Welcome!

SMS Library Catalogue (Alexandria)

New books! (then click on “What’s New”)

Students created blackout poems in English and French during their Library classes in April. We have some talented wordsmiths and artists in our midst!

Blackout poetry 2019

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April is Poetry Month!

 

Freedom to Read Week

Mrs. Wright’s PowToon, “Freedom to Read”

Scholastic Book Orders

Are available in the Library/Learning Commons. If you’d like to order and pay with a credit card online, please visit scholastic.ca/canadaclubs, follow the Connect to a Teacher links and select “Reed, Megan” from the list of teachers at Shuswap Middle School.  All proceeds are applied to buying new books for our students. Orders are due on March 6.

Valentine’s Day in the Library/Learning Commons

Students were invited to “date” books this Valentine’s Day. Blind date books were displayed and available to borrow. Several classes participated in Speed Dating with a Book, where they circulated to tables organized by genre, then were given a few minutes to browse and read books they might want to borrow. We had fun exploring these new ways of getting a variety reading material into their hands!

            

Mystery Books!

In June, students in Ms. MacDonald’s and Mrs. Thio’s classes wrapped their favourite books in brown paper and attached a review. Based on the reviews, other students chose a mystery book to sign out. This was a BIG hit with SMS students! A filled display shelf was soon emptied and lots of books signed out. #keepthemreading

Mystery books display Sept 2018

 

Summer Reading Gives You Superpowers! video from Scholastic

In May, our French Immersion classes enjoyed a visit by author Isabelle Larouche, who shared stories about being a writer. She brought Inuit artifacts and taught us some words in Inuktitut.

Isabelle Larouche

We LOVE our new display shelves! Thank you to the PAC for helping us with this purchase.

 New book display

It took weeks, but we finally completed the Candy Shoppe puzzle!

 candy shop puzzle completed

For any questions about our Library, you can contact our Teacher-Librarians, Mme Reed and Mrs. Wright, at mreed@sd83.bc.ca or twright@sd83.bc.ca