Learning Commons

Welcome to Galbraith Elementary School Learning Commons!

As all of you know the school year hasn't gone quite as predicted. This is unfortunate as I have had a lot of fun setting up and exploring the maker space, helping students find books, and seeing their faces on a daily basis! Hopefully we will all be together again soon and things will be even better than they were before. 

I am very excited however to bring to the students our virtual maker space. I will be providing examples and videos of things that you can try at home using things you can find around your home. I will do my best to follow the STEAM philosophy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Math) where possible. Make sure to check in regularly as I will also be doing book recommendations, book talks, and posting videos and website recommendations for you to take a look at. I am looking forward to providing this service and hope that you all will check in regularly. I would love to see some video of your at home maker space challenges so please send them to me via email to christa.gallup@lethsd.ab.ca ! 

Mrs. Gallup

Good morning everyone!! 

Starting today (March 27) at 1pm Scholastic is hosting a book fest featuring some really great authors such as Lauren Tarshis who is the author of the I survived series and Tracy West who is the author of the Dragon Masters series. Best of all? It is free! Check it out!

https://kids.scholastic.com/kids/games/homebase/bookfest/

Maker Space! 

This year we have started exploring with our very own maker space! We are making every effort to follow  STEAM themes. This includes Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math. What is a maker space? Watch the short video below to get a better idea! 

Important Links

Destiny

This link will take you to our library collection. Look up what books we have in our collection or check and see if you have any books out. 

http://www.learnalberta.ca/OnlineReferenceCentre.aspx?lang=en

Contact Ms. Gallup for the required login and password to explore many online resources available to Alberta students, including:
BookFlix (Gr. K-3) - Interactive fiction and non-fiction books organized according to a variety of themes including Animals and Nature, ABC’s and 1,2, 3’s, and Music and Rhyme.
Britannica School (Gr. K-12) - More than 141, 000 encyclopedia articles on a wide array of topics, educational videos, images, magazine articles, learning games, and more through three age-appropriate interfaces—Elementary, Middle and High. Read-aloud features (with highlighting text) and text translation are available for every article.
CultureGrams (Gr. 3-12) - Information on countries of the world, US states and Canadian provinces, including country data tables, maps, photographs, recipes, biographies and other cultural information.
National Geographic Kids Virtual Library (Gr. K-6) - National Geographic Kids magazines from 2009, books, maps, and downloadable images and videos.
Scholastic Go (Gr. 2-12) - Seven different Scholastic encyclopedia databases in one spot: Encyclopedia Americana, Grolier Multimedia Encyclopedia, The New Book of Knowledge, America the Beautiful, Lands & Peoples, Amazing Animals of the World, and The New Book of Popular Science. The articles included are written by subject experts and are differentiated by reading levels. The database also contains access to a robust atlas, world newspapers, videos, pictures, and more.
TrueFlix (Gr. 3-6) - Videos and interactive non-fiction books organized according to various categories including Earth Science, Ecosystems, Experiments, Extreme Nature, Human Body, Space, Ancient Civilizations, Continents and Disasters. Related articles, project ideas, quizzes and web links are provided.

World Book

LibriVox Audiobook Classics

EPIC!

35,000 books, learning videos, quizzes and more, for ages 12 and under. Free home access available until June 30, 2020. Contact your child’s teacher for more information.

Hoopla

Tumblebooks

https://wedolisten.org/

Join Howard B. Wigglebottom as he learns important life lessons. Enjoy Lessons, games, books and songs. 

https://stories.audible.com/start-listen

Enjoy free books from Audible!