It’s a brand new year with brand new opportunities for students! Below you will find information about two separate clubs that will begin this month! Please note that both clubs require parent consent, especially with The Innovator’s Club because it will be an after-school program. Further, the Innovator’s Club will also require the student to have his/her own Micro
The Silver Birch Reading Club
The Silver Birch Reading Club is an annual tradition at Sir Adam Beck. Silver Birch is part of the Ontario Library Association’s Forest of Reading program that encourages students from all ages to read both French and English fiction and non-fiction books from Canadian authors. Students who read a certain number of books get to choose their
In the case of good books, the point is not how many of them you can get through, but rather how many can get through to you.
– Mortimer Adler –
We have offered The Silver Birch program to students in grades 3-5 in both English and French. Mmes El Boury and Rovas help to facilitate the French program while Mr. Gard and the TPL staff help to facilitate the English program. Students select a book they would like to read and then return the book for another title once they’ve finished reading. Students are encouraged to read as many of the books as they can during the duration of the program. The program ends in April.
- Start Date: January 15th – Introduction
- Frequency: Tuesdays and Fridays from 11:50 – 12:20 PM
untilthe end of April
The Innovator’s Club
We are launching a new club this year. The ‘Innovator’s Club’ will focus on working Micro:Bit cards. These electronic cards teach students how to code computers and build various devices using the unique design of the Micro:Bit. During the course of this club, students will have an opportunity to create and innovate using the Micro:Bit. It’s a great way to witness the fruits of coding using an inexpensive device.
What is a Micro:Bit? Click here to learn more.
This club will run every Wednesday after school from 3:45 PM until 5 PM beginning January 30. Students will meet Mr. Gard in the SAB Library Learning Commons. Students in grades 3-5 who wish to participate will need to purchase a Micro
- Please return the attached form to Mr. Gard by January 25th
- Students will require a Micro
:BitGo Box (includes a Micro :Bit, USB cable, and battery pack) Approximate value: $25.00
- Recommended: Micro
- N.B.: Computers will be supplied!
- Where can I purchase a Micro
:Bit? You can get the Micro :Bitfrom BuyaPi, Elmwood Electronics, or Fair Chance Learning (price should be relative to the one mentioned above!)