Report from Library
Thank you for helping get most of our 2000 books ( equaling 100 pages of overdue notices) back to the Library. There are still a few outstanding but so many have already been returned.
I would like to say how wonderful the year has been. We do indeed have a community of readers thanks to teachers either bringing students to the library every single day or encouraging them to read, read, read. Thanks to parents for supporting our students in their home reading.
Our circulation figures reflect how many of our students are readers. With the Library open only one period a day for Book Exchange we managed to check out ( and check in and shelve) over 43,000 books this year, yes 43,000. That is an increase of over 10,000 items. All I can say is wow!
As one of you said to me…. “the number of books these kids are reading is directly related to how much their reading has improved this year”. I could not be more pleased and so should you.
Linda Tornroos, Teacher Librarian
Lemonade Fund Raiser
A big THANK YOU to the following students who raised $111.50 for the school. Marco Tom, Brendan Lowe, Jason Kim, Marcus Wright-Smith, Chyna Lee, Genevieve Wright-Smith and Bess Breiddal.
Lost & Found
We have moved all the lost and found items to a couple of tables in the hallway outside the office. We’re hoping that some of the items will be found. Please check! Maybe you will find a long-lost item .
Trip to Seattle – King Tut
King Tut Reflection
Our trip to Seattle Science Center’s King Tut exhibit was an unforgettable experience. We started out with an IMAX movie which introduced us to the many amazing pharaohs. As we did our Ancient Egypt unit in term two, it refreshed my memory. I loved how it was so realistic. It almost looked as if it was filmed directly at that historical moment. This was one of the highlights of my day.
The King Tut exhibit was very fascinating. As we researched about his tomb already, it was amazing to see the real artifacts. I could imagine Howard Carter looking at all the wonderful things with his eyes gleaming just like mine. I really enjoyed learning about the different pharaohs. I liked comparing them to one another, looking at their physical features. One that really stood out was Amenhotep. He looked really healthy and more feminine compared to the others. By getting a taste of Egypt’s history, I was able to notice all their art from before. Each artifact had so many details. They were really well preserved and you could tell that a lot of effort was put into making it. The pharaoh statues were so lifelike from the natural wrinkles to the precise facial features.
The King Tut exhibit was displayed in the manner of the layout of tombs and what was in each room. An item that really stood out to me and made me think was this boat model. It was said that King Tut could use it in his afterlife. The boat would magically turn life size and assist him. It suddenly stuck me to see how much the Egyptians prepared for the afterlife and how it was a big deal. It kept me thinking of what an afterlife would look like. The hieroglyphics and cartouches were also really mesmerizing and made me wonder about how it would be to create this whole new written language. This day would certainly be one I look back to in the future. After all, the long six hours of sitting on the bus was definitely worth it. Amanda Kuo, Div 2