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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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