Have you found the bios of these prominent Asian Canadians for Asian Heritage Month to celebrate the continuing legacy of greatness? Lots of your classmates are! You can find the bios in classrooms and all around the school. Just take a picture of the bio, or bring it down to us in the Library Learning Commons, and tell us what you learned. You will get a small prize for your efforts! You can bring one down each day. Bring them in by May 31st! Let's learn about the amazing contributions of Asian Canadians together.
Library Learning Commons
Come to the Library Learning Commons HUB for info to take care of your mental health. Also, look for the bulletins boards outside the first floor washrooms for apps and links for more support.
Look for displays and activities in the Library Learning Commons space and around the school for Asian Heritage Month.
April is National Poetry Month!
Come down to the library and write your own poems for a chocolate treat! Pick a poem and read to your friends, or make a book spine poem! Please come down to the library for more details.
Hugh Boyd Diversity Book Challenge!
Semester 1: November 23rd to January 17th
Semester 2: February 7th to April 5th
WHAT IS IT?
HOW DO I PARTICIPATE?
- You can choose any graphic novel, novel, or non-fiction book labelled "Boyd BC" in a yellow dot
- You will be reading a book from a diverse author/diverse perspective
- Fill out the provided provided ballot and put into the class container or drop it off in the library
- Repeat for as many times as you like!
- Multiple entry points for everyone of all abilities-everything counts!
WHY SHOULD I PARTICIPATE?
- Read some great books from great authors from diverse backgrounds and experiences.
- You get to choose what kind of books you want-if it's long or short, graphic novel or full novel, etc. It's up to you!
- You help your class win a celebration party at the end of each of semester for the most books read per class
- Or, if you have a smaller class, you can still win a party for the most number of books read per student!
- Weekly draw prizes of gift cards
- Individual prizes for students who read the most books each semester
WHAT IS THE SIGNIFICANCE of PARTICIPATING?
Sims Bishop, R. (1990). Mirrors, Windows, and Sliding Glass Doors. Perspectives: Choosing and Using Books for the Classroom, 6(3). https://scenicregional.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/Mirrors-Windows-and-Sliding-Glass-Doors.pdf