Scholastic Book Fair
An Artic Adventure is blowing its way into Brentwood Elementary. Please come visit our library during Parent/Teacher interviews and check out our book fair. The dates are Wednesday October 23 and Thursday October 24. The book fair will be open from 3:30 to 7:30. Every purchase contributes to more books for our school.
Enter in our family prize event and you can win $25.00 in books for your child and $25.00 in books for your child’s teacher.
I am also looking for volunteers to help with cash, help people find books and keeping things neat. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to volunteer.
Welcome to Brentwood Library
Come check out the great books and comfy furniture in the library learning commons!
Did you know you can look for library books on the Destiny Discover website? You can even rate and review books, as well as find links to fun websites.
In addition to the great books in the library learning commons, it is also a great place to study, read, work with others or just hang out.
Come See our Awesome Space!
Thanks to the support of our administration, our parent council and all of the Brentwood families, we have a fantastic space! There are now places for either working at a table, sharing a good story with friends on a couch or curling up with a book on a bean bag! We invite everyone to come see our great space!
If you are interested in reading free ebooks online, Brentwood has a handful of new ebooks you can borrow. Visit the library for more information.
You can also visit the following websites for ebooks (note: you will need a username and password for TumbleBooks and BookFlix as well):
BookFlix (select BookFlix from the list of databases)
BookFlix is pairs interactive fiction and non-fiction eBooks, organized according to various themes.
In their own words, they provide “students, researchers and the intellectually curious with unlimited access to books and information on the web free of charge.”
TumbleBooks is an online collection of animated, talking picture books.
Instead of wading through thousands of Google search results, why not try the Online Reference Centre (ORC). The ORC provides digital resources that support Alberta’s K-12 learning. To access the ORC, please ask Mrs. Eng or your teacher for the username and password.
You may also want to try the following online resources for research:
- The Canadian Encyclopedia
- CIA World Factbook
- Canadian Geographic Kids Atlas
- Merriam-Webster Word Central
- Dictionary of Canadian Biography Online
Remember that if you do use Google (or other search engines such as Yahooligans!) to search for information, you need to evaluate your search results. To do this, you can visit the Five W’s of Web Site Evaluation website. Listed below is a summary of the website:
- WHO wrote the pages and what are their credentials?
- WHAT is the purpose of the site and is this stated clearly?
- WHEN was the site created? When was it last updated?
- WHERE does the information come from?
- WHY is this page better than other sites?