays at noonhour @ Chine Library. Many students from Grades 2-6 have had the opportunity to borrow books and started reading just before the Winter Break. Mrs. Daskalakis has been keenly reading and meeting with us. The Silver Birch Memory books will be ready to go home this week.

The Grade 7-8 classes have started reading in groups from a selection of 10 nominated Red Maple books. They will meet weekly to reflect and study the novels in 6 sessions. The students will all have a TDSB email account, which will permit them to join the Red Maple WIKI for Chine Drive. We have coordinated a WIKI online, where the students will have an opportunity to logon and post their reflections and responses to classmates postings. Parents may monitor postings, but only students can participate to the discussions as teachers admininster the site.

http://chineredmaple2010.wikispaces.com/

Tell us about your thoughts on the Forest of Reading 2010!
Happy reading!
Mrs. Dassios

14 comments:

  1. This is Eric W. I read Animals Aha! It was interesting because it told me that an dolphin can do math. A gorilla knows how to use tools. Elephants can recognize themselves. A cockroach can learn something. A want to trade Michael with Flies.

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  2. This is from Michael F.

    I read the book Flies. It was cool because it told me how to trap fruit flies. Well, you get some fruit and you put it on a plate. And then you get a bottle, and then cut it, cut the bottom off with scissors. Somehow you poke holes in the bottle then you put something sweet on the bottom, and you trap them! I learned the life cycle of a fly.

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  3. hi my name is Aagash and love your books and the picture

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  4. boooooooooooyaaaaaaaaaa i love reading!!!!!!!!!

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  5. hi this is julieanna aka julia love your blog please reply

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  6. I like the books and it is gggggggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaattttttttttttttttt!

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  7. I like reading the books !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  8. I read a book and it was the one called meeting miss 405.

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  9. HI MY NAME IS SREYOSHI AND I LOVE YOUR BOOKS AND BLOG

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  10. hi ya! its Adele C.

    before the holidays i read the book when the sargent came marching home. i thought the book was o..k . mabey i just did'nt like the style but it was a bunch of storys about a boy named donld that lived on a farm. the boy's dad was fighting in the war all of donlds life so donld did not know his dad. when his dad came home from the war he was realy mean and donld did not like him. i did not like the ending, but i am not going to say any more about the book you will have to read it yourself!

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  11. hi love books and I LOVE readng books

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  12. books are ggggggggggggggggggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrreeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaatttttttttttttttttt!

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  13. you have intresting books in your library

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