Library

Important Dates for 2017

Tuesday June 6 - last day to return Home Reading Slips

Friday June 9 - ALL books must be returned to the library

Tuesday June 13, 8:40 a.m. - Super Reader Assembly

 

Our librarian:

Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at F.G. Leary.  She has been a teacher for 22 years and she LOVES books!  She is also the teacher-librarian at Greendale Community School.    Before moving to Chilliwack, she taught in Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even the Philippines!  She is passionate about reading and music, so she thinks F. G. Leary is a great place to be.  She is married and has two sons.  In her free time, she likes to ski, watch her sons play volleyball and travel with her family, have coffee with friends and, of course, read!  Her favourite book she has read recently is "All the Light We Cannot See.".

 

Library schedule:

The library is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays.  On these days, students come in with their teachers to hear a story, practice library skills and exchange books.  There is also time after lunch on these two days for individual students to come in and exchange books.  Students should be returning their books to school each week on their library day, either to exchange or renew them.

 

Home Reading Program:

 

**FOR THE 2016/2017 SCHOOL YEAR, OUR READING GOAL WILL BE 250 NIGHTS.  THIS YEAR, STUDENTS CAN FIND ALL THE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS PROGRAM ON PAGE ONE OF THEIR AGENDAS OR ON A NOTICE.  READING SLIPS CAN BE FOUND THERE AS WELL.  STUDENTS CAN BEGIN COUNTING ON THE FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL, SEPT. 6.**

Our school participates in the Super Reader Home Reading program sponsored by the Kiwanis Club of Chilliwack.  Students who read for 15 minutes each night can record their reading on a calendar, return the appropriate slip of paper to the library, and be rewarded for their efforts.  There are prizes for reading 50, 100, 150, 200 and 250 nights.  Twice a year, we have special Super Reader assemblies where students are recognized in front of the school for their efforts.  Regular reading practice at home is one of the greatest indicators of school success, so thank you for encouraging your child each night.  If you have any questions, please contact Mrs. Knodel.  In addition, if you need an extra notice, calendar or reading slips, they are available at the bottom of the page to be printed out. Please remember to return slips of paper promptly - this is a great help to our volunteers who keep diligent count of everyone's reading.

We are excited about our incentives for this year:

50 nights - a pencil, sticker or bookmark from Mrs. Knodel's treasure box

100 nights - provided by the Kiwanis Club of Chilliwack (Kindergarten - Super Reader T-shirt and McDonalds prize pack, Grade 1 & 2 - Book and McDonalds coupon, Grade 3 &4 - Clipboard and McDonalds coupon, Grade 5 & 6 - Ballpoint pens and McDonalds coupon)

150 nights - Subway "Kids' Pak Meal" coupons (Salish Plaza and Eagle Landing Subway)

200 nights - Brand new Scholastic book

250 nights - provided by the Kiwanis Club of Chilliwack - $6 Coles Gift Certificate

 

 

Reading Link Challenge:

Interested grades 4 and 5 students will begin meeting with Mrs. Knodel in December.  The books for this year are:

"Middle of Nowhere" - Caroline Adderson

"Floors" - Patrick Carman

​"Diamond Willow" - Helen Frost

"Guinea Dog" - Patrick Jennings

"Nuts to You" - Lynne Rae Perkins

"Zane and the Hurricane" - Rodman Philbrick

 

Hot Picks:

As of October, these are our most popular titles!

1. Sisters (Raina Telgemeier)

​2. Amulet (Kazu Kibuishi)

3. Diary of a Wimpy Kid (Jeff Kinney)

4. The One and Only Ivan (Katherine Applegate)

5. Guinness Book of World Records

6. Minecraft Handbook (Stephanie Milton)

7. Bone (Jeff Smith)

8. Smile (Raina Telgemeier)

9. Dork Diaries (Rachel Renee Russell)

10. Chester (Melanie Watt)

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