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Healthy Harvest

Autumn is a season full of rich traditions and celebrations in many cultures and nations.  It is a wonderful time to get outside and use all of your senses to observe changes on the land, in the air, and along our waterways.

Many schools are learning about apples, pumpkins, salmon and other food sources that are ready to harvest at this time of the year. There are wonderful books in your school library about cycles of growing, visiting farms, and autumn traditions.

Here is a song about the life cycle of a pumpkin:

Do you have a favourite fall activity?  What do you like about this season?  Do you have a favourite autumn meal in your family and/or community?

Better Together BC is a great place to find family-friendly recipes and resources.  Here are a few highlights that you might like to use at home or at school:

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“Spatulatta teaches children to cook with free step-by-step videos. It encourages children to take pride in their accomplishments in the kitchen and to understand the connection between farm and dinner table. It also encourages children to ask their family members and friends for recipes and to cook those dishes together.” (Better Together BC)

 For teachers:

My Seasonal Round was shared by Dewdney Elementary as an integrated unit for elementary Social Studies and Science.

“This unit illustrates the integration of Social Studies and Science. The seasonal round was chosen as a theme for this unit because it lends itself well to integrating the topics of BC First Nations study in Social Studies, and habitat in Science.”

Fire Prevention

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Fire Prevention Week

October 9 to 15, 2016

This year’s theme is “Don’t Wait, Check the Date!  Replace smoke alarms every ten years.”

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Here are some fun ways to learn about fire safety and the importance of smoke detectors:

Teach Fire Safety using resources from the National Fire Protection Association :

BC School Library Day

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A message from the British Columbia Teacher Librarian Association:

“October 2016 is Library Month.
Monday, October 24th is BC School Library Day.

Share-Celebrate-Advocate. Everyone can participate:

  • Drop Everything and Read! Participate in the BC DEAR challenge.
  • Visit your school library soon!

The 2016 Drop Everything and Read Challenge will be held on Monday October 24, 2016!”

Looking for ideas for how your school can participate? Take a look at this DEAR photo album for inspiration!

Teacher Librarians:  Submit this form to send a record of how your school participated in DEAR.

Summer Reading Club

It’s that time of year again!  This year, the theme for the Fraser Valley Regional Library (FVRL) Reading Club is “Book a Trip”.

Mission Public Library:  Summer Reading Club Kick-Off

Saturday, June 25, 2016 (1:00 pm – 4:00 pm)

“Book a Trip and travel with your imagination as you read throughout the summer! Join us for games, refreshments, and fun. It’s a one-stop shop to sign up for all of our Summer Reading Clubs, including preschoolers, kids, teens and adults.”

Here is some information from the FVRL Summer Reading website:

Grab your compass and get ready to travel the world! Book a trip to the library and join the Summer Reading Club. There is a club for everyone! Visit your favourite FVRL location to join. Sign-up starts mid-June and continues throughout the summer.

Read To Me (0 to Preschool)

Little ones get stickers, prizes and a medal. Keep track of the reading you do with your child.

Kids (grades K to 6)

Join the SRC and get an awesome reading record designed by BC illustrator Lee Edward Fodi. Win prizes, see great shows, and earn a medal. Just read every day!

Teens (grades 7 to 12)

Pick up a reading record. Read. Enter to win prizes. Repeat. It doesn’t get much simpler than that! Teens @ FVRL on FVRL’s Facebook page. You will find book reviews, trailers, quizzes, and more.

Adults (everyone else)

Reading isn’t just for kids! Read and enter draws for every seven days of reading. The more you read, the more chances you have to win.

Travel A to Z this summer. Join the summer reading club and discover amazing places far and near. Sign up starts in June and continues throughout the summer.