Literacy and Learning

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Our Learning Commons offers students a variety of programs, clubs and services to enhance literacy and learning. Speak to a member of our staff for more information.

Name of Program or Service Description
3D Printer

What:  Our Learning Commons has a 3D Printer available for teachers and students to print 3 D objects.

Who: Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.

 

Battle of the Books

What:  A reading program for students who love to read. Participants read approximately 30 books together as a team.  Students join other students from across Durham, at the public library to compete and share their knowledge about the books they have read.

Who:   2 teams - Junior (Grade 4-6) and Intermediate (Grade 7-8).

 

Coding Club

What:  Students are developing coding, stop motion animation and robotic skills once a week throughout the year in the library.  Students are using drag and drop coding skills to code their robots. 

Who:  Junior and Intermediate students.

 

Eco Club

What: An Eco club where students participate in various eco initiatives and projects with a focus on stewardship of creation.  Environmental projects such as gardening, waste and energy conservation, Water Wise projects

Who: Students from Grades 3-8.

 

Green Screen

What: Students may use apps such as Green Screen by Doink or Touchcast (free) to create videos and slideshows for their assignments using the green screen.

Who: Students in Kindergarten to Grade 8.

 

Social Justice

What: Students work together to gain an understanding of the issues around hunger, poverty, and lack of education and explore how they can help. The 'Me to We' club plans local and global action to improve their community and the world.

Who: Students from Grades 6-8

 

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