Hello Leary Lions! Wow, is it nice to see everyone again! I hope you and your families are doing well, staying safe and practicing social distancing. Even though we are back at school now, remember that I will post some valuable reading websites that you may want to check out (just click on the picture). I hope you find these useful.
Here is a wonderful, brand new picture book you can share with your younger children. It explains Covid-19 in terms they will understand. Just click on the book here:
Free Audio Stories and EBooks:
Readalouds and Workshops from some of your favourite authors and illustrators:
Mrs. Knodel is our teacher-librarian at F.G. Leary. She has been a teacher for 26 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, hike, play pickleball, 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."
I am at the school on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays. On these days, students should be returning their books, either to exchange them or renew them. All books will be quarantined for at least 72 hours to keep us all safe. Students can also put books on hold and I will deliver them as soon as they are available. Click on the following link to access our catalogue and put books on hold (maximum of 2). Username is student's ID number. Password for K-3 is student's birthday (YYYYMMDD) and password for 4-5 is the same as his/her district computer login. Alternatively, you can download the Destiny Discover app for use on an iphone or ipad. Please check with me if you need any help logging in.
Reading Incentive Programs:
One School One Book:
Reading Link Challenge:
The books for 2021 have been announced! They are:
Interested Grades 4 and 5 students will begin meeting with Mrs. Knodel in January.
These were the most popular books in the library last year:
#1 - Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls, by Dav Pilkey
#2 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Getaway, by Jeff Kinney
#3 - Ghosts, by Raina Telgemeier
#4 - Guinness World Records, 2020
#5 - Happy Pig Day, by Mo Willems
#6 - I Will Take a Nap, by Mo Willems
#7 - Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild, by Dav Pilkey
#8 - Dog Man: Unleashed, by Dav Pilkey
#9 - Can I Play Too, by Mo Willems
#10 - Diary of a Wimpy Kid: the Meltdown, by Jeff Kinney