Welcome Back!

How was your first day back to school?  Hopefully it was a day full of excitement and new friends as you met your classroom teacher and settled in to the new school year.

Mr. Skinner and I have been busy working in the library to prepare for new books, new classes, new students, and new technology.  We also shared our space with a Kindergarten classroom on Day One as the final efforts were made on the construction of our new Kindergarten Wing.  All Kindie classes are now in their beautiful new classrooms.  Bruce Trail is bigger and better than ever!

As classes begin to visit the library for their orientation visits in the upcoming weeks, students will hear about many activities and programs in the library including Library Helpers, Forest of Reading, Battle of the Books, and two new ways of cultivating a reading culture and promoting literacy in our school and at home:

1) Caught Ya Reading!

Keep an eye out for posters around the school and pictures on our Twitter feed of B.T. staff “caught” reading their favourite books.  We have many avid readers on staff who are excited to share their book recommendations and spread their love of literacy.

2) What is Miss Westbury Reading

In addition to the Librarian’s Blog, I will also be posting a picture and review of the books I read throughout the school year.  Students often ask me what I’m currently reading and/or a list of specific titles for students their age and reading level.  This is a way to answer some of those questions and provide a list of recommended titles I love.

As we proceed into the rest of September there will be lots more information and updates to share.  Please be sure to follow us here on our website as well as on our Twitter feed.

– Miss Westbury