Welcome to the Fraser Heights Library Learning Commons


Speed Dating with Books!

Sit back and relax! You are about to meet the love of your life! 
Students at Fraser Heights have been "Speed Dating to Books" in order to find a book they love for their Semester 2 English class silent reading/novel studies. 


Innovation Fair is coming to Fraser Heights!

Grades 8 and 9 Creation days January 9-12th 
Showcase Day January 14th
For more information, please visit our Innovation Fair blog 



We're all about the books.......

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Welcome back Firehawks! Hope you had a great summer!
Surrey Teens Read 2014-2015! Ten great new titles for you to read, review and vote on! Prizes!
Go to the website and find out about these great new nominees!  


Rick Yancey The 5th Wave     Jennifer Rus Altered     Elizabeth Stewart Blue Gold        

Sally Green Half Bad     Nick Lake Hostage Three     Lynn Barnes The Naturals        

Mindy McGinnis Not a Drop to Drink     Liz Coley Pretty Girl – 13                                     

Elizabeth Wein Rose Under Fire     Kat Zhang What’s Left of Me


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Just another typical day in the Fraser Heights Library Learning Commons....

It's out! The movie Divergent from Veronica Roth's Divergent's series!
Read the book, see it on the big screen!
 

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It's Innovation Week 2013! Students are working away on a project of their choice!
 

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 Welcome back Firehawks! It's going to be a great year!         

Check out our new Surrey Teens Read program!

8 great titles for you to read, review and vote on! Prizes!

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 Surrey Teens Read! Watch the book trailer for each of our 8 titles!   

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 Click here to see all 8 books!                     
Teen'sTop Ten 2013 Nominees
28 titles How many have you read? Don't forget to vote!
 

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 Part 2 of the Hunger Games trilogy, Catching Fire, coming to theatres in November:
Here's a Sneak Peek....

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Grade 11 students get ready for Work Experience with Mock interviews in the Learning Commons. Thanks to all the members of the Fraser Heights community who help out by acting as the employers and giving our students a great learning experience!
Ms Huskin's Choir students are learning to create infographics about music using Piktochart, an on-line infographic app and presentation tool. Here is one of the examples we looked at...
 
Robert Cahill presents to students in the Learning Commons on the life and the people of Nunavut. A fascinating presentation.
 
AP Calculus students
get creative!                                                                                                                     

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Recently the AP Calculus class booked a set of iPads to get creative! Their task was to create videos using iMovie or iMotion that demonstrated their understanding of a Calculus concept. The video could be instructional, funny, or a music parody as long as it was accurate in terms of calculus language and facts and was a clear demonstration of their knowledge. Here are a few examples! AMAZING!

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Mme Monk and her elves (the Library Science students) have been out shopping for new books that will be arriving soon! Just in time for Christmas break! Here are some great book trailers for 3 of the books  we purchased. Watch them and let us know if you would like to reserve one for the holidays!
 Zom-B by Darren Shan

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 Reached by Ally Condie

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Origin by Jessica Khoury

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Nov 29th, 2012:
Heartbreaking presentation today about the dangers of the drug "Ecstasy" by Abbotsford police and the family and friends of 2 of its young victims, Tyler Miller and Cheryl McCormack. Students and teachers were grateful that they came to share their story with us.

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This week at Fraser Heights we welcomed our future Firehawks! The Kindergarteners from our feeder schools: Erma Stephensen, Fraserwood and Bothwell! These future Firehawks enjoyed baking cupcakes with the Foods 9/10 classes and then Storytime in the Learning Commons! Our Grade 9 and 10s loved having these young students; baking with them and reading to them!
 
A visit from Ms Lees Law 12 class.....Three BIG boys, one small loveseat.....
Anything's possible in a Library Learning Commons! Gangnam style?!

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Out now! The Perks of Being a Wallflower: The Movie
It happened with Harry Potter, Twilight, The Hunger Games, The Lovely Bones, Nick and Nora's Infinite Playlist, Slumdog Millionaire, and all of Nicholas Spark's books..... and now The Perks of Being a Wallflower. The movie comes out and everyone here wants to read the book! (which is usually better) 
However, we have to thank the movie industry for getting teens reading! Many teens who are not big readers want to read the book after hearing about a movie coming out or even after they have seen the movie.....especially if their favorite teen star is in it!
 
Book reviews, book news and the ramblings of a young man.
 Fraser Heights is so lucky to have our very own book reviewer in Grade 8 who blogs about books, authors, and writing under the name of Eddie! Check out his blog! http://editorsarticle.blogspot.ca/
Another Carly Rae Jepsen parody....about libraries, books and reading!

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 Summer Pro D for teachers: 
George Couros:  Division Principal of Innovative Teaching and Learning for Parkland School Division presented to teachers during Summer ProD in the Fraser Heights Library Learning Commons!
George talks about the world our students live in and how it is our role to prepare them for a constantly changing future. Teachers have to be learners! We need to model as lead learner in a learning community. 
George talks about the "humanity" of the internet; how people all over the world want/need to connect with each other.
 
The final phase of our transformation from "FH Library" to FH Library Learning Commons!
Before:Removing shelves to make more room for 21st century learners:
 Hundreds of books were weeded to create more room for teaching, learning and collaborating....
 
After: More space for BYOD, collaborating, learning and working....and more furniture arriving this summer! 
 
 
 
A visit from Grant Lawrence, author of Adventures in Solitude, BC Book Prize winner! Check it out at your library! 
 
Students loved Grant and his stories!
 
Meet-an-Expert:
(a weekly lunch time event with guest experts who come in and talk about their profession)
 
Library was packed today for this week's expert: a lawyer who is grad of Johnston Heights Secondary 
Students had lots of interesting questions about his job, his education, and his salary and car (of course!)
 
 
 
 
Students create an Anti Bullying video for Pink Day using the iPa

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 Happy reading and learning,
 
Mrs Monk
 
"The Fraser Heights Library Learning Commons provides information and ideas that are fundamental to functioning successfully in today's information and knowledge-based society.
The school library equips students with lifelong learning skills and develops the imagination, enabling them to live as responsible citizens. "
(Used with permission from the International Federation of LibraryAssociations and Institutions (IFLA)
 
 
                                                       
                                                    
 


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A. Monk,
Oct 4, 2013, 10:32 AM
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