Hours: Ms. Lindsay's hours have changed for the 2017 - 2018 school year.
This year hours are 9:15 am - 2:15 pm Monday to Friday.

The Learning Commons is closed to students during lunch from 11:30 am - 12:15 pm unless a supervised club is running, however students are welcome to come during morning and last recess or during open periods (when no classes are scheduled) for extra checkouts if needed.

Classes attend library periods on a 5 day rotation.
Please visit the schedule and calendar for more information (still to come for the new school year).

International Dot Day is staged to encourage people of all ages to harness their creativity.

The inspiration behind the event is the children's book The Dot by Peter H. Reynolds.

This year Dot Day falls on September 15, however Win Ferguson will be celebrating Dot Day all week long beginning
Wings - make your mark, see where it takes you
on September 18. Students will view a video of Peter H. Reynolds reading his book The Dot at Monday morning assembly and during regular scheduled library periods throughout the week students will be encouraged to "make their mark" by creating their own digital dot artwork.

Ms. Lindsay will then compile all the artwork into a digital gallery for viewing online.

Makerspace Materials

The Learning Commons has added some makerspace materials to the resources we offer. They include:
  • Lego
  • K'nex
  • Osmo
  • Makey Makey
  • Sphero
  • Keva planks
  • Snap Circuits

These will be available to teachers to checkout for classroom use as well as for students to use in the Learning Commons for makerspace challenges and exploration.

What is a Makerspace?

I really love this simple definition from Renovated Learning... 

"A makerspace is a place where students can gather to create, invent, tinker, explore and discover using a variety of tools and materials."

Sometimes those materials fall into the realm of tech and computers but they can also be simple materials such as paper for origami creations or duct tape and cardboard. There is room for a wide variety of a materials in a makerspace.

In a makerspace, students have another opportunity for a hands on experience with creation, collaboration, and innovation.