Hello Greendale Eagles! Wow, it is 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 Greendale Community School. She has been a teacher for 26 years and she LOVES books! She is also the teacher-librarian at F. G. Leary Fine Arts School. Before moving to Chilliwack, she taught in Vancouver, West Vancouver, and even the Philippines! She is passionate about reading and loves to share her love of books with students. 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 right now is "All the Light We Cannot See."
I am at the school on Thursdays and Fridays. On one of 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. Please check with me if you need any help logging on.
Reading Incentive Programs:
Reading Link Challenge:
The books for 2021 have been announced! They are:
Interested Grade 4 and 5 students will begin meeting with Mrs. Knodel in January.
One School One Book:
These were the most popular books in the library last year, in order:
#1 - Guinness Book of World Records 2020
#2 - Dog Man: For Whom the Ball Rolls
#3 - Dog Man: Lord of the Fleas
#4 - Dog Man: Brawl of the Wild
#5 - Dog Man: Unleashed
#6 - Dog Man: A Tale of Two Kitties
#7 - Narwhal's Otter Friend
#8 - Dog Man and Cat Kid
#9 - The One and Only Ivan
#10 - Among the Hidden