The mission of Globe Trottin’ Kids is to engage kids in “learning about world geography and cultures, understanding and appreciating diversity in our world, and being kind, caring, and responsible global citizens.” It is easy to click on various countries and learn about their statistics and culture. There are photos, videos, infographics, links, and even a “Read Your World” section with book suggestions and resources! I have been using this with one of the classes I teach and it has been so fun!
And lastly for this week, please have a look at this fantastic list of culturally diverse Christmas books! What a great way to build up your child’s home library!
This week I am featuring some articles and book lists on the topic of anti-bullying. I invite you to take a look and find a book to read and discuss with your children!
A Mighty Girl is an amazing source of reading-related information for everyone. Take a look at the article titled “The End of Bullying Begins with Me” for some helpful books to share with your children, tweens, and teens.
This week I featured the book “Just Ask”, written by Sonia Sotomayor, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court, in lessons in some of the classes that I teach. This book is amazing! It is written in a matter of fact, age appropriate way for children to learn a little bit about some of the differences that some people have, such as diabetes, asthma, autism, down syndrome, dyslexia, ADHD, nut allergies, blindness, and deafness. Sotomayor compares the differences that people have being just like the different flowers in a garden. Rather than making assumptions or avoiding people with differences, the author encourages children to just ask their questions in a polite and friendly way. What a great book to help our children be more accepting and understanding of each other! I love the tagline at the bottom of the book too- “Be different, be brave, be you”!
Moose information of the week: The main predators of moose are wolves and bears.
Some of you may know Lisa from Children’s Services at the Halton Hills Public Library! Here is a message from her to remind everyone about all of the services available there:
Hello from Halton Hills Public Library! We want to remind educators and students that Halton Hills Public Library is open and looking forward to helping students, teachers and families this school year.
We have a lot of resources for students who are in the classroom or who are working remotely. These resources are available virtually or in both of our branches (Georgetown and Acton) and the list below is just a sampling of what we offer.
Please visit www.hhpl.on.ca more information. We are also on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Youtube.
Study Rooms: You can book a room to study in alone or work as a group
Free Wi-Fi is available in the library, or you can get on the waitlist for a mobile hotspot to take home
Talk to a Librarian: email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, phone 905-873-2681, send us a message through our chat service or come in to your local branch and visit us in person
LinkedIn Learning/Lynda.com: lots of courses for online learning
Databases: great research resources like Canadian Points of View, Kids InfoBits and Canadian Reference Centre
My Next Read: fill out a form on our website and get a personalized list of book recommendations.
Thank you SO much to all those students who entered the HHCS Bookmark Contest! It was great to see all the submissions that were emailed to me. I appreciated seeing all the creativity and effort! I was having a hard time picking the winners so I chose a couple of extra! Here are the winners. Congratulations to Brooke in grade 1, Isabel in grade 4, Tyler and Gabby in Grade 5, and Hayley in Grade 6!
World Kindness Day is coming up on Nov. 13 and I thought I’d get the information out a little early- let’s look for ways to teach about kindness all month long! Here is a list of book resources to share with your children- I will be reading some of these books to some classes at school. World Kindness day also overlaps with Cardigan Day! Cardigan Day celebrates the work of Mr. Rogers, who taught adults and children about kindness, among many other things. Last year I bought this lovely book for my daughters- “A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood- The Poetry of Mr. Rogers”. I love having Mr. Rogers’ song lyrics written and illustrated in this book, it is so beautiful.
The online book fair is underway! Get those orders in and find some Christian books and merchandise in time for Christmas! Here’s a note from Ann, the book fair lady!
Hello Parents, Students, Teachers, Grandparents and your Loved Ones.
It’s Ann Schieckoff, the Living Books and Kerusso T-Shirt Lady. This year’s BookFair, as with most things, has a “Covid” look to it. Sorry, no tables full of product. Instead an email linking you to both a Catalogue and Order Form with lots of great Fiction, Devotionals, Christian Living, Bibles, Boxed Christmas Cards, and much more for the whole family. Over 800 items to choose from!
Launch Date is: Wednesday October 28,2020
Order Deadline is: Friday November 13,2020
Buying gifts for students who shouldn’t see in the bag? – no problem – simply mark the order. “Gift Order, please give to Parents Only”
Plus, every order is entered into a draw for the “Family Basket” (retail value $100).
** A percent of all orders goes to supplying Free Christian Books for the HHCS library.
Orders will be packaged individually by myself and delivered to the school before the end of November (Items with December release dates will follow as soon as possible).
Welcome to Halton Hills Christian School’s BookFair – Covid 19 Style
Attached to this email you will find:
1.) An Order form in 2 formats. A printable PDF version and an Excel version. Please note that Prices are Tax Included on these 2 forms.
2.) A Deals and More 1 page flyer
Also the Link! Use this link to download the Living Books 20/21 catalogue and Christmas Good News Flyer 2020. (Please do not use the Order Form on the Catalogue Site as it does not reflect the taxes)
3.) Use the Excel file attached. Record your order and then SAVE it to your computer under your family name. Email that file to me at email@example.com
4.) Type your order into a separate email and list your name, phone number and payment method.
5.) Phone me directly at 519-501-2274 (6-9pm) or leave a message and I will call you back.
Cash and Cheques can be delivered to the school with your order. Please send order and payment to school with your child.
Credit Card *If you do not feel comfortable giving your number over the Internet, please give me your phone number and I will call for your number once I have your order complete.
E-Transfer, please make note on the form that you wish to pay by e-transfer. I will verify your order and email you the correct amount to Transfer (Some of the items on the bottom of the Order Form are limited quantity).
Wishing you Christ’s peace and safety during these times we are in.
And lastly, HHCS, don’t forget about the BOOKMARK CONTEST– instructions are in last week’s blog post! Looking forward to seeing your children’s creativity and learning who some of their favourite book characters are! The due date is on the 13th, the same day as the Book Fair. Have fun!