Galbraith Learning Commons would like to thank Galbraith Parent Council for Sponsoring
Rock & Roll Literacy
Canadian Author Sigmund Brouwer
October 12, 2017
School Wide Presentations Writers' Workshops Lunch with the Author Family Evening Literacy Event at 6:30
Rock & Roll Literacy at the Grammy's
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE!
TO CELEBRATE CANADA'S 150TH BIRTHDAY, GALBRAITH LEARNING COMMONS IS CHALLENGING STUDENTS TO READ 150. GET THE INFORMATION FROM THE LEARNING COMMONS OR CLICK HERE
These cute stuffies are Galbraith LC's new reading buddies but they need to be named! The LC is having a new contest to name our reading buddies. If your whole class brings their books back, you will be naming one of the cute, cuddly creatures!
ARE YOU A BOOK RETURNER?
THE LEARNING COMMONS IS HAVING SOME CONTESTS FOR SUPER BOOK RETURNERS! RETURN YOUR BOOKS ON TIME TO ENTER YOUR NAME IN THE DRAW FOR SOME FABULOUS PRIZES!
TOGETHER WE CAN FIGHT THE OVERDUE BOOK BATTLE.
Thank you for supporting our Spring Scholastic Book Fair.
We got over $800 in free books to add to our learning commons collection and raised over $1000.00 for future projects. Thank you!
Check out some pictures from the fair.
Some lucky Book Whisperers were able to go on a book buying field trip to Chapters. They choose some great additions to our library!
Who would've thought that a book club would be so popular at Galbraith. Not a club where we talk about books and share our favorite books, but one where we all read our own book silently...with no talking. That is what is happening at Galbraith on Tuesday and Thursdays at 12:05-12:30. If you are ever in the Learning Commons on those days, you will see students (and some teachers) sprawled out on soft furniture, bean bag chairs, stairs and the floor enjoying their book. But don't say a word, we get very upset if our reading is interrupted!
WHY YOU SHOULD READ CHILDREN’S BOOKS AS AN ADULT
BY JEN ROBINSON
- It’s fun.
- It keeps your imagination active.
- It strengthens your relationship with the children in your life who read.
- It sets an example for the children in your life, making them more likely to become readers.
- It clues you in on cultural references that you may have missed (both current and classical).
- It’s fast. Children’s books are usually shorter than adult books, so if you don’t think you have time to read, you DO have time to read children’s books.
- It allows you to read across genres. Children’s books aren’t limited to mystery OR science fiction OR fantasy OR literary fiction. They can have it all.
- It’s like time travel-it’s an easy way to remember the child that you once were, when you first read a book.
- It’s often inspirational-reading about heroes and bravery and loyalty makes you want to be a better person. And couldn’t we all do with some of that?
- Did I mention that it’s fun?
Source: Jen Robinson’s Book Page, 2005
I love to read! I have always had my nose in a book. Some of my fondest memories involve times I was lost in a book. As a child and teenager I could read all day. I can get so wrapped up in a book, that time just slips away. I often don't want to put the book down because I have become so attached to the characters that I want to know what happens to them. When the book is done, I feel like my best friends have left. Right now I have a few books on the go. I have a book in my car so I can pass the time while I'm waiting for my kids, I have a book by my bed, I have a book by my computer at work, and I have one in my bag. Atwood H. Townsend has said "No matter how busy you may think you are, you must find time for reading, or surrender yourself to self-chosen ignorance."
One of my wishes for the students of Galbraith School is that they would love to read. That comes naturally to some kids, but for most children the love of reading comes with opportunity and practice. Reading shouldn't be a chore, but an adventure. If you want your children to become life-long readers you need to provide them opportunities to read, EVERY DAY! They need to be given a lot of choice. Go to the public library and take out a stack of books each week fo your child to choose from, help your child choose "good fit" books that they can read, and give them opportunities to read and share what they are reading with you.
Top 5 places to read (according to me)
5. In the car - turn off the music and movies and have your child read to you. If you are travelling this holiday season, choose a book to read in the car.
4. By the windows in the library. This is my favorite place to read at lunch. If your child wants to join me, stay tuned for an exciting opportunity in January.
3. While I wait-in doctors waiting rooms, in lobby's, at ball games. My favorite thing is to see younger siblings READING while at thier brother or sister's sporting events.
2. Snuggled up with my children. My children are too old for this now. But we still read together most nights. It isn't the cosy snuggling of when they were younger, but it is still a family ritual. I have treasured memories reading to and with my children as they were growing up.
1. ANYWHERE I AM IS MY FAVORITE TIME TO READ. I have been accused of reading during hockey games and other sporting events, reading at water parks and on the beach, reading in the car, reading in the closet when I should be getting ready to go, reading while I'm cooking supper, reading in the bathroom, reading at school-anywhere I can get away with it.
Happy Reading...Mrs. Chase
GALBRAITH LEARNING COMMONS-WHERE WE LOVE BOOKS!