Drop by to check out these new additions to the library.
Thompson library is the recipient of a $2000 Innovation and Inquiry Grant. In collaboration with intermediate teachers, the following tech resources and supplies will be purchased for use by students in the library. Apple pencils, recording microphones and studio recording microphone isolation shields will allow students to question, collaborate and learn together.
Thompson Tigers are celebrating this winter season with STARS because they are universal. No matter who you are, where you live, we all share the same starry night.
Inspired by an activity created by Teacher-Librarian Kelly Johnson at Garden City Elementary, students from Div. 5 to 9 made a WISH upon a paper star relating to the world around them. They used their imaginations and creativity to enhance their wish with beautiful illustrations.
During our Remembrance Day visual assembly, I had the pleasure of reading the story - The Kindness Quilt by Nancy Elizabeth Wallace to our school community. All the students worked together and we made a FANTASTIC Thompson collaborative Kindness quilt of our own as described by Mrs. TV below...
Our Thompson learning community collaborated on creating this identity visual storytelling project, The Kindness Quilt. Each "tile" image depicts a personal narrative of different acts of kindness that are connected and "woven" together to create this collaborative kindness quilt.
The Kindness Quilt honours and celebrates the many acts of kindness in our professional and learning community and families at Thompson school. Each tile reflects the importance and value of knowing who we are as capable and caring unique individuals who are connected by kindness in our diverse community (Personal Social Awareness and Responsibility Core Competencies).
The Kindness Quilt project reflects the First People's Principles of Learning: how learning is exploring one's identity; learning is holistic, reflective and reflexive, and interconnected to place with one another. Elders and children come together sharing knowledge and learning through memories and storytelling. Being Kind requires patience and time and more importantly, relationships nurtured and cherished.
The Kindness Quilt project is also Thompson's school's commitment to the Call to Action towards Indigenous Truth and Reconciliation. As a community, we are committed to respecting, honouring and empowering individual strengths, passions and nurturing the youngest generation towards their goals and dreams. "We can do hard things" with perseverance, teamwork and kindness.
The library had been running smoothly since September. It is so nice to have students and staff back to join in library activities. It has been a busy time and I’m so happy that we have had the following on-going activities in the library:
Note* We have regular cleaning of the library in between classes
With the holidays just around the corner, students are already asking about Xmas books & activities... more updates coming soon!