Welcome to the Learning Commons!
Welcome to the Wes Hosford Learning Commons.
Come by some time and get lost in a book.
Search the Catalogue
Did you know you can search our catalogue in your classroom, or even from home?
If you're using Wes Hosford's wi-fi or a school's computer, click here.
If you're trying to search from home, click here .
Just find your school's link and click the "catalogue" tab.
I PICK Good-Fit Books
One of the most important ways to become a better reader is to read good-fit books. Use this tool to help select books:
I PICK Good-Fit Books
I select a book and look it over, inside and out.
Purpose: Why might I want to read it?
Interest: Does it interest me?
Comprehend: Do I understand what I am reading?
Know: Do I know most of the words?
Merriam-Webster's Word Central - dictionary, rhyming dictionary
Kid-Friendly SEARCH ENGINES
The following are some of the more popular kid-friendly search engines:
IPL2 for Kids (Internet Public Library)
October is Digital Citizenship Month. We must always work on being responsible digital citizens.
Here are some resources to help you:
- Media Smarts
- CommonSense Media
- Planet Nutshell
- Citizens 3.0
- The Virtual Library
- Be Internet Awesome
Young Readers Choice Awards
Books chosen for the Young Readers Choice Awards are selected by the Pacific Northwest Library Association as the best quality books for young readers. Students can vote for their favourites after March 15. You are eligible to vote if you have read at least 2 of the books. For more in-depth information, visit Mrs. Murray's eTeacher site.
This year's titles:
by Victoria Jamieson
|The Terrible Two
by Mac Barnett
by Gordon Korman
|Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
by Kelly Jones
by Cassie Beasley
|The War That Saved My Life
by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
by Katherine Applegate
by Louis Sachar
Our Learning Commons has started up a makerspace in which students spend some of their time. We are building it up gradually with materials that allow students to explore, invent, create and learn.
DIY - a safe online community where students can explore 100s of projects and earn badges for their efforts
Please help us by suggesting the books you'd like to see in the library. Fill out this form