Saturday, May 29, 2010

The Stanley Cup comes to Florence Meares P.S.!!!

Thursday, May 27th, 2010 is a day which will go down in Florence Meares Public School history.

A visit by the Stanley Cup provided a once in a lifetime opportunity to see, first hand, the Stanley Cup. Every class had a chance to see and touch the Cup.

The atmosphere in our large gym was electric as Mr. Pritchard, Keeper of the Cup, shared some of the history of the cup.

Did you know that each player on the winning team gets to spend a whole day with the cup? As a result, the Cup has traveled all over the world.

One player even ate Fruit Loops out of the cup. There are well over 2000 names engraved on the cup. Amazing!

You can hear more incredible stories about the Stanley Cup's adventures at the Hockey Hall of Fame website.

At the end of our time with the Stanley Cup, Mr. Pritchard donned his white gloves and carefully placed the Cup in it's protective case, ready for it's next adventure.

Take care Stanley! We will miss you!

A little piece of Florence Meares Public School will always be with you. Safe and happy travels Stanley:-)

A huge thank you goes out to Mr. Pritchard and the NHL for bringing the Stanley Cup to our school. This is an experience our students will never forget:-)

To learn more about the Stanley Cup check out Wikipedia, and The Hockey Hall of Fame Stanley Cup Journal.

Friday, May 14, 2010

The Elves and the Shoemaker

The Elves and the Shoemaker is a story about a shoemaker who sells shoes. In the middle of the night, two little elves come and make the shoes so they are ready to be sold in the morning. The shoemaker tries to find out who is making these beautiful shoes so he can thank and reward them. This book is translated in Arabic. You can also find more story books in the library which come in different languages like Arabic, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Urdu, and many more.

By: Misham

Dual Language Books @FM

The Dual Language Books come in a variety of different languages. There are many different story books which are very popular and everyone can enjoy them no matter what age. The translation of the English text into another language is very accurate and there is also a glossary at the back of the book which has the English meaning for some words used in the story. These books are very interesting and fun to read and everyone is sure to enjoy them.

By: Misham

Monday, May 10, 2010

A Bad Penny Always Comes Back

A big thank you goes out to the Rotary Clubs of Burlington for donating "A Bad Penny Always Comes Back". It's a true story of friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. Canadian food drops helped many Dutch people survive "The Hunger Winter of 1944". This story reminds us that the tulips that bloom on Ottawa's Parliament Hill are an enduring symbol of friendship between the Netherlands and Canada. Thank you to Stan Jones, the wireless operator on the "Bad Penny", who took the time to sign our copy. Be sure to come by the Library and check out this informative book.

Thank you Rotary Clubs of Burlington for your generous donation!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Are books still relevant to kids today? Have a look a this thought provoking video. Be sure to hang in there to the end!

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Thanks to Ocoee Middle School in Florida for this great video. Enjoy!