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Grade 5 … please do this survey

Hello Grade 5s,

I am interested in finding out how the library has worked for you this year – have you been able to find the information you need (in books and by searching online)?  Have you found books you wanted to read?  Has Destiny worked well for you?  You’ll be able to give me ideas and feedback anonymously, here.

When you’re done, enjoy the library or find out more about a world religion.

🙂 Ms. Karen

Ms Karen’s Favourite Poem of all Time

The greatest poem ever known
Is one all poets have outgrown:
The poetry, innate, untold,
Of being only four years old.

Still young enough to be a part
Of nature’s great impulsive heart,
Born comrade of bird and bee
And unselfconscious as the tree –

And yet with lovely reason skilled
Each day new paradise to build;
Elate explorer of each sense,
Without dismay, without pretense!

In your unstrained transparent eyes
There is no conscience, no surprise:
Life’s queer conundrums you accept,
Your strange divinity still kept.

And life, that sets all things in rhyme,
may make you poet, too, in time-
But there were days, O tender elf,
When you were poetry itself.

Christopher Morley

Kinder builds a library

As part of their last unit on systems and how systems work, Kinder classes thought about all the systems in the library.  They heard stories about the library, talked about their own times in the library, and, after listing some systems, started building their own libraries.

KG H lists some library systems, and puts a blue dot by the most important.
KG H lists some library systems, and puts a blue dot by the most important.
Building a library
Building a library
Making a computer
Making a computer
Third try at a 'good circle' for a clock.
Third try at a ‘good circle’ for a clock.
Adding signs to shelves
Adding signs to shelves

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The library ladies are ready to check out books.
The library ladies are ready to check out books.
"I'd like to return this please."
“I’d like to return this please.”
Books going into 'the white box'.
Books going into the new  ‘white box’.
Running a read-aloud
Running a read-aloud with our home-made book.
Another teacher-librarian, reading aloud
Another teacher-librarian, reading aloud

Heard during library play this week —

“You already have 10 books at home, you can’t check out any more.”

“Do you know how to read this book?”

“I’m going to check a graphic novel today.”

“Line up and get ready to check out!”

“Can we read the whole day?”

Great question 🙂