Usborne Book Fair - Wed. Nov. 13 and Thurs. Nov. 14

Need some gift ideas for birthdays or Christmas? Check out the leaflet and letter going home on Monday about the upcoming Book Fair!

Usborne Books are beautifully made and offer a different selection since they feature UK authors and publishers. They have something for everyone - board books, multicultural picture books, popular chapter books, sticker books and pop up nonfiction books. Even my toughest customers will find something to enjoy, check out their website to see their complete catalogue.

Last week the younger grades worked on retelling using a beach ball game which helps those who need physical interaction to remember things, and of course have fun. I read from one of my all time favourite authors Robert Munsch, not surprising since I'm Canadian eh. 

With the older students, it was mostly about skills: we continued our work on how to use coordinates in an Atlas and comparing nonfiction text features to ones in a website. It always amazes me how much students love Atlases and talking about places. Other students had real 'a-ha' moments when shown that tabs on websites act as table of contents and that the magnify glass search button can be seen as a form of index. 

Hope to see your child or yourself at the Book Fair. Parents will be welcome to browse and buy on Thursday afternoon starting at 1:20.


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