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iRead: Broaden the horizon

iRead: Broaden the horizon

Last week iRead center challenged the Grade 5 to step outside their Genres. Each Grade 5 had to pair up with a very good friend. They had to recommend one of their favourite books for their friend to read.                                              It was a challenge because a lot of the students take the[Read More…]

by March 2, 2017 Library, Primary
Reading and me: What is your relationship with books like?

Reading and me: What is your relationship with books like?

Some people have certain relationships with books and those relationships dictate how they read those books. According to Wallace Yovetich, we can classify some of those relationships in the following way: Surfacey Relationship Book People These people don’t tend to have a lot of time for reading, they are too busy socialising (and by socialising I mean hanging out with Honey[Read More…]

by November 12, 2014 Library
“And… Action!”

“And… Action!”

Our Grade 4’s and 5’s experienced a rather enjoyable aspect of media studies as we moved towards the end of the third term. We discussed the elements of a Movie Review which include: characters, the plot, setting, demographics, spoilers and the theme. Willy Wonka and the chocolate factory by D.L. Wolper and the popular Free Willy by the Warner Bros[Read More…]

by September 28, 2014 Library
Grade Two Library fun

Grade Two Library fun

“A book is made from a tree. It is an assemblage of flat, flexible parts (still called “leaves”) imprinted with dark pigmented squiggles. One glance at it and you hear the voice of another person, perhaps someone dead for thousands of years. Across the millennia, the author is speaking, clearly and silently, inside your head, directly to you. Writing is[Read More…]

by August 15, 2014 Library
SVPS: Library – Reading and Me

SVPS: Library – Reading and Me

When asked if learners thought that they are good readers, one learner summed it up concisely: “I am a good reader because I can say a word when I see it.” – Caelan Wilby, Grade 4 Reading is fun and another joy of reading is sharing what you have read with others. When the learners started sharing their reading experiences[Read More…]

by May 30, 2014 Library
SVPS: Library – Battle of the genres: to each “vote” his own!

SVPS: Library – Battle of the genres: to each “vote” his own!

“It is our choices, Harry, that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities.” ― J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets The Grade 5’s are working diligently on discovering more about the different GENRES of books. Jumping at the opportunity to utilize the past Voting Day and the importance of casting votes or making choices,[Read More…]

by May 15, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Are you pro-ebook or pro-paperback?

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Are you pro-ebook or pro-paperback?

Yes vs No   The Grade 7’s recently investigated the “big debate” and conducted an informal survey to ascertain what their peers thought the better. A group of 81 learners volunteered to be interviewed. 39 Learners were pro-ebook and 39 learners were pro-paperback leaving us with 3 learners who preferred the best of both worlds. The pro-ebook  reasons varied from[Read More…]

by May 8, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – At Our Library, Lives Change

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – At Our Library, Lives Change

“It is good to love many things, for therein lies the true strength, and whosoever loves much performs much, and can accomplish much, and what is done in love is well done.” ― Vincent van Gogh Every day across the country, libraries open their doors to everyone: students, parents, seniors, teachers, writers, artists, job seekers, entrepreneurs, readers, gamers, movie lovers[Read More…]

by April 24, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Space Versatility

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Space Versatility

versatile ˈvəːsətʌɪl/ adjective: versatile Able to adapt or be adapted to many different functions or activities. synonyms: adaptable, flexible, all-round, multifaceted, multifaceted, many-sided, resourceful, protean The Library space is characteristic of so many different activities. This space provides nurturing on many levels: • Culturally we host the space for our Junior Choir to further harness their talented voices and in[Read More…]

by April 17, 2014 Library
SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Libraries our Information Providers

SVPS: Culture and Ei – Library – Libraries our Information Providers

At Sun Valley we understand how information providers, such as libraries, are developing their services and how researchers (our learners) are using them, particularly in this era of rapid technological change. We are currently utilizing the Information Technology Centre to access and complete a World War II research task.  We are constantly looking at ways to improve learners’ access to[Read More…]

by April 9, 2014 Library