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.
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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.
Tell us about your thoughts on the Forest of Reading 2010!