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News From the Beach Drive Learning Commons

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Students at the Beach Drive Campus have been introduced to the variety of materials and resources available in our Learning Commons collection, including some recently purchased wooden story workshop materials to introduce oral storytelling. 

Local author Lucky Budd came to visit our Grade 1s on Tuesday, October 19. He read his books, Orca Chief and Peace Dancer and discussed with the students oral storytelling and the writing process.

The Grade 3s just wrapped up their Spider Inquiry in the Learning Commons and now have a greater sense of care towards the often misunderstood spider! Recently they were observed during recess checking out the garden spiders and sharing their knowledge with students from other grades. 

The giant Canada (4×5 metre) C3 Map from the Royal BC Museum is here for a week and being explored by Grade 2 and 3 students. The map was created by the Canadian Geographic Society as part of the Canada Coast to Coast to Coast journey (Canada C3). The route of the Canada C3 journey is highlighted along with Parks Canada National Heritage sites, UNESCO World Heritage sites and more. It is a great way to explore inquiry, ‘Who We Are’ and ‘How We Express Ourselves.’

Grade 4s recently had a visit with Mr. Stuart Brambley our School Archivist. In class they have been learning about primary sources of information and were able to ask Mr. Brambley questions about being an archivist and about items in our school archive. 

The Grade 5s have been furiously reading away in preparation for their end of term Book Battle—Stay tuned!  

The Russell Book Fair is coming November 1 to 5! Stay tuned as all links and information will come in the GNS Announcements and in class weekly news next week.

As well, thank you all so much for your ongoing donations to our library collection. They are always gratefully received.