Lately in the Library…

How is it late April already? So many things have been happening both at Saints as a whole and in the Library, that, sadly, this blog has taken a backseat! It just means that we’re busy and happy as we play, learn and read. And not update the blog…

So what’ve we been up to for the past two weeks, you ask?

Well, to start with, last Monday was Choice Day! As its name suggests, this is a day during Arts Week when the students can choose how they spend their day. Teachers offer a wide variety of creative activities, from drama to kite-making to making clarinets out of carrots (for realz). In the Library, we hosted The Cardboard Challenge, inspired by Caine’s Arcade. Nine boys from Grades 1 to 7 signed up, and spent the day happily playing and building with cardboard.

Later that week, the two Walkers (Librarian and Grade 5 teacher) began the much-anticipated Arrival unit, a cross-curricular Social Studies project that uses Shaun Tan’s remarkable wordless graphic novel The Arrival as a unifying story about immigration.

And finally, we concluded the week with a special panel of guests who discussed their own immigration stories. Mrs. Walker invited her father, Dr. Day, and Mr. Sose and Mr. Thomas from the P.E. department shared their own stories of how they arrived in Canada.

All in all it was a busy but exciting week here in the Library!

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Flowers are pretty.
Birds flutter around in spring.
Squirrels squeak and steal.
~ Mac, 2MP

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Monday’s Thought of the Day

“A book, to me, is almost sacrosanct: such and individual and private thing. The reader brings his or her own history and beliefs and concerns, and reads in solitude, creating each scene from his own imagination as he does. There is no fellow ticket-holder in the next seat.”
~ Lois Lowry

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Friday’s Thought of the Day

“We don’t make mistakes, just happy little accidents.”
~ Bob Ross

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Thursday’s Thought of the Day

“If you ask me what I came to do in this world, I, an artist, will answer you: I am here to live out loud.”
― Émile Zola

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Wednesday’s Thought of the Day

“An intellectual says a simple thing in a hard way. An artist says a hard thing in a simple way.”

~ Charles Bukowski

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Rubik’s Cube Masters

Guest Blogger:  Princeton


Why Rubik’s Cubes should be allowed in Class

Rubik Cubes are challenging and improve your IQ. They are fun and can help you get into college.

Rubik Cubes boost your spatial intelligence believe it or not!!! It also improves your IQ. It will improve your hand to eye coordination. It will help mental reflexes and patience. It also increases mental capacity. Rubik’s Cubes keeps your neurons alive and increases concentration.

They are fun and make you smart too. They are sometimes fairly hard to solve and is impressive if you can solve it quickly and correctly. It improves your short term memory because you have to remember the patterns. It also keeps your mind sharp in old age and prevents dementia. On top of that they prevent other damaging diseases.

It is true that it can help you into college if you are very passionate about it. In the info above, increase in mental capacity will cause you to do better in school and better grades will equals it is easier to get into college. Since it improves you hand to eye coordination you could be good at sports. If you are really good at sports you might get a sports scholarship.

Some people think of Rubik’s cubes are impossible but if you know how to do it, it is really easy to solve. Did you know there are tons of different looking and moving Rubik’s cubes? Did you know that there is a much more chance you live longer? You will also have a heathier mind and body.


By: Princeton

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