Kids’ Lit Quiz has been inspiring youth to become lifelong readers for many years. The quiz promotes reading and motivates readers. It builds teamwork and consensus building skills. It provides a meaningful and engaging activity for middle grade students, aged 10 to 13 years.
In the style of popular learning competitions like the Scripps Spelling Bee, or Reach for the Top, Kids’ Lit Quiz is a highly spirited and intense team event for students around the world.
This year we placed in 3rd and 4th only one point behind the 2nd place team. Thank you to Little Flower Academy for hosting. We look forward to participating again next year!
“My belt holds my pants up, but the belt loops hold my belt up. I don’t really know what’s happening down there. Who is the real hero?”
~ Mitch Hedberg
“It is not true that people stop pursuing dreams because they grow old, they grow old because they stop pursuing dreams.”
~ Gabriel Garcia Marquez
We’ve had our new furnishings for just over two months now, and we can’t even remember what the library was like before! The new furniture has made an immediate impact on student satisfaction and learning. Here’s just one example: yesterday both Grade 4 classes visited the Library at the end of the day to kick-start their First Nations projects. In years past, we would send the set of books up to the Grade 4 teachers, but this year everyone was invited and able to find a space to collaborate! After an introduction to the task and some advice in deciding what information the boys needed to learn, finding the right book for the job, and extracting information in note form, they were off! Forty-eight boys were able to spread out across the space to take notes in small groups. The moveable furniture and private nooks really made the lesson effective since the boys were able to either work together, or find a quieter spot on their own.
Puzzle tables and wobble stools
Long flip tables
The Cozy Little Corner
Cubes can do double duty as tables
More puzzle tables
Digging into a non-fiction text
“When you meet someone extremely charming, be cautious instead of dazzled.”
~ Pamela Druckerman
This month’s film festival screening is today, and it’s proven to be our most popular offering with over 40 boys signed up! It shouldn’t come as a surprise that LEGO is a classic toy at an all-boys’ school. Many of our students play and create with LEGO at home and school, but to what extent is LEGO an inherently male interest? How many girls enjoy LEGO compared to boys? Today we will be watching two short films by Anita Sarkeesian of Feminist Frequency all about the history of LEGO’s marketing campaigns for boys and for girls. If you didn’t get a chance to come to the screening, you can watch both films here. Let us know what you think in the comments!
Blowing from the west
Fallen leaves gather
In the east.