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

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?

 

Image: www.virtuallibrary.info

Image: www.virtuallibrary.info

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:

Roller Girl
by Victoria Jamieson
The Terrible Two
by Mac Barnett
Masterminds
by Gordon Korman
Unusual Chickens for the Exceptional Poultry Farmer
by Kelly Jones
       
Circus Mirandus
by Cassie Beasley
The War That Saved My Life
by Kimberley Brubaker Bradley
Crenshaw
by Katherine Applegate
Fuzzy Mud
by Louis Sachar
       

Makerspace

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.

We have been experimenting with Makey-Makey and LittleBits since the beginning of January.

 

Resources:

DIY - a safe online community where students can explore 100s of projects and earn badges for their efforts

 

Teacher Requests

Please help us by suggesting the books you'd like to see in the library.  Fill out this form