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A selection of makerspace kits are available to be booked in advance so that students may plan to use them during their practicum visits. Students may reserve Ozobots and Microbits by following the instructions below. Note that there are 2 identical microbit kits for loan. Reservations are available between January and the end of June 2019.

Our new “Poetry for All” Collection Spotlight is up.  Stop by and sign out a book of poetry!

Included in the Spotlight is a section on the works of Dr. Carl Leggo.  Dr. Leggo was a poet and professor in the Department of Language and Literacy Education at the University of British Columbia.  He recently passed away in March.  A selection of his books, and books that his works have appeared in, have been included in the Collection Spotlight.

Did you know April is National Poetry Month?

Connecting poetry to the BC curriculum:

“Through their study of language and texts, students have opportunities to develop a lifelong love of reading, writing, and learning and an appreciation for the power, beauty, joy, and artistry of language and texts” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

“Students are expected to…appreciate the power, beauty, and artistry of language and texts and their impact on personal, social, and cultural life” (from ELA curriculum rationale)

Big Ideas:
“Language and story can be a source of creativity and joy.”
“Playing with language helps us discover how language works.”

Students are expected to know:

  • Different forms of stories and texts, including poems
  • Literary and poetic devices
  • How to think critically, creatively, and reflectively about a range of texts, including poems

Find this book at UBC Education Library. Call number LB 1590.3  L34 2018.



The Six Cedar Trees book features the core competencies, each represented by an animal (bear, beaver, orca, raven, salmon and wolf) from the Pacific Northwest Coast. The Large Poster includes the prompts from the book which support the core competencies, as well as the image of each featured animal. The set of six Mini Posters is designed for use with the whole class and the language has been structured to reflect group conversation: “Today we can connect with…” The Mini Posters can be displayed individually to focus on a selected core competency, or can be used as a group.

The bundle includes:
• The book, The Six Cedar Trees
• Large Poster for individual self-reflection
• Mini posters designed for use with a group

Beautifully illustrated animals by Coast Salish artist/author Celestine Aleck.

Cultural edits for the animal characteristics in the book, The Six Cedar Trees, by Celestine Aleck and Terri Mack.

Additional Information
The Six Cedar Trees is adapted from The Four Stones, an original story by Laurie Bayly, a teacher and counsellor with the Greater Victoria School District. Bayly’s story is based on SD61’s Aboriginal Enhancement Agreement, The Spirit of Alliances.

(From: Strong Nations website)

Connect the core competencies with The Six Cedars Trees book and poster set in your classroom!  Available in both French and English.

Reduce your UBC Library fines by donating non-perishable food items – $2 in fines paid for each food item donated (up to a maximum of $30). Donated cans are accepted at branch circulation desks from March 18 to April 1, 2019.

Our new “Spring!” Collection Spotlight is up. Picture books featured in this display include topics such as seasons, seasonal changes, life cycle and the water cycle. See our themed booklist for title suggestions. You can also find our “Curriculum Connections” handout (available below and on the display) showing the links between these books and the BC Curriculum.

Our new Picture Books display features resources supporting the Core Competencies in BC Education. Each picture book includes a bookmark highlighting which Core Competency it links to.  The display is located just outside the Young Learners Library, Main Level, UBC Education Library and will be up until the end of March 2019.


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