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Thursday, 26 July 2012

Week 4: July 25: Animal facts brochures, leaf prints, write a letter to friends, make door knobs, and family hands

Week 4: July 25
Animal facts brochures or posters, Leaf prints and impressions, Friendship letters, Family hands, and Door knobs were the key activities for Week 4 of TDSRC. Plus the usual of taking books home to strat home libraries (Thank you First Books Canada), playing computer and board games, students made bookmarks and words, reading to puppets and playing with puppets, coloring posters and of course reading books.
Animal facts brochures or posters created by students
Leaf prints and impressions
Friendship letters
Family hands
Door knobs
Free books for FN children by First Books Canada
Computer lovers
Students are making bookmarks
Students are making words
Students are playing with Board Games
Students are reading to puppets and playing with puppets
Students colored posters
We love reading

Friday, 20 July 2012

Make prints and impressions on Wednesday, July 25

Calling everyone in Hobbema to come for the Week 4 on the Summer Reading Club


Make prints and impressions with leaves and natural materials.



Date: Wednesday, July 25



Time:  1 to 4 pm



Ermineskin Elementary School Library


Cost: Free


Everyone is Welcome

Jim Bull likes the TD Summer Reading Club

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Hi Manisha,this is Jim,its good that you are doing good in working with some of my Fellow Native People.I am at near the Rockies,I've been here for over 3 weeks,I biked most of the way here,Keep up the Good work,J.D.

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Thursday, 19 July 2012

July 18: Third week of TDSRC

Over 157 people and five community partners worked together to keep the children and youth engaged on July 18 at the Ermineskin Elementary School in Hobbema.  Filmmakers Zoe and Bailey screened Prairie Tales and shared the process of making films, Centre for Family Literacy brought the Community Literacy Classroom on Wheels (COW bus) to the FNs community, Merv Leibel from Alberta Health Services participated by bring nutritional literacy quiz and games.

Filmmakers Zoe and Bailey started with asking the question, What is a film? What is a documentary? What do you need to get started? An idea and a camera. You can use an I phone? The more you practice the better you become.  Do you have a story? Brainstorming. What is brainstorming? Thinking. Think for a minute something you think will be interesting. The story can be sad or action or yellow feather on a journey.

Really important part is the characters. People, animals, and make believe creatures. They showed a movie of a dog as a main character chasing the butterflies. You can use a toy as a favorite character. You can catch yourself in the movie.  Then, the next step in the process was script writing.  Zoe and Bailey showed a documentary film for each step of the film making process.

Families and children visited the COW Bus and picked up ideas to create literacy materials from things in and around their house.

Watch the FNs community seeing displays, presentations, portion size and food groups on a Frisbee plate, and participating in games about healthy eating as facilitated by Merv Leibel from Alberta Health Services.

Grandparents’ connection with TDSRC

Free books distribution (Access)

(Thank you libraries in Alberta)

Students and visitors are making friendship envelopes

Boys are enjoying using computers

Youth volunteer

Students coloring the TDSRC posters

Students making bookmarks

Origami creations

Reading together, browsing and recommendations

Tuesday, 17 July 2012

Wednesday, July 18, 1 to 4 pm at Ermineskin Elementary school: COW Bus and Screening of Prairie Tales

Calling everyone to come and visit the COW Bus at the Ermineskin Elementary school on Wednesday, July 18 from 2 to 4 pm.  There will be a parent workshop from 1 to 2 pm. For more information call Manisha at 780 352 1633
Filmmakers Zoe and Bailey will be showing Prairie Tales at 2:30 pm.  Everyone is Welcome.  Admission is Free. For more information call Manisha 780 352 1633.

Our School library will be open from 12:30-4:30 pm on the following Wednesdays in July and August.

July 4, 11, 18*, 25
August 8, 15, 22
* Wednesday, July 18, COW Bus will be coming to our school.

Join the TD Summer Reading Club at the Ermineskin Elementary School.

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Wednesday, 11 July 2012

July 11: Second week of TDSRC

Students read books and created book brochures; made book marks and friendship envelopes.  Families read together.

July 11,  2012, Week 2, TDSRC update

Families reading together

Independent readers

Making book brochures shows comprehension skills

The crayon box that talked book brochure

Origami creations by students and their parents

Making bookmarks

Using foam stickers as stencils.  Foam stickers were used to trace the outline of shapes.

Water color painting

Playing board games demonstrates the essential skill of working along with others.  Word, memory and educational board games helps cement social and friendship skills for our students. The bonus is vocabulary development. Working together and thinking are essential skills.

Play with puppets

Meet our dinosaur pet Steve

Watch our students of the reading club making Friendship envelopes’

KPOP is my hobby: Friendship Envelope (FE)

Layout of Friendship Envelopes creates a banner or a poster (FE)

Student selecting her favourite Friendship Envelope (FE)

Steve dino pet is reviewing the book brochures

Student picking up favourite words

Endangered animals collage

Playing with clay and making my favourite transport vehicle -  a ‘Red boat’

We love computers

Students exploring storytelling kits

First Book Foundation provided books

Community Partnership:  Stickers by Credit Union

I am ready to visit the COW bus next week

Tuesday, 10 July 2012

TDSRC in Hobbema July 4-August 22 case study

Week 1, July 4th:
Book Brochures

Week 2, July 11th:
Bookmarks, collage and friendship envelopes

Visit the following page to view the endangered animals collage created from brochures and information materials provided by Fish and Wildlife office.

Week 3, July 18th:
157 participants and five community partners (COW bus, Screening of Prairie Tales and nutritional literacy presentations by Alberta Health Servies.)

Week 4, July 25th:  (Animal fact folds, family hand tracings, door knobs, and leaf prints. First Book Canada donates books for FNs children)


Club development and project progress:

Free! No Registration. Join TDSRC

Free!  No Registration
This year's Summer Reading Program is designed for
children and their caregivers to enjoy together. Have fun!

Let's all Read… Together!

Thursday, 5 July 2012

July 4: First week of TDSRC

An afternoon of rain and thunderstorms did not stop children from participating in the TDSRC; Students read books to self and with families and to puppets. They participated in the following   activities: magnetic poetry, made book brochures (Characters, settings, favourite words), a page for My Preferred Book project, painted TDSRC posters using water paint and markers, visited the club website and used the code on the stickers to read silly stories, jokes and play games plus draw fun stuff.  Each student took home books to set up their home library.  Thank you TD Financial, libraries and librarians for donating weeded books and for promoting reading.

View pictures at

Building a home library:

Creating a book brochure shows comprehension skills:

Imagine you are an artist, students painting using water colors, felt markers and pastels and exploring colors and artist tools:

Families reading together and reading for the fun:

Watch our puppets browsing books:

Friendship envelopes (Sharing social skills)

Students draw their hobbies and their perceptions plus association with libraries, reading and books on envelopes and these are our Friendship envelopes. They will be used for the IFLA Sister libraries project.

Watch our students of the reading club making Friendship envelopes’  on July 10th, Week 2

KPOP is my hobby: Friendship Envelope (FE)

Layout of Friendship Envelopes creates a banner or a poster (FE)

Student selecting her favourite Friendship Envelope (FE)

Book brochures

Week 1:

Week 2: