Recent Additions to the Library

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1000 Cranes – ACHIEVED!!!

 april crane (2)Westwood Jr students have read 1000 (probably more…)!  Our challenge has been met but it is not over.  Homerooms have until May 14th to submit their cranes.  The homeroom with the most cranes will win a prize!

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St. Thomas wins the Final Battle at LBPSB!

LBPSB: Battle of the Books

Congratulations to St. Thomas for winning an intense battle last Thursday.  It was certainly a nail-biter with St. Thomas and Macdonald tied at the end of the battle.  It was the first time ever that we went to tie-breaking questions.

Pictures will be posted shortly.

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Minecraft Challenge Champions

In 2015 we had our first Minecraft Challenge.  Congratulations to Harold and Matthew for winning the challenge! We had 11 grade 7’s and 14 grade 8’s do the challenge.

Here are some of the pictures from the Challenge:

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Jack Justin

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Celebrating Culture Month in the Library

April is culture month so we will be celebrating the arts in the Library.  Here is a list of activities in the Library:

wordlePoetry Challenge – celebrate poetry month in the library by helping to build the poetry wall!   Either write your own poem or bring in your favourite poem.

minecraftMinecraft Challenge on Wednesday, April 15,  in the Library at the beginning of  lunch (this means bring your lunch to the library on that day).   This is a building challenge!  Space is limited!  Sign up today!

Image taken from: The minecraft creeper pirate by Zedig
http://zedig.deviantart.com/art/The-minecraft-creeper-pirate-205795731

bob bannerBattle of the Books – Finals at the LBPSB Boardroom.   The Battle starts at 7 p.m.   Our own Westwood Jr team will be at the finals so come and cheer them on!

music noteName that Tune!  Think you know your music? Join this challenge on Tuesday, April 21 at lunch time. The person with the most music points wins an iTunes card.

image taken from: http://www.playbuzz.com/dipplonick10/which-musical-note-are-you

bookmarksLet’s Get Crafty will take place on Thursday, April 23 at lunch hour.   We will be making bookmarks with lots of crafty supplies.  Drop by and have fun being creative!

Image taken from: http://polkadotpaperie.blogspot.ca/2010/08/cutesy-cricut-bookmarks.html

comic diplaySuperhero Jeopardy – Teams of 4 will have a chance to test their superhero knowledge.  This will take place at lunch hour on Thursday, April 30.  The victorious  team will win movie passes to the latest Avengers Movie: Age of Ultron coming out on May 1st.  Sign up today in the Library!   Remember that we have a display dedicated to DC and Marvel.

 

Monique Polak visits the Grade 8 students

Monique visitwhat world is leftLast week we had Montreal author Monique Polak come to the school to do a seminar on the writing process and her historical book “What World is Left”.  She met with all the grade 8 students over two periods.  Her talks are always engaging and lively.  The students had great questions and I think they walked away with a good sense on what it takes to be a writer but also some life lessons.  She has a couple of quotes that keep her motivated – the one that struck a chord for me was “Dig Down Deep”.

You can read about her visit to Westwood Jr on her blog: http://www.moniquepolak.com/monique-s-blog/blog-archive/entry/she-almost-made-me-cry-but-don-t-tell-anyone-i-said-that

This visit was made possible through the intercultural grant that we received from the School Board and from our Home & School Committee.  A big thank you for supporting these projects!!

The Library has many of her titles available.  Drop by the Library and check out the display!

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Our Battle Team is Moving onto Finals!!

WWJRCongratulations to our Battle of the Books team who will be moving onto the Final Battle on Thursday, April 16 at the School Board.  The girls did an amazing job and represented our school superbly.

To find out more about the event, visit the website: https://lbpsbbattleofthebooks.wordpress.com/

Time already…for the April Book Selection. Please make your Choice for Book-of-the-Month:

Vote TODAY!!!!

BoB on Global News this Morning

Our school battle will be taking place this Wednesday at lunch time. Students – come and cheer the teams on!

LBPSB Library Resources

A big thank you to Jennifer Woolley for representing us for BoB on Global News!  She did a fantastic job representing what we do in our schools day in and out.

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Paper Crane Update – March

March cranesWe are so very close to completing the challenge!  We are currently at: 914 cranes.

Remember:

Any book counts (library or home book)

The books that you read in English class count!

The homeroom with the most books read will win a prize!  Click on this link –HOMEROOMCRANES